Facilitate conversational English groups or classes in one of several possible settings. Interact with participants informally as time allows, participate in a Czech church, and build relationships.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality
Teach urban refugees in a classroom setting or one-on-one. Experience in ESL or other teaching preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Education

Help conduct English camps during the summer of 2016. Must have experience working with high-school-aged youth.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program GO! summer
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality
Teach English or computer skills to villagers willing to discuss spiritual matters. Native English speakers with at least two years of college in any field are qualified. A TESOL certificate would be helpful.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Muslim ministry

Join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. Interpret for Deaf youth in high school. Explore employment possibilities for Deaf youth. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Education, Leadership training
Teach or work in administration at Rosslyn Academy, a K–12 school for missionary and international children in Nairobi. Positions posted yearly; visit rosslynacademy.org for details.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Education
Teach at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa. Housing and salary offered. For more details, consult www.pinares.org.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central America
  • Ministry category Education
Discover more at mennonitepartnerschina.org.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Education
Teach English at any level in communities otherwise closed to Christian workers.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central Asia, Middle East
  • Ministry category Education
Teach various subjects at the Lezha Academic Center, which offers rigorous academics from a biblical worldview in both English and Albanian.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Education

Teach in isolated rural or island schools near Puerto Montt. The school year runs from March through December. Intermediate Spanish ability is required. Also possible to teach English to professionals to build relationships and for simple church networking.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Health and community development
Serve at LCC International University in Klaipeda, on the Baltic Sea. Support community formation, spiritual growth, and cultural integration of students. See a current list of open positions at lcc.lt/where-you-fit.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality
Join a local congregation in a town setting and share gifts of music, preaching, and teaching English.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality
Provide childcare for two young daughters of long-term workers for one year, beginning summer 2017. Travel with the family, assist with homeschooling, and possibly connect with the local church. Experience in caring for young children and previous cross-cultural experience preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry category Education
Assist with administrative duties, and develop and improve the educational program of Bezaleel, a Mennonite boarding school for rural K’ekchi’ youth in grades 7–12. School year starts in January.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Ministry category Education
Work in a university setting teaching oral English.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Education
Teach four to eight children of EMM workers, grades pre-K through four. Homeschool curriculum, classroom, and supportive team provided.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness
Serve as an English teacher at an international mission school. Be involved in the spiritual and character development of students through mentoring relationships. Partner with and support the local church.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Serve as a teacher at a private K–8 school that is a missional presence in a small town. Possible subjects include English, music, computer, math, and physical education. Get involved in a local fellowship. Prior teaching experience in a school environment or a degree in education strongly desired.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

Serve as a teacher at an international mission school. Possible subjects include (but are not limited to) Old/New Testament, missions, theology, church history, and Master of Divinity classes. Be involved in the spiritual and character formation of students through mentoring relationships. Resource workers on the field. Partner with and support the local church in a pastoral leadership role.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training, International partnerships
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Getting started with an EMM assignment

  • Serving with EMM
  • What would I do?
  • Where would I go?
  • How does it happen?
  • Training
  • Service length

We are excited that you are exploring mission and service opportunities with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

EMM strives to help you discern and discover your call to ministry and match it with the opportunities that exist within the EMM community of relationships and partners.

If God is calling you to cross-cultural ministry, we invite you to contact us and begin the discernment process.

At EMM we know that God gifts people very differently so we do not expect everyone to serve in the same way. We expect a person's ministry to line up with their gifts, interests and calling. Your ministry can be built on your expertise and/or interest in teaching, business, hospitality, medicine and other types of ministry.


Explore specific EMM opportunities to fit your interests or training.

EMM has over 146 personnel serving in over 36 countries. We have been involved in many locations for decades. Our experience and history has enabled us to build valuable relationships that enable us to partner effectively with local believers and other mission initiatives.

Discover more about EMM's work in regions around the world.

To begin your journey in ministry with EMM you can do two things:

1 - Contact one of EMM's personnel placement coaches. Both Jimm and Sherrie are trained to help you discern your call to ministry and match you to a specifc location and ministry.

Contact Jimm Derksen if you are interested in a long-term assignment.
Contact Sherrie Ober if you are interested in a Mission internship.

2 - Start the EMM application process.


EMM places a high value on preparation for and continued learning throughout workers' assignments.
Effective training is Christ-centered, transformational, and equips people to become lifelong learners as well as trainers of others.

EMM training focuses on such things as discipleship, character development, servant leadership, mentoring, conflict and stress management, and self-care - in addition to context-specific ministry skills. Training expectations are dependent on mission assignment and term length.

Click here for more details of the training opportunities EMM provides.

EMM has mission and service opportunities for both short-term and long-term service - almost anything from 2 weeks to 4 years.

Click here for an overview of EMM's sending programs. There is something for almost everyone.

If you already know which program best suits you, click on one of these to see what opportunities are available: Kingdom teams | GO! summer| Mission internships | Long-term.