Work with the EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp on a beautiful island property near Puerto Montt. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening and upkeep. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Children at risk, Health and community development
Serve as a trained counselor, health professional, consultant, engineer, agricultural specialist, or teacher in a multicultural city. Get involved in a local fellowship or house church. Four-year university degree required.

Additional information

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

Volunteer as a doctor or nurse in a medical facility. The nature of the work depends on the worker's area of specialty. Experience or interest in tropical medicine preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Health and community development

Work alongside the evangelical church of Tuzla in its various ministries. Possibly engage in outreach to a minority ethnic group.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Health and community development

A variety of exciting healthcare opportunities are available in the capital city of a nominally Muslim country in Central Asia.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Ministry category Health and community development, Muslim ministry
Contribute to an inner-city church in Halle by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Health and community development, Muslim ministry

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
Help with a children’s character development program, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement. College degree in education preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development
Assist and/or direct community summer programs at Immanuel Community Church and Murray Hill Neighborhood Association in New York City, including VBS, daily enrichment, and tutoring programs for children. Disciple youth and expand/develop a computer lab and ESL programs. Assist with a food pantry, clothing ministry, and prayer station outreaches.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program GO! summer
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Health and community development

Serve as a medical professional working with the Peruvian Mennonite Church in its healthcare ministry among the Quechua.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development, Leadership training

Join a local church community that seeks to be part of gospel transformation in southwest Baltimore. Serve through a variety of community ministries, including a small school run by the church. Learn principles of holistic urban ministry.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Health and community development

Teach "Essential Skills and Dispositions" courses at a private school to Vietnamese middle and high school students. Full-time schedule of 24 class periods per week (40 minutes per period). Language of instruction is English; Vietnamese interpretation provided. Orientation and curriculum introduction provided; ongoing coaching possible.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry category Education, Health and community development, Pioneer witness

Move into the bustling NYC neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, and join a church-planting team in partnership with Immanuel Community Church. While a multitude of people groups live in this neighborhood, the majority of the team's interactions will be with Chinese and Spanish speaking people. Build redemptive relationships in the community; explore the possibility of securing a local job and/or raising support.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Health and community development, Pioneer witness

Bridge the Gap is a 14-week mission internship that equips young adults to thrive in a cross-cultural environment. Based at Immerse International the internship places young adults from North America alongside recently-arrived young adults from various countries to live, work and learn together. Begin a life journey of building relational bridges in a globalized world!

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Discipleship training, Health and community development

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.