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

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
Live in a dorm for university students in Phnom Penh. Teach conversational English, serve as a Christian mentor, and discover ways to serve in this dynamic city.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Hospitality
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

Make guests from all over the world feel cared for and welcomed at Amani Gardens Inn (formerly the Mennonite Guesthouse). Help managers stay in touch with the changing needs of guests. Engage with guests during breakfast and dinner; join them for tea when possible. Pastoral gifts, hospitable personality, and international experience desired.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality, International partnerships
Work in a growing bakery in East Asia that supplies baked goods to local coffee shops along the Silk Road. Passion for baking and for training others needed.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, 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
Work with students at the Lezha Academic Center in Albania by planning events and connecting with students relationally.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Hospitality
Live a viable biblical lifestyle in a predominantly non-Christian setting. Partner with a local church to equip believers and build relationships within the community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry category Hospitality, Leadership training

Build friendships and share your life with students from all over the world while living at Immerse International in Millersville, Pa. Learn to reach the nations right here in Pennsylvania! A great opportunity for college students in the Lancaster area.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Hospitality

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.