Travel around the region to a circuit of churches, or offer training in a relevant specialty (e.g. evangelism, discipleship, etc.). This position could belong to a non-resident worker who visited the region once or twice a year.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya (or elsewhere in East Africa)
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Engage in ongoing proactive discipleship of national leaders. Possible part time work/business in the community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Various regions of Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Leadership training

Contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Halle, Germany
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training, Muslim ministry

Join an international church planting team in a village on the outskirts of Prague, Czech Republic.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Practicing or retired professors are invited to teach for a semester at one of two possible universities. Share your expertise in areas of specialty such as leadership, theology, or ESL. The assignment can vary greatly depending on location.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location East Africa
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

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, Health

People with a passion for building relationships are needed to model a viable biblical lifestyle in this predominantly non-Christian setting. Partner with a local church to equip believers and build relationships within the community. Become part of a missional community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Wales, U.K.
  • Ministry category Community development, Hospitality, Leadership training

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

Grow in leadership and discipleship skills by working with youth groups as they connect with refugee children and youth during the summer Kingdom Team (K-team) program. Help lead discipleship training sessions for youth groups and service opportunities among immigrants and refugees in Lancaster. 

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Discipleship Team
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training

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
  • Location Orange Walk, Belize
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Leadership training

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
  • Location Bulgaria
  • Ministry category Hospitality, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Experienced pastor needed to develop relationships with and coach local pastors and leaders. Experience in pastoring and/or pastoral counseling required.

Additional information

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

Disciple local believers in house church or simple church communities in the Andes Mountains. Agricultural work and English teaching are also possible.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Andes Mountains, Chile
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Teach at LCC International University in Klaipeda, a historic city 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
  • Location Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality, Leadership training

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
  • Location Cusco, Peru and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training, Health

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.