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

Strengthen and encourage a small body of believers by participating in discipleship and congregational life, as well as spending significant time reaching out to the community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Kosovo
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

Tour a North African country and learn Arabic, sharing the good news of Christ’s love and forgiveness with locals; or focus on learning language, remaining mostly in one city. Be equipped to work with refugees and immigrants in your home area, and develop a deeper understanding of a region from which many of them come.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

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

The 10-month EQUIP missionary training teaches interns principles that lead to reproducible church planting. Interns also gain experience in putting these principles into practice through ministry in New York City.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Discipleship Team
  • Region of service North America
  • Location New York City, U.S.
  • Ministry category 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, Community development, Pioneer witness

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
  • Location Vietnam
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Pioneer witness

Work with partners along the Silk Road and around the world in an import/export business. Focus on goods such as food products, coffee, textiles, and possibly others. Be willing to invest significant time in the global business market.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Pioneer witness

Learn Chinese language and culture on location in the heart of the Silk Road. One-on-one learning options are available, as are two- to six-student class environments. Partner with both local and expatriate brothers and sisters.

Additional information

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

Join a developing team in Marseilles, France, to form relationships in the community and establish a witness in this predominantly non-Christian setting.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Marseilles, France
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

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 team leader to Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions) and EMM workers in Albania.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Albania
  • Ministry category Pioneer witness, Health

Work alongside the Evangelical Church of Tuzla in its various ministries, possibly including outreach to a minority ethnic group.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development, Pioneer witness

In support of local church vision, build local relationships to bring the gospel to the community. Teaching positions and student ministry opportunities are possible avenues for relationship-building.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Korçë or Shkodër, Albania
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

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

Work in a growing bakery in East Asia that supplies baked goods to local coffee shops along the Silk Road, or manage one of the coffee shops. Passion for baking, coffee, and training others needed.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality, Pioneer witness

Will write articles and take related photos to facilitate communication with the North American constituency about EMM's work in the East Africa region.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location East Africa
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

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

Engage in the life and development of a Thai-Isaan house church network. Ministry includes discipleship, leadership development, and church planting under the leadership of these churches.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Thailand
  • Ministry category Pioneer witness

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.