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

Collaborate with a team of Christians to launch new business ventures in a pioneering mission location. Entrepreneurs, managers, financial directors, marketing experts, human resources directors, and spiritual mentors are needed.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Africa, Central America, South America, East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia
  • Location Various locations
  • Ministry category Business for transformation

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
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education, Muslim ministry

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

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
  • Location Tenglo Island, Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Children at risk, Community development

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
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality

Get involved in the church life of Rivers Edge Fellowship, a diverse congregation in Lancaster City that includes a large Nepalese refugee population. Play your part in the church’s various ministries by using your organizational gifts for coordination and communication.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Community development

Nurses, midwives, and ultrasound/X-ray technicians are needed to serve and help train local staff at a rural hospital in a Sierra Leone village. Be involved in disciple-making relationships as opportunities arise.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry, Health

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

Join a 10-month international discipleship school called Vida220 that challenges young adults to experience growth as disciples of Jesus as well as servanthood in the church and beyond. Engage in intense training, practical ministry experiences, and leadership opportunities.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Discipleship Team
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Heredia, Costa Rica

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

Provide general management for a transformational business of about 30 employees bringing affordable access to clean water in Southeast Asia. Skills in financial management and strategic planning are especially needed.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation

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
  • Location Millersville, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Community development

Work with one of several health clinics run by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in a capital city in Central Asia. Seek additional opportunities to serve and build relationships locally.

Additional information

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

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

An elementary school teacher is needed for the Sunshine School, a partner of the Anglican International School of Jerusalem (AISJ). Teach mostly Palestinian Muslim children, many of whom have experienced trauma in early life.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Middle East
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Muslim ministry

Bethlehem Bible College exists to offer high-quality theological education and training for Christian leaders. Explore options here.

Additional information

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