Teach urban refugees in a classroom setting or one-on-one. Experience in ESL or other teaching preferred.

Additional information

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

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

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 East Africa
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness, International partnerships
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 East Africa, Central America, South America, East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, South Asia
  • Ministry category Business for transformation
Teach or work in administration at Rosslyn Academy, a K–12 school for missionary and international children in Nairobi. Positions posted yearly; visit rosslynacademy.org for details.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Education

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 alongside the parents of a home for orphans to create a nurturing living environment.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training

The photojournalist 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 East Africa
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness, International partnerships
Develop relationships with urban refugees through teaching English, sports outreach, or other creative ways. Background in peacebuilding, trauma healing, or development a plus.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry

Working or retired professors are invited to spend a semester at one of several universities in East Africa. Teach in areas of specialty, such as leadership, theology, or ESL.

Additional information

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

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.