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

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

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

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

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

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 Africa
  • Location Litein, Kenya
  • Ministry category Children at risk

Volunteer as a doctor or nurse at a medical facility. The nature of the work will be dependent on the worker's area of specialty. Experience or interest in tropical medicine is an asset.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Various locale
  • Ministry category Health

Develop relationships with urban refugees through teaching English, sports outreach, or other creative means. Background in peacebuilding, trauma healing, or development a plus.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Muslim ministry

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 Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Education

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

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 Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Education, Muslim ministry

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 Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, 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.