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

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
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality
Work in a university setting teaching oral English.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Education
Collaborate with a team that is developing relationships and structures for a marketing consulting platform for local and international business projects. Skills in marketing and business management required, along with commitment to the Silk Road vision.

Additional information

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

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 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

Provide educational support for three children -- ages 10, 8, and 7 years old -- of a family working with national and international partners at the threshold of the Silk Road. Study Chinese on the side. Build local relationships and support local work.

Additional information

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

Work with children, youth, or young adults in an international fellowship planted strategically along the Silk Road. Build relationships with expats from around the world. A visa can be acquired by studying the language locally. Applicants should have the ability to adapt in a complex international environment.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry category Discipleship training

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.