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

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

Invest in the lives of American, Korean, and European missionary kids (MKs) as you teach and mentor at an international school for MKs in Central Asia. See your impact multiply as you provide educational support for families engaged in a wide variety of ministry assignments. Learn the local language and engage with the community, sharing your faith with nominally Muslim locals and encouraging the young local community of believers.

Additional information

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

Work in community development as a trained counselor, health professional, consultant, engineer, agricultural specialist, or teacher in a multicultural city in Central Asia. Get involved in a local fellowship or house church. Four-year university degree required.

Additional information

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

Entrepreneurs, business consultants, accountants, and others with business training and experience will use their skills in the marketplace to have a social, economic, and spiritual impact in a small developing country. Various business opportunities abound for people with initiative and flexibility.

Additional information

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

Teach English at any level in communities otherwise closed to Christian workers.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central Asia, Middle East
  • Location Sensitive
  • 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.