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

Teach "Essential Skills and Dispositions" courses at a private school to Vietnamese middle and high school students. Full-time schedule of 24 class periods per week (40 minutes per period). Language of instruction is English; Vietnamese interpretation provided. Orientation and curriculum introduction provided; ongoing coaching possible.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Vietnam
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Pioneer witness

Mentor children and youth while teaching basic English skills. ESL training or experience preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Rural Cambodia
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education

Live in a dorm for university students in Phnom Penh. Teach conversational English, serve as a Christian mentor, and discover ways of serving in this dynamic city.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Hospitality

Help with a children’s character development program, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement. College degree in education preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Cambodia
  • Ministry category Community development

Use computer programming skills to help a growing transformational business bring clean water to a community. Mobile and web app development skills are especially needed. Worker can serve on location or remotely.

Additional information

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

Develop new equipment for a growing water filter manufacturer. Provide technical assistance to create more efficient technologies; assist with product design and development. 

Additional information

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

Serve a growing business that is making clean water affordably accessible to the community. Produce and edit promotional videos. Train local technicians to produce communication materials that serve the transformational objectives of the business.

Additional information

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

Engage in the life and development of a Thai-Isaan house church network. Ministry includes discipleship, leadership development, and church planting under the leadership of these churches.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Thailand
  • Ministry category Pioneer witness

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.