• Serving with EMM
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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.
Explore more about EMM's ministry themes.
Explore more about EMM work in various regions.

EMM has over 200 personnel serving in over 35 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.

Explore what EMM is doing around the world. 

Ready to get involved? Select one of these regions to see the opportunities: Africa | Europe | South America | Central America | Asia and Middle East | North America 

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 mission internship or a long-term assignment. 
Contact Sherrie Ober if you are interested in YES or a GO! assignment. 

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: YES | GO!Mission Internships | long-term.

 

Select options below to narrow your search for opportunities that fit your interests. You may select multiple options in a column. If you do not select any option in a column, your search will include all the options from that column.

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Opportunities to serve

Work with students at the Lezha Academic Center in Albania by planning events and connecting with students relationally.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Hospitality
A general manager is needed as soon as possible for a small computer programming business. The business currently employs six local programmers and creates opportunities for disciple-making in a predominantly Muslim community. Required: experience in the IT industry, skills in strategic planning and management, the ability to develop international clients, and commitment to language and culture learning and disciple-making in the workplace and community.

Details:

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

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.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, Hospitality
Teach conversational English at a Czech public high school, interact with students outside of class as time allows, participate in a Czech church, and build relationships. Required: Native English speaker with a bachelor's degree in English.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Education, Hospitality

Serve at LCC International University in Klaipeda, on the Baltic Sea. See a current list of open positions at lcc.lt/where-you-fit. Support community formation, spiritual growth, and cultural integration of students.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Education, Hospitality
At Amani Gardens Inn (the Mennonite Guest House) in Nairobi, engage with guests at breakfast and dinner and join them for tea as often as possible. Ensure a smooth system of service by helping managers stay in touch with the changing needs of guests. Pastoral gifts, hospitable personality, and international experience desired.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, GO!
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry Category Hospitality, International partnerships
Work with Habecker Mennonite Church of Lancaster in assisting Karen refugees from Burma. Serve as an administrative assistant and meet practical, social, and spiritual needs in a warm, welcoming environment. Trauma healing training required.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry Category Health and community development, Hospitality
Work with Choctaw youth at Pearl River Mennonite Church and elsewhere. Visit local families.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, Hospitality

Work with the East African leaders of DOVE Christian Fellowship, a global family of churches in the evangelical/Anabaptist tradition, to oversee church and training work, communication with constituents, education, development, and social justice projects. Manage events. Host visitors and teams. Abilities to use basic web design and social media tools, outgoing personality, and a bachelor's degree preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Mission Internship
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry Category Hospitality, Leadership training
Work in a growing bakery in East Asia that supplies baked goods to local coffee shops along the Silk Road. Passion for baking and training others needed.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation, Hospitality
Join a local congregation in a town setting and share gifts of music, preaching, and teaching English.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Education, Hospitality
Assist at Siloe, a ministry center on Tenglo Island which offers a place for camping, retreats, and summer workshops for children. Camp development experience helpful.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!
  • Region of service South America
  • Ministry Category Children at risk, Hospitality
Teach English at a language school started and run by the local evangelical church in Tuzla, a city of 200,000 that is 80% Muslim.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Education, Muslim ministry

Join a missional community devoted to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4) in the heart of an ancient Muslim community in a South Asia mega-city. Participate in weekly equipping and be mentored. Grow in prophetic and prayer ministry, with opportunity to practice both in the missional community and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry Category Muslim ministry
Volunteer as a doctor or nurse in a medical facilty. Experience or interest in tropical medicine preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry Category Health and community development
Work alongside the Evangelical Church of Tuzla to reach the local Roma community. The Roma people are one of Europe's largest and most disadvantaged minority groups.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Health and community development
Serve as team leader to EMM and VMM (Virginia Mennonite Mission) workers. Assist with casting vision for the mission work. Required: at least two years experience of living in Albania and ability to converse in Albanian.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Pioneer witness
Assist local churches in Shkoder while teaching English or working with students through various camps and sports programs.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Pioneer witness
Teach five children of EMM workers, grades pre-K through 4th. Home school curriculum, classroom, and supportive team provided.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Education, Pioneer witness
Join a team developing a milk processing plant. Technical skills needed in finance, information technology, marketing, operations, or strategy.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation
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