• 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 in a computer programming business in a nominally Muslim community where people are willing to discuss spiritual matters. A computer degree and two years of experience are required.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation, Muslim ministry
Collaborate with a team of Christians to launch new business ventures in pioneering mission locations around the world. Entrepreneurs, managers, financial directors, marketing experts, human resources directors, and spiritual mentors are needed.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission Internship
  • Region of service West Africa, East Africa, Central America, South America, East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, South Asia
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation

Join a Deaf Mennonite church in Orange Walk in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. Explore employment possibilities for Deaf youth. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Ministry Category Children at risk, Discipleship training
Work beside Chilean leaders to offer Bible studies, games, and crafts for island children. Manage outdoor property and garden.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!
  • Region of service South America
  • Ministry Category Children at risk, Discipleship training
Water filter manufacturer seeks qualified managers to oversee any of the following departments: HR, Operations, Marketing, or Quality Control. Bachelor's degree and experience necessary.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation
Work in a university setting teaching oral English.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service East Asia
  • Ministry Category Education
Mentor children and youth while teaching basic English skills. ESL training or experience preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, Education
Oversee controls, provide some management, and prepare periodic statements for an established business in a small city.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation
Business director needed for a water-filter manufacturer in a small city. Lead and motivate staff toward a shared vision. A Master's in Business or Development preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Business for transformation
Collaborate with a team developing relationships and structures for a marketing consulting platform for local and international business projects. Skills in marketing and business management required.

Details:

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

Engage in ministry to Muslims through children's ministry, English teaching, and relationship building while participating in local church life. Experience an international team. Begin to learn another language. Assignment begins September 13, 2015. Early application deadline: March 21, 2015 ($250 discount). Final application deadline: May 16, 2015. Assignment ends May 2016.

Details:

  • Service term length or program YES
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training
Teach Bible classes in English or Swahili to Kenyan and Tanzanian students at the high school or associate degree level at the Mennonite Theological College of East Africa, located in rural Tanzania. Bachelor's degree or higher required, with a minimum of 30 hours of Bible or theological training; ministry and teaching experience preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, GO!, Mission Internship
  • Region of service East Africa
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, 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.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training
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.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, GO!, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Ministry Category Education, Muslim ministry
Help to home school two missionary children -- a sixth grader and a ninth grader. Two years of college in any field preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program GO!, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Ministry Category Education
Help with a children's program and/or serve in a rural medical clinic. Leadership development and discipleship within a rural house church movement also possible. College degree in education or medicine preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, Health and community development
Join an international church planting team trained by Amor Viviente in Honduras and then sent to East Asia. Training starts in March of each year. Proficiency in Spanish needed.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central America, East Asia
  • Ministry Category International partnerships
Disciple local believers in house church communities in the Andes mountains. Agricultural work and English teaching are also possible.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, GO!, Mission Internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, Leadership training
Join an EMM team. Train leaders for house church groups that will multiply in their nominal Muslim community.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training, Pioneer witness
Join an international team and plant a church by working with youth, young adults, children at risk, or teaching conversational English. Previous short-term mission experience and some training in working with children and women in crisis preferred.

Details:

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission Internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Pioneer witness
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