• 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.
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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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.

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  • Service term length or program YES
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training

Join German students in discipleship training and local community ministry. Go on a three-week outreach to another European country where hope is desperately needed. Assignment begins September 13, 2015. Early application deadline: March 21, 2015 ($250 discount). Final application deadline: May 16, 2015. Assignment ends August 2016.

Details:

  • Service term length or program YES
  • Region of service Europe
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training

Learn culturally-sensitive discipleship and church planting methods. Minister in an unreached area. Experience interactive training. 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 East Africa
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training

Join the EMM team in sharing hope on the islands of southern Chile. Engage people through English teaching and children's ministry. Visit various islands to encourage the weak and scattered church. 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 South America
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training

Join a church in an urban area reaching out to immigrants and refugees. Minister to basic needs, and share Jesus' message of hope. Learn how to relate to people from all over the world. 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 North America
  • Ministry Category Discipleship training