Community development

Empower community members to find solutions for social or economical problems within their communities.

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Assistant to school director | Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Hospitality

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Help develop and improve the educational program of Bezaleel, a Mennonite boarding school for rural K’ekchi’ youth in grades 7–12. Assist with administrative duties. School year starts in January. 

Children's program worker | Cambodia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Help with a children’s character development program, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement. College degree in education preferred.

Christian camp developer | Tenglo Island, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tenglo Island, Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Children at risk, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work with the EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp on a beautiful island property near Puerto Montt. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening and upkeep. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Church and community development worker | Paicu, Moldova

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Paicu, Moldova
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development, Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a small group of Moldavian believers who are living and ministering in the village of Paicu and the surrounding villages. Work may include — but is not limited to — caring for the elderly, working with children at risk, farming and gardening, and discipling new believers. 

Church and community development worker | Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work alongside the Evangelical Church of Tuzla in its various ministries, possibly including outreach to a minority ethnic group.

Church development and community worker | Wales, U.K.

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Wales, U.K.
  • Ministry category Community development, Hospitality, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. People with a passion for building relationships are needed to model a viable biblical lifestyle in this predominantly non-Christian setting. Partner with a local church to equip believers and build relationships within the community. Become part of a missional community.

Church development worker | Halle, Germany

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Halle, Germany
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training, Muslim ministry

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Church planting team member | Queens, N.Y., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service North America
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Move into the bustling NYC neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, and join a church-planting team in partnership with Immanuel Community Church. While a multitude of people groups live in this neighborhood, the majority of the team's interactions will be with Chinese and Spanish speaking people. Build redemptive relationships in the community; explore the possibility of securing a local job and/or raising support.

Community development worker | Central Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

Community worker | Queens, N.Y., U.S.

  • Service term length or program GO! Summer
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Queens, N.Y., U.S.
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Assist and/or direct community summer programs at Immanuel Community Church (ICC) and Murray Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA) in New York City, including VBS, daily enrichment, tutoring programs for children, and a sports program. Disciple youth and expand/develop a computer lab and ESL programs. Assist with a food pantry, clothing ministry, and prayer station outreaches.Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus.

English teacher | Cusco, Peru

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Cusco, Peru
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco. ESL training or experience preferred. The school year runs from March 1 through mid-December. Some proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

English teacher | Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach in isolated rural or island schools near Puerto Montt. The school year runs from March through December. Intermediate Spanish ability is required. Also possible to teach English to professionals to build relationships and for simple church networking.

Going Public internship | Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
  • Ministry category Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Participate in a Going Public internship, in partnership with Glenwood Church, for up to 10 months in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. Gain experience in a whole host of areas alongside British and expatriate youth. Areas of service include youth or children’s work, community work, social action, teaching and facilitating, sports ministry, or creative arts. Develop skills and explore new gifts, grow in knowledge, be challenged, strengthen faith, engage in personal reflection, and be missional for the kingdom and for the world.

K-Staff: Kingdom Teams (K-Teams) Summer Staff | Lancaster and Lebanon, Pa.

  • Service term length or program GO! Summer, Discipleship Team
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster and Lebanon, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development

Every EMM worker’s primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Grow in leadership and discipleship skills by working with youth groups as they connect with various children’s ministries during the summer Kingdom Team (K-Team) program. Help lead discipleship training sessions for youth groups and service opportunities among children in an urban setting.

Medical worker | Sierra Leone

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry category Community development, Muslim ministry, Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Physicians, X-ray technicians/ultrasound techs, nurses, midwives, physical therapists, public health specialists, and a hospital administrator are needed to help train local staff and serve at a rural hospital in the Mattru Jong village. Be involved in disciple-making relationships as opportunities arise.

Middle and high school teacher | Vietnam

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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. This assignment continues the training program established by Donna Keener in 2008–2009. Donna will provide orientation and introduction to the curriculum, and will coach as requested based on time availability.

Ministry administrative assistant | Lancaster, Pa., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Get involved in the church life of Rivers Edge Fellowship, a diverse congregation in Lancaster City that includes a large Nepalese refugee population. Play your part in the church’s various ministries by using your organizational gifts for coordination and communication.

Ministry center assistant | Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Assist at Siloé, a ministry center on Tenglo Island that offers a place for camping, retreats, and summer workshops for children. Camp development experience helpful.

Petra Peacebuilders intern | Malaga, Spain

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Malaga, Spain
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Intern with Petra Peacebuilders, a non-governmental organization that cares for peacebuilders and humanitarian workers worldwide. A startup based in Malaga, Spain, Petra was formed to serve these valuable global workers who are often working in the areas of the world that are most difficult to be in and are therefore vulnerable to burnout. Support this work as an executive assistant to the CEO, as she and the core team provide practical support to these humanitarian workers through on-site resilience training, short-term and long-term coaching opportunities, and debriefing after challenging (and sometimes traumatic) field assignments. The work is full-time, with a minimum commitment of six months and a maximum service length of two years.

Refugee ministry worker | Lancaster, Pa., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Hospitality

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. A refugee ministry worker is needed at Habecker Mennonite Church of Lancaster as it supports Karen refugees from Burma (Myanmar). Serve by meeting practical, social, and spiritual needs in a warm, welcoming environment. 

Sports ministry intern | Nairobi, Kenya

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Community development, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Be involved with youth sports ministries in neighborhoods affected by enduring poverty. Sports ministries are safes places, away from the streets, where kids can be cared for and grow. We are looking for shepherding leaders who are marked by merciful action, transformative contemplation, and prophetic justice.

University student worker | Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

Urban ministry/teaching intern | Baltimore, Md., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Baltimore, Md., U.S.
  • Ministry category Education, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a local church community that seeks to be part of gospel transformation in southwest Baltimore. Serve through a variety of community ministries, including a small school run by the church. Learn principles of holistic urban ministry.