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Children, youth, and family worker | Thailand

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Thailand
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work with the Life Enrichment Church (LEC) — a Thai-Issan house church network in northeast Thailand — in giving leadership to developing the church’s ministry to the children, youth, and families of their districts. Engage with other possible avenues of ministry, such as working for child abuse prevention and rescue or broader involvement with the LEC. Position is suitable for an individual, couple, or family interested in serving multiple terms. An initial three- to four-year minimum commitment is required for focused language and culture study.

Church developer | Andes Mountains, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Andes Mountains, Chile
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Disciple local believers in house church or simple church communities in the Andes Mountains. Agricultural work and English teaching are also possible.

Church developer | Bulgaria

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Bulgaria
  • Ministry category Hospitality, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a local congregation in a town setting and share gifts of music, preaching, and teaching English.

Church developer | Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Various regions of Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Engage in ongoing proactive discipleship of national leaders. Possible part time work/business in the community.

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. 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 development worker | Senegal

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Senegal
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Be apprenticed to carry on the leadership development work of a seasoned EMM worker. Engage in both formal and informal discipleship. Applicants must be able to live and travel in in very basic, rural conditions. Fluency in French is strongly preferred. Given the cultural context, this position is for male applicants only.

Church planting team member | Village outside Prague, Czech Republic

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Village outside Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join an international church planting team in a village on the outskirts of Prague.

Deaf ministry assistant | Orange Walk, Belize

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Orange Walk, Belize
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. Interpret for Deaf youth in high school. Explore employment possibilities for Deaf youth. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.

Discipleship intern with VidaNet | Heredia, Costa Rica

  • Service term length or program Discipleship Team
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Heredia, Costa Rica

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a 10-month international discipleship school called Vida220 that challenges young adults to experience growth as disciples of Jesus as well as servanthood in the church and beyond. Engage in intense training, practical ministry experiences, and leadership opportunities. (Apply through EMM to participate in this opportunity.)

English teacher | South Asia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Serve as an English teacher at an international mission school. Be involved in the spiritual and character development of students through mentoring relationships. Partner with and support the local church.

Medical worker | Cusco, Peru and surrounding region

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Cusco, Peru and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training, Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Serve as a medical professional working with the Peruvian Mennonite Church in its healthcare ministry among the Quechua.

Ministry mentor | Various countries in the East Africa region

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya (or elsewhere in East Africa)
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Travel around the region to a circuit of churches, or offer training in a relevant specialty (e.g. evangelism, discipleship, etc.). This position could be for to a non-resident worker who visited the region once or twice a year.

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.

Regional Representative | Southeast Asia

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Asia
  • Ministry category Community development, Hospitality, Leadership training, Pioneer witness

This long-term assignment is available May 2019. Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Using the EMM core values and guidelines for ministry practice as a guide, develop and shape the overarching goals and strategies of EMM for Southeast Asia. Oversee EMM appointed persons who live within the region, seeking to empower and release gifts, and encouraging mutual accountability. Maintain relationships with national partners and network connections in the region. Applications will be received for individuals and for couples. Applicants must be willing to live in Southeast Asia.

Regional representative(s) | East Africa

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Africa
  • Ministry category Leadership training

This long-term assignment is available August 2019. Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Using the EMM mission, core values, and guidelines for ministry practice as a guide, develop and shape the overarching goals and strategies for EMM in East Africa. Supervise all personnel who live within the region, seeking to empower and release gifts, and encouraging mutual accountability. Maintain relationships with national partners and network connections in the region, overseeing any funding and resources provided to their programs. Oversee the EMM-related organization Mennonite Board in Eastern Africa (MBEA) and related institutions: Amani Gardens Inn (AGI), SkyView Gardens (SVG) development, and Rosslyn Academy (RA). Applications will be received for individuals and for couples. Applicants must be willing to live in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

Teacher/pastor/coach | South Asia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Serve as a teacher at an international mission school. Possible subjects include (but are not limited to): New/Old Testament, missions, theology, church history, and M.Div. classes. Be involved in the spiritual and character formation of students through a mentoring relationship. Resource church planters on the field. Partner with and support the local church in a pastoral leadership role.

University faculty/staff | Klaipeda, Lithuania

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at LCC International University in Klaipeda, a historic city on the Baltic Sea. Support community formation, spiritual growth, and cultural integration of students. See a current list of open positions at lcc.lt/where-you-fit.

Visiting professor | East Africa

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location East Africa
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Practicing or retired professors are invited to teach for a semester at one of two possible universities. Share your expertise in areas of specialty such as leadership, theology, or ESL. The assignment can vary greatly depending on location.