Long-term

International worker
An international worker is a person who moves outside their home country to live among, and minister in any variety of ways to, the people of another country. Long-term international workers engage with and witness to new groups of people, equip those people to disciple others, and mobilize partners for the mission of spreading God’s kingdom. An individual or couple preparing for this assignment will gather a supportive group called a Missionary Support Team (MST), and together they will raise the funds and prayer support needed to send the worker(s).

At EMM, a long-term assignment means two years or longer. Applicants must be at least 20 years old. Discern the right mission opportunity for you based on country or ministry — mission work has almost endless possibilities!

Long-term workers prepare for service by engaging in Launch, a guided discipleship training course with an emphasis on building cross-cultural skills. This three-phase course includes personal study, group learning, and, finally, online support as workers travel to their countries of service and delve into language, culture, and relationship-building.

EMM walks alongside long-term workers throughout their assignments and during the transition points of their service. Each summer, workers on home leave are invited to process, relax, and be refreshed at Oasis, an annual summer retreat. During regional retreats, long-term workers spend time and share life with the other missionaries in their geographical area.

Non-resident worker
A non-resident worker is a person who resides in the U.S. while working with a specific people group, country, or focus that is located outside or extends beyond the U.S. Non-resident workers will be appointed as individuals, not couples. Unless they serve in a volunteer capacity, non-resident workers raise funds alongside a Missionary Support Team (MST).

Associated worker
An associated worker is a person appointed with a mission agency other than EMM, and who also desires to engage in an authentic relationship with EMM. EMM has minimal oversight in these relationships, but invites the worker to participate in trainings and retreats and remains available for consultation, counsel, and supplementary member care.

Joint appointments
Joint appointments are reserved for situations in which it is advantageous for another mission agency and EMM to work together closely to appoint a worker. This most frequently occurs when a worker’s main relational networks are in the constituency of one mission agency, whereas the program in which they want to serve is within another mission agency. In such cases, a Memo of Understanding (MOU) is developed between the two mission agencies and the worker, in which details such as supervision, pastoral care, crisis planning, and financial packages are defined.

Marketplace workers 
Marketplace workers are people who sense a call to serve as a professional in a country or assignment that fits EMM’s vision. Compensation and benefits are provided from employment or elsewhere outside EMM. Workers negotiate with EMM to create a covenant of understanding that includes required expenses and optional relational support or resourcing services. Finally, marketplace workers will form a Missionary Support Team (MST) that provides spiritual, relational, and (as needed) financial support.

Why serve with EMM?

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. 

Bakery/coffee shop entrepreneur | East Asia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work in a growing bakery in East Asia that supplies baked goods to local coffee shops along the Silk Road, or manage one of the coffee shops. Passion for baking, coffee and training others needed.

Bible college volunteer | Palestine

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Middle East
  • Ministry category Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Bethlehem Bible College exists to offer high-quality theological education and training for Christian leaders. Explore options here.

Business worker | Central Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Entrepreneurs, business consultants, accountants, and others with business training and experience will use their skills in the marketplace to have a social, economic, and spiritual impact in a small developing country. Various business opportunities abound for people with initiative and flexibility.

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.

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.

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 | 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 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 developer | Kosovo

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Kosovo
  • Ministry category Hospitality, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Strengthen and encourage a small body of believers by participating in discipleship and congregational life, as well as spending significant time reaching out to 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. 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 | Thailand

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

We focus on making disciples who make disciples with the goal of forming vibrant and multiplying communities of worship and mission among the various people groups of Southeast Asia. We use business and teaching as an entry platform in some of the sensitive locations in our region.  

Church development worker | West Africa

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location West Africa
  • 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 | 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.

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.

Church worker | Korçë or Shkodër, Albania

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Korçë or Shkodër, Albania
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. In support of local church vision, build local relationships to bring the gospel to the community. Teaching positions and student ministry opportunities are possible avenues for relationship-building.

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.

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.

Elementary or high school teacher | Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Ministry category Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa. Housing and salary offered. Visit pinares.org for more information.

Engineer | Southeast Asia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. A growing manufacturer of water filters in Southeast Asia needs engineers to provide technical assistance in developing new equipment for more efficient manufacturing, as well as assistance with product design and development. Applicants are welcome to consider shorter, project-based assignments, or long-term service.

English teacher | Southeast Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach English to school children and youth at a private English learning center. Take advantage of the long-term visa the school can provide, and collaborate with EMM teammates to build multiplying communities of discipleship.  A bachelor’s degree and TESOL certification are required.

English teacher | Central Asia

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

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

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 | East Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work in a university teaching oral English, or teach children at a training center. Opportunities exist in a variety of educational settings and for a variety of skill levels.

English teacher | Middle East

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Middle East
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach English at any level in communities otherwise closed to Christian workers.

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.

English teacher | Rural Cambodia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Rural Cambodia
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Mentor children and youth while teaching basic English skills. ESL training or experience preferred.

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