Micah Brickner

Micah Brickner

Get informed, involved, and inspired on your own journey to share Jesus in everyday life. EMM has local ministry opportunities, reading material, speakers, events, and more to help you move in mission wherever you are.

Missionary Messenger


Missionary Messenger is EMM's bi-monthly magazine, full of stories from missionaries, mission resources, photo galleries, and more. It’s a great way to stay connected with EMM’s ministries and workers!

Eastern Mennonite Missions equip

If you’d like to be equipped with education and resources about missions, visit the EMM equip site. This site has free courses, tips for engaging in mission locally and overseas, ways to teach kids about missions and cultures, and more. 

Staff mission speakers

Many EMM staff members are available to share their expertise in specific areas of missions and the church. They would love to inspire and challenge your church, small group, or Sunday school class.


EMM is built on a foundation of prayer! Want to join in? Visit this page to find EMM’s monthly prayer guide, prayer events with EMM, ways to grow in your own prayer life, and more. 

Missional Pathways

Missional Pathways is a network for missional connections. Whether you need support in discerning a missional call, finding a mission placement, or navigating a challenge on the mission field, Missional Pathways is here to help.

Christian-Muslim Relations Team

EMM’s Christian-Muslim Relations Team desires to equip Christians around the world for life-giving relationships with Muslims through dialogue, witness, peacemaking, and hospitality. Learn how to build bridges of loving and respectful connection between Christians and Muslims, while faithfully confessing Christ.

Church revitalization/Natural Church Development

Church Revitalization Coach Antonio Ulloa is passionate about walking with local churches. Invite him to speak at your church, small group, or Sunday school class; or contact him to evaluate and increase the health of your congregation through Natural Church Development. 

Friends of EMM

New in 2018, Friends of EMM will help you explore ways that you can move in mission locally through EMM, like volunteering at EMM’s offices and events or communicating vision between EMM and the broader community. These twice-a-year gatherings will feature mission inspiration and resources over a delicious brunch.

Volunteer locally in Lancaster County, Pa.

Are you interested in multiplying the work of EMM by sharing your time and talents? EMM has many opportunities for you to participate in the mission of God by volunteering through our administrative offices in Lancaster County, using the gifts and passions God has given you.
EMM loves to help teens and young adults get involved in service and missions, whether that means going on a short-term mission assignment, serving local refugees, or joining a discipleship group.

Gap year

A gap year is a yearlong break from your education, especially between high school and college but possible at any point in life, often to serve and gain practical experience. Learn about spending your gap year on assignment with EMM!

Mission internships

Mission internships are opportunities for people 18 and older to serve on 2–18 month assignments locally and abroad. These internships help you learn cross-cultural disciple-making skills that will launch you into a lifetime of ministry, wherever God calls you.

Kingdom Teams

Kingdom Teams are one-week summer opportunities for youth groups to get cross-cultural discipleship training, and put that training into practice by serving the refugee community in Lancaster County.

GO! Summer

GO! Summer is a nine-week mission exposure program for adults (ages 18 and older) and families. Participate in two weeks of discipleship training in Lancaster, Pa., before heading to an outreach location for six weeks — locally or internationally. Finish with a week of re-entry training to process your experience.

Discipleship Teams

Discipleship Teams are cross-cultural discipleship experiences in which you train and serve within a group where friendships, accountability, and mutual encouragement can develop.


Launch is EMM’s cross-cultural discipleship training program, for those who want to develop their cross-cultural understanding in an increasingly globalized world and build their mission and discipleship skills to help all people encounter and grow in Jesus. 

When a Marxist coup overthrew the Ethiopian government, the growing Mennonite Church in Ethiopia was persecuted and forced underground. No one anticipated what was discovered when it came out of hiding.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

On a trip to Nigeria, an EMM and Wycliffe Bible Translators worker realizes the powerful impact a translated Bible can make.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

In 2017, the story of God’s work through EMM was filled with firsts, like when EMM workers David and Grace Shenk were asked to give away over 2,000 books about Christian-Muslim dialogue at the largest annual gathering of Muslims in North America.

It held big projects like an adventure fundraiser for the PROMESA school’s new building, where more Peruvian children will have access to high-quality, discrimination-free, Christian education.

It featured quiet but powerful moments, like when South Asia EMM workers Jack and Julia* opened their home to an injured woman who had no other support system.

And it was all supported by people like you, who selflessly gave because you believe in God’s mission of transforming the world through Jesus. In addition to many other generous gifts throughout the year, you helped raise $1,428,337 for EMM’s Impact Fund need!

2018 will be another beautiful chapter in God’s work through EMM. I hope you’ll continue being part of the story — you help make it all possible.

Many thanks,

Kaylene Derksen
Development Director

How can Westerners gain understanding of African culture? A new book by experienced EMM worker Debbi DiGennaro can help.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 23, 2017.

podcastEMM’s first adventure fundraiser meant steep climbs, beautiful views — and over $58,000 to benefit the PROMESA school!

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

In 2017, 46 churches each gave over $5,000, and 28 churches each gave over $10,000.

Metzler Mennonite Church, a 290-year-old congregation in Ephrata, Pa., has made the work of EMM a long-time priority. When asked why his church gives regularly to EMM’s Impact Fund, Deacon Lee Roy Martin said:

The Metzler congregation has a long history of supporting the work of EMM. During EMM’s earlier years in Tanganikya (now Tanzania), a member of our congregation served as a missionary. Throughout the years since then, members have served with EMM at home and abroad. Interest in missions remains strong when members connect on a personal level with those serving. Our congregation provides a subscription to Missionary Messenger for each family, as another way to help keep the congregation informed and connected.

We believe in the importance of supporting the mission efforts of our conference and have included EMM on our offering schedule for many years. Our congregation continues to provide support because we trust EMM to faithfully live out Jesus’ call to go into all the world and make disciples. The mission statement of EMM aligns with the mission statement of our congregation. EMM is an extension of our congregation’s vision, enabling us to reach beyond ourselves.

By supporting EMM, we are helping to share God’s transforming love and participating in God’s mission in the world.

EMM considers its relationship with churches to be like a family, as we all work together toward the life-transforming mission of God. This means that EMM encourages and resources the missional work of local congregations — at the same time, we rely on churches to support local and global mission work. EMM is incredibly thankful for churches like Metzler Mennonite Church.

Perhaps your church is considering supporting EMM financially. Lee Roy shared some advice, as your church explores this possibility:

You should view the decision as more than a financial one. Supporting EMM is a privilege and an opportunity to participate in enlarging the kingdom of God.

If you feel that God may be asking your church to give regularly to EMM’s Impact Fund, I invite you to give here. EMM would be delighted to partner with your church, as together we work toward making disciples of Jesus locally and around the world!

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