Community development

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

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 development intern | Halle, Germany

  • Service term length or program 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.

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. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

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.

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. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Kingdom Team summer staff | Lancaster, Pa.

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

Grow in leadership and discipleship skills while serving in a camp counselor-like role during the summer Kingdom Team (K-Team) program for middle and high school youth groups. Help to make disciples of Jesus while leading youth both in discipleship training and in service opportunities connecting with immigrant and refugee children in Lancaster. Preferred application deadline is March 1. 

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

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

Make disciples of Jesus through getting involved in the church life of Rivers Edge Fellowship, a congregation in a multi-cultural Lancaster City neighborhood. Opportunities to serve include youth ministry, worship leading, community service and evangelism, church administration, and property care-taking.

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. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Eastern Mennonite Missions

mail: PO Box 8617, Lancaster, PA 17604-8617 US
location: 450 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3010 US
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