The generous and loving reception of guests, whether they be friends invited to a home, travelers provided with lodging and a listening ear, or immigrants settling in a new city and country, reflects the generous and loving heart of God. EMM has a long-standing tradition of offering hospitality via the ministry of Amani Gardens Inn (formerly the Mennonite Guest House) in Nairobi, Kenya. In recent years, hospitality ministry has expanded to include welcoming and serving immigrants, especially in Europe and the United States.
Contributions to this ministry could help to fund an intercultural center in Germany that provides a sense of community for immigrants from many countries or help to cover the cost of recruiting and placing workers at Amani Gardens Inn in Kenya.
EMM is constantly seeking to enter new locations, places where the church is not . . . yet. We go where we don’t see vibrant communities of Jesus-worshippers, believing those communities will emerge. Everything we do is working toward this goal.
Money given to pioneering movements to Jesus might help workers explore new outreach in very sensitive locations, provide Bibles for literacy work in West Africa, reach out in fishing villages off the coast of Chile, or work among immigrant groups in large metropolitan areas like Berlin.
Training pastors and others for missional church leadership is vital in EMM’s philosophy of church planting. We work to raise up local leaders who will take full ownership for congregations, and who will then initiate their own mission outreaches from those congregations.
Funds that support this ministry might be used for theological training for Christian leaders in Vietnam or to train leaders in church planting in Belize, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, Kenya, Tanzania, the United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, or elsewhere.
We seek to follow Jesus’ example by ministering to the whole person - including physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. EMM workers do this through medical clinics, preventative health care, and training of medical personnel or health advocates. This also occurs through our work in agriculture and food sustainability, psychological counseling, debt counseling, and other types of community development.
Your funds for health and community development could provide treatment for malnourished children in the Peruvian Andes.
Education offers the opportunity for people to more fully use their God-given abilities. Education in communities builds character, increases respect for community members and all of God’s creation, and is a significant force in breaking cycles of poverty.
Our work in education ranges from preschool through higher education in a wide variety of settings — from Guatemala to Honduras, Ethiopia, East Asia, Albania, Lithuania, Cambodia, Guinea-Bissau, or Peru. In Peru, for example, a school called PROMESA provides Christian education, a high priority as Quechua Mennonite children are often discriminated against in the local schools, both for their faith and for their ethnicity.
Children “at risk” are those who lack the basic necessities of life (physical, emotional, social, or spiritual) and are at risk of not developing their God-given potential. These include street children, orphans, disabled children, human trafficking victims, and others.
God has given us a vision to see hurting children rescued from suffering, introduced to the love of Jesus, and released into God’s mission.
Funds for this ministry might help reach out to Chilean children on Tenglo Island, tutor rural Cambodian children in school and godly character, or provide for children living in a home for abandoned and abused children in Honduras.
Our vision is to see business people catalyzing holistic transformation in communities worldwide.
When we talk about business for transformation, we are simply talking about business people being faithful to God's mission in the context of their business. Over time, we believe the result this faithfulness is transformation...spiritually, economically, socially, environmentally. All of these aspects of life in a community are being transformed when we put God's mission as our central focus.
Our mission is to recruit, equip, send, and support business people to engage in God's mission where the church is not...yet.
We affirm the gifts and skills God has given business people, and encourage them to use those talents for His mission through business for transformation. We believe it is possible for a team to start a business and form a church...a simple church which is low-maintenance, highly reproducible, and heavily focused on discipleship.
Our strategy is to equip missional entrepreneurs with the resources needed to successfully start a business and a church. We do this through our business incubator.
EMM's business incubator is designed to offer assistance to startup companies that align with business for transformation principles. Business for transformation is a philosophy whereby a business dedicates its resources to economic, social, environmental, and spiritual transformation of a community.