Serving Opportunities

ECM's work is not only being done by its missionaries. The support of the people standing behind our missionaries is just as important. You can support the work of ECM and ECM's missionaries in several ways.

It's important to us that you are well prepared. If you want to serve long term you will follow the steps outlined below.  We also offer short term apprenticeships and volunteer opportunities

The first steps

It’s important that you do your orientation with God, and listen to him for guidance. Talk about it with a few trusted people who can reflect on your ideas with you.  Take the first few steps and see if God confirms them.  You can attend a mission conference to discover more about mission work. Get involved in mission at home and develop your God-given talents. And if possible, visit the country God puts on your heart.

The procedure 

As soon as you are seriously considering mission work somewhere in Europe, you can get in contact with us for an exploratory conversation. We will ask you to tell us something about your motivation and to send us your CV.

If we then see opportunities together within ECM, you will become a candidate.  This includes:

  • Completing questionnaires and asking others to complete references about you
  • Conversations with ECM-workers, the ECM board, your church leaders, a psychologist and the team leader of your potential ECM team. 
  • Possibly, (additional) theological education or more experience with work in your church.
  • Building your support group in terms of prayer and finance. We will help and advise you, and your church and friends will play an important part. It isn't always easy, but we have always seen that God provides with everything necessary when He calls you to serve Him.


We hope that you will seriously consider and pray for a role to serve as a worker for God somewhere in Europe. Europe needs more people to share Jesus' love by planting and developing His church and so reaching people yearning for meaning and purpose in their lives.

If you would like to receive more information on this service opportunity please complete the contact form below. 
Before completing the form please note the following:  

Unless otherwise stated, the opportunities offered by ECM are not paid jobs
Successful candidates will be required to raise personal support for their ministry
living and other (e.g. insurance, pension) costs.

Please note that ECM can only process applications from individuals in countries that have an ECM office or local partner. 
For a list of these locations, please click here.  ECM does not have any offices in Africa or Asia.

Mr., Miss, Mrs., Dr. Etc..
Let us know a little about the education and training you have completed.
List the experiences you have with dates of service, if possible.
Let us know about your relevant work experience including years worked. Alternatively you can send your CV to:
Please list your countries of interest here separated by semicolons ";"
you may have more options
This doesn't have to be long, but provide enough detail to help us understand the process you've gone through to bring you to this point.
Date you are available for service.

Many thanks for your involvement in ECM's mission. ECM applies strict rules to protect the privacy of people like you who are in contact with us and have shared their contact details with us via forms or otherwise. To this end, we have drawn up a Privacy Statement in accordance with the new European GDPR regulations.

  • ECM will record your details in order to fulfill your request to us
  • ECM will not provide your information to third parties without your explicit prior consent, unless we are obliged to do so for legal reasons or a court decision.
  • ECM may use the data you provide to inform you about the progress of its mission in Europe, but not without your agreement.
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