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Mission Opportunities for 2024


MCN partners with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) and the Mekane Yesus Seminary (MYS). Mission partners come alongside church members, professors, and students to provide resources and equip leaders through leadership webinars, spiritual life classes, and academic English development programs. Mission partners trained and experienced in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and academic writing are greatly needed.

Open Positions: ESL Teacher and ESL Program Director

TESOL training and experience required.


Lutheran Gymnazium Martin (ESSMT) is an English-Slovak bilingual Lutheran school in Martin, Slovakia. The school desires that all their students would have a strong academic experience, experience of community, and Christian experience. They are looking for a mission partner to work with high school students, teaching English as a second language (grammar, vocabulary, speaking and reading comprehension) and other high school subjects in accordance with their specialization, as well as building relationships with students and faculty for sharing the Gospel.

College degree required. Teaching degree welcome.


MCN’s partnership with The Hungarian Lutheran Church is one of our oldest partnerships. Mission Partners serve as native English teachers in partner Lutheran schools, providing a strong Christian witness to students and staff while also strengthening the work of local congregations. Open positions include both high school and elementary settings and include ample opportunities for informal ministry through after-school clubs, dorm activities, leading worship music, church social ministries, and more.

College degree required.


Concordia Middle School in Chaiyi, Taiwan was founded through American Lutheran mission work more than 50 years ago. MCN is continuing that legacy by partnering with the school to provide mission partners to assist with instruction in the high school and middle school levels, teaching English and Bible. In addition, mission partners provide assistance with an English kindergarten and after-school learning program for elementary students. Additional outreach opportunities include on-campus fellowship and Bible study groups and ministry through a local Lutheran church.

College degree required. Teaching certification is optimal.

The Philippines

Faith Academy provides a well-rounded educational experience for third-culture kids, located just outside Manila, Philippines. It is a Christian, international school serving students from kindergarten through high school. Mission partners teach and disciple students, allowing their families to serve in local missions and non-profits without the burden of international school tuition. There are also opportunities for mission partners to engage in local church ministry and social service.

Teaching degree recommended.

Hong Kong

MCN’s partnership with the Lutheran Church–Hong Kong Synod provides mission opportunities in both elementary and secondary schools.  MCN mission partners serve the schools by sharing the love of Jesus while working with students to give English and Bible instruction. In addition, mission partners support the church ministry by assisting with Sunday school, youth ministry, and other service or outreach ministries.

A college degree is required.


MCN’s partnership with the Japan Lutheran Church (NRK) provides mission opportunities through church ministry and ESL teaching. Church-based English schools open doors for building relationships in the community and sharing the Gospel. Mission partners also serve with the congregation in areas of teaching, outreach, and discipleship.

A college degree is required. Teaching experience is preferred.


MCN partners with Ascension Lutheran Church in Montreal to reach out with the Gospel in a diverse neighborhood of immigrants of refugees, many of whom are Hindu or Sikh. Together with a mission team from the congregation, mission partners lead English classes, community resource nights, college ministry, moms groups, kids club, and more. The ministry involves a high degree of flexibility and creativity as they seek the best ways to meet felt needs in the community and introduce people to the good news of salvation in Jesus.


Dakar Academy in Senegal serves students from more than 30 different countries, children of missionaries, diplomats, businesspeople, and locals – many of whom are not Christian. As a Christian international school, Dakar Academy offers student-centered learning and an American curriculum in a setting that is “unquestionably Christian and uncompromisingly academic.”

Teaching degree required.


MCN partners with an organization called Stronghold Cambodia, a Christian NGO directed by Cambodian Lutheran Pastor Phan Narit (Jesse) and his wife Naomi and serving children in a primarily Buddhist and Muslim community. Mission partners are needed for teaching students in grades 3-9 in a before and after school program. Stronghold offers lessons in English and computer skills as well as offering a daily nourishing meal and Khmer-language devotions. For many students, this is the first time they hear about God’s love for them in Jesus! Additionally, the mission team works to do family and community education and hosts short-term mission teams.

College degree recommended.

Other Locations

MCN also supports mission partners serving in Senegal, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, Ecuador, and more!


Contact us about other ways to serve with MCN:

  • Lutheran church worker internships (DCE, DCO, deaconess, etc.)
  • Mission Partner specialists (repeated trips to one location bringing particular experience or expertise)
  • Serving in retirement!
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