Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams are now in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. All official EMI travel (including project travel) has been cancelled or postponed and no new travel plans are being prepared until further notice. EMI’s worldwide offices are in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home as they are able.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Due to the ongoing response to Covid-19, the plan to partner and gather in-person with the Engineering School at Lipscomb University in Nashville has been postponed until October of 2021.

But we still desire to develop our skills to serve those in need, so we are now planning a live webcast event on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The webcast event will be one day only. It will not only provide a way for us to “connect, train, and inspire,” but it will also allow us a unique opportunity to reach a wide international audience for most of the day.

This is something EMI has never done before, but we’re excited to pursue this, seeing it as an opportunity to move forward, rather than shrink back. We are working now to create this webcast, including developing the full schedule for the day with technical and missional content and creating video content that will be threaded together with live speakers to create an interactive, livestream event.

Come back soon to see the schedule and register for the event.

And plan now to connect with other EMI Network members in your area! Rather than just relying on isolated virtual connections from our own homes or offices, local chapters in cities around the country will provide a venue to gather their members together for the day, encouraging growth and connections among EMI Network members.

For now, if you have any specific questions about the event, please send your questions to

We look forward to connecting with you soon!