Engineering Ministries International (EMI)

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
Carl Tompson
719-633-2078
130 E. Kiowa St
Suite 200
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
United States of America
Booth Number: 
509
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
service
Vision: 
EMI’s vision is to design a world of hope for the physically and spiritually poor by mobilizing Christian design professionals to minister to the less fortunate in developing nations. EMI provides donated architectural and engineering design services to those proclaiming the Gospel and serving the poorest of the poor. In order to provide these services, EMI mobilizes both experienced design professionals and college students and recent graduates. EMI proclaims the Gospel of Jesus as we help others change their world through the development of hospitals, schools, orphanages, bridges, water supplies, electricity and more. Our commitment is to enrich the lives of those who give and those who receive.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
Intern Program- Specifically designed for university students and recent graduates. It includes technical and professional development as well as personal/spiritual development. Interns must have completed at least their 3rd year in university or graduated from an applicable design degree program, agree with EMI’s statement of faith, cover any expenses (through raising support or personally). Short-Term Volunteer- Typically those working in industry who want to use their technical skills to serve God. Volunteers serve on short 2 week project trips that focus on designing a facility for a partner ministry. Must have experience or degree in applicable design field, agree with EMI’s travel agreement, understand EMI is a Christian organization, cover any expenses (through raising support or personally). Long-Term Volunteer- Typically those working in industry who want to use their technical skills to serve God for 6 months to 2 years. Long-term volunteers work in the office on design and project management or on site as a construction manager. Must have experience or degree in applicable design field, agree with EMI’s statement of faith, cover any expenses (through raising support or personally). Staff- Those who have a calling to serve God with their technical skills for more than 2 years. Staff mostly serve as project manager and office engineer or architect. Must have experience or degree in applicable design field, agree with EMI’s travel agreement, agree with EMI’s statement of faith, raise support for their salary and benefits (exceptions for support staff).
Besides exhibiting at Urbana 12, we'll also be...: 
Carl Tompson will be giving a seminar on 'Developing World Design: Architect & Engineers in Mission' (PN21) talking about the importance of architects & engineers & design in the developing world with case studies and basic design methods/guidelines. Seminars will in Room 100-101 of the America's Center on Friday 28 Dec at 3:30 and Saturday 29 Dec at 3:30. EMI Information Session- Saturday, Dec 29 1-2pm in the Embassy Suites, Mercantile Room. find out more about EMI and get your questions answered. T-shirt Giveaway!!
Term of service offered: 
under two months
two months to 1 year
1 to 3 years
3 years or longer
Staff Size (in North America): 
25
Staff Size (outside North America): 
50