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What Is Emmaus
Emmaus – A Journey with Christ
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them..Luke 24:15
 
  
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity.  It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God's grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
 
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful invitation from a sponsor – or someone who  has walked the journey before you.  Just as Christ walked with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, a sponsor walks with both you and Christ to ensure you don't walk alone in this journey.
 
Who should go to an Emmaus weekend?  Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination who's aim is for the development of Christian leaders who …
  • Are members of a local church
  • Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives
  • May have unanswered questions about their faith
  • Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner
What happens on this 3-day weekend?  You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups.  Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy.  These talks present the theme of God's grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed to the world.  You'll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and how you bring that grace to others.
 
What happens after an Emmaus Weekend?  You are invited to have a closer walk with Christ for the rest of your life. Where the retreat is 3 days of your life – the days following your walk are referred to as your 4th Days.  Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encouraged to:
  • Form or join an accountability/reunion group with 2+ people to meet regularly to walk together as you face the challenges and blessings of a life lived in grace.
  • Attend local gatherings and events sponsored by the community.
  • Expand your own spiritual lives through worship, study and active participation at your local church.
  • Become more active disciples of Christ in service to the world.
  • Participate in the many opportunities to serve on a future Walk to Emmaus.
 
 
 
 
 
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