The walk to Emmaus is
- An experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity.
- An opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
Who should go to Emmaus?
The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical. It is, therefore, open to members of any Christian denomination. Emmaus 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.
- Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility.
- Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner.
How to Attend a Walk:
To get involved in Emmaus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended an Emmaus weekend. Many of our church members have attended weekends as will be happy to sponsor you!
If you are interested in learning more about attending a Walk to Emmaus, please contact:
• Ken Cooper: 251-929-3935 ( )
• Barbara Colvin: 251-752-5417 ( )
• Laura Parker: 251-928-1148 ( )
We will be happy to help you find a sponsor!
What happens on the Emmaus 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 in 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.
You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ. You will experience God’s grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership.
What Happens After the Emmaus Weekend?
You are invited to have a closer walk with Christ for the rest of your life; this is called the Fourth Day.
Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encouraged to:
• Expand their own spiritual lives through worship, study and active participation in their local church
• Become more active disciples of Christ in service to the world
To nurture this process of discipleship, the Emmaus movement offers specific opportunities:
• Groups of four to six people meet regularly to reflect on their spiritual journey and encourage one another in accountable discipleship.
• Monthly community gatherings enable Emmaus participants to meet for fellowship, worship and instruction.
• Community members are regularly informed of the support needs of upcoming Walk to Emmaus weekends, and and other opportunities for servant leadership.
Helpful Information Websites & Forms
- Upper Room: http://emmaus.upperroom.org/
- Servant Heart Emmaus: http://myservantheartemmaus.com/
- An Introduction to Walk to Emmaus https://vimeo.com/8697255
- Walk to Emmaus location: http://campwhisperingpines.com/
- Facilities: http://campwhisperingpines.com/index.php/facilities/the-pine-tree-inn