Walk to Emmaus is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as he is revealed to you through other believers during a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity. Following the three days, participants are given an opportunity to join in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ. Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission.
Who should go to Emmaus? Emmaus is 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.
If you would like more information on attending an Emmaus Walk or would like to find a sponsor, please call the Church Office.
Men's Walk #172: October 10-13 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Women's Walk #173: October 17-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
What happens on the Emmaus weekend? The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation. You will enjoy three busy days singing, learning, laughing, praying, worshipping, and participating in small groups. Discussions center around 15 talks given by laity and clergy. The theme of each talk is God's grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community, and how it expresses itself in the world. You'll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and bring 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 afterward? You are invited to walk with Christ for the rest of your life. Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encouraged to servant-leadership and 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 4 to 6 people meet weekly to reflect on their spiritual journey and encourage one another in accountable discipleship.
- There are monthly community gatherings where Emmaus participants meet for fellowship, worship, and instruction.
- Through a newsletter, members become aware of support needs for upcoming Walks and other opportunities for servant-leadership.
For more information, please contact Jim or Margie Davies at 317-773-9982, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk to Emmaus General Information – http://emmaus.upperroom.org/
Greater Indianapolis Area Emmaus Community – http://www.indyemmaus.org/