Walk to Emmaus

emmausWhile they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. [Luke 24:15]

2016 Walks at the Eagles Wings Retreat Center in Burnet, Texas will be announced soon.

What is The Walk to Emmaus?
The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour Spiritual Retreat for the development of Christian Leaders.  It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as he is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with prayerful discernment, an invitation from a sponsor, and an application.

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?

Following the three days, people 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.
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 a ongoing manner.

If you are interested in attending an Emmaus weekend, visit the bulletin board outside the MPR or contact Mike O’Brien.

Hope members participate through the Diakonia-Eagles Wings Emmaus Community of Mission Presbytery. For more information, click here.

 

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