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Walk To Emmaus: A Three-Day Spiritual Retreat
We have posted this great video from an Emmaus community in Woodlands, Texas. We believe it describes some of the feelings and sentiments of many of our own New Life family. Please take a moment to listen to their expressions of joy and thankfulness these “pilgrims” have for their Walk To Emmaus experience.
Walk To Emmaus
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The “Emmaus community,” made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.
During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world.
Who Should Go On An Emmaus Walk
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
Click to download: New Life Emmaus Pilgrim Application
Join Us In Prayer – 72 Hour Prayer Vigil
New Life Is Accepting Walk Applications
Walk To Emmaus Applications are now available online! Please download and print several to have on-hand as you prayerfully considering sponsoring a Pilgrim. You may wish to review the Sponsor Information available on this site. If you desire to attend an Upcoming Walk, you will need to be sponsored by an Emmaus community member. To get connected with a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org