WHAT IS THE WALK TO EMMAUS?
The Walk to Emmaus is a 72 hour/3 day weekend in which a short course in Christianity is presented. The emphasis of the weekend is on an individual’s experience of God’s grace. During the weekend participants are placed in table groups with which they identify all weekend long. The groups hear and discuss 15 talks presented on Christian living. Ten of the talks are given by lay persons and five by clergy.
The weekend is designed intentionally as a non-threatening time apart from the noise and complexity of every day living. No one is asked to speak or share if they do not want to. There is no set formula of response expected on the weekend. If the participant’s response is authentic, that is all that is asked.
The weekend is filled with many opportunities to laugh, and even cry, to reflect, to share and to enjoy the fellowship of those with whom we experience the Walk. There are many opportunities of reflection and worship provided on the weekend.
The weekend has been designed by The Upper Room Prayer Ministries of the United Methodist Church located in Nashville, Tennessee. This was done while the Rev. Maxie Dunham was the director of the Upper Room. Each Walk follows a complete set of guidelines established by the Upper Room.
People go on the weekend through sponsorship by someone who has already been. If you are interested please contact someone you know who has been. You deserve the opportunity to go and experience the grace and love of God in a unique and wonderful way.
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