The name of the movement comes from the Gospel of Luke
Emmaus ignites a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.
The Walk to Emmaus is based on the story of two disciples walking along the road between Jerusalem and the village of Emmaus shortly after Christ's resurrection. As the two were discussing the events of the past few days, the risen Christ joined them. But they were kept from recognizing him. He explained that the Christ must suffer before receiving his glory. Later he joined the two for supper. As he blessed and broke the bread, the eyes of the disciples were opened and they recognized this stranger as the risen Christ. But then he disappeared from their sight. They immediately returned to Jerusalem to spread the word that Christ had indeed risen. (Luke 24:13-35)
This story is the background for the Walk to Emmaus weekend. Just as Christ appeared to the disciples and explained the Scriptures to them, pilgrims on their walk learn, strengthen, and renew their faith. This is done in an atmosphere of love, friendship, and prayer.
The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
You will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying, and participating in small groups. Discussions center around 15 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.
Men's Walk #74
Women's Walk #75
Baptist Hill Camp
Mt. Vernon, MO
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