Northeast Louisiana Walk to Emmaus
So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
Luke 24:15 (NKJV)
What is it?
The Gospel of Luke relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two men who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Two friends were walking together, sharing their deepest concerns. The risen Christ joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked--how it was ordained that Christ would suffer and so enter His glory. This experience on the road was a heart-warming experience, as the risen Christ walked and talked with them. The illuminating climax of the experience was when Christ took bread and said the blessing, then broke it and gave it to them. The two had their eyes opened, they recognized Him as the risen Christ, and they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)
The Walk to Emmaus is an opportunity for you to meet Jesus Christ in a new way, as God's grace and love is revealed to you through other believers over the course of 72 hours. It is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders.
Journey with Christ
The Walk to Emmaus begins with prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation, an application must be completed and submitted. The Emmaus leadership prayerfully considers each applicant, and in God's timing, the person is invited to attend the 3-day experience.
Following the 3-day weekend, participants join together in Reunion Groups, Gatherings, and other ministries 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, each participant's individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their homes, churches, and communities.
The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities, and workplaces. Emmaus offers a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others!