The Walk to Emmaus is a 72 hour experience. The weekend begins on Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening. You will experience God's grace personally through the prayers and acts of service of a living support community.
At Emmaus, you will spend three busy but very enjoyable days at the Prothro Center at Lake Texoma. You will live and study together in singing, prayer, worship, and discussion.
Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God's grace, and how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and expresses itself in the world. You'll also discover how grace is real in your life, and how you can live in the life of grace, bringing grace to others. You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion, and to begin to understand more fully the presence of Christ in his body of believers.
To attend an Emmaus walk, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended a Walk to Emmaus. If you have a friend who has been to Emmaus, ask your friend to tell you about his or her experience with the program. If you don't know anyone who has attended you can contact any board member listed on the "About Us" page for more information.
Also required is the ability to commit to the full 72-hour experience and have a genuine desire to grow into a deeper spiritual life. Men and women attend separate walks that are typically held a month apart.
One of the primary strengths of Emmaus is the follow-up. Your weekend lasts only three days, but you are invited to build on it for the rest of your life. Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encourage to do two things following their weekend:
1. Expand their own spiritual lives through study and congregational participation.
2. Become more active disciples of Christ in the world through their churches.
To nurture this process of discipleship, the Emmaus movement offers specific opportunities.
First, reunion groups of four to six people meet weekly to reflect on their quest for spiritual growth and encourage one another in their discipleship.
Second, there will be monthly community Gatherings. All members of the Emmaus community are invited for fellowship, worship, and community updates.
Third, through a quarterly newsletter, the Community is made aware of support needs for upcoming Walks to Emmaus and of opportunities to work in a variety of ways during future weekends.
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What happens after Emmaus?