Frequently Asked Questions


Who Should Go To Emmaus?
Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination.  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

What Happens On The Emmaus Weekend?

You will enjoy 3 days singing, learning, laughing, worshipping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups.  Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy.  These talks present the theme of God’s grace, how the grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it expresses itself in the world.  You’ll also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace and bring grace to others.  You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebrations 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.

What Happens Afterward?

You are invited to have a closer walk with Christ for the rest of your life.  Those who attend a Walk to Emmaus are encouraged to:

  • Expand their own spiritual lives through worship, study and active participation in their local church
  • Become more active disciples of Christ in service to the world. 

To nurture this process of discipleship, the Emmaus movement offers specific opportunities.  First, groups of four to six people meet weekly to reflect on their spiritual journey and encourage one another in accountable discipleship.  Second, there are monthly community gatherings where Emmaus participants meet for fellowship, worship, and instruction.  Third, through a newsletter, members become aware of community happenings, support needs for upcoming Walks to Emmaus and other opportunities for servant leadership.