What is the Walk to Emmaus?

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The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. 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.

The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one accepts this invitation they complete an application.  The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.

 Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups 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 home, church, and community.

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.  Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

The video below is an excellent testimony of the Walk to Emmaus.  It is only ten minutes long and is very informative.  In this video actual persons who have experienced the Walk to Emmaus explain what the Walk meant to them.  The Walk to Emmaus is truly a life changing experience.

If you are interested in attending one of the Walks to Emmaus  in eastern North Carolina and South Carolina which are conducted by the Sandhills Emmaus Community, please let us know.  We have served Cumberland, Hoke, Scotland, Robeson, Richmond, Bladen and Moore counties in North Carolina and Chesterfield, Dillon, Marion, Marlboro, Horry, and Florence counties in South Carolina.  If you do not live in one of these counties, you can still attend a Walk to Emmaus conducted by the Sandhills Emmaus Community.  We would love to have you join us.  You may contact us by clicking here.

Sandhills Emmaus Application