Emmaus Ministries

The programs within Emmaus Ministries are an ecumenical 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 experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one accepts this invitation they complete an application.  The 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 in what is called their Fourth Day.

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 is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of school and/or work.  Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

Mission: Empowering Leaders to be the hands and feet of Christ
Vision: Fourth Day leaders embodying Jesus Christ

Walk to Emmaus

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15

The Walk to Emmaus is a program developed for adults. 

Who should go on Walk to Emmaus?  Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination.  It 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, and that are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner.

For more information, use the links to the right or visit emmaus.upperroom.org

Chrysalis

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come.  The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Cor. 5:17

The Chrysalis Flights and Journeys are programs developed for youth and young adults.  Flights focus on youth in grades 10-12, aged 15-18 years old.  Journeys are for young adults ages 19-24.

Who should go to Chrysalis?  Chrysalis is open to members of any Christian denomination.  It is for the development of Christian leaders who have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about their faith, understand that being a Christian involves responsibility, and that are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner.

For more information, use the links to the right or visit chrysalis.upperroom.org