What is Emmaus?

The Purpose of Emmaus
Emmaus aims to inspire, challenge and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches and places of work. It provides a means by which we can grow together in love, grace and servanthood as members of the Body of Christ.

An Introduction to Walk to Emmaus, The Upper Room from Upper Room Ministries on Vimeo.

What happens at Emmaus?
The “Walk to Emmaus” is a 72-hour experience (Thursday evening to Sunday evening). This time is spent studying, discussing, worshipping and living together at a suitable retreat center. Fifteen talks, delivered by clergy and laity, form the basis of discussions and projects. These present the themes of God’s Grace and how grace comes alive in the Christian Community and expresses itself in the world. You will have the opportunity to celebrate Holy Communion daily and begin to understand more fully the presence of Christ in the body of His believers. The prayers and acts of love of a living support community enhance this experience.

Interested in attending an Emmaus Walk?
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Who Should Go On Emmaus?

Emmaus is for Christians who are leaders or have the potential to become leaders in their local Church and are open to experience the grace and love of God in new ways. It is for those who will be committed to make a difference as a result of this experience. Emmaus is not for people who are undergoing an emotional crisis or are looking for another “spiritual high.”