Sponsoring a Pilgrim on a Walk to Emmaus or Face to Face Encounter is a committment that should not be taken lightly, as it should ensure that your Pilgrim derives the most spiritual benefit from the Walk or Encounter.
Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination. It is intended 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.
As a sponsor, you agree to:
*Pray for this applicant;
*Discuss the Walk or Encounter with his/her family/friends for appropriate support, encouragement and care for them before, during, and after the Walk or Encounter;
*Collect necessary letters and paperwork prior to the Walk or Encounter;
*Commit to take care of the Pilgrim's obligations and family's needs during the Walk or Encounter weekend;
*Arrange for transportation to and from the Walk or Encounter site;
*Participate in Sponsor's Hour, Candlelight and Closing;
*Attend Pilgrim's Orientation with the Pilgrim after the Walk or Encounter; and
*Help the Pilgrim attend Gatherings and find a reunion group.