Sponsoring a Pilgrim on a Walk to Emmaus is a committment that should not be taken lightly, as it should ensure that your Pilgrim derives the most spiritual benefit from the Walk.
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 with his/her family/friends for appropriate support, encouragement and care for them before, during, and after the Walk;
*Collect necessary letters and paperwork prior to the Walk;
*Commit to take care of the Pilgrim's obligations and family's needs during the Walk weekend;
*Arrange for transportation to and from the Walk site;
*Participate in Sponsor's Hour, Candlelight and Closing;
*Attend Pilgrim's Orientation with the Pilgrim after the Walk; and
*Help the Pilgrim attend Gatherings and find a reunion group.