WALK TO EMMAUS
THE Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”
On its second year, the Philippines Emmaus Walk Community will hold the following Walks:
WALK #3 (MEN’s Walk): JUNE 23-26, 2013 (Sunday til Wednesday)
WALK #4 (WOMEN’s Walk): JUNE 27-30, 2013 (Thursday til Sunday)
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The “Emmaus community,” made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk typically begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.
During and after the three days, Emmaus leaders encourage participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations. The three-day Emmaus experience and follow-up groups strengthen and renew Christian people as disciples of Jesus Christ and as active members of the body of Christ in mission to the world.
The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical.
Excerpted with permission from What Is Emmaus? by Stephen D. Bryant. Copyright © 1995 by The Upper Room.
PEW Community, Inc.
The PEW Community, which started in 2010, is a part of a worldwide spiritual movement, Walk to Emmaus. The first two Walks were held last May-June 2012 in Tarlac City. Today, the community has around 100 fourth day pilgrims across the country, continuing to bring transformation in their local churches and beyond.
WALK #4: 72-HOUR Prayer Vigil
For some of us who might not join and serve physically Walk #4, we’d love to encourage you to sign up for the Prayer Vigil for the 72-hour spiritual program for both pilgrims and team members.
To sign up for the Prayer Clock and to view the time list (schedule), please go to the PRAYER LINE page.
- Godly leaders
- The pride in high places
- Before you judge…
- It is the Lord!
- The Lord is with you
- A time for refueling
- We will not fear