What is a 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.

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 Wasatch Front 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 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 reunion or ‘4th Day’ groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. The three-day Emmaus experience and 4th Day 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.

Men’s Walk: April 21 – 24, 2016

Clearfield Community Church (525 E 200 S, Clearfield, Utah)

Women’s Walk: April 28 – May 1, 2016

Clearfield Community Church (525 E 200 S, Clearfield, Utah)

Emmaus Affiliations

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.

Do you want to attend a “Walk”? Contact us, we’ll send you information! admin@utwte.org

 

For more information, visit Wasatch Front Walk to Emmaus of Utah

If you have participated in a walk and are looking for a local 4th day gathering, 4th Day Gatherings