Walk to Emmaus/Chrysalis
TAKE A JOURNEY ON 'THE WALK TO EMMAUS'
Emmaus Walk Dates
Men’s Walk #44 – September 15-18, 2016
Women’s Walk #44 – October 20-23, 2016
Next Boys Flight TBA
Next Girls Flight TBA
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What is the Walk to Emmaus?
The Walk to Emmaus and its youth counterpart, Chrysalis, is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The walk is 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. There are special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. The Emmaus walk begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate walks. The Chrysalis walk begins on a Friday evening and concludes on Monday evening (Martin Luther and Presidents Day). Boys and Girls attend seperate flights.
What is the aim of Emmaus/Chrysalis?
The aim of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action – in their homes, churches, workplaces, and communities.
What happens during the Three-Day Emmaus/Chrysalis Experience ?
While the Emmaus Walk is fun and rejuvenating, it is also concentrated and full.
A moment of silent reflection, then discussion and creative responses follow each of the fifteen talks. Each day includes break times, snacks and meals.
What should I know before attending?
Emmaus is designed for active church members and their leaders who want to rekindle their faith or renew their vision. The content of the Walk builds on each person’s familiarity with the basics of the Christian faith. Emmaus is for people who want to grow spiritually and mature as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Emmaus is a concentrated three-day course in Christianity, not a relaxing retreat. Don’t bring work from the office or have hopes of taking an afternoon off to read. Except for break times, Emmaus is a very full experience. Come with empty hands and open hearts, planning to give yourself completely to the Emmaus Walk.
There is an Emmaus and Chrysalis community in Northern Kentucky which provides four three day weekends each year - two in the spring and two in the fall (one each for men and women and one for boys and one for girls). If you are intersted in attending the Walk to Emmaus or Chrysalis flight the staff at HUMC would be happy to assist you! Click here to request more information or an application.