Have You Attended a Walk to Emmaus?
At First Frisco we have a strong and vibrant Emmaus Community. We come together occasionally for gatherings, we make agape, we have numerous Reunion Groups, and we attend community functions as a group as often as possible.
If you are not currently on the Emmaus/Chrysalis email list or do not receive Evites to events, please email Helen Davids and we will make sure you are added to the email list.
What is Emmaus?
The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a 3-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God's grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation, they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each application and in God's time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.
Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ. Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, your gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. You are encouraged to find ways to live out your call to discipleship in your home, church and community. The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.
Who Should Go To Emmaus?
Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination. Emmaus is 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
If you are interested in learning more about attending a Walk to Emmaus, please email either Rev. Mark Vowell or Rev. Cheryl Jones, or speak to any of the church members who have already attended an Emmaus experience!
For a complete list of upcoming Walk dates and locations, you may go to the Dallas Emmaus Community website. Applications may also be printed from there.
What Happens On the Emmaus Weekend?
You will enjoy three days singing, learning, laughing, worshipping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups. Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God's grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it expresses itself in this world.
You will discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and bring grace to others. You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ.
You will experience God's grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership!
Are You Interested?
Here is a list of just a few contacts that would be happy to answer any questions you may have or get you started on the Road to Emmaus:
Rev. Mark Vowell
Rev. Bill Meek
and there are many, many others!