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1] What is the 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."
2] How much does it cost?
The cost is $215, which includes all meals from Thursday evening through Sunday lunch, as well as luxurious dorm-style sleeping accomodations. Scholarships are available.
3] Where are the walks held?
The Denton Area Emmaus Community walks are held at the Briarwood Retreat Center in Copper Canyon, TX..
4] What are the requirements to attend a walk?
To get involved in Emmaus, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Emmaus him- or herself. If you have a friend who has been to Emmaus, ask your friend to tell you about his or her experience with the program. Your friend can help you decide whether or not you would find an Emmaus experience helpful.
5] What happens on a Walk to Emmaus?
The core of the walk is a series of fifteen short talks that are given by lay and clergy on various topics related to God's grace, Christian discipleship, and the true meaning of being part of the "body of Christ".
6] Can my spouse and I attend the same walk?
The "Walk to Emmaus" is not co-ed. Men and women attend separate retreats.
7] What makes the Walk to Emmaus different from other spritual retreats?
Unlike most other retreats that are meant to be attended more than once, the Walk to Emmaus is a "once in a lifetime" experience.
8] Why can't I keep my cell phone and watch?
Cell phones would be quite disruptive to the cloistered retreat environment, and a watch would remind you about what you would be doing if you were not attending a walk.
9] When do the walks start and end?
6:00 pm - Pilgrim arrival, unloading, registration
7:00 pm - Potluck dinner starts when all have arrived
8:00 pm - Sendoff to weekend start, Sponsor's Hour follows
8:00 pm - Candlelight
4:15 pm - Sponsors gather pilgrim belongings
4:30 pm - Closing
10] Where can I get more information about the Walk to Emmaus?
Please visit the Upper Room's Emmaus website.
11] How do I sponsor someone to attend a Walk to Emmaus?
The following links will give you information about sponsorship.
Sample agape letter request
12] Am I allowed to sponsor someone of the opposite gender?
Yes, Yes, Yes!
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