A Journey with Christ
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them
The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-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 applicant 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, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their 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, communities and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.
Renewing Christian Disciples,
Strengthening Local Churches
I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions.”
The Hawaii Emmaus Community
The Hawaii Walk to Emmaus community is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The Hawaii community is connected to the Walk to Emmaus The Upper Room, a global ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. The program is spread by a friend inviting another friend to experience a 72-hour weekend that will be transformative. After the weekend persons are invited to participate in the post activities of monthly gatherings, weekly small groups and preparation for another weekend.
The Hawaii Walk to Emmaus began in 1994 when the Reverend James Ledgerwood and a military couple, Marilyn and Dub Terry of the First United Methodist Church of Honolulu, gathered people from the Hawaii Cursillo and Channel Island Emmaus Communities to prepare Hawaii for it’s first Walks. Our community has been gifted by the military persons who are stationed in Hawaii for short periods of time throughout the years.