• Sunday , 24 September 2017

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Emmaus Community


In order to improve communications between the international Emmaus office and millions of participants around the world in 600+ communities—including The Walk to Emmaus, the largest of The Upper Room program ministries—Emmaus staff send regular news and notes to Emmaus leaders and encourage them to share the information with their networks of pilgrims.

5_WaysThe communication piece, called “Five Ways to Strengthen Your Emmaus Community” is intended for participants and leaders in all of the Emmaus-tradition ministries, including The Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, Face to Face, and the newly emerging Journey to the Table.

“Why just five?” We want these communication pieces to be short, simple, easy-to-share, and READ by all.

If you are interested or involved in any of the Emmaus-tradition program ministries, please read and SHARE the July 2015 Five Ways news listed below.Help us share stories and news with our growing, worldwide network of fellow pilgrims and butterflies!


1 HOPE and Dream With Us. Click to watch the short video below about how we are hoping and dreaming with YOU in mind.


2 Strengthen Your FOURTH DAY 

For most of us, Walk to Emmaus program ministries are mountaintop experiences that we want to hold on to longer than three days. How do we sustain that excitement and take it back into our daily lives?

In this catalog, Upper Room Books presents resources available to support you in your Fourth Day. The resources are organized around the 15 talks you hear during your Weekend or Encounter. Our goal is to help you renew your commitment and to support your Christian walk with books that encourage prayer, study, and Christian action.

Access the catalog by clicking on the blue text above or here.

3 Reach More Young Adults 

Throughout the remainder of 2015, we will test a new program in the Emmaus tradition for 18 to 35 year olds—Journey to the Table. We expect this new offering to be available to all communities in 2016. We ask you to pray with us, and to invite your communities to pray for these test sites and for the launch of this exciting new ministry.

Interested in receiving updates on Journey to the Table test sites and launch dates?

Willing to sponsor a campus minister’s Walk to Emmaus experience?

Eager to start Journey to the Table in your community?

If so, send an e-mail to Geoffrey Parker, Journey to the Table Program Manager, at

We hope to hear from you soon! 

4 SEND Agape to Face to Face Encounters 

Face to Face Encounters begin across the country this August! Support these Encounters, which are an experience of God’s grace and agape love rooted in the Emmaus tradition but specifically crafted to meet the needs of older adults, by presenting agape from around the world. Please invite your communities to send an agape greeting, as well as to be in prayer for these upcoming Face to Face Encounters. (Click the blue text to see a list of the upcoming Encounters.) When crafting your community agape, keep in mind that Face to Face is a co-ed experience and referred to as an Encounter. 

Thank you for supporting our sisters and brothers in the Love of Christ! 

For more information visit the Face to Face website. 

5 SHARE This. 

One of the ways to strengthen your community and to help it grow is to SHARE THIS email on Facebook, with your email lists, in your newsletters, on your websites, with your people


Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have GOOD NEWS brought to them!”—Luke 7: 22

If you would like to contact an Emmaus Regional Leader, click here.

If you would like to contact Emmaus staff, click here.

If you have something you want to share in a future Five Ways communication piece or want to receive the Five Ways emails regularly, email

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