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Walk to Emmaus

What is "Walk to Emmaus"?

"While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them"

Luke 24:15

Greater Austin Emmaus Community


About Emmaus:  Program Overview


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."


The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-o) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means "little course in Christianity."

Structure and Organization

The Walk to Emmaus is grounded theologically and institutionally in the Upper Room ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.

About the Name "Walk to Emmaus"

The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35, which provides the central image for the three-day experience and follow-up. Luke tells the story of that first Easter afternoon when the risen Christ appeared to the two disciples who were walking together along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus.

How to Attend

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.

For more information, contact the church office or

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