This story from Luke 24:13-35 provides the image for the Walk to Emmaus, an Upper Room program that calls forth and restores Christian discipleship.
How do I attend? A person who has experienced the Walk to Emmaus sponsors you. This frees you from any personal responsibilities that might distract you while on the experience, and undergirds your 72 hour experience with prayer and other expressions of God’s love.
What happens after? Cleopas and his companion immediately returned to tell other disciples about their encounter with Christ. A regular, on going time of sharing together our journey with Christ is part of the follow-up to the experience. Celebration occur throughout the year encourages discipleship. Weekly, small-group meetings are open to all persons wanting to grow in accountability for their relationship with Christ.
What is the purpose? Emmaus exists to develop Christian leaders for the local church and the world. The 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.”
Where does it take place? A community of Christians from a variety of churches provides a place, leadership, and all the support necessary to conduct the Walk to Emmaus weekend.