The Greater Columbus Emmaus Community is a non-denominational Christian organization intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. Weekends are held at Grove City United Methodist Church. The Walk begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening. The weekends are separated, Men’s Only or Women’s Only, and are held in the fall and spring each year. Emmaus Walks are held worldwide and local communities follow the Upper Room model for the weekend so that no matter where you are, weekends are similar.
Those attending are referred to as pilgrims, and for the duration of the retreat, they are on God’s time. All means of distraction are left behind; watches, cell phones and every day interruptions are put aside. The Walk to Emmaus helps pilgrims reflect on their lives and relationship with Jesus through listening to talks, discussion, reflection, and Christian fellowship. It is a time of renewal and ‘ah-ha’ moments.
The Walk to Emmaus gets its name from the story in Luke 24:13-35 where after His resurrection, Jesus joins two disciples on the road to Emmaus. During the journey He helps them understand the scriptures and events surrounding His death and resurrection.
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