The Emmaus weekend is 3 days of singing, learning, laughing, worshipping, reflecting, praying and participating in small groups (and yes, sometimes crying as well). You will hear a series of 15 talks given by liaty and clergy, which present the theme of God's grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed in the world. You will also discover how grace is real in your live, how you live a life of grace and how you bring that grace to others.
You will have the opportunity to participate in daily chapel and prayer times, and the celebration of Holy Communion. You will experience God's grace through the many, many prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership.
This 3 day weekend is experienced in a cloistered environment, with minimal/no contact with the "outside world." Your sponsor has commited to being responsible for your family during this weekend. This is so that you can be free of worry and focus on your relationship with God. At no time will anything be forced on you, however, we ask for your willing participation in all parts of the weekend. This is a carefully designed format, and every part of the weekend builds upon what has happened to that point; we ask that you trust us and be open to what God is going to show you.
While there is nothing in Emmaus that is a secret, there are many aspects of the weekend that can be experienced more fully if you are not anticipating what is coming. That said, your sponsor should have fully explained the weekend to you and answered any and all questions you may have.