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Walk to Emmaus
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Come Encounter the Living Christ on the Walk to Emmaus
The Walk to Emmaus is an invitation for a journey with Christ, an experience of Christian spiritual renewal that begins with a three day short course in Christianity. The Walk to Emmaus is a once in a lifetime experience designed to inspire, challenge and equip local church members for Christian Action, and Discipleship in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.
“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.”
During the 1960s and 1970s, the Episcopalians and Lutherans, along with several nondenominational groups, such as Tres Dias, began to offer Cursillo. In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship adapted the program for a primarily Protestant audience and began to offer it under the name The Upper Room Cursillo. In 1981, The Upper Room made further adaptations and changed the name of the program to The Upper Room Walk to Emmaus. In 1984, The Upper Room developed a youth expression of Emmaus called Chrysalis.”