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Heart of Florida
Walk to Emmaus

Empowering leaders to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Progressive Servanthood Development

It is not unusual to hear the comment “the same people are doing everything”. It does seem like we see the same faces on many of the teams. In fact, that is indeed the case and it is intentional. The intent of “progressive servanthood development provides those who serve on teams the opportunity to be the hands and feet and to learn more and more about the Emmaus program as a “behind the scenes” participant whose job it is to support the pilgrims and to lend assistance to the weekend leadership. Teams are developed by using the 1/3, 1/3. 1/3 model recommended by the Upper Room. This model suggests that 1/3 of the team be made up of new members (those who have just taken their walk and who have not, previously, served on a team). Another 1/3 of the team should be those who have worked on several walks (2 – 4) in various roles. The last 1/3 is made of experienced team members who have served as team lead’ ers and are being groomed for weekend leadership.

As with many organizations developing new and mature leaders is often a challenge. HOF has committed to the Upper Room requirement of placing high priority on

education and training of community members. New training and education opportunities are being considered for development. Please watch this website for announcements and updates regarding this important component.

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“Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;”