Walk to Emmaus Experience

A program of the Upper Room division of the General Board Discipleship of the United Methodist Church (UMC) which calls forth and renews Christian discipleship. Though copyrighted and scripted by the UMC, the Walk to Emmaus is a very unique non-denominational Christian experience. All are invited.

The Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience, a highly structured weekend, which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a life-style. The program is designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and through them their families, congregations, and the world.

History of the Movement

The Walk to Emmaus or Emmaus Walk is a three day movement that came out of the Roman Catholic Cursillo Movement. 

It started in the 1960s and 1970s when Episcopalians and Lutherans, and Tres Dias offered Cursillo. 

In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church trademarked Emmaus and successfully made the Roman Catholic program into a Protestant version.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy your consolations. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.