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What is the Walk to Emmaus?

  • The Walk to Emmaus is a 3-day weekend  for Christian adults to help them to better understand and grow their faith.
  • The term "Walk to Emmaus" represents two followers from the new testament walking along the road as they headed to a village called Emmaus; when Jesus met them. Though they could not recognize Him, their hearts were burning while they showed openness to the unknown stranger. They invited Jesus to stay with them and to join in meal and companionship. Later, while breaking bread, their eyes were opened to reveal that Jesus was with them. Afterward, they immediately returned to Jerusalem and shared this experience with others. The journey of these two followers on their walk to Emmaus symbolizes what can happen when individuals allow God to transform them through the power of His love on an Emmaus weekend.
  • This will be a time of spiritual renewal that offers many beautiful surprises for those participating.
  • The Walk to Emmaus inspires, challenges and prepares participants for a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, allowing them to feel the gift of His love and the presence of His grace.
  • Participants will explore deep questions about where their faith is right now and what steps they want to take to deepen it.
  • Men and women attend separate weekends.
  • The Walk to Emmaus is open to both married and single adults.


Sponsorship is the most important service in the Emmaus movement – but what's important – is we do it with excellence.

Sponsorship Training

If you are interested in sponsoring an adult on one of our upcoming Emmaus Walks, one of the first steps you will need to take is to attend one of our sponsorship training sessions.

Our hope through this training is to help make this experience as consistent for you and your pilgrim as possible and to help answer all of the questions you might have about what to anticipate. You can find all of our upcoming sponsorship training sessions listed at the link above.

Visit the link below to learn more about Sponsorship and how we can help you fulfill a commitment to sponsor someone on our next Emmaus Walk!


When it comes to serving, it takes many, many servants to operate just one of our Emmaus Walks – so we would be excited to help you find a place to help us serve an Emmaus weekend.

Serving meals on a Walk

This is a very rewarding opportunity for those who sign-up. We do encourage you to reserve your spot early since it is a first-come first-serve process to sign-up for but please read over the guidelines at the link above so you will know exactly what to expect.

The 72 hour prayer vigil

We ask that you faithfully consider praying for our next Emmaus Walk by participating in the 72 hour prayer vigil during our weekend together. Visit the link above to get more information about our most important act of service.

Connecting with us

The Emmaus community is made up of members from those who have gone before us on the "Walk to Emmaus" and those who have experienced a "Chrysalis" weekend.

If you have been through an Emmaus weekend, either as a pilgrim or as a member of one of our teams, we invite you to be part of the "Central Carolinas Emmaus Community" facebook group where we hope you can stay connected and help us promote the upcoming Emmaus events.