The Day Four Restore event at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 19th was a resounding success.
We had 30 people in attendance with great music, fellowship and lots of food. (There can’t be an Emmaus event without food, right?)
The participants were assigned their tables and then sat down to breakfast snacks and coffee and they were given the opportunity to get to know each other.
The day started with a music followed by an opening prayer and a Spiritual Director meditation.
The first talk was presented by Rev. Andy Roberts and he asked the participants to remember their Walk to Emmaus experience and then to think back about what helped us take those moments of Grace and turn them into momentum of God’s grace. He then asked us to bring those thoughts and feelings forward to today, so that we could explore how we can achieve that momentum again. This was followed by a very nice table discussion.
Following a short break, we then heard from Keith Chapman, who talked about surviving and thriving through difficult times. Perseverance was the key word on his talk that focused on the great Bible story of Job. Another spirited table discussion happened here.
Then we broke for lunch which consisted of a variety of Jason’s Deli boxed lunches.
The afternoon sessions were centered around Spiritual Practices that can help us reflect and restore our fire for the Lord.
The day ended with a communion service, lots of hugs and a wonderful feeling of peace and joy for all involved as we left inspired to move forward in God’s grace to build His kingdom.
Won’t you join us next time for the Day Four Restore event?
Day Four Restore Events
Day Four Restore is HERE!
We have scheduled our NEXT Day Four Restore event. This is a single-day retreat event for Emmaus Alumni. It is meant to rejuvenate and invigorate the Emmaus community
The Event will be held on:
January 21st, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm First United Methodist Church Plano
3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy,
Plano, TX 75074
You are INVITED TO JOIN US!
Day Four Restore is a one-day retreat designed to refresh the spirit and renew the commitment of those in the Dallas Emmaus Community. The one-day event is open to those who have previously been on a Walk to Emmaus or Chrysalis event. The event includes two talks, one by a Clergy, and one by a Lay person. There are table talks and other spiritual events, along a brief communion service. We will have the opportunity to worship, to pray, and most importantly to spend time renewing our relationships with Jesus! Lunch will be provided.
Community Lay Director
Walk #169, June 2003
Table of John
In the Community
One of the things we want to highlight in the coming months is how members of the Emmaus Community are making a difference in their churches. Please feel free to submit stories with pictures of ways in which alumni of the Walk to Emmaus Event are making a difference in their local churches.
Becoming a Teacher
My Walk to Emmaus journey started modestly.
I attended Walk #169 in June of 2003 and Lake Lavon and I sat at the table of John.
I had been leading a Sunday School class, but I didn't have a strong foundation for teaching the Bible, so I usually purchased someone else's Bible Study (Adam Hamilton was always a popular choice) and "facilitated" lesson more than taught it.
Then in 2013, I started getting on Walk Teams, first as a 4th Day worker, then as a Team Assistant. When I saw how much people were doing on the Inside Teams, I was floored. I was convicted that I could do more.
So, in 2014, I applied for and was accepted into the Master of Theological Studies program at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was a total online degree from an accredited Divinity School. While pursuing my studies and working full time, I continued to work on every Walk I could. I was on fire for Christ.
I graduated with my Master of Theological Studies degree in 2017, and then I began writing my own Bible Studies and have been teaching the Bible in Sunday School every chance I get.
I've continued working on the Walk to Emmaus events, working my way to Assistant Lay Director. Additionally, I've served on the Dallas Emmaus Board of Directors for three years now, and currently serve as the Community Lay Director for the Dallas Emmaus Community.
I currently serve as a member of my local church's Church Council and I am one of the men leading the Men's Group at my church.
God's Grace abounds in us and I continue to answer His call for my life. I am still on fire for Christ and look forward to a day when we have two and three Men's and Women's walks a year again.
Next Woman's Walk
Tee Women's Walk originally scheduled for November 3-6, 2022 at Sabine Creek Ranch has been rescheduled for:
February 23-26, 2023
Catholic Conference and Formation Center
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Did you know that you can attend any Tuesday Follow-up and find a Reunion Group?
Walk Follow-ups happen on the Tuesday following every walk and include both sharing time for the recent pilgrims and a time for them to try to form Reunion Groups. If you are in need of a Reunion group, this would be a great place to start. If you're interested in attending a Follow-up meeting, send an email to the Lay Director or Head TA of the walk for the meeting location. Contact information can be found on the Dallas Emmaus website atDallasEmmaus.org
Looking for an opportunity to serve in a powerful ministry? Visit Kairos of Texas online to find out about the units and areas of ministries near you.
Kairos is a prison ministry whose success is dependent on the community of faith support in providing agape such as prayer chain signatures, cookies, and financial donations. If you are interested in knowing more about how you can participate, or to find out how to attend a Kairos closing, email the editors for information.
"... whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me."
~ Matthew 24:40