The Texoma Walk to Emmaus, started holding walks in 1995 after many people in the community had attended week-end walks in other communities Ė Dallas, Texas. Currently there are over 2283 people on our roster, with 910 being Men and 1373 being Women from over 145 different churches in the Texoma Community
A Board of Directors governs the Community and oversees all the planning and operations necessary to conduct the Walks. This Board commits to abide by the guidelines created by The Upper Room.
The monthly gatherings are some of the most special times spent in Emmaus activity. The Texoma Community meets monthly on the months that a Walk is not held. At a gathering, there is usually a covered dish meal with time to fellowship with people who genuinely love the Lord. Praise and worship is shared and then a speaker gives a talk about how their life has changed since their Emmaus experience. The evening ends with Holy Communion.
Walks are held at the Baptist Youth Camp, located at Lake Texoma, Pottsboro, Texas.
There are many opportunities to be nurtured and grow after experiencing a walk to Emmaus Ė in fact, the week-end is intended to be the beginning of making a conscious effort grow deeper in a relationship with God.
Reunion Groups build on what begins during the walk. This is a small group that meets on a regular basis for the purpose of reviewing each otherís spiritual practices, holding each other accountable in their commitment and sharing each otherís awareness of Christís presence in their life.
Learning to be a servant is one of the main values of the Walk to Emmaus. There are many opportunities to serve within the Emmaus community, but it is always important to remember that the primary area of ministry is to be oneís local church.
To attend an Emmaus walk, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Emmaus. Also required is the ability to commit to the full 72 hour experience and have a genuine desire to grow into a deeper spiritual life. Men and women attend separate walks that are typically held a month apart.
About the Texoma Walk to Emmaus
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