Face to Face began “Encounters” in Emmaus communities across the United States in 2015. Each day, new groups are joining in this adventure of starting Face to Face in their local Emmaus communities. They are experiencing a renewed spirit within the community and increased numbers of pilgrims who are thankful for the focus of Face to Face. For more information, contact Hess B. “Doc” Hall, Jr., Associate Director, Emmaus Ministries, by email at [email protected], or call toll free (for residents of the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico) at 1-877-899-2780, ext. 7288. If you live in another country besides the US and Canada, please call 1-615-340-7288.

An adaptation of The Walk to Emmaus, Face to Face is specifically crafted to meet the needs and life stages of older adults. The program seeks to invite men and women, ages 60 and older, to experience Jesus through a 4-, 6-, or 8-session journey, covering subjects such as discipleship, mission, grief, and end-of-life issues. The highly flexible schedule allows participants the freedom to engage in structured Bible study and prayer in a church setting or other community space. Led by clergy and lay leaders, Face to Face strengthens and renews followers of Christ and bolsters the spiritual life of individuals, families, and congregations everywhere. Face to Face is open to members of any Christian denomination who want to strengthen their spiritual lives, discover answers to their questions about faith, and are open to understanding the responsibility of living a Christian lifestyle.

Face to Face allows participants the opportunity to rediscover Christ’s presence in their life, gain fresh understanding of God’s transforming grace, and to form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual maturity.

If you desire a deeper, more meaningful walk with the risen Christ; if you would like that relationship to be reflected in every other relationship in your life; if you wish to make a deeper impact on the world around you by living a life centered on Jesus Christ; please join us as we encounter the risen Christ ... Face to Face.

The RESILIENCE conference in 2021 was so uplifting and nourishing. It was wonderful to be with other Christians around the world at this retreat, who truly care about responding to trauma in a compassionate way by teaching spiritual practices to help with grounding and healing.”

Join us for the next RESILIENCE conference on September 29-30, 2023. Learn more at UpperRoom.org/resilience.