While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. - Luke 24:15


The Walk to Emmaus develops Christian disciples and leaders by inspiring, challenging, and equipping active adult church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, workplaces, and communities. It also benefits less active members who are seeking to renew a relationship with God, grow spiritually, or discover firmer foundations for their lives.

Through The Walk to Emmaus, as they seek to become healthy and vital congregations, local churches have both a means of growing disciples and a tool for developing leaders for their disciple-making systems.

The program begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity that is wrapped in prayer and signs of sacrificial service. It continues for the rest of participants’ lives with follow-up groups that, along with the local church’s robust offerings, contribute to participants’ ongoing growth in grace.


Join us from November 28 to December 7, 2023. The pilgrimage is open to leaders and members of Emmaus Ministries communities around the world, as well as their family members and friends.

During the ten-day event, pilgrims will:

  • join in daily reading and reflection on carefully selected passages of scripture
  • share with speakers from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions who will bring their various faiths and cultures together for interaction and understanding of present-day realities
  • be invited to sit with a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Palestinians and Israelis
  • continue to experience God’s grace in new ways
  • be increasingly sensitive to situations of injustice in their respective communities
  • reflect on ways in which, as followers of Christ, they can contribute to building a more just society

Don’t miss this opportunity to retrace the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus taken by the two discouraged followers of Christ. Come with us to explore how, as a result of their encounter with the risen Lord, these two persons rushed back to Jerusalem to be fully part of what would become a transformative community.

Presentations on the importance of this pilgrimage and ways to make it meaningful will be available to all participants before and after the trip.

Please click here to access the full itinerary and additional information.

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