Southern Nevada Walk to Emmaus


What is Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all." Find More on Upper Room Ministries website»

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Our Vision

 Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Christ!

 Our Mission

Empowering Leaders through Emmaus and Chrysalis to be the hands and feet of Christ!




SNWE History

 ... a God-propelled group, having knowledge of the power of the Cursillo and Emmaus Walks, set up a steering committee based out of Griffith UMC.  Overseen by National Upper Room that committee was required to meet, learn and be trained for 16 months before any Walks could be conducted.  Some committee members traveled to St. George, UT and Arizona to receive training.  Other members from Pahrump went to California for training.  The AZ Emmaus Community sponsored our community and staffed the first two Walks. The first eight Southern Nevada Walk to Emmaus weekends were held at a camp at Lee Canyon.  The first Walk was in the Fall, 1991.  Dale Jensen was the Lay Director for the Men's Walk #1 with 12 pilgrims.  His wife Dottie Jensen was the women's Lay Director for Walk #2 and had about 20 pilgrims.  Ed Ramsey, a founding pastor of Desert Spring UMC was the Spirit Director of Walk #4! The most important history of Emmaus resides in the stories of changed lives, lives infused by the Holy Spirit.  Emmaus is the story of how the Holy Spirit has moved to renew God's people and it is the story of willing disciples ready to take up their crosses and be the church. (Excerpt from Community Training History segment prepared by Mike Sells, Green Valley UMC)