Walk to Emmaus


The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a 3-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God's grace and love are revealed to you through other believers. The retreat is held at Camp Lone Star Pines in Tomball, not too far from The Woodlands. There, you will enjoy three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping, reflecting, praying, and participating in small groups. Discussions center around fifteen talks given by laity and clergy. These talks present the theme of God's grace, how that grace comes alive in the Christian community and how it is expressed in the world.

You will also discover how grace is real in your life, how you live a life of grace, and how you bring that grace to others. You will have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to understand more fully the body of Christ. You will experience God's grace through the prayers and acts of anonymous service offered by the Emmaus community. You will leave with an experience of Christian love in action that will equip you for new levels of grace-filled service and leadership.


The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities, and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

The Walk to Emmaus is open to members of any Christian denomination.

Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who:

  • Are members of a local church
  • Have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives
  • May have unanswered questions about their faith
  • Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility
  • Are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner


    Those interested in going on a Walk must be sponsored by someone who has attended The Walk to Emmaus. An application must be completed and signed by a pastor.

    There is a fee to attend. Scholarships are available based upon need.

    2024 WALK DATES

    • Women's Walk #120 | March 21 - 24
    • Men's Walk #119 | July 11 - 14
    • Men's Walk #121 | September 19 - 22
    • Women's Walk #122 | September 26 - 29


    Emmaus Reunion Group

    After you have gone on The Walk to Emmaus, you can continue your journey by joining with other Fourth Day members in a Reunion Group. To find a reunion group that is part of The Woodlands Methodist Church Fourth Day Community, please contact Lisa Blanchard

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