About the Organization
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. It is an opportunity to get to know Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.
The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through The Upper Room to the United Methodist Church, the Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical.
Even after the Walk weekend has concluded, the experience is not over. The Emmaus experience is continued in sponsorship of new pilgrims, attendance at reunion groups, and other community events during the year, such as the Emmaus Worship in the Barn & Holiday Worship.
Columbine Emmaus Community strives to bolster the local church through the growth of Christian disciples and leaders, while allowing participants to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe in the inspired Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, as our authority of faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. One God manifested in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is our Father, Creator and Sustainer of all life.
Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He is the only way to the Father because of His unique birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension.
The Holy Spirit is equally God whose ministry is to convict, indwell, and empower every Christian.
We believe man was created in God’s image, but through Adam’s fall, we inherit a sinful nature. Personal salvation is attained only through acceptance of Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Discipleship, growth, and accountability in Christ and the Church is necessary for every believer.
We believe in God’s prevenient, justifying and sanctifying grace which draws us into divine relationship, must be claimed as an act of faith, and is perfected through the power of the Holy Spirit. Baptism and Holy Communion are the outward and visible signs of this inward and spiritual grace.
We believe in the local church. We believe in the local church as Christ’s witness to the world. We believe the Emmaus Movement supports the local church by nurturing and encouraging dedicated Christian leaders by promoting unity, inspiration, and fellowship in Christ.