Welcome to the Cleveland

Chrysalis, Journey and

Emmaus Community!

What is Emmaus?

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


The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.


The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle.

What is the Purpose of Emmaus?

The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the 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.

Who Should Attend?

Attendance is open to members of any Christian denomination 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, and

Understand that being a Christian involves responsibility.

*Members of the community may sponsor candidates. For applications and more information on the ages for each walk, Click Here.

What Happens after a Walk?

Following the three-day experience, participants are encouraged to join in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ. Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.