ABOUT EMMAUS MINISTRIES WELLNESS WALK CAMPAIGN
Pilgrims, let’s get on our feet and have some fun by joining the Emmaus Ministries Wellness Walk. In Luke’s gospel, two disciples encounter the unexpected as they walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Their hearts are warmed and their spirits transformed when they realize it is Christ traveling with them. Scripture says this walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus is about 60 stadia in distance, around 7 miles (11.5 kilometers) or 14,000 steps. Are you willing to take that walk with the disciples, both physically and spiritually? The Emmaus Ministries Wellness Walk takes place October 1 - November 12, 2022. During this six-week period, we challenge you to walk 14,000 steps (7 miles/ 11.5 kilometers) at your convenience and in the area of your choice, wherever you might be. We encourage you to walk as a team (either virtually or physically) with your Emmaus community. . When you register, you can earn points called footprints for taking steps, engaging in spiritual practices, and participating in other activities that lead to physical and spiritual wellness. The cost to participate is $29.00 with all proceeds going to the Fourth Day Fund, which supports our Emmaus Ministries International Office. The Wellness Walk is also a friendly competition with prizes awarded to the Top Three Emmaus communities and Top Ten individuals who score the most footprint points, so be sure to encourage your community members to register too. (Another good reason to walk together physically as a community.) When you sign up, be sure to select your community name as your team. You can participate in the Emmaus Ministries Wellness Walk by walking, running, cycling, or doing anything that gets you moving freely! You also have the chance to earn extra points in other ways too! For activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, please click here to see our list of activities that will renew your soul and help you stay connected to God, your church, and community.
Step out in style by ordering a Wellness Walk premium t-shirt, sweatshirt, or baseball tee. We are partnering with Bonfire to provide high-quality, popular shirts that show your Emmaus colors and support the Emmaus Ministries fundraising campaign. A perfect agape gift for all sizes. The Wellness Walk has three BIG goals:
Top Teams on Scoreboard:
- To encourage 250 pilgrims to walk 14,000 steps (7 miles/ 11.5 kilometers) for a total of 7 million steps!
- To raise $25,000 for the Fourth Day Fund, supporting the ongoing work of Emmaus.
- To see disciples renewed and spirits transformed through prayer, study, and action.
Top Ten Individuals will receive a complimentary digital subscription to The Upper Room daily devotional guide and a complimentary print edition of The Upper Room Disciplines 2023. $30 value Let’s get fit physically and spiritually. Register now to join. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- First Place $1000 cash gift
- Second Place $500 cash gift
- Third Place $250 cash gift
Step out in style by ordering a Wellness Walk premium t-shirt, sweatshirt, or baseball tee. We are partnering with Bonfire to provide high-quality, popular shirts that show your Emmaus colors and support the Emmaus Ministries fundraising campaign. A perfect agape gift for all sizes.