Emmaus is a relaxed, passive retreat weekend designed for those who feel they would like to explore a deeper relationship with God. Every one of us has considered the questions, "Does God really exist?" or "How should God's existence affect my life?" Unfortunately we are all very busy and don't allow ourselves enough time to explore the answers. That's what the Emmaus retreat is for. The people organizing and hosting the Emmaus retreat are regular people who will not try to convince you of their answers; instead they will share their own experiences with you and let you draw your own conclusions. We are not born Holy, and we have each led very different lives. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we have found our way back to the Lord and would like to tell you about these life changing experiences. For many of us, it was during an Emmaus Retreat that our hearts were touched by God.
Q. How do they go about doing this?
A. You will hear a series of talks by other men concerning their own experiences. You will have a chance to reflect, pray, and consider the bigger, really meaningful questions of life in a place that is far enough away to separate you from the distractions of everyday life, but close enough that you could be home in a matter of minutes.
Q. How long does the weekend last?
A. You’ll need to arrive at the retreat location on the grounds of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Center; 84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain, NC 28711, Friday July 17th, 2015 between 6:00PM and 6:30 PM. The weekend will conclude at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. (More detailed directions will follow).
Q. How do I dress for the weekend? A. Extremely casually and comfortably. Q. What should I bring?
A. A change of clothes for two days and your personal toiletries (toothbrush, soap, etc.). All else is provided.
Q. What about food?
A. All food and drink will be provided. When you arrive Friday evening there will be a light meal for those who will not have had time to grab dinner. If you have any special dietary requirements, let us know on the application form.
Q. How much does Emmaus cost?
A. The cost is $175.00. If you don’t have the money, don’t let this stop you. Inquire with us. Please note that Emmaus retreats have had waiting lists for every retreat in the last few years – get in your application and payment as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.
Go to the "Men's Emmaus" page in our website for more information and online application.