Fellowship Opportunities

“We have many fellowship opportunities for our congregation and as an outreach to the community. Wonderful Wednesdays happen during the school year and offer a free meal at 5:00 followed by activities, discussions, and Bible studies for all ages, children through adults.”

Youth Activities

“Youth activities include weekly meetings, mission trips, camp, and other special activities. Our focus is to have a safe, positive place for teens to come and connect with each other and with God.”

Parents Night Out

“Parents Night Out is the first Saturday of every month 5:00- 8:30. This free activity includes stories, games, crafts, videos, and dinner. Parents can enjoy a night out knowing their children are having fun in a safe and loving place.”

Youth Mission Trips

“Youth mission trips and events are a big part of our youth ministry. It gives the teens an opportunity to grow and serve- and have fun, too!”

The Walk To Emmaus:

The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course / retreat 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.  Our church is involved in sponsoring individuals to attend the local Walk to Emmaus retreats near Valparaiso.   The retreat occurs twice a year.  There are two ladies walks and two men walks each year.  Two in the fall and two in the spring.  You can learn more about the dates and information from the local Emmaus retreats on the Midwest Crossroads Emmaus Community website: www.mcemmaus.net

The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor who has previously attended the walk to Emmaus retreat.  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.

Following the three-day experience, participants are joined 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.

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.

If you would like to know more about the Walk to Emmaus retreat, please look up one of two websites.  The first is the local chapter of the Walk To Emmaus centered around Valparaiso.  (Midwest Crossroads Emmaus Community) Their website is: www.mcemmaus.net

The national Walk to Emmaus organization is The Upper Room Devotional Ministry.  Their website is: www.emmaus.upperroom.org

If you would like to know more about the Walk to Emmaus Retreat, please contact Pastor Bob or you can also contact Mr. Bob Bell.  Bob Bell’s email is: rbell86@comcast.net