Burning Hearts – Emmaus Chrysalis Community

Emmaus Walk Dates:

Men’s Walk #95
April 5 – 8, 2018

Women’s Walk #96
April 12 – 15, 2018

Chrysalis Flight Dates:

Boy’s Flight # 44 – TBA

Sponsor’s Corner


 Please note additional instructions for sponsors listed below (in red).


The sponsor for a pilgrim to our community has a long list of responsibilities that extend over a long period of time – from several weeks before The Walk, intensively during the Walk, to several months after The Walk.  Sponsorship should be considered your first act of agape for a pilgrim.  Here is the list of responsibilities as outlined in The Emmaus Library book on Sponsorship by Richard and Janine Gilmore.

1.  The sponsor’s first responsibility is to spend concentrated time in prayer in an effort to discern whom God wants you to sponsor.

2.  Once you have discerned God’s will about whom to contact, your next responsibility is to continue to spend time in prayer.  Devote this   prayer time to your potential pilgrim and yourself.

3.  When you have discerned that the time is right, make an appointment to meet with the potential pilgrim.

4.  Give your prospect an application.

5.  Obtain the application back and see that all information is complete before submitting the application to our registrar.

6.  Begin preparations to request the personal agape letters for your pilgrim once he/she has been confirmed for a Walk weekend.

7.  A few days before The Walk, contact your pilgrim once again to remind them about the upcoming Walk.

8.  Take your pilgrim to The Walk site and assist with check-in.  After send-off, plan to attend Sponsor’s Hour. (Children may not attend Sponsor’s Hour.  In addition, adults who have not attended a Walk or a Flight may not attend Sponsor’s Hour.)

9.  Spend as much time as possible in prayer for your pilgrim during The Walk weekend.

10.  Throughout the weekend of The Walk, check on your pilgrim’s family.

11.  Attend the Saturday night candlelight service. (You may NOT help serve the special meal on Walks on which you have a pilgrim. Children may not attend candlelight. In addition, adults who have not attended a Walk or a Flight may not attend candlelight.)

12.  Attend closing and take your pilgrim home. (Children may not attend closing.  In addition, adults who have not attended a Walk or a Flight may not attend closing.)

13.  The sponsor’s responsibilities do not end with attending closing and taking your pilgrim home.  You are to take the new Emmaus community member to the fourth-day meeting and help him/her in joining a share/reunion group.

14.  Bring the new community member to gatherings and introduce them to other members of our Emmaus community.

15.  Teach your new Emmaus member how to be a good sponsor.

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Remember – Take Pilgrim/Team Agape to the Sponsor’s Hour Location, not to Send off!

SPONSORS, It is your responsibility to make sure that agape that does not fit in a letter size envelope is not sent for Pilgrims.  We cannot and will not be responsible for agape that is too large to fit in letter size envelopes.  All personal agape must be put in their Sunday agape bags, and we are not able to include things that are not in a letter size envelope!!!  Please save the larger gifts for on the way home or sometime after the walk itself.  Additionally, the Emmaus model says 8-12 letters.  A large number of letters is not always a good idea.  They don’t really have time to read them anyway.  If you get more, select the family and close friends and give them the rest later.

It is the Sponsor’s responsibility to inform the Pilgrim/Caterpillar to have money available for the opportunity to purchase from the book table.




De Colores                 Fly with Christ