At the Madison United Methodist Church the DeColores Community is comprised of those who have attended either an Emmaus or Cursillo weekend. During and after the three days, Emmaus and Cursillo encourages participants to meet regularly in small groups. The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job, and community through the ministry of their congregations.
The purpose of the DeColores community is to be one of the instruments to renew the world by the fullness of Christ’s ministry through the laity, deacons, ministers and bishops. It is our aim as well as the aim of the national movements to bring Christians to a fuller personal knowledge of their relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ and to a deeper level of apostleship and commitment.
The Gospel of St. Luke relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. This was a heart-warming experience as Jesus walked and talked with them. The illuminating climax came when Jesus took the bread and said the blessing, then broke it and gave it to them. The two had their eyes opened and recognized him as the risen Christ and rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)
This story provides the image for both Emmaus and Cursillo, programs that call forth and renews Christian discipleship. Who should go? Cursillo and Emmaus are for the development of Christians who wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study, and sharing their faith, and understand that being a Christian involves responsibility.
Applications for Emmaus - click here > EmmausApp
Applications for Cursillo - click here> CursilloApps
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