What Is a Reunion Group?
The Emmaus group reunion is a small accountability group of two to 12 persons who have usually participated in the three-day Walk to Emmaus and who want to continue their pursuit of a life lived wholly in the grace of God. These small follow-up groups help Pilgrims translate the message conveyed on the Walk to Emmaus weekend into a daily walk with Christ. With the regular support of a few faithful friends, the gift of God's love in Jesus Christ becomes a lifestyle of Christian discipleship through the threefold discipline of piety, study, and action.
Group reunions meet at regular times, usually weekly for an hour. The meeting consists of sharing stories of your walk with Christ during the past week. Members listen to one another, celebrate the grace of God in each person's life, and reinforce each one's core commitment to living in union with Christ in all facets of daily life. Members express that reinforcement through gentle accountability, encouragement, and support to one's stated discipline and plans.
Excerpted from The Group Reunion by Stephen D. Bryant. Copyright 1995 by the Upper Room.
For information about Reunion Groups to join or how to start a group, contact the Reunion Group board chair, Lynda Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org