Dale Hollow Emmaus Chrysalis Community
What is Agape?
In simple terms, agape means love. It is selfless,
sacrificing, unconditional, and voluntary love such as God's
love for us. In Emmaus, agape refers to special acts of
service, prayer, sacrifice, giving, and other expressions of
Christian love for one another. The following are just some
of the ways members of the Emmaus community can show
Sponsorship - Sponsoring a pilgrim or caterpillar is the
ultimate act of Emmaus agape. By praying and seeking
God’s guidance and through self sacrifice, you are able to
bless another person with the experience of three days in
Prayer - Prayer is the backbone of the Emmaus
experience. Sponsors, team members, and the entire
community lift up the pilgrims or caterpillars and team
members in prayer before, during, and after the walk or
flight. Community members take part in a 72-hour prayer
vigil during each walk and flight.
Servanthood - Serving on a weekend team either behind the
scenes or in the conference room is an act of agape love.
In addition to hard work, preparation, and time away from
family and work, team members must pay a team fee of
Agape Letters - Personal agape letters from family and
friends communicate God’s love for each pilgrim in personal
ways that are unique through relationships.
Click here for a letter to request agape letters.
Snack Agape - Snack agape, 2 ltr. soft drinks, and other
refreshments are welcome and should be turned in to the
kitchen at Send Off if possible. Hard candy, chocolate, or
any indiviually wrapped food items can be turned in to the
Weekend Agape Coordinator along with table and gift
Gift Agape/Table Agape- It is common for Reunion Groups
or individuals to make or purchase gifts of agape and/or
table agape for particular walks or for all walks. For most
walks and flights, 60 of each item is needed. Contact the
Community Agape Coordinator or the Weekend Agape
Coordinator for more information about what items are
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