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Title: Sponsorship


1
Sponsorship
A Crucial Role in the Emmaus Community
2
The Purpose of the Walk to Emmaus
The Walk to Emmaus exists to create Christian
leaders for the local church and the world.
  • GOALS
  • To strengthen your personal relationship with
    Jesus Christ
  • To encourage you to Christianize your
    environment
  • To build strong leaders in our area churches

3
What is Sponsorship?
Sponsorship is the act of you revisiting The Walk
to Emmaus experience with the person whom God has
laid on your heart.
  • The strength of any Emmaus Community is a direct
    result of that communitys recruiting practices.
  • Our sole purpose in recruiting new pilgrims
    should be the strengthening of our own
    congregations.
  • Sponsorship requires extensive prayer, diligent
    thought, and careful planning and follow-through.
  • It is a dynamic partnership between you and God.

4
Aspects of Good Sponsorship
  • It is the first act of agape before a Walk ever
    begins.
  • It supports and strengthens the whole weekend
    with sacrificial love on behalf of each pilgrim.
  • It is the foundation for a healthy, effective
    Emmaus Movement, which results in the renewal of
    the church.

5
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Who should you sponsor?
  • PRAY ABOUT IT! God decides who we should
    sponsor and when. We simply need to remain
    attentive to Gods leading and patiently waiton
    the Lord. -Psalm 2714
  • Candidates for The Walk to Emmaus
  • Individuals
  • Couples (Equal Commitment Rule)
  • Church leaders (clergy and lay people)
  • Church members seeking renewed commitment
  • Do not sponsor persons who are not members of a
    church.

6
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Questions to ask before sponsoring
  • Is The Walk to Emmaus right for this person at
    this time?
  • Is this person going though any emotional
    distress that would distract them during the
    weekend? i.e. death of a loved one, divorce
    proceedings, work issues, health problems
  • Is this person right for the Walk to Emmaus
    experience?
  • The person you sponsor is the seed you are
    sowing for the future of Seaside Emmaus and for
    future church leadership.
  • Fruit should result from your sponsorship.
    Check out the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians
    522-23.
  • Remember, The Walk to Emmaus is not for
    everyone.
  • Would this person be physically able to sit in
    the conference room for long periods of time and
    participate comfortably in all the weekend
    activities?

7
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • PRAY about who you should sponsor
  • Meet with the potential pilgrim(s)
  • PRAY
  • Apply for the Walk
  • PRAY
  • Collect agape letters and make agape gifts
  • PRAY
  • Be in touch with your pilgrim(s) as the Walk
    approaches
  • PRAY
  • Attend Walk weekend events
  • PRAY
  • Follow-up with your pilgrim(s)

Remember each step of sponsorship must include
God!
8
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • PRAY about who you should sponsor
  • God knows better than we do who is ready for The
    Walk to Emmaus experience. His timing and ways
    are perfect!
  • Prayer is very important before, during and after
    the Walk.
  • Before Pray about whom you should sponsor. Then
    pray for them as their Walk approaches.
  • During Pray for the pilgrim and their family
    throughout the weekend. Sign up for the 72-hour
    prayer vigil.
  • After Continue to pray for the new community
    member following the Walk.

PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!
9
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Meet with the potential pilgrim(s)
  • Some aspects of the Walk you may want to share
  • The Walk is a 72-hour experience. Describe the
    format of the weekend.
  • The pilgrim will be in a group of same-gender
    people.
  • This experience demonstrates the remarkable love
    of God that binds us together.
  • Answer their questions, but try not to give away
    the surprises of the weekend. We are not a
    secret organization.
  • NOTE If your potential pilgrim is married, you
    should meet with both parties of the couple
    at the same time even if one spouse says, My
    husband/wife wont ever participate.

10
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Equal Commitment Rule
  • It does NOT mean that the Walk to Emmaus is only
    for married couples.
  • After meeting with both husband/wife together, if
    one partner chooses not to attend, suggest that
    the couple think and pray about the decision for
    6-9 months (until the next set of Walks).
  • After that time, talk with them again. If the
    one partner is still not interested, then sponsor
    the one who wants to attend being assured that
    the other partner agrees.
  • Why does Emmaus have an Equal Commitment Rule?
  • Emmaus strongly supports the sanctity of marriage
    and does not want to become a wedge or a divisive
    force in marriage relationships.

11
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Apply for the Walk
  • Assist your pilgrim in filling out their part of
    the application. Be sure to answer any questions
    they have.
  • Collect their application and deposit.
  • Once you have filled out the sponsor page of the
    application, mail all of the above to the
    Registrar.
  • Include a letter to the Seaside Emmaus Board if
    the person is married, but attending without
    their spouse. The letter should include
  • A note that the waiting period has occurred and
    that both spouses have been included in the
    entire discussion.
  • Why one spouse does not want to attend
  • Why the other spouse thinks it is okay to attend
    alone

12
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Collect agape letters and make agape gifts
  • In your confirmation letter from the Registrar,
    you will receive a sample request letter to help
    you collect agape letters.
  • A suggestion for who to contact to help you
    collect these letters is the pilgrims emergency
    contact on their application form. This person
    is typically a family member or close friend, who
    can assist you with who to collect letters from.
  • You can bring the letters with you to Send-off
    and/or Candlelight.
  • Make table agape for the weekend (usually with
    your Reunion Group).
  • Remember, this entire process should be kept a
    secret from your pilgrim.

13
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Be in touch with your pilgrim as the Walk
    approaches
  • A few days prior to the Walk, contact your
    pilgrim to remind them about the upcoming
    weekend.
  • Offer guidance about what to pack for the weekend
  • Decide what time you will be picking up your
    pilgrim on Thursday night. You must be at
    Send-off by 645pm.
  • Remind your pilgrim that they will need to eat
    dinner before you pick them up Thursday night.
  • If applicable, talk with the spouse of the
    pilgrim to be sure they are taken care of for the
    weekend while the other spouse is away. Perhaps,
    offer to baby-sit to give the spouse a break.
    Give them your phone number in case there is an
    emergency.

14
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Attend Walk weekend events
  • Send-off is on Thursday night at 645pm.
    Following send-off, you will need to attend
    Sponsors Hour.
  • Candlelight is on Saturday night at 8pm.
  • Closing is on Sunday afternoon at 430pm. Plan
    to be there by 4pm so you can pick up your
    pilgrims luggage and get their extra agape
    letters.
  • In between the above, you can sign-up to serve in
    the kitchen!

15
Guidelines for Good Sponsorship
Responsibilities of the sponsor - ALL are equally
important!
  • Follow-up with your pilgrim
  • Call your pilgrim the day after the Walk to see
    how their Fourth Day is going.
  • Make plans to attend the Potluck Gathering and
    Follow-Up meeting with your pilgrim.
  • Assist your pilgrim in finding/creating a Reunion
    Group.
  • Encourage the new member to attend the monthly
    Gatherings. Call and remind them each month!
  • Teach the new member how to be a good sponsor!

16
Results of Good Sponsorship
Sponsorship is the act of you revisiting The Walk
to Emmaus experience with the person whom God has
laid on your heart.
  • Wisely and prayerfully sponsored pilgrims return
    to their family, churches and communities renewed
    in their commitment to be effective disciples for
    Jesus Christ.

This fulfills the purpose for The Walk to Emmaus
and more importantly, the purpose God has set
forth for each of us.
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