The Gift Fund
A love offering for emerging communities around the world.
In all of the Emmaus program ministries, participants are called to consider new ways to live out Christian action by making Christ’s love real in the world. One way to respond is by contributing to “The Gift,” a fundraising initiative led by the International Office of Emmaus of The Upper Room. “The Gift” ensures that Christians throughout the world can enjoy the fruits of these transformative experiences.
When you contribute to “The Gift” fund, you help others respond to their call to Christian leadership. Your financial support assists emerging communities with start-up needs such as leadership training, program resources, and more. Join fellow pilgrims and butterflies in sustaining and growing this meaningful ministry.
Did you know?
- More than one million Christians in 39 countries have experienced a Walk to Emmaus or Chrysalis weekend.
- Emmaus Ministries is funded by participant fees, resource sales, and “The Gift” fund. Emmaus Ministries does not receive any apportionment funds from The United Methodist Church or any church denomination.
Your Gift Funds at Work This Year . . .
As groups like Boko Haram and ISIS threaten to spread violence across the continent of Africa, church leaders in Central Africa are organizing to form a line of prayer that reaches from the east to the west coast. Nigel Warr, the regional leader of The Walk to Emmaus in Africa explains:
“Church leaders in this region had a vision to develop a barrier to stop ISIS from spreading further south, and they identified The Walk to Emmaus as a leadership development program to create leaders in Central Africa and to encourage people to get more involved and spread the word of Christ in this region.”
Your donations to “The Gift” provide scholarship funds and help cover travel and lodging expenses for emerging communities like the one launching in Kenya by 2017.
These documents will help you present THE GIFT to your communities.
Print out and copy this document to include in each pilgrim's packet.
Download PDF (US letter format)
Here is a suggested script to help you present THE GIFT to you community.
Download PDF Document (US letter format).
Total Given in 2016: $76,261
If you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to respond to "The Gift" of grace that you received on your weekend, make your check payable to: "Emmaus Ministries."
Send your offering of love to:
Emmaus Ministries Office of The Upper Room
1908 Grand Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
1-877-899-2780 Ext. 7113.