Puerto Rico Emphasizes Training for Reunion Group Leaders

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Emmaus Community of Puerto Rico had its first push for the formation of Reunion Groups with 60 ecumenical leaders from around the island on Saturday, April 7. The successful one-day event, which utilized a train-the-trainer model, consisted of lectures and practical exercises to promote a greater understanding of the Reunion Group meeting, its importance in the development of discipleship and spirituality, and its effective functioning.

As part of this new journey, pilgrims committed to initiate and participate in a Reunion Group in their respective area. Attendees represented a diverse group of churches, including Disciples of Christ, Methodists, United Evangelicals, Nazarenes, Wesleyans, First Union Church, Pentecostals, among others. These individuals will also serve as leaders in the training of other potential Reunion Group leaders.

As these pastors and laypersons begin to implement and sustain the new Reunion Groups, the Board of Directors of the Emmaus Ministries community in Puerto Rico will be providing necessary support.

This event was co-sponsored by The Upper Room and the Emmaus Community of Puerto Rico.

Lester Santiago-Torres – outgoing CLD