Our Vision for Hoosier Hills Emmaus

To create Fourth Day leaders by embodying Jesus Christ in all we do and say.


Who is Hoosier Hills Emmaus?

Hoosier Hills Emmaus, established in 1993, is the local chapter of The Walk to Emmaus organization. We serve the south-central Indiana Emmaus community. 

The History of The Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is an adaptation of the Roman Catholic Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-o) Movement, which originated in Spain in 1949. Cursillo de Cristianidad means “little course in Christianity.” The original Cursillo leaders designed the program to empower persons to transform their living and working environments into Christian environments. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Episcopalians and Lutherans, along with several nondenominational groups, such as Tres Dias, began to offer Cursillo. In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship adapted the program for a primarily Protestant audience and began to offer it under the name The Upper Room Cursillo. In 1981, The Upper Room made further adaptations and changed the name of the program to The Upper Room Walk to Emmaus. In 1984, The Upper Room developed a youth expression of Emmaus called Chrysalis.

“This is an experience that will change your life!”

– Jane H.

I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the Walk to Emmaus. My good friend told me about this program that she attended a few years prior. I had no idea the kind of life changing impact that this was going to have on me. 

– Randy H.