Greater Columbus Emmaus Community
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Welcome to the Greater Columbus Emmaus Community web site.  Information about our community is available to the public and members through this web site.

For community members, our database site is at and it contains member, walk and other information.

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March 19-22, 2015 - Woman's Walk #95

April 23-26, 2015 - Men's Walk # 76

September 17-20, 2015 - Woman's Walk # 96

October 22-25, 2015 - Men's Walk # 77

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 17:05
Christ is Counting on You PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Nofziger   
Thursday, 01 May 2014 20:32

As discussed at the Community Meeting, we are entering into the season where we nominate and elect new members to the board and we have LOTS of opportunities to participate. As you’ll see, there are opportunities for up to 16 board members and scores of committee members. A recent analysis revealed that a fully functioning board and committees involves as many as 95 people. Our board is currently operating with around 10. That leaves plenty of opportunity for you. So, here we go:

The Community Board of Directors

The local Emmaus Board of Directors is a body that governs the local Emmaus Movement and oversees the quality of the program. The Board of Directors is the link between the local Emmaus community and Upper Room Ministries and is responsible for fulfilling the covenant with Upper Room Ministries as stated in the Letter of Agreement.

Our Board is setup in this way:

1. The Board of Directors consists of three classes of five persons, a new class being elected each year, and the oldest class rotating off. The number of positions on the board is based on the number of ongoing tasks that require leadership to enable the Emmaus Walks and to support the community. Our current by-laws identifies the following duties:

a. Board of Directors:

i. Community Lay Director

ii. Vice Chair of Leadership

iii. Vice Chair of Servant Leadership

iv. Secretary

v. Treasurer

b. Committee Chairs:

i. Agape Coordinator

ii. Gathering/Candlelight Coordinator

iii. Facilities Coordinator (2)

iv. Woman’s and Men’s Registrar Coordinator (one each)

v. Training Coordinator

vi. Weekend Walk Coordinator

vii. Housekeeping Coordinator

viii. Purchasing Coordinator

ix. Kitchen Coordinator

x. Computer Resource Coordinator

xi. Communications/Outreach Coordinator

2. The Emmaus community elects the board by voting each year on members of the new class from among nominees selected and approved by the board. Nominees will be communicated to the Emmaus community 30 days prior to voting. Voting will be conducted during a special gathering in June as well as via the website. The new board would convene during the July board meeting.

3. Each person on the board chairs one of the committees needed to support the Walks and follow-up. The board annually elects officers consisting of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. The Community Spiritual Director is also chosen annually by the board from among the qualified clergy in the community, including those already serving on the board.

How much support is necessary?

The list above describes up to 16 board members, and dozens of committee members. It has been noted that a fully functioning and active board involves over 95 people. There are plenty of opportunities to fit your specific gifts, style, and calling.

Please prayerfully consider taking either a coordinator or committee role on the board. Maybe you have a particular passion for community and fellowship and would like to help re-establish monthly gatherings. Maybe you’d like to work behind the scenes, or technology is your passion. Perhaps you have gift of music, or prayer, or administration. Maybe you’re committed to your share group and would like to encourage others to do the same. Whatever you’re calling, I’m sure we have an opportunity for you.

If you are interested in serving in any capacity – committee chair or committee, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We want to make this Emmaus community great and we need you’re help.  Christ is counting on you!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:09
Ticket to Emmaus PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Nofziger   
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:28

Dear Emmaus Brother or Sister, the board has come up with a fun and easy way for you to approach a potential pilgrim and a wonderful Agape gift idea for you for the Holidays!

Remember this could be the event of a lifetime for whoever you decide to present this to, so get your best fourth day story ready, print out the attached event ticket and letter and help a friend better understand the “Grace” of God.

Letter to a Friend

Emmaus Tickets

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:41

Greater Columbus Emmaus Community
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2650 Columbus Street
Grove City, Ohio 43123