Pilgrimage is only three days long, but it lasts a lifetime!
Pilgrimage is intended for Presbyterians; as well as any committed Christian whose faith in God and commitment to Jesus Christ leads them to seek continued spiritual growth. Pilgrimage is not designed as a conversion experience. Its focus is on members of the Presbyterian Church; as well as any committed Christians who are seeking continued growth in their faith and its application to their daily lives.
Presbyterian Pilgrimage is a purposefully designed program for supporting individual faith renewal and growth. Pilgrimage is a short course in living the Christian faith and is designed to provide a framework for living as Christians in the local church and the world. It is a three-day weekend retreat filled with short talks, music, fellowship, small group discussions and many pleasant surprises. But there is so much more. Perhaps you have heard of Walk to Emmaus, Tres Dias, Presbyterian Curisllo or Episcopalian Cursillo Weekends. These Weekends all provide similar experiences. Arkansas Presbyterian Pilgrimage is simply the Presbyterian version, supported by the Arkansas Presbyterian lay community. Weekends are led by lay men and women, with the participation and spiritual guidance of ordained Presbyterian Teaching Elders. The Weekend’s activities provide an opportunity for the participants to discover a new and exciting relationship with Christ and to encourage them to live this relationship in their home, at work, and in their church.
The Pilgrimage experience is not just about worshipping on Sunday mornings. It is about living the Christian life every day, no matter where you are. It is not just about a Weekend — it is an experience that is intended to last a lifetime. After attending a Pilgrimage Weekend, participants are encouraged to join small Renewal Groups to maintain enthusiasm, affirm one another’s faith journey, share life experiences, and to encourage each other as they live the Christian life. Reformation and renewal in Christ are indispensable to our participation in the unfolding and expansion of God’s Kingdom. Presbyterian Pilgrimage is a vital and exciting resource for renewal, and Presbyterians, as well as committed Christians are encouraged to participate, no matter where they are in their faith journey.
WHEN AND WHERE?
The next Pilgrimage weekends are scheduled for October 22-25, 2020 and April 22-25, 2021.
Applications for Pilgrimage are available at many churches in the Presbytery of Arkansas, or on the Arkansas Pilgrimage website at www.pilgrimage-arkansas.org, or from the Registrar, Ron David, at firstname.lastname@example.org.