They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and open the Scriptures to us?"
- Luke 24:32 (NIV)
What is Face to Face?
An adaptation of the Walk to Emmaus, The Heart of Ohio Face to Face Encounter is specifically crafted to meet the needs and life-stages of older adults. The program seeks to invite men and women, ages 60 and older, to experience Jesus through a 4-session journey, covering subjects such as discipleship, mission, grief, and end-of-life issues. The highly flexible schedule allows participants the freedom to engage in structured Bible study and prayer in a church setting or other community space. Led by clergy and lay leaders, Face to Face strengthens and renews followers of Christ and bolsters the spiritual life of individuals, families, and congregations everywhere. Face to Face is open to members of any Christian denomination who want to strengthen their spiritual lives, discover answers to their questions about faith, and are open to understanding the responsibility of living a Christian lifestyle.
What is the Face to Face Encounter Experience?
The Heart of Ohio Face to Face Encounter is a four day experience; each full-day session begins on a weekday at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. You will study with fellow Christians from all walks of life, persons who are at various points in their walk with Christ. During the Encounter, you will:
Who Should Attend a Face to Face Encounter?
The Face to Face Encounter is for the development of Christian adults who:
Is There a Time When I Should Not Consider Attending?
If you have experienced a recent major life changing experience such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce, etc., you should consider postponing your Encounter until you have worked through your emotions from that event. For a Face to Face Encounter to be effective, the participant should be able to focus on the events of the weekend and not on events or activities back home. If you are unsure if you are ready to attend, perhaps you are not. Consult your pastor or another trusted Christian friend to determine if you are emotionally ready for the Encounter. Pray about it; God will tell you when you are ready.
When Are Heart of Ohio Face to Face Encounters Scheduled?
The Heart of Ohio Face to Face Community currently holds one Encounter per year, typically in late summer (beginning late July or early August for four weeks). The Encounter is held at a church within the Heart of Ohio Emmaus Community. We try to schedule our Encounters in communities that have the greatest number of Emmaus activity.
Are you interested in attending a Heart of Ohio Face to Face Encounter?
We invite you to join in an exciting four days spent in meeting Jesus Christ as your friend who comes to you in God's love as expressed through other Christians. Come experience the love of Jesus Christ in a deeply enriching four-day Encounter! Download our Face to Face Application.
The Gospel of Luke 24:13-35 (NIV)
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