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Fourth Day/

Next Steps

A Pilgrimage

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WHAT IS THE FOURTH DAY

OR NEXT STEPS

The Rest of Your Life

Term comes from Cursillo, Emmaus,

Tres Dias, Via de Cristo

Weekend events in these movements are 3 days in length

Term means: the next day; from this time forward; from now on.

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Pilgrimage: A journey to a sacred place

Fourth Day: From this moment on

WHERE ARE YOU GOING ON YOUR PILGRIMAGE?

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When did you begin your pilgrimage?

When were you aware you were on a pilgrimage?

Are you on the same road or did you

turn or veer off?

Responding to God’s call, while sincere, is not a once and for all event.

God’s will is usually revealed gradually or slowly and includes new beginnings and new calls to a deeper level of commitment

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GOD PROBABLY STARTED SPEAKING TO YOU THROUGH:

BUT LIFE HAPPENS:

Marriage High School

Child rearing CollegeCareer RelationshipsSeeking pleasure Shelving or crowding out God

Parents Friends

Situations Pastors

Sunday School Teachers

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Give your mind to God

Read the Bible, Spiritual Classics, devotionals, discover spiritual gifts, journaling, attend seminars (Women of Faith, Promisekeepers, etc), History, World

DURING THE WEEKEND:

Give your heart to GodChoosing priorities, realizing that God loves you, realizing that a whole community of people will travel with you, responding to God’s love through faith

Give your hands and feet to God

Get involved at church, join a or Group Reunion/Next Steps group, join mission group, get involved in community

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Being the hands and feet of Christ is discussed in the final three talks of both movements:

IT’S THAT IMPORTANT !

Sanctifying Grace God Empowers You

Perseverance Priesthood of All Believers

Fourth Day Next Steps

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THE FOURTH DAY/NEXT STEPS FOLLOW-UP MEETING

Follow-up to weekend experience

Pilgrims/Butterflies, sponsors, team members

Fellowship, singing and prayer

Supports pilgrims/butterflies through initial phase their 4

th

Day

Provides opportunity for forming new group

reunions and next steps groups

Impress upon pilgrims the value and

importance of continued commitment

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GROUP REUNIONS/NEXT STEPS

“…one of the chief values of the Emmaus/Chrysalis Movement…a way of persevering in the life of grace…”

Key means of sustaining the Emmaus/Chrysalis experience

Introduced and modeled on the weekend

2 to 6 persons meet weekly for about an hour - WEEKLY

Use the Fourth Day Card

Open to anyone

Make-up: Men/men; women/women; adult/youth; couples/couples; etc.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should team members/board members be required to be in a Group Reunion or Next Steps?

What is the relationship between the Group Reunion/Next Steps and other small group formats? Is the Group Reunion/Next Steps better?

Why do we follow the Group Reunion/Next Steps Card?

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EFFECTIVE GROUP REUNION/ NEXT STEPS QUALITIES

Commitment to God & personal journey

Respect confidentiality

Practice their disciplines – “Walk their Talk”

Uphold one another in prayer

Become spiritual friends

Plan discipleship

Focus on the Service Card

Hold each other accountable

Retreat with one another; do mission projects together

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INEFFECTIVE QUALITIES

Lack of Confidentiality

Aimlessness

Alterations

Anemia

Superficiality

Isolationism

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GATHERINGS &

R.U.S.H.

To make the Christian Community visible

To encourage one another

To inspire one another to make profound changes in our own lives & in the environments in which we live

To maintain relationships with other pilgrims or butterflies

To develop new leaders in the Chrysalis and Emmaus communities

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COMPONENTS OF A GATHERING OR

R.U.S.H.

Singing

Prayer

Small Group Sharing/Floating Group Reunions

Fourth Day/Next Steps Witness (3 – 5 minutes)

Clergy Response

Holy Communion

Agape

Community Education

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GATHERING &

R.U.S.H. SUGGESTIONS:

Scholarship campaigns for participants or team fees

Clergy Appreciation

Homecoming Theme

Spring Fling Theme

Introduction to Emmaus or Chrysalis –

“Make a Friend, Be A Friend, Bring a Friend to a Gathering!”

Wear De Colores clothes and have a prize drawing

for everyone who participates

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES OF GATHERINGS &

R.U.S.H.

Community and guests come together

May be combined with Candlelight (If so, no guests)

Smaller local Gatherings monthly, with larger group

scheduled quarterly, annually, or biannually

Gatherings are open to everyone

Openness helps eliminate idea that Emmaus and Chrysalis are “Secret Societies”

Avenue to keep the flame of Christ alive

Provides encouragement in our daily lives.

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Remind yourself that you are God’s instrument, that in you and through you, the eyes and hearts of others will be opened.

Servanthood

DisciplineHumilityObedience

THE FOURTH DAY/

NEXT STEPS ATTITUDE

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FROM EMMAUS TALK #15

– FOURTH DAY:“These three days have had only one purpose: to prepare you for your Fourth Day, your walk with the Lord every day from now on.”

FROM CHRYSALIS TALK #15

– NEXT STEPS:

“The experiences of these three days may change the history of the world or may fade into obscurity and insignificance. It all depends, not on what happened these three days, but on what you do with it during your next steps.”

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QUESTIONS

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Vision:

Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Christ

Mission:

Empowering Leaders through Emmaus ands Chrysalis to be the Hands and Feet of Christ

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Are we a true Fourth Day Community, or are we living for the Third Day?

What are our strongest and weakest areas In Fourth Day?

Tips for powerful Gatherings/

R.U.S.H.

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