SEI Emmaus Sponsor Application
Any field with an * must be completed.
All Applications are to be submitted 10 days prior to the day of the walk.
  • The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen local churches through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The aim of the Walk to Emmaus is to inspire, challenge and equip local members for Christian Action in their homes, churches, places of work and communities. If you are sponsoring, be aware of certain things that are not to be taken lightly. It is a long-term commitment to the Emmaus Community and to the potential pilgrim.
    This commitment has many responsibilities which you must consider before asking a candidate if he/she is interested in a Walk. Please be in prayer before and as you share this amazing instrument of God’s love with your brothers and sisters in Christ.
    The local Emmaus community signs a covenant agreement with the International Emmaus
    office. This agreement contains a statement regarding married couples that “married couples are encouraged to make an equal commitment to participate in the Walk to Emmaus.”
    Emmaus does not want to become a wedge in any marriage and the Equal Commitment Rule helps to guard against this. This Walk can be a time for new commitments and directions in a marriage, and can allow Emmaus to be an aid in strengthening marriage and family bonds. Both members of the couple should be strongly encouraged to participate at the same time when the Walk to Emmaus is being presented and applications are being offered.
    Experience had shown that the Equal Commitment Rule has resulted in the active participation in Emmaus and the local church of both husbands and wives. These persons made the commitment to attend because their spouse wanted to attend. While the initial motive may have been supporting the spouse, more often than not, have found that Emmaus has been a vital ingredient in their own Christian growth. There is nothing wrong if a couple must delay a walk to a later date so they can take advantage of the same set of walks.
  • *Please Note* If Co-Sponsoring with, please fill out info toward end of application
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    Please use the most accurate number to reach you.
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  • Have you sponsored before?

  • Are you in a reunion group?
    Do you have room for others?
  • If you are not in one, please just enter N/A
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    Please use the most accurate number to reach you.
  • How is pilgrim active in church?
    How long have you known them?
    Your relationship to them?
    Why do you feel they should attend?
    Is the pilgrim able to physically participate in activies at the walk? If no, please explain.
    Has pilgrim encountered recent traumatic experience relative to family, emotional or spiritual issues that may keep them from giving themselves fully to the experience?
    Do you know of any such distractions this pilgrim is experiencing such that they should postpone?
    If sponsoring a married person, have you presented complete information to both spouses and encouraged them with equal commitment rule?
    If one spouse is not attending (or has not in the past), what is their reasoning?
  • *Please note pilgrim must be able to contribute something in order to get scholarship assistance, this helps instill being a good steward.
  • Fee is $140.00, deposit of $50.00 must accompany this application, balance of $90.00 due at or before Registration. The full fee may be paid at any time.


    Make check payable to: SEI Emmaus

    Mail Deposit to Registrar:
    Mary Baer
    56 Arlington Drive
    Batesville, IN 47006-8464

    If you have any questions regarding your pilgrim's application, you may contact the SEI Emmaus Registrar at or (812) 212-0401.

  • By submitting this application, I affirm that the facts set forth in it are true and complete. I acknowledge that the Emmaus Board reserves the right to review applications not complying with the Equal Commitment Rule. I understand that if I do not make the deadline or deposit a place may not be held for pilgrim. I also understand that if my pilgrim is accepted as a sponsor, any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made by me on this application may result in my pilgrim’s immediate dismissal.

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