I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith. – Romans 1:11-12
You may attend Via de Cristo only once in your life, but you are asked to build on it for the rest of your life. We call the rest of your life, your “Fourth Day.” How a person uses their weekend experience is both entirely an individual and personal decision.
It is hoped that participants will become more effective leaders in their local congregations as a result of the Via de Cristo and Fourth Day experiences.
After attending a weekend one is encouraged to:
- Expand your inner spiritual life through study and church participation. The emphasis is on one’s home church and NOT the movement itself.
- Become more active witnesses for Christ in daily life.
Via de Cristo also offers two ongoing means of perseverance:
Renewal or Reunion Groups- small groups of men or women who meet regularly to study, pray, share and help one another in their quest for spiritual development. It’s a voluntary meeting of friends to share with one another their efforts to live and grow in union with Christ. To be fruitful it must include piety, study, and action. It is friendship elevated to the highest level – that of being a permanent actual grace.
If you need to find a group, please fill out and submit this form and we’ll help! If you have questions, email our Post Weekend Chair.
Our next Ultreya is Sunday, April 30 at 3 pm EST, 2 pm CT.
Sunday, April 30th
Messiah Lutheran Church
6900 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
3 pm Eastern – 2 pm Central
Please join us to enjoy fellowship time and worship together. One of our lay people will share an inspiring talk and we will install the next rector! Please bring a drink or snack to share.
Please join as we greet our new pilgrims! Our celebration will begin with a worship service followed by fellowship. Please bring a drink or snack to share.
Mixed #35, October 19-22, 2017 is the next scheduled retreat.
The rector (lay leader) is Rick Rawl from Grace Lutheran in Oak Ridge. If you are interested in volunteering for the weekend please complete the team interest form.
Team members and past attendees, please Login for password protected weekend information including team list and pilgrim list.