Via de Cristo is a Spanish phrase meaning “Way of Christ.” Via de Cristo is a highly structured threeday weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and brings them to a new awareness of living in God’s grace. It is a combined effort of lay people and clergy toward the renewal of the church. Via de Cristo is an endorsed ministry of the North Carolina Synod.
Who goes to Via de Cristo?
This weekend is for anyone who wants to grow in faith, increase their awareness of living in God’s grace, and experience an intentional time of Christian community and love. This retreat is perfect for adult men and women of all ages and stages of life, couples and singles.
What happens on a Via de Cristo retreat?
The Via de Cristo weekend is an experience in Christian sharing and living. During the 72 hours, fourteen talks are presented. Five talks are given by Lutheran pastors and nine by lay people. The weekend also includes worship each morning, Holy Communion, small group discussions, sharing, music, singing, laughter, prayer, and lots of eating. During the weekend much care is taken to provide for your needs. All you need to do is relax and see what God has in store for you.
When and where are these Via de Cristo retreats happening?
The next Via de Cristo weekend is November 10- 13, 2016 at Camp Agape which is only about an hour from St. Philip, near Fuquay-Varina. The weekend begins on Thursday evening and continues until late Sunday afternoon. Pastor Pam is one of the pastors and Don Helmey is coordinating the music for this retreat.
How can I attend a Via de Cristo retreat?
If you would like to attend a Via de Cristo weekend, please speak to Pastor Pam to get a registration form. Join Pastor Pam in the Sanctuary on Sunday, October 9 at 10:00 am or in Luther Hall on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:00 pm to learn more about Via de Cristo.