disciples for Christ
The VdC Weekend
Via de Cristo (pronounced bee-yuh day kreestoe), meaning "Way of Christ," is a short course in Christianity. It is a three-day experience [similar to the Catholic Cursillo or Methodist Walk to Emmaus] that takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is
a highly structured weekend, designed to help Christians examine their faith, and
through their faith, impact
their environments for Christ. Via de Cristo is a combined effort of laity and clergy and is ecumenical.
What happens on a weekend?
A Via de Cristo weekend begins on a Thursday evening and ends on a Sunday evening. During the three days, participants live and study together with singing, fellowship, worship and personal and corporate prayer. The Via de Cristo weekend includes 14 talks, 5 given by clergy and 9 by laity. These talks present the various aspects of the Christian life, based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ as our ideal. The weekend is designed to provide those attending a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
After the weekend...
We hope that participants
return to their homes, churches and communities renewed in their commitment to use their gifts for Christ. Participants are also encouraged to join a small group [reunion group] or start one - to study, pray and share their faith walk.
The Next Weekend
The next HOI VdC weekend will be TBD
with questions or to register.
The Next Ultreya
The primary goal of Via de Cristo weekends is to encourage and equip lay leadership
to serve in their churches and communities.
Check us out
Check out Heart of Illinois
Via de Cristo at one of our monthly gatherings
[Ultreyas] for worship
The Next Ultreya
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HOI VdC is a member of the National Lutheran Via de Cristo