What is Via de Cristo?
Via de Cristo is a Spanish phrase meaning "Way of Christ". Via de Cristo is a highly structured three-day 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 renewal of the church. A Via de Cristo weekend may be three days, but it lasts a lifetime!
A Via de Cristo weekend begins on Thursday evening and ends Sunday afternoon - three busy but joy filled days. Participants live and study together with lots of singing, prayer, and worship. Discussions center around inspiring talks given by both laity and clergy. These talks emphasize God's grace, its reality in your life, and how to share His grace with others. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the daily celebration of Holy Communion and to deepen your understanding of the real presence of Christ in His body of believers.
How to attend a Via de Cristo Weekend?
Please follow these steps:
- Review the Via de Cristo website (www.encvdc.org).
It contains great information regarding the weekend.
The current weekend dates are February 21-24, 2019, May 23-26, 2019, and September 12-15, 2019 to be held at Camp Agape, near Fuquay-Varina, NC.
- Sponsorship. Each attendee is assigned a sponsor. A sponsor is responsible for arranging your travel to and from the location of the Via de Cristo weekend and should also be able to answer any of your questions about the weekend and set expectations. From the list below, possible sponsors are specified with an asterisk (*). If you need help identifying a sponsor, contact either Susan Collins or Ron Bostick.
- Registration. Submit the registration form and payment ($150) to the address specified on the registration form. This cost covers all of the expenses. There are a maximum number of guests that can attend a weekend. The sooner your application is submitted the greater the chances that you will be able to attend.
Pastor Jon Richter will need to sign the registration form. Resurrection may be willing to help with some of the expenses. You can speak to Pastor Jon about obtaining this information.
Who have attended Via de Cristo from Resurrection?
The following individuals at Resurrection have attended a Via de Cristo weekend:
Tom* and Cheryl* Bipes
Ron* and Carol* Bostick
Bill and Jan* Boyer
Rick* and Susan* Collins
Pastor Mark and Elizabeth Drengler
Ron and Judy Durnbaugh
Jeff* and Cheryl Fike
Tom* and Deb* Gebbia
Craig* and Teresa* Gresham
Mike* and Sharon* Hahne
Michael* and Suzi* Heffner
Bruce* and Annette* Kennedy
Keith and Dawn* Leister
Jim and Dara Linn
Sue Minier Salomon*
Bob* and Darlene* Nagel
Garett and Sandy Nigg
Cleveland* and Kimberly* Simpson
Mel and Anne Tolliver
Tom and Else Travers
Mike and Lynda Whitcher
Bill* and Fran* Xenakis
Eastern North Carolina Via De Cristo