At Emmaus Way, children and adults work together to embody gospel-shaped community. We understand children as whole people rather than incomplete adults and invite children to be full participants in our efforts to understand and enact the Kingdom of God. We strive to welcome and integrate children in our larger adult worship spaces and invite adults into our kid-friendly worship and teaching spaces, recognizing that both spaces teach us about God. Because we view children as full participants in our community, we see our purposeful embrace of their presence as an authentic, essential outgrowth of our core values.
We affirm that...
Children are both givers and recipients of radical hospitality.
Children and adults expand and enliven each other's understanding of the gospel.
Spiritual formation is rooted in the shared life and practice of Christian community.
Spiritual formation is a whole community, who life responsibility.