Throughout the United States and Canada, Emmaus International's Correspondence School works with a growing number of Emmaus Connectors.
These men and women use the courses in their own personal ministry with individuals and groups in a variety of settings all over North America.
Emmaus Connectors are partners with Emmaus International who connect individuals to God's Word through the use of Emmaus courses.
1. Ask people at your church what they are studying. If they aren't studying anything right now, encourage them to consider the Emmaus Road! They could do courses with a friend, a spouse, kids, etc.
2. For those you know in discipleship and mentoring relationships with new believers, encourage the use of Mile Marker 1.
3. Volunteer to teach a Sunday school class or a weekly Bible study using the Emmaus courses and free study guides.
4. Connect with your local jail, youth detention center, or halfway house to see if you can volunteer to provide church services or visitation for the inmates/youth. Work with correctional officers and chaplains to see if you can provide each individual with a Bible study course.
5. Reach out to organizations that help refugees in your area, and see if you can volunteer to provide church services or a Bible study for them. Consider using the Traveler Pack.
6. Start an evening Bible school using the Emmaus courses.
7. If you know children and young adults who attend a Christian summer camp, consider helping them continue on in living for Christ using the Camp Pack. This could be given to young people in your church upon their return from camp, or as part of their Sunday School curriculum.
8. Encourage your church's evangelism ministry to use the Hope Pack in continuing conversations with unsaved individuals.
9. Connect with international students on your local college campus, and invite them to learn about American culture and Christianity through meals together and studying the courses in the Traveler Pack. If they go back to their home country, encourage them to continue on the Emmaus Road in eCourse format, allowing you to continue interacting with them!
10. Go through an Emmaus course with your family for your family devotions. If your children are young, start with the Children Pack!
PRIORITIES OF AN EMMAUS CONNECTOR
1. Encourage heart and life transformation through the study of the Bible using Emmaus courses
2. Recruit volunteers to grade courses, provide comments and feedback to students, and assist with office functions
3. Identify and train one or two others who will continue on in the ministry
A cloud-based, student records management program FREE for all Connectors
CONNECTOR APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Submit online application (includes two references and completion of Mile Marker 1)
2. Review and approval by Emmaus International
3. Complete free training provided by Emmaus International
All Connector applicants must complete The Essential Pack — Mile Marker 1of the Emmaus Road before being approved as an Emmaus Connector.
Once an applicant has received their certificate of completion of Mile Marker 1, they will email evidence of completion to Emmaus International's office.
Promotes, orders, and distributes courses
Mails in courses to Emmaus International office for grading, commenting, and certificates
Returns courses to students
Processes courses while also promoting, ordering, and distributing courses
Uses the Emmaus Logbook for record keeping, grading, and certificate generation
Provides meaningful feedback on students' courses
Returns courses to students
A Coordinator is a person who, following successful application, becomes a Connector between their local ministry/church body and Emmaus International's Correspondence School.
Emmaus courses are made available to the Coordinator at a discount* who then distributes them in a way that they feel the Lord is directing them.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This model is perfect for the individual that simply wants to promote Emmaus courses without the administrative work of an Instructor.
Coordinators are able to use the courses in two ways: 1) They can tell their contacts to return completed courses into the Emmaus International office OR 2) They can collect the courses and mail them to the Emmaus International office in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Emmaus International office will complete all necessary paperwork and processing of the courses, including the grading of exams and issuing of certificates. The office will then return them to the student or Coordinators.
*To financially assist Coordinators in their ministry, Emmaus International offers a 20% discount on all courses. This discount is only available thanks to generous donations given at emmausinternational.com/donate
It is the responsibility of the Coordinator to fund the ministry. Coordinators are encouraged to charge their students the full price of the courses using the 20% discount as funds to cover the expenses of mailing and ordering.
An Instructor is a person who, following successful application, becomes a co-worker in ministry with Emmaus International's Correspondence School. Emmaus courses are made available to the Instructor at a discount* who then distributes them in a way that they feel the Lord is directing them.
Instructors are Connectors approved by Emmaus International to distribute courses, grade exams, and issue certificates. They are a 100% self-run Emmaus International Correspondence School center.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
An Instructor guides others in personal Bible study courses. The Instructor grades the exams and maintains student records with the Emmaus Logbook, a cloud-based student records management program. The Instructor also issues certificates to their students who complete courses, and provides counsel and personal attention to their students. Emmaus International provides technical and spiritual support for the Instructor, as well as free access to and training on the Emmaus Logbook.
To financially assist Instructors in their ministry, Emmaus International offers a 50% discount on all courses. This discount is only available thanks to generous donations given at emmuasinternational.com/donate
It is the responsibility of the Instructor to fund the ministry. Instructors are encouraged to charge their students the full price of the courses using the 50% discount as funds to cover the expenses of grading, certification, and record keeping.
Instructors who are serving a population who cannot pay for the courses, such as inmates, prisoners, refugees, etc., are encouraged to talk with their local church about funding the Instructor's ministry.
"What the Bible Teaches . . . led me to receive Jesus as my personal Savior. I am now starting a new life with Jesus."
Andrew Peterson, Emmaus student
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