Emmaus NCA E179 ~ Believe, Be Bright & Be Bold

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E179- Meadowkirk Retreat Center - Nov. 3 - 6, 2016

Cadre and Team

Scott Burgess ~ Head Cha

Charlie Carroll ~ Table Leader, Christian Action talk, “What Is Truth?” chapel reading

Ben Cave ~ Assistant Music Director, Life in Piety talk

Ricardo Cruz ~ Table Leader, Growth Through Study talk, Joshua 24:14-15 chapel reading

Travis Dodson ~ Dining Room Cha & Assistant Chapel Cha, Priority talk

Charlie Duren ~ Agape Feast Cha, “Please Hear What I Am Not Saying” reading at dying moments

Todd Eckley ~ Table Leader, Ultreya 4th Day talk, “Seeing Clearly” chapel reading

Dale Gillis ~ Spiritual Director, Prevenient Grace, Means of Grace & Sanctifying Grace Talks, 1st Voice for Stations of the Cross

Rich Goad ~ Palanca Cha & Assistant Mananita Cha, “Who Me?” chapel reading

Jeff Hetherington ~ Rector, Fourth Day talk

Steve Kenney ~ Table Leader, Changing Our World talk, John 14:1-14 chapel reading

Jim Krauss ~ Mananita Cha

Joe Lopez ~ Assistant Closing Cha & Assistant Palanca Ch,a “A Time for Everything” chapel reading

John McClaugherty ~ Table Leader, Facing Trials chapel reading

Jim McCray ~ Old Buffalo & Floater Cha

Matt Meisenhelter ~ Assistant Spiritual Director, Justifying Grace & Obstacles to Grace talks, 2nd Voice for Stations of the Cross

Stu Mentzel ~ A/V Cha, DDU 4th Day Talk, “Witness For Christ” chapel reading

Sam Parris ~ Assistant Palanca Cha & Closing Cha, Discipleship talk

Tony Pearson ~ Assistant Table Leader, Hebrews 10:22-25 chapel reading

Sammy Phillips ~ Chapel Cha, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 chapel reading

Jim Rogers ~ Assistant Agape Feast Cha & Assistant Dining Room Cha, “Lord I Have Time” chapel reading

John Rowe ~ Assistant Head Cha

Gabe Smith ~ Assistant Talk Room Cha, Body of Christ talk

Billy Stegal ~ Table Leader, Psalm 62 chapel reading

Jeff Tidd ~ Talk Room Cha

Jerry Wills ~ Assistant Rector, Perseverance Talk

Milton Zapata ~ Music Director, Priesthood of all Believers talk Ragman reading


A Message from the "R"

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 (NKJV)

As I prayed about the scripture and theme for E179 I kept being taken back to the huge number of people that my wife Lolly and I had spent time with over the pasts 10 years (at Church, in Small Group, during ALPHA Classes, Men’s Ministry, Kairos Prison ministry, and Emmaus etc.). So many really, really, really struggled with family members, friends or co-workers who did not have a relationship with God, thru Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit. This led me to the scripture: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”. From this the theme of the weekend became: “Believe” and a companion theme evolved as shown in the logo: “Believe, Be Bright and Be Bold”.

Our logo tells a story: from our faith, and being grounded in the Word, we “Believe”. Because of our faith we should “Be Bright” – by the example of how we live our lives IN Christ. This in turn may present opportunities for us to take action and to “Be Bold” by helping others to “Believe”.

Our theme song for E179 is “We Believe” by The Newsboys. It supports our scripture and theme in such beautiful ways.

Team E179 has been committed to growing closer in our relationship with God during the teaming process. So we have emphasized the importance of prayer. We covet your prayers so please pray that the Holy Spirit will work in amazing ways thru every man during E179 and that these men will go back to their churches “lit-up” for God ready to serve and lead.



Peter Berberena ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Junior Berberena Jr. ~ Spirit and Life UMC Montclair, VA

Josh Berry ~ St. Paul UMC Woodbridge, VA

David Bredeman ~ Shenandoah Community Baptist Woodstock, VA

Larry Cave ~ White Chapel UMC Fort Valley, VA

Rob Girouard ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Robert Goad ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Peter Herzog ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Michael Hetherington ~ Windsor Road Christian Church champaign, IL

Doug Hopler ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

Jeff Kimmel ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA

James Leenerts ~ Aldersgate UMC Alexandria, VA

Kevin Markle ~ Washington Community Church Alexandria, VA

Vic Marshall ~ Groveton Baptist Alexandria, VA

Randy McHugh ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

Bob Michaelis ~ Chancellor Baptist Fredericksburg, VA

Vernon Mitchell ~ St Paul's CME Norfolk, VA

Karl Nyborg ~ Occoquan Bible Church Lake Ridge, VA

Don Palma ~ Dumfries UMC Dumfries, VA

Adam Parrish ~ Calvary Baptist Woodbridge, VA

Jamie Parrish, Jr. ~ Pender UMC Fairfax, VA

Sean Reney ~ New Hope Lorton, VA

Aaron Richardson ~ Bethel UMC Woodbridge, VA

David Sanchez ~ Submission Ministries Fellowship Haymarket, VA

John Seibert Sr. ~ Salem Fields Community Church Fredericksburg, VA

Ron Taylor ~ Old Bridge UMC Woodbridge, VA

Jeff Washington ~ Grace & Mercy Ministries Winchester, VA

Maurice Wilson ~ Messiah UMC Springfield , VA

Chris Wunderlin ~ Christ UMC Fairfax Station, VA


* Day of Deeper Understanding

Our E179 DDU will be held at 8:30AM, Saturday, November 12 at Christ Church, 7600 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. This will be a wonderful reunion, and a chance to learn a bit more about this amazing organization. Come hear about the history of the Emmaus NCA, how the weekends are pd, and how you can help with this blessed ministry opportunity.

Remember, you must attend a DDU before sponsoring friends or joining a Team.

Christ is Counting on You ~ See you there!!!