What is a Sponsor?

Each person who attends The Walk to Emmaus has a sponsor.

A sponsor is a person who has been through an Emmaus experience and is willing to support another new Emmaus participant, and assist him or her into getting connected.

The sponsorship of a previous participant helps the current participant from any personal responsibilities that might distract him or her while on the experience.

Sponsorship also undergirds each participant’s 72-hour experience with prayer and other expressions of God’s love.

According to the dictionary, a sponsor is one who takes responsibility for another.

The suffix “-ship” refers to the skill involved in the activity. So sponsorship is the skill of taking responsibility for another.

Sponsor and Pilgrim forms are available here