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Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage: An Opportunity for Renewal

Refresh your awareness of the joy and grace God has for each of us,

Renew your enthusiasm for living out your relationship with Christ, and

Return to your home, church and workplace inspired to reform them for Jesus.

What is Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage?

Millions of Christians of various denominations have participated in a Pilgrimage weekend experience that inspires the joyful and enthusiastic living out of the Christian faith. Pilgrimage weekends are sponsored and led by lay-men and women. Participants return from Pilgrimage energized and inspired to transform their environments for Christ.

History

The Pilgrimage idea and method were born in Spain in the 1940s out of a desire to awaken in laymen the deep meaning and power of the faith they professed, and to remind them of what is fundamental in being a Christian. The weekends were called “Cursillos de Christiandad,” or “Short Courses in Christianity.” Among Catholics, Cursillo spread quickly to South, Central, and North America. It was adapted and adopted by Protestants in this country beginning in the 1970s. The first Protestant Cursillos in the United States were held by Episcopalians, Methodists, Lutherans and Presbyterians.

Growth

The Pilgrimage movement began in Charleston, South Carolina and has been growing ever since! Additional communities are now active in FL, LA, MS, and NE. Those communities aim to spread the Presbyterian Cursillo opportunity throughout the denomination. GPP seeks participants from all Presbyterian churches and is open to friends and family from outside the denomination.

Why

Reformation and renewal in Christ are indispensable to our participation in the unfolding and expansion of God’s Kingdom. Presbyterian Pilgrimage is a vital and exciting resource for renewal, and Presbyterian men and women are encouraged to participate. Presbyterians who have attended another denominations’ Pilgrimage, e.g.: Walk to Emmaus, Via de Cristo or Tres Dias are also welcome as members of the staffs for these weekends.

When

Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage sponsors two Pilgrimage weekends a year. For the current calendar and more information, check out the website – www.georgiapresbyterianpilgrimage.com.

How

Application forms for participants are available in the Narthex and the entrance to the CLC, as well as online at www.georgiapresbyterianpilgrimage.com.

Where

Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage weekends are held in the northeast Georgia mountains at Pinnacle Retreat Center near beautiful Clayton, GA. The retreat center provides modern and comfortable lodging and delicious food. Participants must be 18 years of age. Male/female, young/old, single/couple — all are welcome! Participants check into the retreat center by 5:00 PM on Thursday evening and depart approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday evening. During the weekend participants engage in small group discussion, worship, prayer, singing, eating, sleeping AND laughter.

Learn more about Georgia Presbyterian Pilgrimage at www.georgiapresbyterianpilgrimage.com.