Our name comes from Luke 24, where Jesus meets the disciples on the road to Emmaus right after he rose from the dead. After revealing the truth about Jesus shown in all of God’s Word, the disciples’ eyes were opened and their hearts burned with passion, so much so they immediately had to run out and tell others. We want this for every one of our students—for their eyes to be opened to God’s Word, for their hearts to burn with passion for Jesus Christ, and for their lives to be replicated through discipleship.
Through most of our 75 years, we’ve been known as Emmaus Correspondence School, as nearly 100% of our ministry was through Emmaus Correspondence Courses. As we continued to grow and respond to God’s leading, it became clear that the words “Correspondence” and “School” no longer defined every aspect of our ministry.
In the summer of 2017, our team spent time brainstorming and praying over this important process. Many names were considered. But as we reflected on our historic identity, and the incredible impact of God’s work around the world through the courses, it became clear.
Our story is Emmaus. Our impact is worldwide. We are Emmaus Worldwide.
It’s really who we are today. This name is already opening new opportunities for God’s work to expand, both in North America and across the world.