Last edited - 09-29-15

Brad's Emmaus and Chrysalis Page for the Big Country Communities
1226 FM 126
Merkel, TX 79536
United States

Big Country Emmaus Community Info

Welcome to Brad's web page for the Big Country Emmaus & Chrysalis Community. Big Country Emmaus now has an official web page at

Please visit the official site for the latest information about the Big Country Emmaus and Chrysalis Communities.

Big County's mailing address is P.O. Box 5080, Abilene,Tx 79608.

The Big Country Emmaus Community is based in Abilene,Texas. The Community Gathering is the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM.
If you want to know more about "What is Walk to Emmaus", there are links below that will answer your questions much better than I can.
Walk to Emmaus is descended from the Cursillo Movement that started in Majorca,Spain in the 1940's. I've included links to the history of Emmaus & Cursillo.
I've included some of the best links I could find on Emmaus, Cursillo, Chrysalis, Tres Dias, Via de Cristo, Kairos & other 3-day weekends based on the Cursillo method.
There are links on how to subscribe to the Emmaus & Cursillo e-mail lists. There are also links to sites where communites can ask for e-mail agape/palanca for upcoming weekends.

If you wish to attend a Big Country Walk or Chrysalis, here is link to a page - Application to attend a Big Country Walk and Big Country Sponsor's Form. Just print the page and you and have your sponsor fill them out. In order for the application to be accepted, BOTH pages MUST be completely filled out and mailed along with a check for $175.00 to Big Country Emmaus Community, P.O. Box 5080, Abilene,Tx 79608.

I hope this page is helpful to you. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail me at
or call me (325)928-4176.

Brad Banner

Upcoming Big Country Weekends

Emmaus & related Links

Big Country Baptist Assembly: The present location of Big County's Flights and Walks.
Camp Butman: The *former* location of Big Country's Walks and Flights
What is the Walk to Emmaus?: From the Upperroom Emmaus Web Site
What is Chrysalis?: From the Upperroom Chrysalis Web Site
Open Directory - Renewal Movements: Directory of 4th day Communities and related websites
3 Day Weekends Online:
Mouvement des Cursillos Francophones: Extemely good, complete site in English, French, and Spanish.
Cursillo Frequently Asked Questions with answers: Cursillo & related Movements FAQ maintained by Alan Jackson
The Walk to Emmaus : Upperroom's Walk to Emmaus Web Site
ChrysalisUpperroom's Chrysalis site:
Welcome to The National Cursillo Center: The US National Catholic Cursillo Web Site
National Episcopal Cursillo Home Page:
Links to Emmaus & Chrysalis Communities: Upperroom's Links to Communities
List of Communities Requesting Agape/Palanca: Communities requesting e-mail agape/palanca
Agape/Palanca Request Form: Request e-mail & other agape/palanca for your community's weekend
Worldwide Cursillo Links:
Cursillos of New Mexico:
Presbyterian Cursillo:
Tres Dias : Official Tres Dias web site
Kairos Prison Ministry : Kairos official web site
Via de Cristo: Official Via de Cristo web site
Great Banquet:
Happening National Web Site:
Vocare National:
Cross Country Emmaus Community Home page: Great page from our neighbors just to the north
Sweet Water Emmaus Community
Red River Emmaus Community: in Wichita Falls,Texas
New Horizon Emmaus Community: in the Littlefield, Texas area.
Llano Estacado Emmaus Community: in Lubbock,Texas
Hi-Sky Emmaus Community: in Midland,Texas
Brazos Valley Emmaus Community:
DeColores, Inc.:

For other web pages from the Banner family - not Emmaus related

The Banner family of Merkel,Texas:
Relief Organization Contacts

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