The Via de Cristo Spiritual Renewal
Via de Cristo three day spiritual renewal weekend proclaims the truth and grace of Jesus Christ. The intent of Via de Cristo is to equip each of us with the power to be an effective servant in the body of Christ.

Via de Cristo is one of several methods available to the Church to help renew the faith that is already a gift to believers. Through Via de Cristo we are encouraged to persevere and grow in our faith and to strengthen our personal relationships with Jesus Christ.

All events during a Lutheran Via de Cristo of the Rockies weekend, including the messages, meditations and leisure activities, are supported by prayer and total dependence upon God. The weekend is based upon Lutheran theology and sound scriptural principles.




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Dates & Events
FEBRUARY 9, 2013; LVdCR Agape Banquet for 4th Day Members. Contact 4th day Coordinator Loretta Hartten at 720.231.9200 for information.
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What happens on a Via de Cristo Weekend?
Lutheran Via de Cristo of the Rockies typically hosts coed weekends for single and married Christians together.

Every Via de Cristo begins on a Thursday evening and concludes the following Sunday. The three day progression includes worship, songs of praise, prayer, presentations or messages followed by discussion and unique fellowship events.

Holy Communion is served on a daily basis. Comfortable lodging and dining is provided. Participants are placed in small groups of five to six people. Each small group includes two experienced laypersons to serve as guides to assist when needed.

An essential part of every weekend is the Spiritual Support Team who provides spiritual guidance and insight. The team consists of an ordained Lutheran lead pastor and several other pastors or church workers. The Spiritual Support Team, like the laypersons who organize and facilitate the weekends, have attended previous Via de Cristo weekends as participants.


Who Attends a Via de Cristo Weekend?
Any baptized Christian who would like to experience the love of God in a very unique way. Any baptized Christian who believes their spiritual life may need strengthening. Any baptized Christian who may have questions about prayer, study, and sharing their faith.

Any baptized Christian who is willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner. In other words, any baptized Christian, whether new in the faith or mature in the faith, married or single, pastor, church worker, or layperson.





JANUARY 26, 2013; LVdCR Annual Meeting and Ultreya. Bethel Lutheran Church, 4725 Farmingdale Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. 3:00 P.M. tll 5:00 P.M.
What Happens After a Via de Cristo Weekend?
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of a VdC weekend are the first three days of the spiritual renewal experience; the rest of your life is called the Fourth Day. You can attend a weekend as a "Pilgrim" only once, but you will learn skills that allow you to build on the experience for the rest of your life! The Fourth Day Community provides two activities to foster life in Christ:

• Ultreyas (which means “Onward”) are monthly gatherings for fellowship and praise.

• Group Reunions are small groups that meet on a weekly basis to continue study and to support each other in faith.

Participation in these events can be an integral part of the Via de Cristo experience but, as with all weekend activities, they are voluntary.

There will also be ongoing opportunities to participate in subsequent weekends as a team member, pray for those attending, and contributing financially. Via de Cristo three day spiritual renewal weekend proclaims the truth and grace of Jesus Christ. The intent of Via de Cristo is to equip each of us with the power to be an effective servant in the body of Christ.

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About VdC
FEBRUARY 16, 2013; Secretariat meeting, Faith Community Lutheran Church, 9775 Ute Highway, Longmont, CO. 80504.10:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. All are welcome!
Contact, Applications, & Links
Lutheran Via de Cristo of the Rockies
731 North Weber Street, Ste. 10 | Colorado Springs, CO 80903
LVDC@aol.com (719) 650-6754