What is Via de Cristo?
Via de Cristo, a Spanish phrase meaning "Way of Christ," is a
spiritual method for the renewal of Christian Life.
The Via de Cristo method includes an inspirational three-day weekend designed to
strengthen and renew the faith of Christians and bring them to a new awareness
of living in God's grace.
The purpose of Via de Cristo is, above all, to see the world reconciled to
Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:20). The Via de Cristo method assists individual
Christians to actively be the Church. Laypersons are encouraged to strengthen their
partnerships with their pastors, to be "extensions," building up the body of
Via de Cristo is a movement within the Church of Jesus Christ.
The focus is not on Via de Cristo, but on the local church -- your church
and my church. The objective of the movement is to inspire, challenge, and equip
local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, and communities.
Through the Via de Cristo method, we are encouraged to persevere and grow in our faith, to become
an effective channel of God's love to others, and to strengthen a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ.