Via de Cristo

Becoming disciples, becoming leaders.

The Eastern North Carolina chapter of Via de Cristo has announced several upcoming events for those who are interested in discipleship training.

What is Via de Cristo? This is best described in their mission statement:

By grace, with the Holy Spirit, we encourage Christians to recognize and respond to their personal calling, empowering them to influence their environments with the Gospel. Via de Cristo, meaning “the Way of Christ,” is a Lutheran Lay  movement designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and bring you to a new awareness of living in God’s grace. Through a structured three-day weekend, there is a combined effort of lay people and clergy, that strives to give you time apart with God and give you tools to help you on your spiritual journey and walk with Christ.

A Via de Cristo event is generally a three-day training workshop. An Ultreya event is a reunion to give and receive encouragement for living out our faith in the “Fourth Day” through worship, communion, and sharing. Ultreya means “persevere” and attending these mini-events is a way to strengthen ourselves for the journey.

Upcoming VDC events:

  • November 4, 2023: Ultreya at Grace Lutheran Church, Raleigh
  • February 15-18, 2024: Retreat Weekend hosted by Kris Sloman
  • April 20, 2024: Renewal Day at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary
  • September 19-22, 2024: Retreat Weekend hosted by Ken Breeggemann
Ultreya Reunion on October 7, 2023

To learn more, submit a contact form or email us at and mention “Via de Cristo” in your message. While there is a cost for the event, scholarships are available from the church.


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