To further the Emmaus Ministries mission in a time when many local Emmaus communities are struggling, North Indiana Emmaus Community (NIEC) has partnered with Michiana Emmaus Community and Crossroads Emmaus Community to form a Cooperation Board. The board will consist of three members from each community coming together to oversee and coordinate the planning activities for the three communities in our area. The cooperation board will set the dates for the walks and give assignments to each community as to how they will assist each walk. For example, one community might run the conference room, one behind the scenes, and another might be available for supportive services. In the future, this board might also help with coordinating resources, storage facilities, and training efforts to keep each walk running smoothly. Our communities will remain separate with each of us having our own officers, committees, and boards; however, by working together we hope to once again fulfill the Emmaus mission of “Renewing Christian Disciples, Strengthening Local Churches”.