Via de Cristo

The heart and essence of the Via de Cristo is to bring Christians to a full awareness of what is meant by living the life of Grace, adding new strength and vitality to their Christianity.

The purpose of the Via De Cristo is to develop in Christians a consciousness of their Power and Mission to become leaders in Christian renewal, and the desire to continue to live the life of Grace, personally and together with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  John 1:14

Via de Cristo is a Spanish term meaning “Way of Christ.” It is a three-day leadership school with a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, churches, and the environment in which they live and work. It is a united effort of laity and clergy to aid congregations in developing Christian leaders to more effectively serve Christ in the church.

Four Weekends Per Year: Two Men’s and Two Women’s

A Spiritual Retreat

Via de Cristo is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people

I’m Interested in Attending a Weekend

If you believe you would be a good fit for a Via de Cristo weekend but have not been invited, please use the Contact form to let us know, and we will be in prayer for you.

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I have been invited to attend a Weekend.

If you been invited to attend a weekend, please click on the button below, complete every section of the application, have your pastor sign it, and email it to [email protected]


I have previously attended a VdC Weekend

If you have attended a Via de Cristo Weekend and are interested in serving on an upcoming weekend, please contact us and include your Weekend number and the dates you would like to serve.

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Find out more

Visit our About page and find out more about the Via de Cristo way.

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Meet the Secretariat

Many wonderful people are involved in the mission of Gold Coast Via de Cristo. Without them, we wouldn’t exist. The Secretariat are people from the Via de Cristo community who have been asked to serve in a specific capacity for a given term.