Our name comes from Luke 24, which records the incident where two disciples encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Knowing that it was Jesus who spoke to them, they said,
Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? – Luke 24:32
These two disciples then went back to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples about their encounter with Jesus.
Subsequently, in obedience and with transformed lives , the disciples of Christ went forth to proclaim Jesus .