Emmaus Road Church
Emmaus Road Church
Making and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ.


We love the Emmaus Road story.

It's a story of heartache followed by redemption. 

Of unbelief overcome by revelation.



Disillusioned Disciples


On the day that Jesus rose from the dead, two disillusioned disciples left Jerusalem for the village of Emmaus. Despite hearing rumors of the empty tomb, they didn't stick around.

But Jesus caught up to them on the Emmaus Road. Just like he pursued those doubters, Jesus has pursued us. Before we loved him or even sought him, he first loved us.

If you have doubts, questions, or disillusionments, we can't wait for you to meet Jesus.

Everyday Rhythms


Jesus made himself known to the Emmaus Road disciples over a seven-mile journey and a shared meal. Walking, eating, and other daily rhythms were opportunities for Jesus to engage people in conversations about deep things, like why the Christ had to suffer and die (Luke 24:26).

We talk about Jesus and his gospel in the everyday stuff of life--while we share meals, run errands, or sit around a bonfire.

Burning Hearts


One of the craziest things about the Emmaus Road story is that the resurrected Jesus revealed himself to disillusioned disciples by showing them how everything in the written word pointed to him.

"And he said to them, 'O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?' And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:25–27).

We, too, have encountered the living Christ through the Spirit-inspired words of Scripture. 

Beholding his glory makes our hearts burn with joy.


They said to each other, "Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?"

- Luke 24:32




Sundays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

At Sioux Falls Christian School

  • 6120 S. Charger Circle, Sioux Falls, SD 57108


Emmaus Road Church of Sioux Falls is a community of people whose lives have been forever changed by the good news that Jesus Christ died and was raised so that sinners could be made right with God and enjoy him forever.

The joy we experience in God is something that makes us sing and something we want to share.

We’d love to have you join us in this pursuit.



20-25 minutes of singing

A 35-40 minute sermon from God’s Word

A children's ministry that provides care and instruction for children 15 months to 10 years of age.

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Making disciples who make disciples...

...who plant churches that plant churches.


Emmaus Road Church is committed to making and multiplying disciples of Jesus who will have an impact on our community and to the nations.



Jesus Christ died for our sins so that all who submit to him and rely on him can have peace with God and enjoy his glory forever.

That good news is revealed in the pages of Scripture, where every word points to Jesus Christ. Because Scripture is the way God speaks to us, we preach and lead from God's word, seeking to balance head, heart, and hands.



By God's grace and the power of his Spirit, we aim to cultivate a culture of grace where gospel doctrine, plus a safe environment (where sinners can admit their needs and their sorrows without being humiliated), plus time (where sinners can rethink their lives without pressure), might engender gospel culture (where transformation can take place).

Because God welcomed us and seated us at his table, though we were his enemies, we value hospitality, shared meals, and everyday life in community.


God is filling the earth with the knowledge of his glory, and we exist to spread a passion for his name in Sioux Falls and to the ends of the earth. We make disciples in all of life by...

  • Gathering for corporate worship on Sundays and during the week in missional communities and discipleship huddles

  • Scattering to live everyday life in community and on mission, wherever God has placed us

We envision developing leaders who will be equipped to plant and lead churches, not only in our region, but also across the country and to nations through international partnerships.


Emmaus Road Church
is a Sovereign Grace Church




Emmaus Road Church is led by a team of elders, and elder is just another New Testament word for pastor, shepherd, or overseer. Our pastors shepherd the people of Emmaus Road Church through preaching, teaching, counseling, and leading the church.


"Shepherd the flock of God that is among you."

- 1 Peter 5:2

Greg Dirnberger serves as the church planter and senior pastor of Emmaus Road Church.


Ryan Chase serves as an associate pastor and vocational elder of Emmaus Road Church.


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Ben Arnold, Travis Svennes, Caleb Dirnberger, and Jarrod Heinz serve Emmaus Road Church as deacons.