What is a CHRYSALIS?
Before it becomes a butterfly, a caterpillar goes through a growth stage during which it is called a “chrysalis.” On the surface it may not look like much is happening, but the delicate chrysalis process changes the fuzzy caterpillar into an awesome butterfly with wings of intricate designs and intense colors. The chrysalis process symbolizes how Christ can transform you into something beyond your dreams. It happens when you grow beyond yourself, opening your life to Jesus’ power and love.
“Chrysalis” is the name chosen for the youth and young adjust version of The Walk To Emmaus, its parent movement, because it symbolizes the spiritual growth that is essential between adolescence and adulthood. That growth is as crucial for youth as the cocoon is for the caterpillar. It is that precious time of nurturing a person’s faith for discipleship.
Chrysalis “Flights” (for 13-18 year olds in High School) and “Journeys” (for young adults, ages 19-24) are three-day events. This three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for you to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, and to make new faith commitments. The point is to inspire, challenge and equip you for a close friendship with Christ and for Christian action at home, church, school, and community.
Chrysalis lifts up a way for you to enjoy Christ’s friendship and love and be Christ’s friend and partner in the world. The three day focus on God’s grace, your experience with Christ as friend, what it means to be the body of Christ, and giving love to a needy world.
What is the Purpose of Chrysalis Flight / Journey?
The focus of CHRYSALIS is commitment to Jesus Christ through the local church. The objective of CHRYSALIS is to inspire, challenge, and equip local young adults for a closer friendship with Christ and for Christian action at home, church, school and community. CHRYSALIS lights up a way for you to be a friend of Christ in the world.
View the Chrysalis Brochure (pdf format)
Watch the Introduction Video below
Who Should Attend a Chrysalis Flight / Journey?
CHRYSALIS is for the development of Christian young adults who:
- wish to strengthen their friendship with Christ.
- may have unanswered questions about prayer, study, and sharing of faith.
- understand that being a friend of Christ or a Christian involves responsibility.
- are open to dedicating their everyday life to God in an ongoing manner.
- FLIGHTS are for people in High School between 15 – 18 years of age.
- JOURNEYS are for people between 18 – 24 years of age.
What Happens on a Chrysalis Flight / Journey?
You’ll spend three days with other people your age in worship, prayer, fellowship, creative expression, recreation, singing, and discussion. You’ll experience the love of God through prayers and the acts of service from a loving support community. Think of it as three dyas for you to discover or re-descover your spiritual self, to analyze and realize who you are in Christ.
You’ll hear talks that fucus on the needs of maturing youth of young adjults, offer the message of the gospel and the friendship and example of Jesus Christ. Each day speakers present topics with live examples, followed by discussion, reflection, and creative expression of how these messages can encourage your personal faith.
What Happens AFTER a Chrysalis Flight / Journey?
You are invited to participate in small groups of other young adults who support and encourage one another to continue growing through study and fellowship. This helps you build on your CHRYSALIS weekend for the rest of your life.
How Do I Sign Up?!
The Chrysalis experience begins with the prayerful invitation from a Sponsor (someone who has already gone through Chrysalis or Emmaus). If you, your friend, or your family member are interested in attending, you can download an Application form.
Chrysalis Journeys or Flights are open to young adults and youth of any Christian denomination. We invite you to join in three exciting days meeting Jesus Christ, a friend who comes to you in God’s love, expressed through other Christians.
For more information contact:
Florida Crown Chrysalis at firstname.lastname@example.org