What is Chrysalis and Journey?
Journey Flights are for Young Adults ages 19 - 24 Years old!
Information for the next Journey Flights can be found below in
CHRYSALIS is the growth stage between
caterpillars and butterflies. While on the surface it may look
like nothing is happening, the delicate process changes a
caterpillar into a butterfly with wings and beautiful colors.
This symbolizes that, through dying to self, Christ can
transform us into new beings. Jesus Christ can transform us into
something beautiful. We must open ourselves to Jesus for this
transformation to occur.
CHRYSALIS is the name chosen for the
Youth Walk to Emmaus because it symbolizes faith growth in the
lives of youth -the spiritual growth that is necessary between
adolescence and adulthood. It is a crucial time in a maturing
faith for discipleship.
its roots deeply planted in its parent movement, the Walk to
CHRYSALIS is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat that
provides participants an opportunity to learn more about faith, to
experience Christian love and support, and a chance to make new
commitments in their faith journey. The content of the three days
focuses on God's grace, how one experiences Christ as a friend in
the body of Christ, and how one is called into discipleship,
giving love a needful word.
What Happens at Chrysalis?
will spend three days with other young people in worship, prayer,
fellowship, recreation, singing and discussion. You will
experience the love of Christ through the prayers and acts of
service of a loving support community. You will hear talks given
by youth and adults. The talks focus on the needs of maturing
youth and offer the message of the Gospel and the friendship and
example of Jesus Christ. Five talks are given each day followed by
discussion and reflection on how these messages can be helpful to
your personal faith. You will explore how this friendship with
Jesus can help you live your faith with family, friends, and
What happens after Chrysalis?
Following the three-day retreat, you are invited to become
intentional about your faith through local church participation,
small group studies, and interpersonal sharing groups that provide
the fellowship and support for giving love to a needful world. You
are invited to RISE TO A NEW DAY, every day.
Purpose of Chrysalis
focus of CHRYSALIS is commitment to Jesus
Christ through the local church. The objective of Chrysalis is to
inspire, challenge, and equip local church youth for a closer
friendship with Christ and for Christian action at home, church,
school, and in the community. CHRYSALIS lifts up a way for you to
be a friend of Christ in the world.
Who should go on a Chrysalis or Journey Flight?
CHRYSALIS and JOURNEY are for the
development of Christian youth who:
- wish to strengthen your friendship
- may have unanswered questions about
prayer, study, and sharing your faith;
- understand that being a friend of
Christ, or Christian, involves responsibility;
- are open to dedicating your everyday
life to God in an ongoing manner.
CHRYSALIS is open to young people from
15-18 years of age and of any denomination.
JOURNEY is open to young people from 19 - 24 years of age
and of any denomination.
Are you interested?
invite you to join in an exciting three days spent in meeting
Jesus Christ as your friend who comes to you in God's love as
expressed through other Christians. We invite you to RISE TO A NEW