Chrysalis "Flights" (ages 15-18 & in 9th grade through 12th grade) and Chrysalis "Journeys" (for young adults, ages 19-25) 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 closer friendship with Christ and for Christian action at home, church, school, and community.
You'll spend time in worship, prayer, fellowship, and discussion. You'll experience the love of God through prayers and acts of service from a loving support community. You'll have a chance to discover or re-discover your spiritual self, to analyze and realize who you are in Christ. You'll hear talks that focus on the needs of maturing young adults, the message of the gospel, and the friendship and example of Jesus Christ. Each day speakers present topics with life examples, followed by discussion, reflection, and discussion of how these messages can encourage your personal faith.
Flight and Journey weekends take place at Camp Illiana in Washington, Indiana and are $75 to attend. Scholarships are available if needed. In order to attend you must have someone sponsor you who has attended a fourth day weekend.
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 adult 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 is open to young people of any Christian denomination.