What is a Chrysalis?
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.
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.
"Flights" (for 15-18 year olds) 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.
Chrysalis lifts up a way for you to enjoy Christ's
friendship and love and to be Christ's friend and partner in the world. The three days 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.