Who should attend a Chrysalis Flight?

Chrysalis is open to members of any christian denomination and is for the development of christian leaders who have a desire to strengthen their spiritual lives.  It is for youth that have unanswered questions about their faith and beliefs. For youth that understand that being a christian involves responsibility and are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God.  

Chrysalis is especially meaningful for young people who are ready to think and share about the realities and struggles of life on a more adult level,   

"What do I believe?"

"Who do I want to become?"

"What does it mean to live life as a Christian?"

"What am I going to do with my life?"

What happens at Chrysalis?

On a Chrysalis Flight or Journey participants spend three days with other Christians in worship, prayer, fellowship, recreation, singing, and discussion.  You'll hear talks given by the people around you, some by those your own age and others by older adults.  The talks focus on the needs of maturing young people and offer a message of the gospel and of the friendship and examples of Jesus Christ.

After Chrysalis?

Chrysalis supports our young peoples return to the world as butterflies.  You are invited to become intentional about your faith after your  three day experience and build upon your chrysalis weekend for the rest of your life.  

Chrysalis participants are encouraged to join a reunion or next steps group.  Reunion groups are small groups of young people who have been through a chrysalis flight or journey.  The groups are designed to keep the spirit of the chrysalis weekend alive.  These reunion groups should meet regularly and help participants stay in contact and help one another to be the disciples of Christ.

Rushes are larger less frequent gatherings withe the purpose of renewing relationships, building support for upcoming chrysalis weekends and introducing Chrysalis to other youth and adults that aren't aware of what happens during a Chrysalis weekend. 

Why is Chrysalis' symbol a butterfly?

The butterfly is the ancient Christian symbol of Christ's death and resurrection, and provides the central metaphor of the chrysalis weekend.  

A butterfly starts life as a caterpillar then it undergoes an amazing change as a chrysalis in a cocoon, giving up what it had been in order to become what it is meant to be, a butterfly.