What Is Chrysalis
Before it becomes a butterfly, a caterpillar goes through a growth stage, which 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 colours. 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 an interdenominational, interracial, and international movement for high school and university age young people from 15 to 23 years of age. It is the youth version of the Walk to Emmaus. This 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 the community.
What happens at Chrysalis?
You will spend three days with other people your age in worship, prayer, fellowship, creative expression, recreation, singing and discussion. You will experience the love of God through prayers and the acts of service from a loving support community. Think of it as three days for you to discover or re-discover your spiritual self, to analyze and realize who you are in Christ. You will hear talks that focus on the needs of maturing youth or young adults, the message of the gospel and the love and example of Jesus Christ. Each day speakers present topics with life examples, followed by discussions, reflection and creative expression of how these messages can encourage your personal faith.
Chrysalis offers a way for you to enjoy an intimate relationship with Christ, experience His love and to be His hands and feet in the world.