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What is Chrysalis?

Empowering Leaders through Emmaus & Chrysalis to be the hands and feet of Christ

Fourth Day Leaders Embodying Jesus Christ

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 a precious time of nurturing a person's faith for discipleship.

Chrysalis Flights (for 10th through 12th graders) and Journeys (for young adults, ages 18-25) are three day events. This three day spiritual renewal weekend 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. Caterpillars attending a Chrysalis flight are sponsored by someone who has previously attended a Chrysalis or Emmaus weekend.

Chrysalis and Emmaus are nationwide ministries of The Upper Room, an interdenominational ministry dedicated to supporting the spiritual formation of Christians seeking to know and experience God more fully. The Upper Room is a ministry of The United Methodist Church.