What are Chrysalis Flights and Journeys?

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 because it symbolizes the spiritual growth that is essential between adolescence and adulthood. 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. Chrysalis “Flights” are for 10th through 12th graders and “Journeys” are for young adults aged 19-24.

How Can I Participate?

To get involved in Chrysalis, each person must have a sponsor who has already attended Chrysalis or Emmaus him- or herself. If you have a friend who has been on Chrysalis/Emmaus, ask your friend to tell you about his or her experience with the program.

If you don’t know anyone who has been to Chrysalis/Emmaus, contact the respective registrar to help you consider attending Emmaus and finding a sponsor.

Learn more about Chrysalis.