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About Crossroads Chrysalis

Chrysalis is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat for youth based on the Walk to Emmaus. The idea or picture surrounding Chrysalis is that of a catepillar, which then enters a "chrysalis" or cocoon stage and finally emerges as a butterfly. This is a parallel to II Corinthians 5:17 which speaks of becoming a new creation in Christ. The weekend or "Flight" begins on a Thursday evening and continues until Sunday evening.

During a Chrysalis Flight a young person has an opportunity to learn more about faith in Christ and how to grow deeper in that faith through fellowship, singing, discussion, recreation and prayer. They will experience the love of God for them in action throughout the weekend. And just as the catepillar must "die" to itself and then be transformed into the butterfly, so too will the young person experience a similar transformation in their commitment and walk with Christ.

Since 1978, nearly half a million people have attended in Emmaus weekends in over 300 sites around the globe, including the U.S.A., Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Germany, South Africa, India and even the former Soviet Union. In 1984, the Upper Room developed a youth oriented version of the Emmaus experience called Chrysalis. Emmaus and Chrysalis are communities where growing Christians of all denominations come together in common affirmation of the essentials of the Christian faith.

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June 2015