We Need You!
Thanks to our community members, we are aware of and committed to bridging a commincation gap that has gone unchecked for far too long. Please know that, though we fall short, we understand that communication is essential and we extend our deepest apoligies for both failing to serve and lead in this way. Your questions, joys, sorrows, and frustrations are welcome at anytime. Here is updated information, a request for help, and some encouragement.
Currently, our community is walking through a vally together. In 2015, we made several attempts to host flights that were unsuccessful, leaving many disappointed and discouraged. The board of directors has taken a step back and is discussing a new approach to nurturing the Nashville Chrysalis Community so that we emerge healthier and stronger than before. Without a fully-functioning board and strong leadership, we will only experience more of the same.
This is our invitation to you - join us. Whether you're joining the board or joining with us with encouragement and support, it is ESSENTIAL that you join us in prayer. We trust that God is sovereign over our community, and without His headship, we have no hope of succeeding. Regardless of our often deceptive feelings, we can all rest in truth:
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." - Ephesians 3:20
" What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?" - Romans 8:31-32
The truth of the Gospel is unchanging. God was with us in times of abundance and he is with us now. Christ is our prize, and he will be glorified in every circumstance.
Fly with Christ
What is Chrysalis?
Chrysalis is an inter-denominational three-day weekend event for Christian young people of all denominations. Developed in 1984 by The Upper Room, this three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for Christian teens to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, to worship, to pray, and to make new faith commitments.
The point of Chrysalis 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.
Chrysalis is more than just another mountaintop experience for young people. The Chrysalis experience aims to deepen young people's experience of God's companionship for everyday life and to strengthen their commitment to follow Jesus back into their familiar environments of friendships, school, family, church, and work.
Chrysalis "Flights" are open to 10th through 12th graders (9th graders are eligible if the applicant is at least 15 years old). Chrysalis "Journeys" are open to young adults age 18 to 24.
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: