Nashville Chrysalis Community
We are so excited for this coming season in our community. We have events planned, flights ready to roll, and hopefully many excited students! Make sure to check our updates regularly, as well as our calendar to remain involved and help the community thrive.
Not sure what Chrysalis is? Chrysalis is an inter-denominational three-day weekend event for Christians ages 13-25 of all denominations. Developed in 1984 by The Upper Room, this three-day spiritual renewal time provides an opportunity for young Christians to learn more about faith, to experience Christian love and support, to worship, to pray, and to freshly understand what commitment to Jesus looks like through discipleship and fellowhip with God.
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 messenger and instrument of grace in the world. The three days will 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 students and young adults. The Chrysalis experience aims to deepen your 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.
Community members, scripture shows us that discipleship takes place within the church. However, what a wonderful experience Chrysalis is for young believers! We hope this sparks your desire to be involved in the lives of someone else and the life of the local church. Hopefully, many names and faces come to your mind that you can sponsor this winter. If not, perhaps prayerfully consider asking the youth pastor at your church if there's a student that you can sponsor or email us for other ways to get involved.
If you’re interested in attending a Chrysalis weekend, talk to your youth pastor, someone that has previously been on a Chrysalis Flight or an Emmaus Walk, or a member of your church about attending this winter. No sponsor? No problem. Email us and we will make other arrangements - don't let that be a reason not to come!
We hope you’ll join us for a weekend of spiritual growth, good food, and a lot of fun!
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: