From a Chrysalis to a Butterfly }!{

For my Emmaus & Chrysalis contacts: I am serving on both of the upcoming Chrysalis teams and need YOUR support!

We are less than 1 week away from the next team meetings (MAY 14) and less than 4 weeks away from the Girl’s Chrysalis & 5 weeks away from the Boy’s Chrysalis weekend! There is still room on the team for both adults and youth. PLEASE consider serving or sponsoring a youth!

Most of you know AT LEAST one other person who has been on a weekend and would make a great team member for the summer team. Pray about it and then either send me their names or contact them directly and then forward them to me. Seriously, if you know someone who can serve, please either contact them or have them contact me either on Facebook or email me and I will share their info with the lay directors.

Also, please keep the following items in your prayers:
Caterpillars for the weekend – if you aren’t serving SPONSOR a youth!
Continued team development – only 2 more meetings and we need volunteers who will serve where needed!

What is Chrysalis:

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, 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 that precious time of nurturing a person’s faith for discipleship.

Chrysalis “Flights” (for 10th through 12th graders) and “Journeys” (for young adults, ages 19-24) are three-day events. This three-day spiritual renewal time 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. For more info: Upper Room


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