A Chrysalis weekend is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers.

The Chrysalis experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Chrysalis leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ. Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Chrysalis community, each participant’s individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.

The objective of Chrysalis is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church youth for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and schools. Chrysalis lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.

Chrysalis Contacts

Tim Hathaway Spiritual Director

Brian Hunter Chrysalis Youth Leader

Brian Hunter is instrumental in the Chrysalis Weekend.  Brian is the the Youth Pastor for the First United Methodist Church and works with Billings Emmaus Spiritual Director, Tim Hathaway.  Brian brings the energy from the FUMC church to the Billings Chrysalis Team to make the experience longer than just three days.

Jeff Day Chair of Chrysalis Committee