Chrysalis is a semi-annual, nondenominational youth retreat that’s focus is to express Christ’s model of servanthood through biblical study, meaningful worship, and life changing experiences.

At Chrysalis, we challenge you to:

At Chrysalis we challenge you to seek Jesus in a new way.


God has called us to love Him with all our hearts, soul and mind and has called us to seek first His kingdom. At Chrysalis you will have opportunities of Christian spiritual renewal and spiritual 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 are revealed to you through other believers.

At Chrysalis we challenge you to grow in your relationship with Christ.


Our wish is to strengthen your friendship with Christ. Chrysalis’ objective is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local youth church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities, and places of work. Chrysalis is a challenge to step out of your comfort zone and step into a weekend full of relatable bible study, and self-expression.

At Chrysalis we challenge you to connect with your community after your retreat.


Following the three-day weekend, participants are invited to become intentional about their faith through local church participation, small group studies, and interpersonal sharing groups that provide the fellowship and support needed for giving love to a needful world. You are invited to rise to a new day, every day.

I think I speak for many when I say that the time spent working on chrysalis and the people we’ve been able to work with, have been great influencers in our lives. For myself, I was very hesitant to come. Being without people that I knew was a challenge that I didn’t want to face. I’m so happy I did. The weekend itself was a stress-free renewal of my faith but I was influenced even more greatly by the experiences I’ve had after through this great community. I’ve been able to make great friendships and I now have many adults that I can look up to in my faith life moving forward. All the weeks following my first weekend seem to pull me closer to God every time.

Elizabeth C.Chrysalis Flight 119

Chrysalis has not only been a tremendous journey for new candidates and the community, it has also been a safe haven. I can personally attest to that. When I walked chrysalis it was the most defining and inspirational moment of my life thus far. The weekend was the beginning of my renewed relationship and faith in God. Being in this community has had so much influence on who I am today. I have amazing people to look up to and learn from as well as a support system that loves me unconditionally as HE does. Every time I work a weekend I am surrounded by love and a sense of security so incomprehensible and strong. I am so glad I decided to join this community and let it inspire me everyday to continue a Christian based lifestyle

Amanda M.Chrysalis Flight 114

Chrysalis was a defining moment in my faith journey and I am sure I would not be where I am today had I missed the opportunity to attend my retreat.

Victoria J.Chrysalis Flight 92

Are You Interested?

We invite you to join in an exciting three days spent meeting Jesus Christ as your friend, who comes to you in God’s love as expressed through other Christians.

Should you go?

Chrysalis is for the development of Christian youth who:

  • wish to strengthen their friendship with Christ;
  • may have unanswered questions about prayer, study, and sharing their faith;
  • understand that being a friend of Christ, or a Christian, involves responsibility;
  • are open to dedicating their everyday lives to God in an ongoing manner. Southern California Chrysalis is open to young people ages 15 to 23 of any denomination.

If you would like to attend a Chrysalis weekend or know of someone who would, please download the .pdf below. Fill out the information and make sure that the attendant’s parent signs (if the participant is a minor) and the attendant’s pastor signs the application. Scan and email the application to our Chrysalis Registrar.


So Cal Chrysalis is held at:

Trinity Lutheran Church
6868 San Gabriel Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91775

Trinity Lutheran Church is located in a residential area, off of San Gabriel Blvd. with the cross streets of Huntington Dr.

Because Chrysalis is a weekend retreat, Trinity Lutheran Church in San Gabriel is rented out for each flight. That being said, we ask that if you visit, please respect the property and the members.


We’re here and happy to answer any questions you may have or provide you with more information. Just write to us in the form with your message. We’d love to hear from you.

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