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What is Discovery?

  • Discovery is a three-day spiritual renewal retreat.

  • Discovery "Encounter" weekends are for high school students between the ages of 15 to 18 and grades 10-12th.

  • Discovery "Sojourn" weekends are for young adults between the ages of 19 - 25.

  • The weekend provides an opportunity to learn more about Christian faith.

  • You will experience Christian love and support from a team ready to serve you.

  • You will have a chance to further develop an existing faith in Jesus Christ.

  • The point is to inspire, challenge and equip you for a closer relationship with Jesus.

  • The weekend will also call you to Christian action at home, church, school, and community.


See below for Candidate and Sponsor applications. Both forms and payment are needed to secure your spot on the weekend. You will receive confirmation from the Discovery Registrar.

Encounter Weekend
Spring: March 1-3, 2024
Fall: November 1-3, 2024

Sojourn Weekend   

Candidate Application

Sojourn Sign Up

Sponsor Application

Sojourn Sponsor Form
Candidate & Sponsor Forms

Chrysalis was one of the best experiences of my life. I met so many new people, some of which are still some of my best friends. Chrysalis also helped me grow closer to God through the speakers, testimonials, and other activities.

Dalton Morrow, Chrysalis Flight #38

What Happens on a weekend?

  • You'll spend time in worship, prayer, fellowship, and discussion.

  • You'll experience the love of God through prayers and acts of service from a loving support community.

  • You'll have the chance to grow spiritually.

  • You will be given opportunities to develop who you already are in Christ.  

  • You'll hear talks that focus on the needs of maturing young adults, the message of the gospel, and the friendship/example of Jesus Christ.

  • Each day speakers present topics with life examples, followed by reflection and discussion of how these messages can encourage your personal faith in Jesus.

How can you join a Discovery weekend?

  • Weekends take place at Camp Illiana in Washington, Indiana.

  • The cost is $75 to attend.

  • Scholarships are available if needed.

  • In order to attend you must have an emerging or existing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • You must have someone sponsor you who has attended a fourth day (Discovery) weekend.

2024 Discovery Board

Joe Schlosser - President

Andy Schmitz - Head Spiritual Director

Matt Brunton - Associate Spiritual Director

Alex Palstring - Treasurer

Karen Kulencamp- Secretary

Dalton Morrow - Logistics

Kegan Kaiser - Technology Coordinator

Hayden Brown - Supplies Coordinator

Megan Danks - Communications Outreach

Lydia Brazel- Social Media Coordinator

Cassidy Arney- High School Representative

Kai Radke - High School Representative

Lauren Thomas- Young Adult

Luke Scheller - Young Adult


Nicci St. Claire - Weekend Liaison

Andrew Bittner - Registrar

Jon Austin - Mentor

Susan Austin - Mentor

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