TRES DIAS is an adult weekend which aims to concentrate closely on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. While TRES DIAS explores the basic Christian beliefs, it is best described as a spiritual encounter with Christ. Many who have attended the weekend have experienced a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Christ as they sense His love in a dynamic way.
The Spanish words “TRES DIAS” mean “three days”. TRES DIAS begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday evening.
The TRES DIAS team leading the weekend is composed of former attendees of a TRES DIAS or a similar weekend like Emmaus or Cursillo and who have volunteered their time for weeks of preparation by working and praying together as a unit. There is presented in Three Days the basics of the Christian life and the meaning of living the Christian ideal and its application in our daily lives.
TRES DIAS is centered around lay and clergy talks. Each talk is discussed by table groups. Interchange that develops in these discussions makes Christ’s teachings come alive. The basic atmosphere of TRES DIAS is one of love, joy, Christian fellowship, singing, laughing, and worship. TRES DIAS makes future Christian experiences more fruitful because of the zestful seasoning it brings to all Christian living. TRES DIAS can be made only once in a lifetime, therefore it is not a substitute for a retreat, nor does it have the individual solitude of a retreat.
Just as Christ meets you at your point of need, so TRES DIAS is designed for those who desire to be strengthened in their faith and to be brought closer to Christ in their discipleship.
TRES DIAS was derived from Cursillo de Christianadad - a “short course in Christianity” which has been an active tool of church renewal since its beginnings in Spain in 1949.
TRES DIAS was started in America in 1972 and is now overseen by a national organization of laity and clergy. Individual weekends are sponsored and coordinated by local chapters which have been charted by the national organization.
TRES DIAS is an ecumenical movement open to any Christians who are interested in deepening their walk with the Lord.
One’s life after attending a TRES DIAS is called the “Fourth Day”. Following TRES DIAS a person is able to expand his/her own spiritual life and become a more active disciple of Christ in the world and in the church. During this time, perseverance is important. Perseverance is enhanced after the Three Days through contact with the TRES DIAS community. This contact is available regularly as a means for growth. Also reunions of smaller groups within the local church are encouraged so that the participants may help one another in living the Christian life.
All are welcome to attend the weekend. There are weekends for men and weekends for women. If you are married, the husband must attend first. Wives usually attend a week or so later. Attendees must be 21 years of age and sponsored by someone who has previously attended a TRES DIAS or similar weekend (such as Emmaus or Cursillo) experience.
If you are interested, detach and complete the application - Be sure to include required signatures. Then mail to the address at the end of this application. For more joy and purpose in your Christian walk, TRES DIAS could be just what you’re looking for.
1. We believe and profess our faith in one Triune God - The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).
2. We believe and profess that Jesus Christ is the only Savior and is God in the flesh (John 1:1, , , 14: & Heb. ).
3. We believe and profess that The Holy Spirit is God and is The Lord and Giver of life, who continues to work in believers today to sanctify, edify and empower the whole Christian church on earth - - - for His purpose (Job 33:4, Acts 1:8, John 14:26 & Rom. 8:11).
4. We believe and profess that the Holy Scriptures are the inspired and completely true Word of God (II Tim. -17).
5. We believe and profess that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God; that forgiveness of sins is received through confession and repentance - - and that our sins are washed away through the blood of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38, I John 1:9 & Rom. 3:23).
6. We believe and profess that salvation is a gift of God's grace received through personal faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8).
7. We believe and profess that the Body of Christ is to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of The Son of God (Eph. 4:3, 13).
8. We believe and profess that God's unconditional love, as made manifest to us through Jesus Christ, is the primary witness by which people are renewed, edified and changed (I Cor. 13:8).
9. We believe and profess that God has called us to live holy lives that will bring glory to His name (Col. 3:1-25).