The Beginnings of Tres Dias
TRES DIAS was derived from Cursillo de Christianidad -"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. Individual weekends are sponsored and coordinated by local chapters which have been chartered by the national organization.
TRES DIAS is an ecumenical movement open to any Christians who are interested in deepening their Walk with the Lord. There are over 70 Tres Dias Communities around the world
Just as Christ meets you at your point of need, so TRES DIAS is designed for those who feel the need to be strengthened in their faith and to be brought closer to Christ in discipleship. All are welcome to attend the weekend, however, each attendee must be sponsored by someone who has previously attended a TRES DIAS or similar 3-day weekend experience.
The Tres Dias Weekend
A TRES DIAS weekend begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday evening. There are weekends for men and weekends for women. The team leading the TRES DIAS weekend consists of former attendees of a TRES DIAS or similar weekend, who have volunteer their time for weeks of preparation by working and praying together as a unit.
The basic atmosphere of a TRES DIAS weekend is one of love, joy, Christian fellowship, singing, laughing and worship. 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.
TRES DIAS makes future Christian experiences more fruitful because of the zestful seasoning it brings to all Christian living.
TRES DIAS is:
A Christian renewal movement
Similar to the Cursillo movements
A Christian support group movement
A prayer, study, and action small group movement
Encourages Christians to tell others about Christ
Emphasizes the love that our Lord has for each of us
Encourages Christians to work in their home congregations and to evangelize