IS THERE A COST?
Yes. The cost for the weekend is $170.00 per
participant, $40 of which is a deposit that must be included with the application. The cost includes three
nights lodging, meals, and all materials necessary for the weekend.
Financial assistance may be available and should be requested when the
participant's application is filed.
WHERE ARE ACTIVITIES
HELD IN THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA?
North Texas Tres Dias has activities and support throughout the
entire Metroplex. Tres Dias weekends are held at the Lake Lavon Baptist Camp in Princeton, Texas. Transportation to and
from the retreat center will be provided by your sponsor.
WHO MAY TAKE PART?
Tres Dias is open to all adult Christians, men and women, married or
single, regardless of denomination. You must be at least 21 years old at
the time of the weekend. Laity and clergy alike are invited to join the
community. Husbands and wives attend different and unique Weekends. We
strongly suggest that the husband attend first.
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE
A series of 15 talks are given by laity and clergy. These talks and
their discussion in a small group cover the "short course in
Christianity", which is the basis for Tres Dias and all similar
communities (Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo, etc.). The candidates worship and
study together. The atmosphere of a Tres Dias weekend is one of love,
joy, patience, hope, Christian fellowship, sharing, singing,
participation, laughing and worship.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF
To be open and willing to respond to what you experience, to share
your feelings with others, and to allow them to share theirs with you.
- To make a genuine
effort to discover where you are and where or how you can grow in
your Christian life.
feel secure in the knowledge that you are accepted where you are and
as you are, and to know that a specific response is not expected of
be curious enough and thirsty enough for spiritual exploration and
nourishment to acknowledge a need to commit a weekend of your life
totally to Christ.
"Participate, not Anticipate"
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE
Each individual who returns from the weekend with a renewed
commitment to work for Christ is encouraged to join in the activities of
an existing community of persons who have also experienced the weekend.
The purpose of this community is to give strength and support to each
other in order that each person might grow in faith and develop their
particular gifts of ministry. The support is provided through two
MEETINGS (Reunions) that are held frequently when several people
gather together for mutual encouragement and support through piety,
study and action.
MEETINGS (Secuelas) that are meetings of larger groups of people who
have participated in a weekend. Here they share and witness to
others so that the Church and their own faith may be built up.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Every participant must have a sponsor, who has attended a Tres Dias
(or similar) weekend. This sponsor will assist you in preparation for
the weekend and, more importantly, assist you after the weekend. If you
know someone in your church who has attended a Tres Dias weekend, ask
them to tell you more and how to get started. Pray about it, and if you
conclude that you should go, submit an application that your sponsor
will provide. Within the DFW Metroplex, if you don't know of anyone in
your church who has attended a Tres Dias weekend, ask your Minister or
look for friends or relatives who have attended similar weekends such as
Emmaus or Cursillo. While we would like you to attend Tres Dias, all of
these communities are very similar and have the same basic objectives.
IS TRES DIAS A
No! Tres Dias is not a substitute for church. Participation
in Tres Dias cannot replace active, contributing membership in your church.
Tres Dias can only help awaken the need for Christ in your life, or
strengthen the walk you already have with Him. This awakening and
strengthening takes on its fullest meaning when you strive to play a
more committed and active role in your church community. Participants
are expected, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to work toward
transforming environments with the gospel of Christ.