WHAT IS TRES DIAS?
Tres Dias is an adult weekend that aims to concentrate closely on
the person of Jesus Christ and His teachings. While Tres Dias explores basic Christian beliefs, it is best described as a
spiritual encounter with Christ. Many who have attended a weekend have experienced a deeper and more meaningful relationship
with Christ as they sense his love in a dynamic way.
(Frequently Asked Questions)
Tres Dias is an
inter-denominational 3-day weekend encounter with Christ. Some may want to call it a retreat, but its does not have the solitude
of a retreat. The focus of the weekend is "God's unmerited love." The weekend
is designed to show the "agape" type love that God pours out on us. This is love that is unconditional, unmerited, and for
which the only true response can be love in return. The goal is to empower Christians to become leaders within their families,
their small groups, their churches, and their communities. Therefore prospective candidates should be active
members of a local congregation.
DESIGN OF THE WEEKEND:
The weekend runs from Thursday evening through
Sunday evening. Those that attend a weekend are called candidates. In addition to other candidates, the weekend consists
of committed Christian volunteers who serve as team members. They will attempt
to share the "Christ within them " with the candidates, while expecting nothing in return. (Experience shows that God richly
blesses the team members more than any "thank you" from a candidate
the weekend, you can expect:
- Group discussions of topics that are
of vital interest to the Body of Christ.
- Times of prayer, sharing and fellowship.
- Lots of music and singing.
- Lots of fun and surprises!
- LOTS of food. (This isn't the weekend
to plan a fast or begin a diet!).
- More surprises! !
- Most importantly, you can expect that
God will meet you exactly where you are!
Generally, the weekends are
designed for men to go through their weekend first, and then a week later the wives(women) go through their
weekend. Singles are also encouraged and accepted to encounter a weekend.
WHAT TRES DIAS IS NOT!
Tres Dias is a "once in a lifetime"
experience. Once a person has attended a weekend, they are not permitted to attend again, unless they do so as a future team
member. Following the weekend, candidates are strongly encouraged to participate
in small "share groups" or "home groups" (referred to in Tres Dias lingo as "reunion groups").
- It is NOT intended to become an alternative
to your home church or practice of worship.
- It is not a denomination, nor is it
designed to become a focal point of worship, other than during the particular weekend.
Essentially, Tres Dias is the expression
of unmerited Christian love exhibited by the Father through His people! It is
the desire of the Tres Dias Community that candidates will return to their home churches with the empowerment of a revitalized
relationship with Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit!
WHY IS TRES DIAS SO SPECIAL?
There are two things that make every
Tres Dias weekend special!
-The first, and most important, is prayer!
Once a person completes a weekend, they become part of the Tres Dias "Community".
The community is made aware of the weekend schedules, and it is the responsibility and desire of the community to hold
each weekend up in prayer! These weekends are literally "bathed" in prayer, love,
- The second is the support of the Tres
Dias Community. Very often, people are touched by God's Love in a powerful way on their weekend, and it becomes their desire
to share that experience with others. It is this "community" of believers that
support the weekends with their prayers and their physical labors. Christians
work behind the scenes of every weekend to make certain that the needs of the candidates are met!
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
ANYONE WHO WISHES TO ATTEND A WEEKEND MUST BE SPONSORED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED
A WEEKEND. This person or couple is called the Sponsor. The
sponsor carries significant responsibility to assure that the candidate's family is taken care of, so the candidate can
focus on the activities of the weekend and not worry about what's happening at home.
your sponsor and ask him or her to get you an application to fill out. Once this is filled out and returned to your
sponsor then he/she will do the rest.
Once accepted on a weekend, you will be provided
with a list of recommended items to bring (such as blankets,
pajamas, etc). Other than that, your sponsor will take care of all other details. All you have to do is walk out of your front door, as your sponsor will even take
you to the send-off point.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS (SUCH AS DIET OR MEDICATION)?
Be sure to let your sponsor know of these needs in advance. Any special diet can be accommodated. If medication is needed during the night or at special times, members of the team will awaken you as needed
and even bring a glass of water if needed!
If you wish to attend a Tres Dias weekend and need more information CONCERNING
About the Middle Tennessee Tres Dias
Mike Bible, Chairman