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 Jesus 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.

What is our purpose?

The mission of Tres Dias is to build and strengthen leaders for Christ; and to empower them to become leaders within their families, their small groups, their churches, and their communities.

Tres Dias is an inter-denominational weekend encounter with Jesus Christ.  Some may want to call it a retreat, but it 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.

Design of the Weekend

The weekend runs from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.  Those that attend a weekend are called pilgrims.  In addition to other pilgrims, the weekend consists of committed Christian volunteers who serve as team members.  They will attempt to share "Christ within them" with the pilgrims, while expecting nothing in return. 

During the weekend you can expect:

  • Group discussion 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!
  • Lots of good food
  • Most importantly, you can expect that God will meet you exactly where you are.

Generally, the weekends are designed for men to go through the weekend first, and then a week later the wives (women) will attend.  Singles are encouraged and accepted to attend 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 as a pilgrim again.  They are encouraged to serve as a team member on a future weekend.  Following the weekend, pilgrims are encouraged to participate in small groups, or as we like to call them, reunion groups.  The bonds that form during the weekend are an important part of the weekend.  What Tres Dias is not is:

  • Tres Dias is not intended to become an alternative to your home church or place of worship.
  • Tres Dias is not a denomination, nor is it designed to become a focal point of worship, other than during the particular weekend you attend or serve on.

Essentially, Tres Dias is the expression of God's unmerited love expressed through the Christians serving and attending the weekend, His people.  It is the desire of the Tres Dias community that pilgrims will return to their home churches with the empowerment of a revitalized relationship with Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit.

Why Tres Dias is 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 schedule and it is the desire and responsibility of the community to hold each weekend up in prayer!  These weekends are literally bathed in prayer, love and support.
  • 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 pilgrims are met!

What do I have to do?

Anyone who wishes to attend a weekend must have a sponsor who has previously completed a weekend.  This person or couple is called the sponsor.  They carry a significant responsibility to assure that the pilgrims family is taken care of, so that they pilgrim can focus on the activities of the weekend and not worry about what is happening at home.

See your sponsor and ask him/her to get you an application to fill out.  They will fill out their portion of the application prior to handing it in.  Their is also a digital application on this website that you are welcome to fill out.  Just make sure you get with your sponsor to answer any questions and to have their information ready while fillout out the application.  Once it is filled out, your sponsor will take care of the rest.  You will then start to receive information about when and where the weekend is as well as information about what to bring and what not to bring.  Your sponsor will take care of all the details.

Be sure to let your sponsor know if you have any medication or dietary needs.  Most special diets can be accommodated, however, if you have special requirements, please bring those with you on the weekend.  If medications are needed, please bring those with you as well as letting your sponsor and team members know.  This way, they can remind you to take those medications when needed, if desired.

More information

If you require more information, please see your sponsor or get in touch with our Pre-Weekend Couple at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on a weekend!