The Tres Dias weekend is an opportunity for Christian candidates to encounter Jesus Christ, experience other Christians serving them in love, and receive new inspiration for living our life in Christ. Tres Dias seeks the participation of all Christian denominations.
The main teaching of Tres Dias is God’s unconditional love for us through His grace.
The objective of Tres Dias is to strengthen His Church by a closer personal walk with Jesus.
The purpose of Tres Dias is to inspire apostolic action in our environment and Christian leaders in the church.
Historical Summary & Introduction
Tres Dias is an interdenominational group of Christians. The Spanish Tres Dias means “Three Days” which is the length of the “weekend” that is commonly held from Thursday through Sunday. It developed from Cursillo de Christiandad or “short course in Christianity” that started in Spain during the 1940s. Tres Dias started in the US in 1972 and is overseen by Tres Dias International (www.tresdias.org) that is made up of laymen and clergy from around the world.
After a candidate attends a weekend, he or she becomes a Pescador (fisherman). Pescadores are encouraged to meet in small support groups (also called Reunion Groups) to continue developing their Christian life and church leadership. There are over fifty Tres Dias communities (local chapters) in the world and tens of thousands of people have attended a weekend. Weekends are sponsored and coordinated by local chapters that have been chartered by Tres Dias International.
Here are the current members of the St. Louis Tres Dias Secretariat Board:
Chairperson – A.W. Earls
Spiritual Director – Ollie Martin
Pre-Weekend Couple – Bev & Terry Strandquist
Weekend Couple – Debi & Ken Jarvis
Weekend Couple (Interns) – Randy & Victoria Reed
Men’s Leader – Chris Johnson
Women’s Leader – Erica Rinke
Fourth Day Couple – Mark & Sarah Hafner
Palanca Couple – Eric & Heather Hammerschmidt
Palanca Couple (Interns) – Tom & Kelly Grimm
Treasurer – Dave Parks
Secretary – Jacquie Keene
Newsletter – John Cannon
Database/Website – Loretta Eason