Is A Three Day Walk With Jesus For Me?
It starts with a seeking heart. You take a small step in God’s general direction
Regardless where you are in your faith walk, growing closer to God requires some action on your part. Stopping to pray. Reading your Bible. Going to church. These are only some of the tools the Lord uses to answer the whispers of your heart.
Our retreat is another of those tools. It’s a commitment to take a short break from the business of life to spend three days seeking God and listening to His voice in your heart. A three day walk with Jesus is a gift you give yourself….your own personal appointment with your Lord and Savior. And for thousands who’ve gone before you, it’s made a life-altering difference in the quality and depth of their spiritual walk.
It is our prayer that God use this powerful three day retreat as one of His many tools to help awaken the need for Christ in your life and/or strengthen the walk you already have with Him. We encourage candidates to be obedient in returning to their environments, including their home church, and spread the gospel of Christ.
FACTS ABOUT CUMBERLAND VALLEY TRES DIAS
Is there a cost?
Yes. The cost for the weekend is $90.00 per participant. 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 is the retreat located?
Cumberland Valley Tres Dias weekends are held at Roxbury Holiness Campgrounds (Byers Retreat Center) in Roxbury, PA. The Center is very beautiful and accommodating. It has comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and showers. Our retreat is located in a private country style outdoor campgrounds. Beautiful scenery, trails, and small creeks. The retreat center is handicap accessible. To get a better look at our retreat center, click on the link below.
Who is eligible? / Special needs / Medications
Anyone, a minimum of 21 years old, who is seeking a closer relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Be sure to let your sponsor know of any special needs that you may have. Most special diets and needs can be accommodated. If medication is needed during the night or at specific times, members of the team will wake you as needed and even bring a glass of water if needed!
What kinds of teachings and life lessons can I expect?
Talks and Life Lessons
A series of 15 talks are given by CVTD Team Members and Pastors to cover the “short course in Christianity”. Candidates worship and study in the presence of the Holy Spirit to glorify God. In many cases, the speakers will share some very personal and intimate aspects of their lives.
Are You Denominational?
No. CVTD is not a substitute for active, contributing membership in your church. It is our prayer that God uses our retreats as one of His many tools to help awaken the need for Christ in your life and/or strengthen the walk you already have with Him. We encourage candidates to be obedient in returning to their environments, including their home church, to spread the gospel of Christ.
What CVTD 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. But, they are encouraged to serve as a team member on a future week end. Following the weekend, you 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 pilgrims will return to their home churches with the empowerment of a revitalized relationship with Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit!
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works."
WHY OUR WEEKENDS ARE SO SPECIAL
The first, and most important, is prayer! Once a person completes a weekend, they become part of the CVTD “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, and support.
The second is the support of the CVTD 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 your needs are met!
What is Expected Of Participants?
*To be open and willing to respond to what you experience.
Introspection of your Christian life.
*To 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 you.
*To 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.
*To “participate, not anticipate.”
What Is The 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 the “Christ within them ” with the pilgrims, while expecting nothing in return. (Experience shows that God richly blesses the team members more than any “thank you” from a pilgrim ever could!).
What Can I Expect On The Weekend?
-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!
-LOTS of food. (This isn’t the weekend to plan a fast or begin a diet!).
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 few weeks later the wives (women) go through. Singles are also encouraged and accepted to encounter a weekend.
I Think I Want To Attend. Now What?
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 pilgrims’s family is taken care of, so the pilgrim can focus on the activities of the weekend and not worry about what’s happening at home.
See 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. Or, you can fill out an application on our website.
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.