Unidos en Cristo
What is Unidos en Cristo?
Unidos en Cristo, or United in Christ, is a ministry originating out of the Cursillo movement. It is a wonderful weekend retreat for people seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ. Unidos weekends are offered four to five times a year around the Twin Cities area. Over 5,000 people from a variety of churches have attended a Unidos weekend!
Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning a short course. It is an abbreviated form of Cursillo de Cristiandad (short course to prepare Christians). It is not a theoretical course, nor is it a retreat. It is first and foremost an experience. It must be lived. It is a life-changing experience, which brings with it the discovery of the basis of Christianity and its fundamental significance to our lives.
- An encounter with yourself
- An encounter with God
- An encounter with other people
This experience begins with a three-day weekend. In an atmosphere of friendship and joy, we learn:
- to discover ourselves and our own worth on a more fundamental level,
- to experience the presence and love of Jesus Christ, and
- to become aware of what a loving and caring Christian community can bring to the world.
Cursillo is a movement within the Church which offers the essential individual and group experiences which are the basis of Christian life. The ultimate goal of these experiences is:
- to help Christians discover and put into practice their personal callings, and;
- working with others, to become catalysts in the evangelization of society as a whole.
Contact: Rick Pavelka