NTTD Community Newsletter
BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
Congratulations to our new NTTD Board Members!
Tom Dixon - At-Large, Place 2
Teresa Bronsky - At-Large, Place 7
Scott Smith - At-Large, Place 9
Chris Madrid - Treasurer
Justin Bolton - At-Large, Place 5
Aaron Boeglin - At-Large, Place 8
Kendal Hauck - Recording Secretary
Linda Madrid - Vice President
Thank you to our 2023 NTTD Nominating Committee!
John Zaiger (Chair), Chris Madrid, Kurt Sadowski, Grace Sadowski, Shawn Linney
North Texas Tres Dias Pescadores,
Thank you for giving financially to our North Texas Tres Dias ministry! Your gifts help us with hosting our Men’s and Women’s three-day renewal weekends and support our non-profit operating expenses all year around!
Did you know that each year our community of generous givers, spend thousands of dollars on fees associated with credit card giving? Credit card fees can be up to 3% while ACH fees are substantially less at 1%.
Many chose to cover the fees themselves, which we are grateful for, but if you would consider switching to ACH instead of your credit card, North Texas Tres Dias would save thousands in fees every year.
An ACH is an electronic fund transfer made between banks and credit unions across what is called the Automated Clearing House network. ACH is used for all kinds of fund transfer transactions, including direct deposit of paychecks and monthly debits for routine payments.
If you are currently giving through a credit card, and it makes sense for you and your family, would you consider making your future gifts by ACH? Giving through ACH reduces the amount of fees, which allows your giving dollars to go further into the North Texas Tres Dias ministry.
To switch your giving to ACH, follow these simple steps, which are the same steps for those prayerfully considering giving for the first time:
For Recurring Gifts, login to the giving portal by following the steps below:
1. Go to https://pushpay.com/g/nttdinc
2. Enter an amount under “Give”
3. Click / select Gift type (Set up recurring)
4. Click / select frequency (Every week, Every 2 weeks, Every month, etc.)
5. Click / select Starting (date)
6. Click / select Fund (Individual Contribution, Designated Contribution, Corporate Contribution)
7. Choose “Add new payment method”
8. Choose “Bank Account”
9. Enter Routing Number / Account Number
10. Click / select “Checking” or “Savings”
11. Check “I authorize North Texas Tres Dias to debit the amount shown above from my account….”
To Add a new payment method for One-time Gifts, login to the Giving Portal using the following steps:
1. Go to https://pushpay.com/g/nttdinc
2. Enter an amount under “Give”
3. Click / select Gift type (Give one time)
4. Click / select Fund (Individual Contribution, Designated Contribution, Corporate Contribution)
5. Choose “Bank Account”
6. Enter Routing Number / Account Number
7. Click / select “Checking” or “Savings”
8. Check “I authorize North Texas Tres Dias to debit the amount shown above from my account….”
We are so grateful that you would consider making this simple switch that in turn will make a big impact on the North Texas Tres Dias ministry. Thank you once again for your generosity, and please let me know if you have any questions or if you have any problems with your giving account.
Your contributions, no matter what size, are tax deductible and Individual and Corporate Contributors receive an annual acknowledgment letter to support your IRS tax deduction records. I can also be contacted if you would like to receive a record of giving at any time.
Thank you and DeColores!
Rob Burner, NTTD, Inc. Non-Profit Treasurer
North Texas Tres Dias
thousands in fees
End of year Giving Statements will be mailed in January.
Tech Cha's Needed
NTTD is growing very rapidly! Not only in pescadors, but technology as well. As years have progressed, the role of "Tech Cha" has become much more involved, requiring someone with actual technical experience. The Board of Director's Tech Committee has committed to assisting the Rectors in training the Tech Chas for their weekends.
If you have experience in computers, or sound equipment, consider being officially "Tech Cha Trained." Having this training will ensure that the Team Meetings and Weekends go off without a hitch!
Training includes, but is not limited to; NTTD Connect management, team meeting check-in, sound system set up and operation, Presenter Pro set up and operation.
Please fill out this short form and the Tech Committee will contact you for training.
Men's Weekend #75
Rector, Joe Linney - April 11-14, 2024
THEME: True Potential
VERSE: Proverbs 19:21
SONG: Nothing Else by Cody Carnes
My name is Joe Linney I attended North Texas Tres Dias number 48 . I would love to tell you what table I sat out but the truth is I don’t remember. My wife Shawn Linney and son Jacob Linney attend Triple S cowboy church in Palestine, Texas. We are blessed to live in the country where the city lights don’t reach , but the stars shine bright. I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, whether it be in the gym or riding around in the pastures looking at our cows and the wildlife.
The weekend I attended had quite a few effects on my life today. It renewed my relationship with my faith, family, and life in general. I remembered what it felt like to talk to God and to hear him respond. I felt loved and counted through all of my gruff exterior. I figured out my way wasn’t the right way to live. As I stepped out of the truck at my house my then 11 year old ran around the front of the truck, stopped , looked at me right in the eyes and said “you're different” not hi, where have you been, nothing those two words came out of his mouth and I was done for.
I have had the many blessings on serving on weekends filled with the conversations and laughter, sometimes tears. The one thing that I will never get tired of seeing is men experiencing GOD. Many relationships were manifested from tres dias and most of my close friends are a product of this community.
My weekend theme is TRUE POTENTIAL . Proverbs 19:21 say Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lords purpose for him that will stand (amp). I like the fact that in the world we all have preconceived notions of our true potential (financially, work , status) there is an end sum. However with God our true potential is never ending. He is constantly urging us to be better than we were.
Women's Weekend #75
Rector, Beth Denehie - April 18-21, 2024
THEME: Worthy, Loved, Forgiven, Chosen
VERSE: Matthew 13:46
COLORS: Red orange, Blue green, and Pearl
SONG: O Come to the Altar
When I was asked to serve as Rector for weekend #75, my immediate reaction was I am certainly not worthy so how could I say yes? But God so sweetly reminded me that not only was I worthy but I was chosen. He chose me for this very weekend and I am honored and excited to see how the Lord humbles me and guides me in building a team of worthy, loved and chosen people who will prepare their hearts to serve.
My prayer for the weekend is that the voice of the Lord overpowers the enemy whispers that we aren’t worthy, aren't loved and that our sin is unforgivable. As we prepare our own hearts to share the love of the Lord, may we be reminded no matter what stress or friction we encounter, we have each been formed into a beautiful pearl that is valued, loved and chosen by God.
Please join us in prayer for the team and candidates of weekend #75.
Would you like to serve on the Men's or Women's weekend? Fill out the form below to show your interest.
Are you interested in serving on an upcoming Tres Dias weekend?
If so, join us for one of the upcoming Essentials Training classes.
You must take an Essentials class prior to serving on a weekend.
The Leaders Committee is offering a training date.
Thursday, January 18th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Claudia Kelley's Home
3509 Wandering Trail, Plano, TX 75075.
Call or Text Claudia Kelley at (214) 762-6769 for more information.
Happy New Year!
If you're like me, your 2023, well - had some challenges! From work, to health, and even serving in NTTD, there were several stresses for me. Within the board had hoped to make progress in several areas, promote and grow giving opportunities, and continue to hold weekends. Some of these worked out better than others. But we will continue to work on the business aspects of serving the community and look forward to holding more weekends.
Tres Dias was birthed from the Cursillo movement that focused on showing Christian laypeople how to become effective Christian leaders. The major emphasis of the weekend is to ask participants to take what they have learned back into the world, stressing personal spiritual development lived out in reunion groups.
Did you know the purpose of Tres Dias is not serving on weekends? In the Essentials (per tresdias.org) it sates:
The TRES DIAS Movement shall not assume the role of a denomination.
TRES DIAS is not a church-substitute; rather, it encourages Christians to worship and serve in their home congregations, as leaders.
TRES DIAS is not a service organization.
The TRES DIAS movement encourages Pescadores to participate in "worthy projects."
TRES DIAS organizations shall limit their activities to those related to carrying out the TRES DIAS method.
Have we gotten away from the purpose? What are you thoughts? Let me know!
Also, did you know although the three-days are referred to as "the weekend," the three days of the "TRES DIAS Weekend" need not include Saturday and/or Sunday? The "TRES DIAS Weekend" may be held on any three consecutive days of the week.