Unidos en Cristo (Spanish for "United in Christ") is a Christian Community of various churches (Covenant, Baptist, United Methodist, Evangelical Free Congregational Churches, and Presbyterian to name a few) that follow the Cursillo method on their weekends.
In 1997, Cursillo in Minnesota was active in the Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran and United communities. The United Cursillo Council decided to give it an ecumenical flavor that blends many denominations within the reformed tradition and renamed it Unidos en Cristo.
During a Unidos en Cristo weekend, 30 or more people move into a church facility on a Thursday night and live there until Sunday evening. The "staff" consists of 3-4 spiritual directors (ordained clergy) plus a team of committed Christian lay workers who have already been on a "Cursillo". Throughout the weekend, the lay team members and spiritual directors share ideas and experiences through a series of talks and planned activities. The emphasis of the weekend is on: The meaning of grace and the sacraments; The need for prayer; and Ways of living our life in union with Christ
It is a 3-day learning, sharing inspirational experience of living in a Christian community. The founders of the Cursillo Movement were dedicated to helping Christians to know Christ better. The intention, then and now, is to give laity a renewed spirituality and clearer understanding of how Christ can work through them.
Most people choose to continue in Cursillo-related activities after their weekend. Some, however, choose to be inactive -- there is no pressure to participate beyond the weekend. Unidos en Cristo is a vehicle for Christian growth, and many people have been touched in a special way by their experience.
The information is from the Unidos en Cristo, MN Page and Goodnews, 22,1 published by the Lutheran Church.
For more information see Unidos en Cristo websites