A Mini-Retreat to Help You Live Out the Gospel in Your Everyday Life

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“If I know the gospel is true… then why do I keep getting so stuck in this one area of my life?

We long to believe the gospel in ways that transform us deeply – but too often, our day-to-day experience doesn’t match up between who we really are and who we want to be or know we should be.

Our external personable ministry with others doesn’t line up with our internal stressed-out world.

Our counsel is sought on all sorts of biblical issues, yet we secretly struggle with a lack of love for our teammates.

Or, we just don’t feel like we are adopted children of God because life is just hard – and we are exhausted.

Our best efforts always seem to lead to a preoccupation with self, frustration, and joylessness.


Come and rediscover God’s grace at Gospel-Centered Life Weekend – a Serge mini-retreat.


We will explore how God desires to use the ups and downs of our daily life to draw us into a closer relationship with Him, make us more like Jesus, and extend His love to a broken and needy world.

While this event is based on themes from Serge’s The Gospel-Centered Life study guide, this teaching will go much deeper and beyond the book.

Whether your church has already gone through the curriculum in the past, or you’re interested in introducing your church to the curriculum for the first time – this event is for you!

Friday, March 1, 2024 (6:00-9:00pm)
Saturday, March 2, 2024 (8:30am-12:15pm)

Trinity Church 
10658 210th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044

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Register before February 1, 2024, and enjoy a $10 Discount. Be sure to enter your promo code GCL10 during registration below.

Attention Church Groups! If you’re planning to bring a group of 10 or more, email to learn about our special group rates.


Elevate your GCL Weekend by adding on an optional dinner on Friday at 5 pm for a small additional fee. Connect, grow, and enjoy a delicious meal with fellow attendees. Click register now for details.

We understand that plans can change. If you need to cancel, refunds (minus service fees) will be available until Feb 29, 2024.


Serge's Global Learning Program Leader

Marc Davis

Marc grew up at New Life Church in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, in the years when Serge (formerly World Harvest Mission) was being launched. During those years, he saw people being transformed by the gospel of grace, and that same grace got hold of him, too. Marc and his wife Susan met at the University of Virginia and married in 1992. After three years on Intervarsity staff, he completed an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary in 1997. Marc is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and served on the pastoral staff at New Life Church (now Glenside) for 12 years. Marc joined Serge’s Renewal team in 2019 as Global Learning Program Leader. In that role, he is excited to see missionaries, pastors, and others involved in ministry empowered by the gospel to live lives of great freedom in dependence on Jesus for everything. Marc and Susan have three children: Nathaniel, Maggie, and Owen. You can reach him at:
Pastor of Groups & Serge Mentor

James Madsen

James Madsen has served as a discipleship pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota since 2008, and is an ordained minister in ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. After graduating from Wheaton College, he completed an M.A. in counseling from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an M.Div. at Bethel Seminary. James and his wife Anna met in 2008 while she was serving as a Serge missionary in Spain, and they married in 2009. Passionate about helping others apply the gospel to their everyday life, James has also served as a part-time Sonship mentor with Serge since 2016. James and Anna have three sons (Connor, Luke, and Jack) and two black labs (Ruby and Josie). They live just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his happy place is the family cabin on a tiny island in Canada. You can reach him at:

What Others Are Saying

“It is so easy to forget the music of the Gospel and the Gospel-Centred Life Weekend was like a concert for my soul. My tendency is to put my faith on cruise control, but when I do that, I minimize and end up with a small Jesus, small cross and small sin. The weekend made all these large again for me.”

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“The clear presentation of gospel, with concrete life experiences and examples helped me hear it (the gospel) in fresh and renewing ways. I left the mini-retreat strengthened, joyful and peaceful.”

GCL Weekend Participant

“This retreat helped me realize, in new ways, how I can acknowledge ways I need to grow without shame because of what Christ accomplished on my behalf through His person and work. Also, I was reminded to surrender both my best and worst of efforts to Christ, while at the same time letting him take care of my reputation.”

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