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Kerdos Winter Retreat

Join us for a weekend in Michigan City as we spend quality time together playing games, eating great food, praying and singing together, and considering our identity and calling as disciples of Christ.

Topic Follow Me: The Christian Life as Discipleship
Speaker Ryan Griffith


Kerdos is a ministry devoted to College & 20s life at Grace Church of DuPage. Kerdos is the Greek word for "gain" in Philippians 1:21: "To me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Why on earth would Paul say that death is gain? It's because, for Paul, death is an entryway into the physical presence of our risen Lord Jesus. Death is gain because it gets us Christ and he is the greatest of treasures, the supreme delight of the human heart. But by the Spirit whom Christ has poured out upon the church, we can know and enjoy the presence of Christ and live for his glory even in the present. Death is gain, but so also in the present life we can know great gain.

Kerdos exists to help students and other young adults pursue such gain and live into it more and more, seeking first Christ and his kingdom, knowing the wonder of all manner of other good things being added, and earnestly longing for the day when one kind of gain will give way to another. We aim to cultivate mature Christian living among young adults at Grace Church for the purpose of deepening our enjoyment of and communion with Jesus Christ, living into our identity as his church, and joining him in his mission for the life of the world.

Later Event: February 19
Family Dinner