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GUEST POST: Is it bad to want to be a great Christian?

By Chip Ingram

Is it bad to want to be a great Christian?

There’s a question that I wrestled with for quite awhile for most of my Christian life: Is it really wrong to want to be great? Is it self-centered to want your life to really make an impact?

What I’ve discovered is that “greatness” is most people’s ambition in nearly every area of their lives. When I’ve asked a lot of people about their hopes and dreams, I usually get unapologetic answers about their desires to be great at what they do. Corporate leaders want their companies to be great, professionals want to have great careers, men want to be great husbands and fathers, and women want to be great wives and mothers.

Yet when I ask believers if they want to be great Christians, many of them seem to be afraid to answer the question, as if they’re worried that their ambitions might make them seem arrogant.

But is it really prideful to want to honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work? Should we accept mediocrity instead?

After spending three years with Jesus, the disciples didn’t seem to think so. They actually argued about which one of them was the greatest. What I find most fascinating is that Jesus never admonished them for having ambition or for their desire to be great. Instead, He just showed them a different way to get there.

In Luke 22, Jesus redefines greatness by laying out a clear but counterintuitive pathway that 11 of the 12 disciples eventually fulfilled. He responds to their desires to be great by saying: ” … the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.” (Luke 22:26)

Jesus modeled what it means to be truly great. He came to this Earth as a humbled servant of God, yet He didn’t live a life of mediocrity. The night before his crucifixion, He said to the Father: “I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4) He went on to ask that the Father glorify Him and that His glory be shared with His disciples.

Jesus’ statements about greatness were bold, yet we would never accuse Jesus of being arrogant or immodest, would we? From God’s perspective, His desires were godly.

So what about you? Do you want to be great? I’m not talking about financial success or popular opinion. That’s usually a self-centered ambition. I’m talking about being great in God’s kingdom. That is a noble desire!

In fact, God loves it when his people are zealous about making a difference in His kingdom.

Maybe you’re wondering, would God ever use an ordinary person like me, just like the great Christians in the Bible or the men and women of great faith that we read about in church history? And what I want to tell you is, yes!

God eagerly looks over the landscape of this world to honor, empower, and strengthen those whose love and obedience bring him pleasure. For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.(2 Chronicles 16:9)

Our greatness – as He defines it – is His desire.

Click here or call 1-800-950-2092 to join Chip at The Cove on May 23-25, 2014 for his seminar titled, “Doing Good: What Happens When Christians Live Like Christians

Chip Ingram May 2014

Your First Step When Planning a Retreat at The Cove

What is the first thing to do when planning a retreat?

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The answer might surprise you – the very first thing you should do after you’ve agreed to plan your organization’s retreat or meeting is to recruit a partner in planning. 

That may sound odd – I haven’t even started and I should recruit someone to work with?

Absolutely!  Here are some of the reasons doing so is not only wise, it is essential!

  1. 1.       Christian ministry is not a solo venture; we are called to work together.  It is also too important to be subject to the challenges we face in life so if you cannot serve for any reason, there is someone who can pick up and carry on.  Life happens!  I had been planning an event for many months and was unable to attend.  It went off without a hitch because the person I had worked closely with didn’t miss a beat.  She did not plan to be in charge that day but she was up to speed on the details and was unfazed by the responsibility. Jesus set an example by sending out disciples two by two. (Mark 6:7)
       
  2. 2.      Who is going to plan the next event?  One of the key phrases in planning for your ministry growth is “replace yourself.”  If I want to grow into new responsibilities, then someone else has to be prepared to do what I do now.  That means that I can begin training someone now to do what they might be called to do next month or next year.
  3. 3.      Working with a partner creates a diversity that allows you to see more of the whole picture.  If you are a vision person, work with a detail person.   Most likely both will find it a bit annoying but in the end, both will be grateful for the skills the other brought to the process.  Proverbs 27:17 says it this way:  As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
  4. 4.      Most importantly, we are in the “business” of making disciples.  Whatever we do, we should be doing it to the glory of God and the advancement of the kingdom.  This applies not only to event planning but to so many aspects of Christian ministry.  Musicians train new musicians in how to serve and lead in music ministry.  Those who visit the sick or in prison take with them those who have a heart for these ministries and may themselves be called to them someday.  Likewise those of us who serve in planning need to disciple others in serving. 

Leadership can indeed be taught! 

The best classroom is not a classroom at all but working alongside a wise believer who has served well. 

One of the greatest joys of ministry is to see one we have poured in to, respond to God’s call and serve well.  It is not only a personal joy, but God’s design for the health of his body and the spread of the gospel. 

Happy planning!
Nancy, Event Planner at The Cove

Click here or call 1-800-950-2092 to find out more about bringing your group to The Cove. 

November at The Cove

The Cove is designed to help you get away, relax, and hear God’s voice.

Take a look at the many wonderful options we have to offer in November.

We’re saving a seat for you! 

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Jack HayfordPursuing the Will of God
with Jack Hayford, November 1-3, 2013
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Wise people still seek God’s will today. Retrace Abraham’s footsteps and mine timeless principles for daily living that are practical and unmistakable. Discover, grow, and experience His will in a way that leads to fulfillment and fruitfulness.

Tullian_headshot for 2013 sm versionOne Way Love: The Power of Unconditional Love in a Conditional World
with Tullian Tchividjian, November 4-6, 2013
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Everything in our world demands two way love. Everything’s conditional. If you love me, only then will I love you. If you do for me, only then will I do for you. If you serve me, only then will I serve you. This conditionality plagues us at every level and keeps us enslaved to fear and insecurity. Grace, however is one-way love. Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to give in return. Grace is love coming at you that has nothing to do with you. Grace is being loved when you are unlovable. The idea that there is an unconditional love that relieves the pressure, forgives our failures and replaces our fear with faith seems too good to be true. Come explore the radical unconditionality of God’s love to us and how that sets us free to love others unconditionally.

20110719-Ash_TheCove_71911066SeniorSalt Impact
November 4, 2013
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Looking for an encouraging day trip? This morning program is designed to encourage senior adult believers to reach their friends and family for Jesus Christ. This event will feature the showing of the inspiring, full-length movie Seven Days in Utopia, followed by a buffet style lunch.

Henry BlackabyR  Blackaby Pic for 2013Mike BlackabyThe Seasons of God and His Purposes for You
with Henry, Richard & Mike Blackaby, November 6-8, 2013
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Did you know that just as God has purposes for the seasons of nature, He also uses seasons in your life to grow you, work with you, and talk to you? Understanding the principles of these seasons can offer you hope, direction, insight, and intimacy with God Himself. Come explore God’s patterns at work in your life—and find out how His will is being carried out in the best way, at the best time. Learn to recognize and understand the current season you are in and better navigate the numerous changes you encounter. Gain inspiring insights into life, relationships, and families and get the most out of the rest of your life.

Briscoes imageLiving in the Word: How to Engage with Scripture
with Stuart & Jill Briscoe, November 8-10, 2013
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The American Bible Society reports that, while their traditional objectives of translating, publishing and distributing the Scriptures are being fully met, they are concerned that the number of people engaging with the Bible are in serious decline. Living daily in God’s Word has profound and far-reaching results. Come discover how to explore and apply the Scriptures so that you experience real discipleship, embrace unadulterated Truth, and enjoy biblical freedom as Jesus promised. Take home a renewed love for the Word of God and a more practical grasp for applying it, and see its transforming power in your daily life.

Gary Thomas Snapshots from the Greatest Sermon Ever Preached
with Gary Thomas, November 10-12, 2013
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Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is the most profound and famous sermon in history. It contains the proclamation of God’s love, the call to a new way of life, a road map to salvation, and practical guidance for everyday living. Along the way, it unlocks a wealth of spiritual wisdom and insight. Transform your walk with God as you discover what it means to be “pure in heart” and how this helps you see Him. Learn how to “take the log out of our own eye” before humbly examining the speck in your brother’s and be inspired by Christ’s blessing of commitment. Delve into Jesus’ astonishing remedy for people’s sins against you and how it supports your focus on seeking first God’s kingdom.

Jonathan Falwell from webRomans: From Guilt to Glory
with Jonathan Falwell, November 12-14, 2013
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Since God will never hold our sins against us, why do so many Christians wrestle with guilt and shame? Discover how Jesus has overcome these obstacles and come, immerse yourself in the greatness of the love of God. Learn to experience more of His mercy and grace.

AnneGrahamLotz smallFilling Up to Overflow
with Anne Graham Lotz, November 14-17, 2013
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Are you a serious Bible student? Come enrich and prepare yourself to become an effective communicator of God’s Word. Examine the life of Abraham, and get equipped to read, study, and teach the Bible with relevance and power. Learn how to immerse yourself in Scripture and allow God’s Word to saturate your life and spill out to others. Audience participation will be required. This seminar’s worship leader will be Fernando Ortega.

Fernando Ortega from webAn Evening at The Cove
with Fernando Ortega, November 17, 2013
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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program. Overnight lodging is available at applicable rates and includes breakfast the following morning.

Mac Brunson for 2013Storms: When You’re Rocked, Rattled, & Wrecked with Mac Brunson, November 18-20, 2013
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In today’s society many people believe if a person is blameless, upright, fears God, attends church, reads the Bible, and prays, then God will bless him or her with an emotionally, physically and financially comfortable life. The Bible, however, paints a very different picture. God doesn’t promise His followers we will avoid the storms of life, He assures us He will be with us through the storms. Delve into God’s Word and grasp more fully the hope of His promises and change the way you respond to depression, criticism and conflict. Don’t just survive life’s storms, experience victory in their midst and beyond.

Rob Wilton for 2013 close upWho Am I? How God Sees You
with Rob Wilton, November 20-22, 2013
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In today’s society, many people find their identity in their vocation, marriage, friends, material possessions, or even political party. Yet, for believers, Scripture reveals our defining identity is in Christ. Come explore the Bible’s important truths for knowing who you are and learn how your identity informs your response to today’s issues as a Christ follower. 

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Filling in Your Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
with Jennifer Rothschild, November 23, 2013
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Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? You may know all the right answers, but they don’t always feel right. Come explore these and other questions in this realistic look at the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. God’s ways don’t always make sense to us, but He is trustworthy. He wants to reveal Himself to you and fill in your missing pieces with something far more satisfying than answers—God wants to fill in your missing pieces with Himself. Draw near to Him, and experience unexpected peace even in heartache.

Click here to see available dates for your self-guided Personal Spiritual Retreat.

Individual financial assistance available.  Click here for information and an application. 

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SAVING A SEAT FOR YOU: September’s Cove Update

Watch here as Darren Thomas, Program Manager at The Cove, invites you in for a look back over the last few months of ministry and gives a sneak peak at what’s coming up this fall.

We’re saving a seat for you at The Cove!

For more information, or to register for one the events mentioned, click here or call 1-800-950-2092.

October at The Cove

Be encouraged this fall with several options of outstanding events in which to draw closer to God.  

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Wil Graham in Kenya June 2013Second-Guessing God’s Plan
with Will Graham
October 7-9, 2013
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Do you sometimes second guess God’s plan for your life? Ever wonder if missteps in your past caused God to implement a Plan B for you? Come transform your understanding of the way He works in your life as you contemplate Scripture. See how God’s perfect and redemptive plan includes the heartache, disappointments, and many challenges of this fallen world. Grasp the hope, confidence, and peace He has for you and follow Him with deeper faith as you discover what God’s got in mind is far greater than you could ever imagine.

20110719-Ash_TheCove_71911066SeniorSalt Impact Hymn Sing
with Ron Whittemore with David Gaines,
October 7, 2013
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SeniorSalt Hymn Sings at The Cove are a wonderful opportunity for senior adults to gather for a morning of worship and fellowship. Centered around the joyful singing of beloved traditional hymns and choruses, the morning program will also include inspiring Scripture passages and interesting stories behind some of our favorite songs. A delicious buffet-style meal in the dining room will follow. After lunch guests are welcome to stay for the afternoon and enjoy The Cove as they view memorabilia from Billy and Ruth Graham’s life and ministry, shop in Ruth’s Attic Bookstore (at The Cove), tour our Visitors Center, or simply fellowship together.

James DobsonPrescription for Renewal
with James Dobson
October 11-13, 2013
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World Medical Mission’s (WMM) 24th annual conference is tailored specifically for medical professionals. This weekend of prayer, fellowship, and spiritual renewal will include powerful Bible teaching, inspiring worship, and testimonies from physicians who have served with WMM. (Spouses are welcome.)

An optional Missionary Medicine Seminar, offering category 1 CME credit, is available beginning Thursday, October 10th, at an additional cost.
WORLD MEDICAL MISSION is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that arranges short-term mission trips for doctors.

Skip Heitzig 2 for 2013 smallNathan Heitzig for 2013Life Hurts! Now What?
with Skip Heitzig & Nathan Heitzig
October 14-15, 2013
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Did you know the painful experiences each of us face are part of God’s Divine Curriculum? Though pain is part of the human condition and a central issue in the Bible, most Christians do not have a “Theology of Suffering.” Come take a look at life through the lenses of Job and King David. Learn how to frame your adversities in the light of God’s purposes. Change the way you face hardships and go from asking, “How can I get out of this?” to asking, “What can I get out of this?”

Erwin Lutzer for 2013 smallGrowing Through Famines, Deserts, and Other Hard Places
with Erwin Lutzer
October 15-17, 2013
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It’s no secret that hardship—and how we respond—is a test of our character. God’s Word shows us how He uses rough experiences like famines, financial adversity, and temptation to teach unexpected lessons, test, and strengthen His people. No matter what trials we may experience, we see others have already faced the same turmoil and temptations and have endured. Come and increase your faith—know that God walks with you in even the most extreme difficulty and that you can rely on Him in the day of calamity. Arm yourself with God’s promises and confront adversity remembering that in the face of eternity, trials are short.

Phil KeaggyAn Evening at The Cove
with Phil Keaggy
October 19, 2013
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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program. Overnight lodging is available at applicable rates and includes breakfast the following morning. Concert-only registration may be available for select programs.

Bob Russell for 2013Best Friends: The Importance of Christian Relationships
with Bob Russell
October 23-25, 2013
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Close Christian relationships usually take time, effort and transparency to develop but are invaluable to the believer. While, “bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NIV), godly friends are a constant source of encouragement and an inspiration to faithfulness in our walk with Christ. Scripture tells us that “two are better than one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIV), “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV), and “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17, NIV). Glean valuable insight from the diverse and meaningful friendships of David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Elijah and Elisha, and Paul and Barnabas. Experience greater depth in your relationships and see God encourage you and those close to you in new and profound ways.

James Merritt for 2013 smallStill Standing: Winning Strategies for Facing Tough Times
with James Merritt
October 27-29, 2013
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When life threatens to trip you up, push you over, or knock you down, do you stand tall? You can. The Bible is replete with stories of people who stood firm in their faith amidst hardship. Why? When the going gets tough, God gets going. Come get equipped with guiding principles to help you face challenges and find victory during adversity. Learn how to respond when you get what you don’t deserve, be inspired to stand for what’s right when no one else will, and be emboldened to place the well-being of others above your own comfort and security. Experience a life of freedom and joy as you discover God’s winning strategies for tackling tough times head-on.

Woman on rocking chair reading bibleGuided Personal Spiritual Retreat
October 29-31, 2013
Call 1-800-950-2092 to register.

Come experience a Cove-Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat. Once your retreat begins, a trained Cove staff member will meet with you in a small group for orientation and help you customize your PSR experience. Enjoy times of small group reflection, collective prayer, and satisfying conversations at meals to discuss how God is working in your heart. Spend time walking our mountain trails, in private devotions, journaling, and more.

To view a list of all upcoming events at The Cove, click here.

Individual financial assistance available.  Click here for information and an application. 

The Cove Offers Special Rates for Middle and High School Age Kids

summer shot of CoveParents (grandparents too!), how would you like to spend some quality time with your teenager in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina while digging into God’s Word?

On August 9-11, Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis-U.S. and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum both of which work to engage today’s culture with biblical truth, will teach on The Authority and Reliability of Scripture for the Challenges of Today’s World.    

Come explore the relevance of God’s Word to your life and the “hot button” topics of our day.  Grow your faith and get equipped to defend the biblical truth in today’s world.

Did we mention that we have over ten miles of hiking trails to explore!

Because of the appropriate content of this seminar for youth, registration is open to young people of middle and high school age at a discounted rate when accompanied by a parent or grandparent.     

For more information or to register, click here or call 1-800-950-2092.

Spiritual Simplicity with Chip Ingram

In today’s busy world, do you ever feel so tired that your family and friends seem to wind up with the scraps of what is left of you?

Do you suffer from fractured relationships, a drifting marriage, painful loneliness, or a coping addiction?

Do you feel spiritually depleted?   

Do you know that the Bible shows us how to live in this fast paced world in a truly meaningful way?   

On May 24-26, Chip Ingram will be at The Cove to dig into God’s Word and help you learn how to experience spiritual simplicity…by doing less and loving more!  Come and learn how to change love from a noun to a verb and choose to concentrate on what really matters.   

Watch here as Chip Ingram explains that the key to spiritual simplicity is not techniques; it’s doing less so you can love more.

Click here or call 1-800-950-2092 for more information and to register for Chip Ingram’s seminar titled Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More on May 24-26, 2013. 

For information on our financial assistance program, click here. 

A Four Part Symphony — Seminar Notes

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Dr. Sinclair Ferguson has graced The Cove with his wonderful Biblical insight and teachings for the past three days.  As he departs today, we will miss hearing his Scottish brogue, but we would like to share a snippet of his teachings with you.

Sinclair, as he likes to be called, likened chapter 13 in the Book of John to a four-part symphony:

Origin –John 13:1 tells us, “Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.”  In verse one, we catch a glimpse of John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the Beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”  Consider the ‘abnormality’ of this world to Christ…knowing from whence He came.

Humiliation – Consider the holiness of Christ coming to earth to die on a Cross.  He emptied Himself for us.  These people were His business; they were who God had sent Him to,  and now, imagine the magnitude of ‘turning over the family business’.  He was leaving His business in the hands of these men as He prepared to go to the Cross.  This is bookended by 17:11, “Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”  In 17:11  Jesus expresses concern for those who are in enemy territory – in the world.

Salvation – John 13:3-5, “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.  After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.”  Peter and the ten others were already joined with Christ by faith. The foot washing represented His cleansing of their sins.  Consider The King of kings bowing down and washing the feet of the disciples, including Judas!  Surely He looked into each of their eyes…did Judas look away?  In 13:2, we see the devil had already gone into the heart of Judas.  Surely Jesus felt the oppressiveness in the room and still He washed Judas’ feet.   The apostles think Judas leaves to go perform a good mission. This is clearly seen later in vs. 28-29, “But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him.  For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, ‘Buy those things we need for the feast,’ or that he should give something to the poor.”

Exaltation – John 13:7-8, “Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”  Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!”  Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”  Jesus tells them they won’t get it, yet.  Consider – until what has to happen happens, Resurrection to the Holy Spirit coming at Pentecost, they cannot begin to grasp the magnitude of The Cross.  In vs. 13:10, “Jesus said to him, He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.”  Vs. 13:12, “So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again…”.  He put ‘feet’ to His role as Suffering Servant.  Vs. 13:13-15, “You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.”  Consider our Lord! 

EncoreJohn 13:14-15, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.”  Our gratitude for the free grace, extended to us by Jesus Christ, leads us to exalt Him by extending grace to others in the name of Jesus.  Jesus is our Savior and our model.

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A Message From Will Graham: A Look at 2013

By Will Graham, Executive Director, The Cove

At the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, we’re praising God for an effective and blessed year of ministry in 2012. We saw God work in awesome ways as thousands came to study from His Word, receive rest and renewal, and return to their ministries and lives ready to make an impact for Him.

Now, as we celebrate The Cove’s 25th anniversary in 2013, we’re praying for an even more exciting year!

In addition to the peaceful surroundings and solid Bible teaching you’ve come to expect from The Cove, we’re doing a few new things this year that we’d like to tell you about.

First, if you’ve always wanted to take a seminary class but have never had the opportunity, you will have a chance this year. We’re working with Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) to hold an Intensive Bible Training event titled “The BIG Picture: Grasping the Master’s Plan from Genesis to Revelation.” Mark Yarborough, vice president for Academic Affairs, academic dean and assistant professor at the seminary, will lead this in-depth five-day seminar (June 24-28). As a Cove participant, you are going to love delving into the Bible in a real and meaningful way, and this is open to you whether you have ever had any formal Bible training or not. DTS students will have the option of attending to earn credit, and you can take the course alongside them (without ever having to fill out a seminary application!).

Another new opportunity this year will be select no-fee seminars. There are five in all.  Herb Reavis will lead a seminar next month titled “The Power and Possibilities of Genuine Revival,” Sinclair Ferguson, a seminar in March titled “Four Hours with the Master,” Jim Henry, a seminar in May titled “Sermons in Stone,” and in August, Neil Anderson, a seminar titled, Rough Road to Freedom, and Pedro Garcia, a seminar titled, “Tension: How God can use Stress to Save Your Life.”  These will include the seminar for just the cost of lodging and meals at The Cove. In other words, enjoy the on-site accommodations and gourmet meals, and you will be able to attend the seminar for free!

Finally, something that is near and dear to me. I must admit that I love the book of 1st Samuel. There are so many life-changing lessons in that book, and I love to preach and teach out of it. In October, I’m going to begin the process of teaching through the entire book in the format of a Cove Seminar, which will be titled “Second-Guessing God’s Plan.” I’m going to aim to work through 1st Samuel 1-4 during the three-day seminar. Then, next year I’ll pick it up again and keep progressing through the book. As far as I know, this is the first time we’ve ever made a single book of the Bible an ongoing, intensive, multi-year focus, and I’m really looking forward to digging into the meat of 1st Samuel with you!

Of course, we’re excited about these new opportunities, but they only scratch the surface of what is taking place this year at The Cove. We’ll have seminars from well-known Bible teachers like Jack Hayford, James Dobson, Pedro Garcia, Jim Cymbala, Chip Ingram and more; two military marriage seminars, one in February and the other in June, to strengthen the families of our service members; and several Evening at The Cove concert events featuring intimate performances by many of your favorite Christian artists. You can find a full list of what is coming up in 2013 at www.thecove.org.

On behalf of the entire staff of The Cove, thank you for praying for us and allowing us to serve you. God bless you and your family this year!

Stuck and Without Hope?

Are you stuck?  Have you been betrayed? Have you been let down?  Do you feel like you have no hope?  Watch here as Chip Ingram delivers you a special invitation to join him at The Cove next month to learn how to find hope in Christ.
  

Join Chip Ingram at The Cove, in Asheville, NC on November 2-4, 2012 for his seminar titled, “Healing Hope: How Christ Overcomes Our Pain.” To register call 1-800-950-2092 or click here to register on our website.