“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
Autumn is just around the corner and Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most beautiful sites to behold during the “leaf” season. We hope you will come enjoy God’s colorful display and His sweet presence here at The Cove.
Check out our schedule for the month of October below. Click one that interests you for more details and to register.
Come and Join Us!
Click on the links below for October dates or call 1-800-950-2092.
Guided Personal Spiritual Retreat
with John Parrish, October 29-31, 2014
Click on each of the links below for more information and to register. You may also call 1-800-950-2092.
Name Above All Names
with Alistair Begg, October 6-8, 2014
Prescription for Renewal – A retreat for Medical Professionals Only.
with Erwin Lutzer, October 10-12, 2014
An Evening at The Cove – Dinner, Concert & Meet and Greet
with NewSong, October 12, 2014
SeniorSalt Impact Concert
with The Burchfield Brothers, October 13, 2014
Pastors’ Institute: Insourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church (Free for Pastors & Spouses)
with Randy Pope, October 16, 2014
Our Future Hope: Thinking and Living Now in Light of Eternity
with Randy Alcorn, October 22-24, 2014
Connecting the Dots in Our Lives: Seeing God at Work in Our Problems, Suffering and Pain
with Mike MacIntosh, October 24-26, 2014
Ministry Workers’ Retreat: A Time of Refreshing
with Anne Graham Lotz, October 31-November 2, 2014
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove- Aerial Shot of Fall.
Billy Graham is calling Christians in western North Carolina to pray and prepare for My Hope America, a new nationwide evangelistic outreach, which will include an all new message from Graham in November 2013—the month he turns 95. My Hope America with Billy Graham is designed to help people share the Gospel in a comfortable environment with family, friends and neighbors.
“Already we have begun connecting with pastors, churches and individual Christians urging them to get involved,” said Preston Parrish, vice president of My Hope America with Billy Graham. “We’re asking them to start praying. As they do that they’ll find that God will give them unexpected opportunities to demonstrate His love and to share how He has changed their personal lives.”
On Tuesday March 26, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will host an informational meeting at The Cove. The event consists of a vision session, where participants can learn more about the project and receive key materials, and a discipleship overview, helping them learn how to make the most of this opportunity in their churches and community, which has been used for more than 60 years as part of the Billy Graham Crusades.
The event will be held at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, 1 Porters Cove Road (Exit 55 off I-40), Asheville, N.C., from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday March 26. The session is free; however, participants are required to RSVP by calling 1-877-7MY-HOPE or clicking here to RSVP online, as space is limited.
My Hope America encourages participants to open their doors and lives to people they already know—engaging in meaningful conversation and connections as a catalyst for sharing the hope and love found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. While one-on-one conversations will be the root of this relationship evangelism outreach, messages used in reinforcing the Gospel will be available in a wide range of formats including TV, radio, DVD and Internet.
In 2002, the My Hope program began when Franklin Graham asked the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to take the Gospel country by country around the world where his father, Billy Graham, could no longer physically travel. It began in four countries in Central America. Ten years and 57 countries later, My Hope America has now become a movement spreading across the United States into cities and towns, churches and homes of Christians who have a desire to share their faith with others in their lives.
For more information on the My Hope America with Billy Graham, including additional meeting dates, news articles and evangelism resources, visit www.MyHopewithBillyGraham.org.
Does our love language apply to our relationship with God?
Yes, it does!
Gary Chapman, author of #1 NY Times Bestseller The 5 Love Languages, explains how here.
Don’t know what your love language is? Not to worry, click here to take a simple test.
Gary Chapman will be leading a Military Marriage Retreat at The Cove on June 27-29, 2014. It’s free too! Registration does not open until October of 2013. Click here for information on Cove military scholarships.
Did you receive your 2013 Cove Program Guide this week?
WARNING! You may be compelled to grab a cup of tea, find a comfy chair and savor the experience of reading through this journal style guide to what’s happening at The Cove in 2013.
Whether you attend a life-changing seminar, a Women’s Day Away program, a guided or self-directed Personal Spiritual Retreat, an uplifting Christian concert, a special senior adult program or are attending a retreat with a group from your church, you are sure to come away with a refreshed spirit and a testimony to share how God impacted your life while here at The Cove.
“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” — Mark 6:31
Click here to visit our website to see what’s going at The Cove this year.
To request a free 2013 Program Guide, please call 1-800-950-2092 or click here to make your request online.
We hope to see you soon!
“There are two gorgeous chapels in eastern America. One is at Duke University and the other is here at The Cove.” Billy Graham
The Chatlos Memorial Chapel and Visitor’s Center is nestled on the 1,200 acre property of The Cove, The Billy Graham Training Center, in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Take a free tour or enjoy a few minutes alone for prayer and reflection in the elegant simplicity of this beautiful place.
The building is constructed using blue granite stone hand hewn by local craftsmen and is furnished with antique pews from the Royal London Society for the Blind, a 400-year old pulpit from the Church of England and handcrafted wrought iron chandeliers.
Our Visitor’s Center includes an “Ambassador for God Around the World—Billy Graham” display and a tour guide will share interesting facts about the ministry.
The Chatlos Memorial Chapel and Visitor’s Center is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are also open on Saturdays in the Fall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (October 6 – November 17, 2012). The Cove is closed to visitors during most major holidays and other special occasions. Admission is free. Come see us!
Would you like to meet a few of the wonderful tour guides at The Chatlos Memorial Chapel? Watch here as Rip, Wanda and Dawne share their experience volunteering at The Cove.
Click here for more information or to view photos of the Chapel.
Click here for a schedule of Cove seminar, leadership training, senior adult events, personal spiritual retreat and concert dates.
On September 8, women will converge on the Cove’s campus to learn what it really means to reflect the heart of Jesus. Popular speaker and author Elizabeth George will talk about how women can do this through developing trust in God and knowing His Word. In the article below, she gives a preview of what it looks like in a daily life.
Do you have a hard time trusting God? Is it hard for you to stop in the midst of a busy day and pray? Almost everyone would answer “yes” to this question.
For women, this is particularly true.
“I think we’re hyper-responsible. We carry a heavy load of responsibility, whether we’re married or single, with our jobs, with our families, our in-laws, caring for failing parents, and extended family,” Elizabeth explained.
“We carry so much responsibility and want to do so well at it that we take it all on ourselves. We actually start to trust in our abilities to manage it and have a good schedule that works. We feel worthy if all our ducks are in a row. The problem with this is that we forget to pray. We forget to involve God.”
To help combat the problems of prayerlessness and worry, she will be leading a women’s seminar, “Reflecting the Heart of Jesus.” After all, to have a life of constant prayer and unwavering trust in God are two of the most profound qualities of Christ we can reflect.
“Jesus trusted His Father with everything and prepared for each day through prayer. So, that’s the best way we can emulate Him. We can give Him our worries for the day, and worries about the people in our lives. We can pray over the day, pray over our problems, and pray for God’s provision,” she said. “I want to talk to the ladies about getting into a habit of doing these things, because this will only grow a deeper connection with God and a greater trust and love for Him.”
Elizabeth George wants the message to the women during the weekend to resonate with them for the days, weeks, and even years to come. She explained that in order for them to continue praying and trusting, they must know and love God’s Word.
“I want them to know the importance of growing each day in God’s Word. His Word is new every morning. We may have read the Bible every year of our lives, but every day He has a new message for us; we can see things we didn’t see before.
“I also want them to go home knowing that every breath God allows us to inhale should be exhaled in prayer,” she continued. “We need to be in constant communication, constant communion, thought by thought, step by step, sorrow by sorrow. The connection is always there through prayer. Ultimately trusting the Lord is a good thing. He’s working for our Good. And that is my bottom line.”
There is still time to join us! Register for the seminar here.
Worship leader, songwriter, artist, pianist, wife and mom, Shannon Wexelberg will be leading worship during this women’s retreat!