Tag Archives: Worship

Saturday Snapshot — Join Us In Worship

We’re sharing staff devotion time again!  We were blessed to have Stephanie Seedfeldt stop by and lead us in worship earlier this week.  Stephanie leads worship at several seminars throughout the year at The Cove and is always a guest favorite.

We recorded the entire time of worship, so enjoy a little bit or the whole thing.

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Join Stephanie as she ministers alongside Tony Evans and R.T. Kendall this summer.  Click on the speaker name below for details and to register for the seminar.

Tony Evans July 14 – 16, 2016
R.T. Kendall July 18 – 22, 2016

God bless you!

Saturday Snapshot

Here at The Cove, we begin our days with staff devotions.  Earlier this week, we were blessed to have some of the guys from our grounds and maintenance crew lead us in worship.

Here’s a snippet from that wonderful time of worship.

Have a blessed weekend, friends!

We’d love to have you attend one of our programs or events, bring your group to The Cove, or just stop by for a visit, .  Click on one of the links below for more information.

Attend a seminar, concert, or personal spiritual retreat.
Host your own event at The Cove.
Take a free tour of the Chatlos Memorial Chapel and Visitors Center.

Saturday Snapshot — Singing Unto The Lord

We had some very gifted visitors from Pennsylvania stop by our chapel for a tour last week, and wow! could they sing.  Enjoy the Grove City College Touring Choir here as they lift their voices unto the Lord in praise and worship.

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We posted another video on our Facebook page.  Head on over there and listen to another worshipful song they performed for us.

We’d love you to stop by and see us!  Click here for hours and directions to the Chatlos Memorial Chapel and Visitors Center at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, NC.  Guided tours are free and open to the public.

God bless you!

Saturday Snapshot

Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!  Psalm 47:6

What a week we’ve had!  Two amazingly gifted songbirds, Michael W. Smith and Guy Penrod, spent time on our mountain singing unto the Lord.

Here, Guy Penrod sings to the packed Senior Celebration crowd.

Guy Penrod 2015

Below, Michael W. Smith holds a casual concert on the Training Center deck for a private event he hosted here at The Cove.

Michael W Smith doing an casual concert on TC deck on September 12 2015

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GUEST POST: What Ray Ortlund Saw at The Cove

Cliff BarrowsBy Ray Ortlund

“I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:1-3

Last week Jani and I had the privilege of serving at The Cove in Asheville – at the Billy Graham Training Center. It was a Senior Celebration, with Cliff Barrows as our gracious host. Evie and Pelle Karlsson brought the music. Tom Bledsoe was our emcee. John Innes played the piano.

I wish you could have been there with us in the green room, as we gathered before each service. I saw no ego at all. They were relaxed friends, enjoying one another. But there was more. I saw a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For example, as they were discussing the music, now and then Cliff would spontaneously break out in song, and everyone would join in, right there in the planning session. I saw no distinction between planning the worship and worshiping. It was beautiful. It was heartfelt. It was real. I saw Cliff, with zero affectation, speak about his Lord with emotion breaking his voice. I saw the members of the team speak to and about one another with tears in their eyes. I saw biblical Christianity – a sincere and pure devotion to Christ flowing and overflowing.

How remarkable that something so obviously right and beautiful seems so rare among us. There is always some lesser thing to intrude itself into that place of sacred centrality. There is always a legitimate but non-ultimate something to make too much of itself. Then our hearts grow cold. The spiritual power is diminished. And we wonder why. But the devil isn’t wondering. His cunning has succeeded.

What I saw at The Cove last week was the only kind of Christianity my mind and heart believe in, the only Christianity that reduces me to tears. If some write this off as “pietistic” – well, I’m not a huge fan of dismissive labels. But if what I saw there at The Cove is pietism, then I hope by God’s grace always to be a pietist — unashamed of a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. And I want to influence as many others as I can to join me in, above all else, the “foolishness” of a simple, heartfelt love for Christ.

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The last Senior Celebration of 2013 will take place on September 9-11.  Click here for details.

Korean Worship at The Cove

Korean Worship August 1 2013Have you experienced Korean worship? 

If you have not, it is a treat like no other!

We had a wonderful group staying at The Cove this week who were here to focus on prayer, evangelism and Bible teaching.

A benefit of working at The Cove is that our staff witness beautiful moments of worship shared by the groups meeting here.       

All the words sung by this group were Korean, but it didn’t matter if our staff was able to understand the language or not, the Holy Spirit filled the room, and THAT was felt by all!

Watch and listen here as voices and hearts were lifted in worship to our Almighty God. 

If you would like to bring your church or other Christian ministry group to The Cove, call 1-800-950-2092 or click here