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Summer Concerts at the Cove

It’s time you treated yourself to an evening out and we have just the idea!

Join us this summer for a delicious buffet-style dinner, an uplifting concert with Andrew PetersonNewSongMichael Card,  Laura Story, orJason Crabb and a chance to meet these popular Christian artists, all in the intimate setting of The Cove.

Overnight lodging is available at applicable rates and includes breakfast the following morning.

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Click artist’s name for tickets and more information :

Andrew Peterson— June 20, 2015
NewSong— June 28, 2015
Michael Card— July 12, 2015
Laura Story— August 6, 2015
Jason Crabb— August 23, 2015

An Evening at The Cove with Point of Grace 2014

Intimate setting in the main auditorium at the Training Center.


Andrew Peterson to Perform at The Cove

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By Donna Riesen

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and today we are thanking the Lord for the blessing of fathers. In addition to the treasured gift of life, a good father will give his child a myriad of other valuable gifts over the course of a lifetime: love, wisdom, guidance, discipline, and an appreciation for the varied applications of duct tape. When we pause to think about it, some of us would love to give back a few of the things we’ve inherited from our fathers: a lead foot, a stubborn streak, male-pattern baldness or the tendency to snore!

Whether we were raised in a godly Christian home or brought up by unbelieving parents, each of us possess the same inherent human nature and propensity towards sin that our father inherited from his father and his father’s father before him. What an amazing gift of love our heavenly father gave us when He sent His own Son to redeem us from sin and bring us into His family, giving us “an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading (1 Peter 1:4).” If you have been blessed with the gift of a Christian father who points you to Jesus and lives life as a godly example for you to follow, then you have much to celebrate, on Father’s Day and every day.

Gifted musician and lyricist Andrew Peterson beautifully celebrates the joys of family and gives voice to many of the deep emotions that accompany marriage, parenthood and family life at its core. The son of a pastor, Peterson spent his early childhood years in the rural farmland of Illinois before his family relocated to Florida when Andrew was seven.

In the song “All the Way Home,” he testifies to the blessing of being raised in a Christian home: “Well, they may not have walked on water, but I know that their house stood firm. All the way home they followed the tracks that the saints have trod. By the grace of God they walked in the rain of His mercy, let it soak them down to the bone. And they splashed in its puddles and danced in its streams as they’d go. And oh, they walked in the rain of His mercy…when they sat in their home, when they walked along the road, when they slept and when they rose.”*

In the song, “Tools,” Peterson recalls the memory of being invited to enter his grandfather’s shed to take his choice from among the selection of old tools. “You sent me to the shed with all the tools. I remember how you said that I could take what I could use. I got a hammer and a ratchet set. A hundred tools I ain’t used yet. They’re rusty, but they work as good as new. Tools.” The lyrics then turn to reflect the singer’s gratitude for the heritage of wisdom and faith passed down from his grandfather:  “When my daddy was a baby, oh you gave him to the Lord. And the faith you handed down has somehow stuck around. And love has called you home again to roam again no more. You sent me to the shed with all the tools. I remember how you said that I could take what I could use. Faith and Love and Hope are what I carried home. They’re rusty but they work as good as new. Tools.”*

Peterson’s latest recording, After All These Years: A Collection (Centricity Music), is a twenty-song retrospective that features four new songs and re-recordings of several old favorites. The title track, “After All These Years,” is a new song, and as Andrew explains, it is a song of gratitude. “I felt compelled to open this collection with an Ebenezer stone. I like the idea of having to sing a song that reminds me of God’s provision at every concert for the next year or two.”

God has provided a gift for the body of Christ through the insightful lyrics and musical artistry of Andrew Peterson. From songs that capture the deep woundedness and struggle of life in a fallen world to songs of hope and anticipation of the new world to come, his music gives voice to the heart cry of God’s family.

Perhaps the most heartwarming depiction of the joys of earthly family and fatherhood comes in Peterson’s song, “Family Man.” Enjoy this early father’s day gift…

Join us June 20, 2015 for An Evening at The Cove with Andrew Peterson.  This special night will include dinner and a concert, followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity with Andrew.  Father’s Day is June 21, so consider blessing your dad with the gift of Evening at The Cove tickets.  Dad, bring your son–children as young as nine may attend!

Overnight lodging is available at applicable rates and includes breakfast the following morning.

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Andrew Peterson


“All The Way Home” from the album Carried Along (2000).
“Tools” from the album Love and Thunder (2003).

What’s Happening at The Cove – June 2015

“I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised and his greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145:1-3

Come help us kick off the summer season here at The Cove!   We’ve got something for everyone and we look forward to serving you on your visit!  Check out our schedule for the month of June below.


Click on the link below for June dates or call 1-800-950-2092.
June Personal Spiritual Retreats


SeniorSalt Impact Crusade Journey Hymn Sing
Ron Whittemore with David Gaines, June 1, 2015

Who Is In Control ?
with Steve Brown, June 12-14, 2015

Being Captured by the Passion of Christ

with Woodrow Kroll, June  15-19, 2015

An Evening at The Cove
Join us for dinner, concert and meet & greet.

with Andrew Peterson, June 20, 2015

How to Read God’s Word Like a Bible Scholar:
A Practical and Engaging Exploration of Scripture

with Mark Yarbrough, June 22-26, 2015

An Evening at The Cove
Join us for dinner, concert and meet & greet.

with NewSong, June 28, 2015

Discipleship Counseling:
Helping Others Walk in Freedom and Grow in Christ

with Neil Anderson, June 29- July 3, 2015

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Experience Christmas at The Cove

There’s still time to experience the wonder and glory of the true reason for the season at The Cove this year!

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Join us for a memorable evening of warm fellowship with a festive Christmas dinner and the joyful music of Marty Goetz and Andrew Peterson & Friends.

Click here or call 1-800-950-2092 to reserve your seat for dinner and an uplifting concert with Marty Goetz on Friday December 13th.

Marty at the pianoClick here or call 1-800-950-2092 to reserve your seat for dinner and concert with Andrew Peterson & Friends on Tuesday December 17th.

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Free Seminar at The Cove in August

Are you stressed? Do you feel like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? While we know God loves us, sometimes its hard to believe that “all things God works for the good of those who love him.” (Romans 8:28).

Here’s the next question: do you want to hear biblical principles on this topic at The Cove … for free? Mark your calendars and make plans to join us Aug. 23-25 as Pedro Garcia will take on the topic, “Tension: How God Can Use Stress to Save Your Life.”

The seminar is free (the seminar fee is waived). All you have to do is lodge in one of our inns on-site and pay for the meals. Just consider it a little added motivation to come experience everything The Cove has to offer.

Pastor Pedro is senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Kendall in Miami, Fla., one of the state’s fastest-growing churches. During this seminar, he will delve into the Scriptures and remind us how God has a helpful purpose for the stress in our lives—God wants us to move beyond fleeing or fighting to being informed of His intentions through it. You’ll begin to recognize and harness tension by understanding and applying the principles of Scripture.

How’s that for a way to deal with the stress in your life?! Plus, you can do it all in the peaceful surroundings of The Cove, which is sure help you relax.

Andrew Peterson will lead the worship time during this seminar. For those of you who aren’t as familiar with Andrew, check out this video. He’s an amazing singer-songwriter.

To sign up for this seminar, just give us a call at 800-950-2092. Hope to see you at The Cove in August.