Upcoming Events at The Cove: Opportunities to Refresh and Renew

By   •   March 28, 2019

The Cove
Nestled in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove offers year-round conferences, retreats and other opportunities for God's people to connect and grow spiritually, while also providing a place of calm for rest and renewal. > View a list of upcoming events.
The Cove was birthed from Billy and Ruth Graham's desire to provide a place where people could leave the demands of daily life, study God’s Word and be trained to reach the lost for Christ. "I pray we will never lose sight of this primary focus," Billy Graham said at the 1993 dedication service for The Cove. He summed up the training center's goals in four words: "Instruction, inspiration, intercession and impact."
Visiting The Cove means enjoying a lovely view from the back deck. See the current view from The Cove via their live webcam. There is much planned for the rest of 2019, including a series of concerts called An Evening at The Cove, retreats for pastors and members of the U.S. military, Bible studies and more. Many of these are offered free of charge.
Did you know some 1,500 pastors leave the ministry each month? The Pastor Renewal Project at The Cove is an effort to help pastors be built up and rejuvenated for doing God's work. You can make a difference by giving to this project so church leaders and their spouses can attend seminars and Personal Spiritual Retreats at The Cove at no charge, or submit an application for your pastor to benefit from these opportunities.
To show appreciation to those serving in the U.S. military, The Cove offers free opportunities for active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their spouses to attend a Cove seminar, concert or Personal Spiritual Retreat at no charge. This year, The Cove also added a new opportunity for Gold Star Wives to find hope, encouragement and renewal. The first Gold Star Wives Retreat was held on March 8-10.
Military Marriage Retreats at The Cove are a time for couples to get valuable, Bible-based instruction for keeping their marriage centered on Christ through challenging circumstances that military families can face. If you serve in the military and want to know more about attending an upcoming event at The Cove, call 828-771-4800, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday. Participants are eligible for up to two events per calendar year.
Will Graham, who serves as executive director of The Cove, often leads seminars for Christian leaders and others to attend for deeper understanding and revelation through God's Word. Plan your visit today to attend his seminar in August.
While at The Cove, enjoy scrumptious meals made with passion and care by our talented culinary team.
"I am so touched by this experience it is hard to put into words. ... All I can say is that it brought renewal and change, and I pray for continued transformation as I return home." Read other testimonies from Cove guests and plan your visit.
Have a large group or event you'd like to bring to The Cove? Christian churches and nonprofit ministries can contact The Cove about hosting overnight events. The Billy Graham Training Center can accommodate up to 450 guests.
Outside of events on the premises, The Cove team also shares inspiring messages, Scripture and other spiritual growth content on the Notes from the Cove blog as well as on social media.
Established in 2016, Ruth's Prayer Garden is a peaceful place to sit and read or just enjoy the beauty of God's creation. This space located just outside the Chatlos Memorial Chapel at The Cove was created in honor of Ruth Graham and her prayer life.
No matter where you are in your walk with Jesus Christ, meditating on the Word of God and coming together with other followers of Christ are essential to growing closer to Him. Learn more about opportunities to do this at The Cove through the ministry's Personal Spiritual Retreats.
"And He said to them, 'Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.'" —Mark 6:31