Spring Events at The Cove

The spring program line-up at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove includes events that will encourage participants to stand strong in their faith and equip them with truth from God’s Word.
Our upcoming schedule features seminars and retreats with ministry leaders, teachers, and authors including Lisa Harper, Jim Cymbala, and more. Specialized programs include concert events, a Military Marriage Retreat for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve military members and their spouses, and Pastor Renewal Retreats for those in pastoral or church leadership ministry and their spouses. Our Bible study and seminar events are free of charge to attendees, although material, food and lodging fees apply.
An Evening at The Cove concert events offer worship-filled evenings of music and fellowship, along with a buffet dinner. Overnight lodging is available for an additional fee.

  • April 21: An Evening at the Cove with Mac Powell (this event is sold out, but a waiting list is available)
  • May 19: An Evening at the Cove with Hope Darst 

Seminars feature Bible teaching by respected Christian speakers and music led by gifted worship leaders.

  • April 10-12: Christian Executive Leadership Forum: “For Business Executives and Influential Leaders ‘Chasing the Right Thing’” with Tony Dungy, James “J.B.” Brown and Mark Whitacre (this event is sold out)
  • April 29-May 1: Pastor Renewal Retreat: “The Church as a House of Prayer” with Jim Cymbala
  • May 15-17: “The Ways of God” with Richard Blackaby
  • May 20-22: “The Holy Who: A Study on the Holy Spirit” with James Merritt
  • May 24-26: Military Marriage Retreat: “Building a Love That Lasts: Keys to a Commitment That Endures” with Gary Chapman
  • May 29-31: Pastor Renewal Retreat: “Pastoring Your Own Heart” with Mark Batterson 

Men’s Events
This weekend, Men’s Retreat participants will hear from New York Times best-selling author, NBC football analyst, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tony Dungy; and pastor, author, and three-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, James “J.B.” Brown, as they look at how to navigate challenges without losing focus on what really matters.

  • April 12-14: Men’s Retreat: “Life’s Best Game Plan” with Tony Dungy and James “J.B.” Brown 

Women’s Events
Ladies attending The Cove Women’s Retreat will hear from Christian speaker, teacher, and author, Lisa Harper, as she speaks on the book of Psalms and how the verses can strengthen their faith.

  • May 17-19: Women’s Retreat: “The Lyrics of Our Lives” with Lisa Harper  (this event is sold out, but a waiting list is available)

For more information about these, and other, events, view the complete events schedule online at thecove.org. Call (828) 771-4800 for the latest information on availability and pricing. The Cove also offers financial assistance for individuals.