The Billy Graham Training Center

Coming Soon To A Church Near You

Coming Soon To A Church Near You By: Pastor Erwin W. Lutzer Overnight your Gospel-preaching church could change from being “a cool place to worship” to being branded as a church of bigotry and hate. That’s what happened at The Crossing in Columbia, Missouri—and it could happen anywhere. On Sunday, October 13, Pastor Keith Simon preached …

Weekly Bible Verse: Romans 8:28

Our weekly Bible verse comes from Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (NIV). As a Christ follower we can have peace, even in the midst of the trial, that God works everything for  good. We can rest …

 

A Cove Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

A stay at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove provides ample opportunity to feast on God’s Word, but as any Cove guest will tell you, there’s also plenty of delicious food! Cool and refreshing Watermelon Gazpacho Soup with cucumber, bell pepper and avocado. 1 large tomato 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 green bell pepper 3 …

The Cove Weekly Snapshot

We had a wonderful week at The Cove with multiple groups on campus. The week started with an Intensive Bible Training and the arrival of  several Guest Groups for their retreats and donor events. We also offered a Personal Spiritual Retreat for individuals or couples looking to refocus on growing their relationship with God in …

Prayer Note: April 2018

We hope you will enjoy our “Prayer Note”—an internal communication here at The Cove, created each month to remind and encourage our staff to pray. We share these with you at the beginning of each month in hopes that you, too, will be encouraged. JUST WHO DO WE THINK WE’RE TALKING TO? “…in Jesus’ name, amen.” We …

Hold Your Event at The Cove — Top 10 Tips for Meeting Planners

Did you know that every year 140 – 150 different groups choose to hold their conference and ministry events at The Cove? The groups come in all shapes and sizes: small groups, such as board meetings and church staff retreats, as well as large groups with up to 450 attendees. No matter the size, groups come with …

Saturday Snapshot – Fall Photo Challenge Begins Today

The participation in our summer photo challenge (#InTheGardenPhotoChallenge) was fantastic!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun. Are you ready for another photo challenge? We are!  And today officially launches The Cove’s 2016 #CoveFallPhotoChallenge.  Here’s how it works: Post one photo daily, using the daily prompts noted below, on Instagram or Facebook.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag …

Saturday Snapshot – Summertime at The Cove

“He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord“ (Psalm 33:5, NKJV).  We have loved the beautiful summer sunshine at The Cove this week. Just look at these gorgeous mountain views and blue skies from the Training Center deck. This picture was taken Wednesday afternoon as our guests were wrapping up …

Saturday Snapshot – Photo Challenge Recap

The Cove’s 14-Day #InTheGardenPhotoChallenge is all done! We debuted our photo challenge in the Saturday Snapshot post three weeks ago. #InTheGardenPhotoChallenge was all about putting a spotlight on the aesthetic and spiritual beauty in and surrounding a garden. On The Cove’s Instagram (@thecovenc) feed we shared images from the newly opened Ruth’s Prayer Garden each day. How it worked: We asked …

Something New at The Cove: Ruth’s Prayer Garden

“We cannot pray and remain the same. We cannot pray and have our homes remain the same. We cannot pray and have the world about us remain the same. God has decreed to act in response to prayer. ‘Ask,’ He commands us. And Satan trembles for fear we will.”  —Ruth Bell Graham,  Legacy of a Pack …