The 16th Annual Couple’s Getaway
at THE COVE, Asheville, NC, was held on June 23-25, 2017


Very refreshing! A heart-tugging weekend for whatever stage and level of your marriage.  The speakers are entertaining, but at the same time understand the issues and needs we have as couples and coaches.  The awesome teaching and worship will deepen your relationship with your spouse.  It will be the highlight of your year!


WinShape Marriage

brings us the best of teaching from those who are well known and sought after in their field. Their marriage professionals offer tools, guidance and encouragement, enriched with their own personal stories and founded on biblical truths. The WinShape Marriage Team creates opportunities for marital transformation through insightful teaching and experiential learning.

At the center of our relationship with God is our marriage. We are honored to partner with this magnificent spirit-filled facility in investing in your marriage. Angel and I have been impacted individually and as a couple each time we have retreated to The Cove. Our prayer for you is a deep, intimate, transparent, romantic weekend. One that will remind you of God’s purpose in bringing you together as the love of each others life while at the same time giving hope to all that is ahead.

Shane and Angel Williamson—FCA President and CEO
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one-” John 17:20-22

Conference Speakers Brian & Jen Goins

Brian and Jen love building into families and foodies. Brian serves as Senior Creative Director at Family Life. He co-founded Catapult Concepts ( and is Executive Producer on a porn film…that is, an adolescent focused documentary series on the side effects of pornography and has written Playing Hurt: A Guy’s Strategy for a Winning Marriage.

At, Jen offers creative advice and tasty recipes to help reclaim the family dinner table. They have three kids, a rescue dog, and often sneak off to Montana.

Worship Leaders Mike and Kim Blackwood

For over two decades, Mike and Kim have been sharing their music and leading worship at churches, camps, conferences and events. Mike and Kim share a love for God and a desire to make His name known to all people, and music has been their tool to help fulfill the Great Commission. Their journey has also been shaped by a passion to lead people in worship. They have served as worship leaders in multiple churches through the years and currently lead the Worship Ministry at Lifesong Church in Spartanburg, SC. In addition, to their worship ministry, they have been in partnership with Upward Sports, writing and producing Scriptunes, a series of over 200 songs that set scripture to fun energetic music for children. Mike and Kim met and fell in love in College and have been married for 26 years. Along the way, God has also blessed them with a musical family and one of their greatest joys in life is leading worship with their children, Michael 20, Abbey 18, and Graham 16.


Comedian Kenn Kington

KennKingtonKenn Kington has been performing for over 25 years and is one of today’s most sought after comedians and speakers. Kenn has appeared on Comedy Central, is one of the most popular comedians on satellite radio (Laugh USA & Blue Collar Radio) and is selling out clean comedy shows nationwide. As a corporate presenter, Kenn has spoken for some of the most successful organizations in the world. A devoted family man, Kenn and his wife of 20 years, Heather, live in Atlanta, Georgia, where they are raising two teenage sons, Graham & Kody, and daughter Kennedy (12).

Conference Emcee Ken Smith

smithKen Smith’s Ministries exist to encourage Christians in their journeys and to tell the story of Jesus in an exciting way!

For over 20 years now, Ken has proclaimed a living Christ in conferences, rallies, youth camps, men’s events, and marriage retreats. Still at it; Ken’s desire is that every person he encounters will know Christ and be on a journey of faith that makes them a “living” Bible – a minister in their market place.


Friday, June 23, 2017
2:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:15 p.m. Opening Team Meeting
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
9:30 p.m. Fellowship and Snacks (Lobby)

Saturday, June 24, 2017
7:30 a.m. Devotions (On Your Own)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
11:30 a.m. Couple’s One on One Exercise
12:30 a.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Free Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
9:15 p.m. Fellowship and Snacks (Lobby)
10:00 p.m. Couple’s One on One Exercise

Sunday, June 25, 2017
7:00 a.m. Devotions (On Your Own)
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Check Out
9:15 a.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
11:15 a.m. Dismissal


If you have any questions please contact:
Sandy Boyd (803) 665-1984 / or
David Welch (803) 622-2689 /

The Cove is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville, N.C. The Cove provides the perfect environment for renewal and relaxation. During free time you can choose to hike and explore its 1,500 acres of mountain wilderness, settle into a quiet corner in the inspiring chapel or relax on the broad deck or spacious, inviting lobby.

Getting to The Cove

1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805-2834
– From I-40 East: Take exit 55. Turn right.
– From I-40 West: Take exit 55. Turn left.
– From Asheville Regional Airport: Take I-26 West to I-40 East. Take exit 55. Turn right.
You can fly into Charlotte ( 2 hour drive),
Greenville-Spartanburg (1.5 hour drive),
or nearby Asheville Regional Airport (approx. 20 min. drive).

Audio from the 2017 Getaway

Audio from the 2016 Getaway


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