National Law Enforcement Ministry

Law Enforcement Appreciation Events

Thanking Those who Serve and Protect

In appreciation of your devotion to protect and serve others, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is pleased to support the law enforcement community through annual retreats. These events acknowledge the unique challenges officers and their families face. We hope you will take this opportunity to step away from the pressing demands of life and career to focus on the truths found in God’s Word.

Upcoming Retreats

11

April

LEAP Spring Retreat

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove | Asheville, NC

April 11-13, 2022

Registration coming soon

24

October

LEAP Fall Retreat

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove | Asheville, NC

October 24-26, 2022

Registration coming soon


To watch or listen to a previous retreat, please visit this page.


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    FAQ's

    • What is included?

      The registration includes two nights lodging, all sessions, two dinners, one lunch, two breakfasts, notebook, audio files of the main sessions, and a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association gift packet.

    • What does the arrival schedule look like?

      3:00–5:00 p.m. – Registration / Room Check-In
      6:00 p.m. – Dinner
      7:00 p.m. – Worship and message
      8:30 p.m. – Dessert reception
      Please note: Itinerary is subject to change.

    • How do I check-in?

      For Retreats Held at The Cove: You will arrive at the front gate and be greeted by the security guard, who will direct you to your lodging building. Once you arrive in the building lobby, you will be greeted by our staff and provided with your room keys. You will also then receive your registration packet (retreat notebook, itinerary, name tags, etc.).

    • What do I do if I’m running late?

      If you arrive late (after 6:00 p.m.) on Monday evening, please stop by the registration table and one of our staff members will assist you in retrieving your registration packet and gifts. We will do our best to accommodate any late arrivals with a meal as long as food is still available.

    • What do I need to do if I need to cancel?

      If you need to cancel your registration (even the day of expected arrival), please call The Cove at 828-771-4800 and advise our staff. This is very much appreciated!

    • What is the dress code?

      Some people will wear slacks and a button-up shirt to the evening dinners and some will be in jeans the entire time. Please dress casually and enjoy the encouraging retreat with your spouse.

    • What if I have special dietary needs?

      If you or your spouse have serious dietary needs (food allergies, gluten intolerance, etc.), please email Myers Stewart, mstewart@bgea.org in our office, so we can pass on your information to the chef. If you share a dietary need with us to pass on to the chef, you must still make our staff aware so they know how to best accommodate you.

    • I have other questions.

      For any questions concerning the retreat, the online registration process, or if you need further assistance, please call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at 800-335-1337, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). You may also email our office in Charlotte, N.C. at lawenforcementministry@bgea.org for assistance.

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    Testimonies

    • “It was way above my expectations—the speakers, facility, music and food made for a great event.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Lytle, TX

    • “The speakers and applicable topics related to law enforcement challenges, including the wives, were very valuable.”
      – Law Enforcement Wife from Pearland, TX

    • “My wife and I are both police officers with the same department. We realized more importantly we’re both spouses. I think we reconnected on a personal level with God’s help.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Lebanon, NJ

    • “What did you find most valuable from this retreat? The opportunity for my wife to hear what I can’t say or don’t know how to say.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Ingleside, TX

    • “Since the retreat, my wife and have been transformed, it seems. We were both renewed in our faith, feel energized for God and have just been overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit. Your prayers were and are a blessing to us. Our will is what God wants, not what we think it should be. We needed to be straightened out a little on that, so we thank you for that.”
      – Chris, Police Lieutenant

    • “We face unimaginable circumstances from day-to-day that the average person can’t imagine. Knowing there are people of like faith and wanting to help us and our families is a great feeling. May God bless each and every one of us and keep us safe.”
      – Dana L., County Sheriff’s Office

    • “It’s one of the few times in the last few years that we’ve felt truly safe, with other Christian officers & people who love us.”
      – Officer’s spouse

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