Frequently Asked Questions

What is BRI or Faith based investing?

BRI, or Biblically responsible investing is defined by the Christian Investment Forum as investing that “applies Christian values to investment decision making by incorporating moral and social principles into traditional financial analysis.  BRI provides a platform for the faithful stewardship of God’s gifts on the basis of our shared Christian faith.  BRI seeks to invest in and own companies that best represent those Christian values.”

This definition used by CIF is purposefully broad, and is meant to be inclusive of all Christians that actively incorporate their faith into investing, rather than limiting or certifying one particular method of investing.

What is included in the Summit registration?

The Summit is an all-inclusive event, and it has been designed to be reasonably priced in comparison to similar events.  The fee includes registration for the Summit, Explore Asheville event, 2 nights lodging at the Cove, 5 meals, fees and expenses, as well as all snacks and drinks while at the Cove.  Parking and WiFi are also included.  For many similar events, the cost for hotel rooms would be as much as the total registration for the Summit.

What is the refund policy?

Registration cancellation requests for the 2020 CIF Leadership Summit must be made in writing to by June 30, 2020. The paid Summit registration fee less a $125 administrative fee will be refunded for cancellations through June 30th. Due to financial commitments to the Cove and our other partners, cancellations including those related to weather, health, or personal schedule changes cannot be refunded after June 30, 2020.

Where is the Cove?

The Cove and the Billy Graham Training Center, are located minutes outside of Asheville, North Carolina.  The Cove is situated along a ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains with picturesque views and scenery.

Learn more about The Cove at

Can I extend my stay in Asheville and at the Cove?

Many requests are made to come early or extend a stay to enjoy more of what The Cove and Asheville have to offer.  Regretably, demand is very high for events at The Cove and with limited rooms the Billy Graham Training Center is unable to accommodate our requests for extended stays.  However, there are many other fine hotels in the area, and several near the Cove have discounts available for those attending the Summit.  This brochure can provide additional information and the Asheville Visitors Center also has many resources to check out at

How easy is it to get to the Cove?

Easier than you think, and certainly worth it once you arrive.  The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove is situated in a beautiful mountain cove in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC.  The Cove is about 8 miles from downtown Asheville and 15 miles from the Asheville Airport.  American, Delta and United all fly into Asheville from major cities around the U.S.

Charlotte NC is about 2 hours away, while Greenville / Spartanburg SC is about a 90 minutes drive.

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