Cowee offers mission groups for people of all ages, including an active Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), Baptist Men (Brotherhood), Mission Friends, Girls in Action (GA’s), and Royal Ambassadors (RA’s). Our Baptist Men have an active firewood ministry, build wheelchair ramps for those in need, and assist with disaster relief among other things. The Women’s Missionary Union leads the church in mission efforts such as care packages for the NC Women’s Prison, Operation Christmas Child, and collecting needed items for school children and single moms. Adult mission groups meet the Wednesday after the first Sunday of each month at 7pm. RA’s and GA’s meet every Wednesday at 7pm.
Love in Action is the motto and mission of Cowee Baptist. Every Wednesday our church assembles to engage in hands-on missions such as writing cards of encouragement; sending care packages to soldiers and cancer patients; delivering meals to the elderly, sick and homebound; praying over prayer requests and more. Love in Action culminates in a large Love In Action Day every May. On Love in Action Day the entire church family assembles and then disperses to do various acts of love across the entire county.
The purpose of BROTHERHOOD is to help Christians share the love of Jesus by praying, giving, going and becoming actively involved in missions with their time and talents. Brotherhood consists of the following age-level organizations: Royal Ambassadors (RAs), Challengers and Baptist Men (ages 18 and up). Cowee’s Baptist Men has vibrant firewood and construction ministry projects. The Baptist Men meet monthly on Family Missions Night (the 1st Wednesday after the 1st Sunday of each month) at 7pm. They also meet once a month, regularly, for group workdays at 8:30 a.m, every 1st Saturday morning after the 1st Sunday of each month.
Cowee believes we are to minister at home and to the ends of the Earth. Africa has been the destination of many of our recent international trips. Our church has aided in the drilling of wells in India and Africa and we are a large supporter of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.
God is glorified through unity and Cowee works with many other likeminded Christian ministries to glorify God and achieve more good collectively than we could on our own. Cowee engages in mission trips to New York City and is partnered with an inner city Latin congregation. Our church was also instrumental in founding one of the local cottages of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina and continues to support this ministry. Cowee is also partnered with CareNet in helping feed and provide for the less fortunate of Macon County. In addition, Cowee supports numerous other ministries such as The Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center, Relay for Life, Kid’s Place and more.
Cowee Baptist was founded by a missionary church planter and has continued the tradition of planting other churches. Currently, Cowee is a sponsor of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention’s church plant, Campus Church, at Western Carolina University. Campus Church meets in the heart of the university and has already seen numerous salvations and baptisms. In addition to financial support we have aided Campus Church with moving students into their dorms and doing cookouts on the lawn of the University Center to welcome students back.