The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee www.episcopaldiocese-tn.org
The primary mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee is to provide witness to the transforming and reconciling power of Jesus Christ and to encourage and equip the people of God. The Diocese consists of 49 congregations in Middle Tennessee. The Rt. Rev'd John C. Bauerschmidt is the Bishop of Tennessee. The Seat of the Diocese is at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Nashville.
The University of the South, Sewanee www.sewanee.edu
The University of the South, popularly known as Sewanee, is the only university in the nation owned and governed by dioceses of the Episcopal Church. The campus is situated on a 10,000 campus on the mountain 7 miles east of Cowan. The College of Arts and Sciences offers an outstanding program with 36 majors, 27 minors, 15 special programs, plus pre-business, pre-law, pre-medicine, and pre-nursing.
The School of Theology at Sewanee offers graduate degrees and continuing education programs with outstanding scholarship in the Anglican heritage.
Cowan Ministerial Association - www.cowanchurches.org
Cowan Ministerial Association brings together churches and pastors in the greater Cowan community to glorify Jesus Christ, promote Christian fellowship among the various congregations, and reach out to the community with God’s love and mercy.
Communion Partners - www.communionpartners.org
Communion Partners is an Episcopal community of partners in Anglican mission. The organization is a fellowship of bishops and priests, dioceses and congregations who are committed to an ongoing and working relationship with the wider Anglican Communion. We stand together as a voice for sound doctrine in the Episcopal Church, especially on difficult issues and challenges from the surrounding culture.
Anglicans for Life - www.anglicansforlife.org
Anglicans for Life is a life-affirming ministry in the Worldwide Anglican Communion providing educational resources to uphold the sanctity of human life and understand the issues (abortion, stem cell research, end of life concerns, abstinence, and adoption) that threaten life in our culture. St. Agnes' provides a baby/maternity supply ministry that us underwritten by AFL.
Tullahoma Shepherd's House www.tullahomashepherdshouse.com
The mission of the Tullahoma Shepherd's House is to provide food, clothing, and temporary housing for the homeless. The Christian based environment provides hope in the future and heals broken lives. The ultimate goal for each resident to find employment, pay taxes, move into more permanent housing, and become a buyer of goods and services. Shepherd's House serves Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Moore, and surrounding counties in middle Tennessee.
Other area links:
Cowan Community website, event calendar, history articles, and more.
Historic United Methodist conference and retreat center.
DuBose Conference Center
Episcopal conference center in Monteagle, Tenn. and home to Camp Gailor-Maxon.
Monteagle Sunday School Assembly
Historic summer resort complex promoting religious studies, art and literature.
St. Mary's Retreat Center
Providing spiritual hospitality in a place of natural beauty.