Church Planting School Teaches How to Count the Cost



Bill Agee, Church Planting Director for First Baptist Woodstock, Georgia teaching the attenders made up of church planters and pastors from across the MWBC

From May 20-22 church planters and pastors from across the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist  Convention gathered together at Transformation Church in Sun Prairie to learn about putting together a plan for church planting.    The theme of the three day training was taken from Luke 14:28 when Jesus talked about the importance of counting the cost before building a tower.    The teaching emphasized the importance of making plans and counting the costs before starting a church.

Bill Agee is the Director of Church Planting for First Baptist Woodstock, Georgia and he is the author of the material that was presented.   Two other leaders joined Agee for the training who have successfully planted churches.   Jeremy Westbrook of Living Hope Church in the Columbus, Ohio  and Monty Patton of Mountain Ridge Church in Phoenix, Arizona were the other presenters.   All three presents have planted churches and they shared out of their own experiences the value of putting a plan together.

Twenty church planters and pastors  from Duluth to Madison came together for this event.   Participants included Hmong, Kenyan, Nigerian, African American, and Anglo pastors.  The diversity gave a lot of rich flavor for the training.  Agee shared that vision is crucial for church planters.   Planters must see into the future and know the action steps they need to take to get there.   For more information on this training you can find out more at