One key component of church planting and church growth is to have a plan. Our training called Count the Cost that took place from October 3-5 at Transformation Church in Sun Prairie was and is very helpful for our pastors and leaders. There were 17 pastors and leaders that went through the training from across the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention.
One new element to this training was that almost half of the participants were Spanish speaking. Bill Agee of First Baptist Woodstock, Georgia led the English speaking group. Church planter and Pastor David Bogran of Charlotte, North Carolina led the Spanish speaking group and he also did a lot of interpreting throughout the event.
Over the last few years our church planters and pastors have used the tool that comes from Count the Cost. There has been a great deal of positive feedback from this training. We praise God for the resources given to us by the North American Mission Board and the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention to make this valuable training possible.