Count the Cost is a process developed by California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee to assist healthy churches, churches needing revitalization, and new church plants.
The process is based on Luke 14:28: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it … .”
The benefits to churches
Count the Cost helps churches plan by giving them a glimpse into the future, showing potential dangers and guiding them in mapping out a plan to achieve their vision. By using Count the Cost, a church will not only know what they are starting with and what they hope to end with, but they also see what the middle looks like, according to Agee. “If you know what the middle looks like, the entire church planting or revitalization process is easier.”
Areas covered by Count the Cost include determining the current reality of my church, dreaming where my church could be in five years, a month-by-month plan to get to that dream, and consulting to address the first “rock” keeping us from growing.
Randy Adams, NWBC Executive Director, is hosting Bill Agee and Ralph Neighbour III to share information about the process that could benefit Northwest Baptist churches.
Ralph Neighbour III