Stadia’s mission is to plant churches that intentionally care for children all over the world. Dozens of churches are making huge investments in this mission and we are not only grateful, but we are also honored and strengthened by the endorsement and wisdom of key leaders who share our vision to not stop until every child has a church.

Stadia’s Advisory Team

Ben Cachiaras

Lead Pastor, Mountain Christian Church (Joppa, MD), Vision Carrier for Move Northeast, a catalyst for Church Planting in the Mid-Atlantic and Beyond

“Some relationships just make you better. Our relationship with Stadia is like that! I’m a better leader with stronger vision because of Stadia. Our church has broader and better impact. We have partnered to sponsor hundreds of children which will alter their lives in all the right ways, through our partnership with Stadia and Compassion. And we have successfully planted a growing circle of churches in the U.S. and South America – all because of our relationship with Stadia. It’s a friendship we want to keep, nurture, and share!”

Chris Delfs

Senior Pastor, LifePointe Christian Church (Elk Grove, CA)

“15 years ago, we planted LifePointe Christian Church with the help of Stadia, hoping to reach as many families as possible with the Good News Gospel Message. We envisioned a church that would fully commit its energy and resources to impacting as many young families in our community, our nation, and globally. Because Stadia shares a similar vision, we have enthusiastically partnered with Stadia for 15 years to plant churches together. Stadia’s approach to church planting, child sponsorships, strategic training, and planter care sets them apart. We look forward to witnessing even greater Kingdom impact as we continue to partner with Stadia.”

Larrie Fraley

Lead Missions Pastor, Christ's Church of the Valley (Phoenix, AZ)

“It’s hard for me to describe the value that Stadia brings to the table when it comes to church planting. Recently, we decided to plant a church in Colombia. We have partnered with Stadia throughout the years to plant several churches. So of course, we contacted them first. Through their leadership and guidance, we were able to do something that blew our minds. We knew we wanted to do something big. We had no idea that God had in mind 12 church plants in Colombia. We would have never been able to navigate all of the complexity that comes with taking on a project that big. There is no question that when it comes to church planting, Stadia’s process has been proven to be world-class, not only in the U.S. but around the world. I highly recommend working with Stadia. It’s simply good stewardship.”

Brandon Grant

Lead Pastor, Rise City Church (San Diego, CA)

“Stadia is an incredible ministry that brings to the table a proven and successful church-planting system, relational excellence, and an unwavering grit to see thriving churches launched throughout the world. I planted a church through Stadia in 2013, and quite honestly, I have no idea how we could have launched in such a healthy and sustainable way had Stadia not been in the background helping navigate with project management, training, cohort learning experiences, and rallying around my wife to make sure we were staying strong as a family throughout the planting process. Without question, I unequivocally am biased for emerging church planters to partner with Stadia to launch their church!”

Jason Lantz

Vision Leader, RiverTree (Canton, OH)

“Stadia has been a large part of the successful launch of many of our RiverTree churches, and a catalyst for over 20 new churches planted in Ohio in the last 10 years. I see the Stadia team as friends, committed to getting it right for the sake of reaching a new generation with the Gospel through God’s plan A, the local church.”

Shane Philip

Senior Pastor, The Crossing (Las Vegas, NV)

“The Crossing has partnered with Stadia to help start churches both locally and globally. We believe that some of our greatest impact has come from these church planting partnerships that include four new churches in Ecuador and Colombia. In addition, The Crossing supports about 600 children through Compassion International at these four projects. We share Stadia’s vision to provide a church for every child; to raise up, train and develop church planters for the greatest Kingdom impact.”

Troy McMahon

Lead Pastor, Restore Community Church (Kansas City, MO)

“Stadia has been an amazing partner in planting churches locally and globally. Their passion for the Good News of Jesus and for children is compelling and catalytic. The relationships they build transcend time and space, and they won’t stop until every child has a church.”