Five Reasons We Are Thankful

Somehow, we’re already coming to the end of 2018! Like many others this time of year, we’re reminiscing on our blessings, and Stadia has a lot to be thankful for this year! 107 churches, 787 baptisms, over 9,000 children sponsored – and the year’s not even done!...

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Finding Hope in Milwaukee And Queens

What’s the link between a church in metropolitan Milwaukee and a church in Queens, New York? Let’s start in Milwaukee. The vision and the heartbeat of the Ridge is to create churches that engage unchurched people. We exist to be a place for people who have been turned...

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Called to More

Have you ever felt like you were made for more than what you’re experiencing? That you should be doing more than you’re doing, or thriving more than you’re thriving?Exponential 2019, the world’s largest gathering of church planters, wants to help you learn how to...

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Finding Hope in Scranton

NBC’s “The Office” put Scranton back on the map. Now everyone knows our city and its landscape. At one time, Scranton was a booming city both diverse and divided. It was built around industries that died decades ago, leaving many residents without reliable jobs....

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace

In the spring of 2018, Restore Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska was on the verge of a brand-new chapter in their church life – occupying a permanent space after three years of being a mobile church. Lead minister of Restore, Dustin Fulton, realized that having a...

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Finding Hope in Chicago, the Place I Call Home

From an outsider’s view, Edgewater, Uptown, and Rogers Park could all be described as “under-resourced neighborhoods” in Chicago. After living in the middle of these three communities for the past seven years, however, that description is a far cry from the place I...

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Start Planning for Exponential 2019!

You probably aren’t thinking about March yet, with the fall just starting to get chilly and the holidays right around the corner. But you should be. Why? Because that’s when the country's largest gathering of church planters is happening in Orlando, FL – Exponential!...

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Celebrating the Impactful Life of Gail Hamilton

      On Thursday, October 18th, Gail Hamilton passed from this world. Gail was a long-time friend of Stadia and a passionate advocate for reaching people with the hope of Jesus through church planting. Just under two years ago, she chose to respond to her pancreatic...

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Cyber Liability: Is Your Organization Protected?

It seems weekly we hear about more and more organizations having their sensitive data compromised from outside hackers.  Other times, the data breach takes place from an inside source within the organization. Funds Transfer Fraud and Social Engineering Fraud are both...

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Finding Hope in Detroit

    Toxic drinking water. Opioid epidemic. Poverty. Crime. Like most major cities, Detroit has issues that need resolutions and racial reconciliation is at the heart of Detroit’s problems. And it’s where Detroit Church invites people to awaken to the greatest...

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Becoming a Professional Question Asker

Let me ask you a question … how well do you know your team (the staff and/or volunteers you lead)? Here’s a quick test: 1. Do they have any kids? If so, what are their names?  2. What are they most proud of? 3. Do they believe they are in their sweet spot? 4. Who is...

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The Number One Lie Church Planters Believe

    The biggest lie I have believed as a church planter is that I’m alone. The enemy tells me no one gets it. He whispers that I’ve been abandoned. Satan falsely claims that those who haven’t deserted me soon will. I’m embarrassed to say that there have been too many...

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Quality Hang Next Tuesday

Next Tuesday is the start of Exponential Southern California!   We look forward to seeing you at the Leading the Next Generation labs that we're hosting, which start at 1:00 PM at Mariner’s Church. We'll focus on strategies for reaching the next generation—and we know...

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Stadia Workshops at Exponential SoCal

Do you want some practical advice on how your church plant can reach the next generation? This year, at Exponential Southern California we're hosting a series of Equipping Labs entitled “Leading the Next Generation.” These labs are free when you register for the...

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