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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Albert Tate After Hours at Exponential

Stadia is excited to partner with Exponential to sponsor Pastor Albert Tate’s Exponential After Hours session entitled “The Gospel, The Church, and Race.” Albert will interview Pastor Bryan Loritts as they will explore “what it’s like to be a person of color in...

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9 Ways to Find Catalytic Leaders

Recently a friend of mine, whose church is a partner of Stadia, told me about how their search for church planting residents was going. He then asked for any ideas or suggestions I might have for finding catalytic leaders. After responding to him, my team and I...

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Quality Hang at Expo DC

I remember the first time I went to an Exponential event in 2013. Being in a room with thousands of other church planters and people passionate about church planting practically had me vibrating with excitement. I remember sitting in the back of the balcony at First...

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The Coverage Tug of War

Group benefits. There, we said it. Let the tug of war begin. On one side, we feel the pressure of constraints on finances and the need to be fiscally sound. Suddenly, we also feel a pull from the other side loudly speaking the need for a group health plan that is...

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Letting the Ball Drop in Church-Planting

As church-planters, no one will ever care about your church the way you do. No one else will lie awake worrying about it or make some of the unreasonable sacrifices you’d make just to keep the ball rolling. We do this rationalizing that someday we won’t have to do it...

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New Churches Coming to Cities Across the U.S. this Fall

New Churches Coming to Cities Across the U.S. this Fall This year Stadia is celebrating our 15th year of church planting, and we're on track to start over 150 churches! Below are some of those churches launching in the U.S. this Fall. Take time to pray for...

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Global Travel with Peace of Mind

Making plans to travel abroad with friends, family or a group from your church? Surprisingly, one thing that may not be coming along with you: your domestic health insurance plan. Landing overseas is not the ideal time to find out you are not covered for a medical...

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