August 17, 2021 // 12 PM EST – 4 PM EST
Our God is a God of New Things
So Let’s Innovate!
Stadia’s Innovation Meetup is designed to help your church thrive, grow, and multiply. During these meetups, seasoned practitioners share their insights on new innovations in the church world, providing perspective and knowledge that will help your church as it strives to fulfill the Great Commission. Plus, you will get to be a part of Stadia’s largest events of the year – even larger than past Exponential parties! So let’s start innovating – together!
Innovation AND the Church.
A conversation on multimodal expressions of church
Your calling and mission haven’t changed in the past eighteen months – they’ve simply been lived out in new ways. But now that going back to old comfortable ways is within reach, the church is at a crossroads. Do we keep telling a story of church guided by black-and-white, compartmentalized, this or that thinking?
Or can we begin to see multiple expressions of church as an “AND” in the story God is writing for His glory?
Date & Time
August 17, 2021
12 PM EST – 4 PM EST
This virtual event will be hosted on Hubilo. Details for signing in will be delivered via email, so keep an eye out!
Don’t Miss Our Amazing Guests!
President, Stadia Church Planting
President, The GIANT Company
Nick Bertram is the President and CEO of The GIANT Company, a leading food retailer designed for the way families live now, with multiple channels and brands in PA, MD, VA and WV. With expertise in merchandising, retail operations, and management, Nick is a marketplace leader who has seen first-hand the value of multimodal expressions of business. His experience has helped him enable churches to find best ways to enact multiple expressions to reach the most people with the hope of Jesus.
He is a purpose driven leader that loves to learn and is passionate about enabling others to drive change and build a better, healthier, more inclusive future.
Pastor, Community Christian Church
Rodrigo Cano is part of the pastoral team of Community Christian Church in the Chicagoland area. Born in Mexico, at 19-years-old he received a scholarship to study in the US at San Diego State University. After earning his Bachelors degree in International Business with emphasis in Finance, he moved to Arizona to work as a Financial Advisor. Later, he felt God’s call to plant a church. He got connected to a church planting organization and together they planted Comunidad Cristiana de Grand Rapids, a Spanish speaking congregation in West Michigan.
In Grand Rapids, Rodrigo earned a certificate from Calvin Seminary in Hispanic Ministries and a Master of Divinity program. He serves as a consultant for the Calvin Institute of Worship and has lead chapel at Calvin College. In 2018 after praying and consulting with mentors, Rodrigo and his family moved to Aurora IL to lead one of the nine locations of Community Christian Church. This location serves a multicultural congregation. He is also in charge of Community’s effort to launch micro expressions of the church we are calling 3C Communities. He is passionate about helping people find their purpose and identity in Christ.
In his free time, he enjoys playing music and long-distance runs. He and his wife Diana live with their 13-year old daughter Michelle.
Pastor of Apostolic Ministries, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral
Rev. Courtney Wright is the Pastor of Apostolic Ministries at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, where Bishop Dale C. Bronner is the founding Pastor. She is also the Chief Operating Officer for Christian Alliance of Pastors, Inc., a church planting and pastoral support organization, as well as the Dean of the Dale C. Bronner Institute of Ministry and Leadership Development. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and was a financial advisor, stockbroker, and stockbroker principal manager. She is an ordained Minister of the Gospel who speaks healing into the lives of people through the Word of God.
Courtney was called into ministry at the age of 16. Her life’s journey and experiences give her the unique ability to relate to hurting people. Courtney spent almost 30 years in corporate America, 26 of those years working for a Fortune 100 Corporation. She has held numerous executive level positions, including that of President and Vice President.
Courtney is married to husband Curtis, who is the owner of the Wright Financial Group, LLC, a financial planning firm. Courtney is the proud mother of adult children Nadia and Brandon.
Since 2010, Scott Ancarrow has been passionate about seeing new east coast churches planted and later thrive as church-planting churches. After being part of a church plant team in Annapolis, MD by way of a residency, he became the Lead and Founding Pastor of the Foundry, a church planted in downtown Baltimore in 2013.