Thank you!! We are overwhelmed by your responses to our news that we are now giving away our vital, proven church planting services at no cost and with no strings attached – which means there will be no requirement of ongoing investment back to Stadia. We are confident this shift will open up opportunities for partnering with church planting organizations and with even more high capacity leaders, expediting church planting across the United States.
Your support has been so encouraging as we head into our Next Chapter! When visionary leaders like Brandon Grant at Rise City Church in CA say, ” I am so excited for and proud of Stadia’s courageous, generous and Kingdom-minded decision to now give away all of their incredible resources for free to further church planting. Stadia is who helped us launch Rise City Church, and I’d recommend them to any church planter out there,” we are more convinced than ever that our Next Chapter is truly God’s plan for creating a world where every child has a church.
In Ecclesiastes, Solomon makes it clear that being alone is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. He says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” We can’t wait to see the strength of the cord God is weaving with Stadia, other church planting organizations, and visionary leaders all across the country.
It’s the hard work of church planters and committed partners that has made this Next Chapter possible. Below, you’ll find some words of encouragement from some friends of Stadia. It’s folks like these that ensure us that the local church is God’s plan for bringing people nearer to His heart, and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that every child on this planet has a local church.
Matt Mehaffey, Discovery Christian Church (PA): As a former church planter in Miami, FL one of my biggest regrets is not partnering with a proven organization like Stadia. Now there is no excuse not to! Stadia is holding out their world-class services with an open hand simply because they want to see a drastic increase in more thriving churches being started. I love this kingdom shaking move!
Donovan Thigpen, One Church (MS): I never want our partnership with Stadia to end because I want to be able to stand up every Sunday as I do and let our people know that their giving enables us -thanks to Stadia -to be able to invest monthly in the planting of churches across America.
Kenny White, The Crossing Church (OH): If you know anything about church planting- you know it is difficult and at times overwhelmingly lonely work. And yet, it is also extremely rewarding. Having said that, if you know anyone that feels called or curious about church planting, some of the greatest collective of church planters, planting gurus and a church planting think tank called Stadia is now offering their help and expertise for FREE- no strings attached! I have had the pleasure to hangout and engage with so many of the Stadia team and they are the Real Deal.
Michelle Wegner, KC Underground (KS): The generosity and assistance of Stadia toward church planters like my husband & myself is baffling. They have been such a huge help and encouragement as we begin KC Underground. We are so grateful.