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Provide Life-Saving Transformation for Entire Communities

This March, I’m climbing a 33 mile track in New Zealand. I’ll ascend mountains fueled by the support of generous sponsors like you who have pledged to fund new churches for every mile of this climb. My goal is to raise $325,000, which will fund 50 new churches in Southern Asia in a strategic partnership.

By investing in my “Climb 4 Kids,” you are helping to start churches that intentionally and strategically care for children, which brings hope to them, their families and their communities. Thank you for helping us ensure that Every Child Has a Church! […]

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Stadia invests heavily into our pre-launch planters, knowing that well-equipped planters start more effective churches. So with Exponential Conference being THE event for church planting leaders, we made sure our new planters had this event as a top priority on their pre-launch timeline. We brought them together early for training specific to their leadership and learning styles.

During this year’s Exponential West our 2016 planters …

Connected with other new planters for long-term collaboration and in-the-trenches support. Gained wisdom from experienced planters who have reached the five- and ten-year mile-markers. Consulted with leading experts on generosity and leadership residency. Set goals and planned strategies for moving toward their church planting vision. […]
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Q: “What would be different in your life if you decided not to plant a church? If you would have stayed in an established church?”

A: “We would be comfortable. But church planting stretches you. It chisels at you and makes you more like Jesus. You are doing something that is going to last and change people’s lives.”

This was one of many conversations overheard in the “Stadia Village” during Exponential West earlier this month in Los Angeles. Church planting leaders came together to be trained, celebrated and inspired toward greater church planting impact.

To learn more about this incredible week, click here. […]

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This past Tuesday evening, I had the privilege of interviewing my friends Omar Lopez, Larry Neville and Javier Solis at the 2015 Expo West Stadia Banquet.  Considering 22% (16 million) of all U.S. children under age 18 are Hispanic (1 in 5 children in the United States is Hispanic), this was an important conversation about how to plant Hispanic Churches that intentionally care for children.  The entire evening was a great celebration of the work these men are doing, the work of our church planters and the work of our partners.  The evening culminated with $43,016 promised toward planting new churches with Praise Chapel that will reach Hispanics in the United States.   […]

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Last night, I had the opportunity to share dinner with leaders celebrating 5 and 10 year anniversaries of their church’s launch and with future church planters.  My favorite part of the evening came when the leaders celebrating their anniversaries poured wisdom into the future church planters.  Here are some of the highlights:

Love your community, and if you don’t love your community then ask God to change your heart

Take the long-term view in this

Get with other lead pastors in your community — you can’t reach your community by yourself

Hold fast and tight to your original calling

Understand the spiritual story of your city

Everyone might have a vision for your church; however, it is the Lord’s church and He gets to call the shots

Embrace the passion that is uniquely yours

Find a need where you are in your community and meet it

When God calls you to plant a church, it is your battleground.   […]

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Over 53 million people of Hispanic descent live in the United States.

Two-thirds of all Latinos living in the U.S. were born in the United States.

Of those, 96% speak primarily English, with more than 60% speaking only English.

22% (16 million) of all U.S. children under age 18 are Hispanic.  1 in 5 children in the U.S. Are Hispanic!

Over 85% of all followers of Jesus decide to accept Him between the ages of 4 and 14.

Church planting is the most effective means of sharing the Gospel. So Stadia plants churches that intentionally care for children. We see a great need to reach this fast-growing population by planting churches that reach Latino children. […]

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Expo West is less than a month away and I’m especially excited about two Pre-Conference Labs that are being hosted by Stadia.  Attend either one of these Labs and register to win Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphone

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Creating a Culture of Generosity (Tues. 10/6, 8 to 11:45 a.m.)

Hosted by Stadia and Generis and featuring: Greg Nettle, Julie Bullock, Sean Morgan & Phil Ling

Generosity isn’t about getting things from people but rather growing faith in people. By casting a clear, crisp and compelling vision for heart-focused generosity, we can unleash the potential in our churches to change the world. In this pre-conference lab, you’ll hear from proven experts about how to develop a generous culture through effective vision-casting. […]

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I love what Stadia church plant, Verve, is doing in Las Vegas…

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“In 2010 we started a new church in the heart of Sin City called Verve.” Says pastor Vince Antonucci, “As Christians we are suppose to be drawing people to Jesus, but what often happens is the exact opposite. Then, in 2013, we came up with a new slogan for our church … “God For The Rest Of Us.” Our attendance grew by 40%. And, it wasn’t people from other churches. It was unchurched, non-Christians who were coming, drawn by this message that maybe God still had a place for them. […]

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I’m excited to be part of a pre-conference training session at Exponential West this year. It’s all about generosity. Generosity isn’t about getting things from people but rather growing faith in people. By casting a clear, crisp and compelling vision for heart-focused generosity, we can unleash the potential in our churches to change the world. In this pre-conference lab, you’ll hear from proven experts (Julie Bullock, Sean Morgan and Phil Ling)  about how to develop a generous culture through effective vision-casting.

The pre-conference will be held Tuesday morning, October 6th from 8am to 11:45am. You can register here.

Church planters, this is a must attend session. […]

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LifePointe Christian Church in Fort Mill South Carolina, led by Nate Siemon, believes in getting better before you get bigger. The reality is LifePointe is doing both. With average weekly attendance of approximately 700 people over two weekend services, the communities of South Charlotte, Fort Mill and Rock Hill are truly coming together to worship, serve and grow.

When Matt McGue partnered with Stadia in 2004 to plant LifePointe, Nate soon joined the team as the Student Pastor, eventually becoming their Campus Pastor. Nate reflects on his time serving with Matt. “Matt is my hero in ministry,” says Nate. “He believed in me and saw more in me than I saw in myself. […]

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