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Brad Eisenmann

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church facilities | Relaunch Church | Rapid Relaunch

3 Church Facility Problems COVID-19 Caused (and a Way to Solve Them)

By: Brad Eisenmann
August 06, 2020

Many of us initially thought—hoped might be a better word—that COVID-19 would be a mere interruption, quickly resolved. I recently came across an email I sent to our staff in late March in which it was clear that the prospect of the pandemic stretching to Memorial Day was daunting, even scary. I daresay that today most of us are convinced it will be with us well into 2021. Far more than an interruption, COVID has disrupted our lives, our businesses, and our churches. And disruption means breaking apart and separating—you don’t go back to “normal” after a disruption.

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Leadership | church facilities | Relaunch Church

Short-Term Solutions vs Long-Term Strategies to Relaunch Your Church

By: Brad Eisenmann
June 05, 2020

In March 2020 when COVID-19 hit the U.S., church leaders faced the unexpected and overwhelming challenge of closing their doors. In a previous blog post, I touched on the three stages of crisis management that disaster response expert and founder of Forge Leadership Consultancy, Simon Barrington, noted:

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.

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Church Culture | Community Impact | Relaunch Church

Preparing Leaders to Relaunch Church

By: Brad Eisenmann
April 16, 2020

In this era of church building closures to promote social distancing, congregations are learning anew what it means to be the Church. Reports of churches providing front-line assistance to support medical relief, food distribution, and other social services during this COVID-19 crisis has, in many ways, highlighted what is true: the Church never was the building; it is and always has been about the people.

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Christmas

Building a Church Home for Christmas

By: Brad Eisenmann
December 17, 2019

There’s nothing like Christmas to highlight the importance of place—a place to worship, to connect, and to grow together. As this year comes to a close, we’re grateful to have worked alongside many churches this year to create this sense of place—facilities that help people connect with God, especially at Christmas.

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Culture | Church Construction

Giving Thanks for All Things

By: Brad Eisenmann
November 27, 2019

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” — Ephesians 5:20 ESV We here at Aspen Group have many, many things to be grateful for—not just now in this Thanksgiving season but throughout the year. God has been good to us in 2019, connecting us with churches that are creating some amazing ministry opportunities in their communities.

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Church Design | thanksgiving

Giving Thanks for God’s Goodness

By: Brad Eisenmann
November 20, 2018

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1  At Aspen Group, we have much to be thankful for this year. In 2018, we completed several new church design-build-furnish projects, and we launched many new ones in South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Texas. It’s a privilege to partner with churches as they embark on a building project to expand and enhance their ministry impact. If you’d enjoy following our progress on these projects, be sure to subscribe to our blog and monthly newsletter.  

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Ministry | thanksgiving | Careers

Grateful to Be Creating Space for Ministry Impact

By: Brad Eisenmann
November 22, 2017

“I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving” (Psalm 69:30). At Aspen Group, we have much to be thankful this year. We’re grateful to be fulfilling our mission—creating space for ministry impact—with a variety of churches in Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and beyond.

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Merry Christmas From Aspen Group

By: Brad Eisenmann
December 20, 2016

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Project Profiles | Events | Multisite | Managing Facilities

Groundbreaking Gratitude and More

By: Brad Eisenmann
November 22, 2016

I feel a deep sense of gratitude as we celebrate Thanksgiving. This year has been full of new growth on so many fronts.

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Church Design | Managing Facilities | Press

Creating Space for Ministry Impact: The "Why" That Drives Us

By: Brad Eisenmann
December 10, 2015

It has been more than a decade since Aspen Group established its original mission statement, which focused on providing ministry-focused design and construction services while managing risk and providing a great client experience. While this mission clearly articulated what we do at Aspen, it didn’t fully convey the compelling why that drives us.

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