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Brad Eisenmann

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Church Construction

Getting Our Hands Dirty

By: Brad Eisenmann
May 16, 2013

At Aspen Group, we’re privileged to work with churches, designing and building effective facilities for their unique ministry ventures. And then there are times when our staff goes a bit beyond their professional roles to really "get their hands dirty" in ministry work. It happens regularly throughout the year, and it’s a blessing to watch how these opportunities shape them as people and impact their work at Aspen when they get back home.

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Leadership | Church Construction

Picking Teams

By: Brad Eisenmann
January 22, 2013

Remember when you were a kid on the playground...playing tag, kickball or red rover? You needed to choose sides. And typically you'd do that by designating two captains to pick their respective teammates.

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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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The Heart of Aspen

By: Brad Eisenmann
October 09, 2009

You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing much of the writing here lately.   Indeed the original idea of this blog was that I would be the editor, not necessarily the primary writer. So I’m thrilled that we are getting to the point where we have a wider variety of “guest” bloggers.

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Events | Church Construction

Sneeze into your sleeve?

By: Brad Eisenmann
May 01, 2009

Among the advice we’re getting from the medical community these days about the “flu formerly known as Swine”, is to cough or sneeze into our sleeves.It strikes me as kind of disgusting, but I guess the point is made.This matter of sneezing reminded me of Seth Godin’s book, “Purple Cow” which I’m just finishing.

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Events | Leadership | Church Construction

Conquering Fear

By: Brad Eisenmann
April 03, 2009

It’s been said you can live a month without food; a few days without water; a few minutes without oxygen; but only a brief moment without hope.And fear is the absence of hope, or at least the apprehension that hope may be lost in the near future.

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Events | Leadership | Church Construction

The Power of a Positive No

By: Brad Eisenmann
March 31, 2009

As I’ve been reading through Will Mancini’s “Church Unique”, I’ve enjoyed the various ways he establishes the importance of clarity for good leadership.Clarity of vision is the fundamental starting point and in knowing what we are doing and where we’re going, we know a lot about the opposite; where we aren’t going and not doing.Mancini quotes from “The Power of a Positive No” by William Ury (co-author of Getting to Yes – a “must read” that I enjoyed 15+ years ago):

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Church Design | Project Profiles

Rock Prairie Baptist Dedication

By: Brad Eisenmann
March 27, 2009

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Church Design | Project Profiles | Church Construction

Greenwood Christian Church -- 1300 seats coming up!

By: Brad Eisenmann
March 19, 2009

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Project Profiles | Culture | Events | Leadership | Church Construction

Alignment?

By: Brad Eisenmann
March 13, 2009

We had the privilege of hosting a gathering of church leaders at the Cornerstone Knowledge Network learning event in Naperville this week (pix in Photo Gallery).As we’ve mentioned here previously, in 2009 we are exploring the alignment of the four critical factors of Culture, Leadership, Ministry and Facilities.It was fascinating to hear the conversation.Some of the gleanings, salted with my thoughts/interpretation:[gallery ids="13291,13286,13287,13288,13289,13290,13292"]

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Aspen certified as a Best Christian Workplace!

By: Brad Eisenmann
February 23, 2009

I'm pleased to share today's press release from the Best Christian Workplaces Institute announcing Aspen's designation as a great place to work as confirmed in a company-wide survey!  See below for the full information:

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