We had a blast celebrating Aspen’s second annual Design Week! We focused on five unique projects our team has worked on in different regions around the country. If you missed it, not to worry—here’s a quick recap:
In every great story, there’s a backdrop. There’s a setting that contains the actors and their actions and helps to provide more context and meaning to the storyline. But sometimes, that backdrop can get lost within the narrative…seen merely as a scene.
Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.
Can an older brick church serve as a beacon of light in a city blighted by violence and economic distress? Can a newer big-box church serve as a community hub in its affluent suburban neighborhood? Two churches. Two very different stories. Both united by a common goal to bring the Gospel to a broken world.
When Aspen Group, as a founding partner of the Cornerstone Knowledge Network (CKN), embarked on the Making Space for Millennials (MSFM) research project with Barna Group, we knew this would be a study with a long tail. Since releasing the MSFM report in 2014, Aspen has been exploring findings that surfaced from this national survey in various blog posts, conferences, and live events.
Apart from Christmas and Easter, more visitors will stream into church on Mother’s Day than on any other Sunday. It’s the perfect opportunity to nurture the moms in your church. But are you ready?
Every church operates on a finite supply of resources. Your funds are limited. Your materials are limited. Your people are limited.
At this year's Alignment Conference, you'll not only HEAR great content on Millennials and church architecture. You'll also be able to SEE, TOUCH, and SMELL it.
“Imagine a group photo of all the students who come to your church (or live within your community of believers) in a typical year. Take a big fat marker and cross out three out of every four faces. That’s the probable toll of spiritual disengagement as students navigate through their faith during the next two decades.” – David Kinnaman That’s a sobering way to start a presentation, especially to a group of pastors and church leaders. But that’s how Drew Dyck, author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Church…and How to Bring Them Back and Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying, began last week’s Pastors Lunch. As Kinnaman’s quote illustrates, Millennials—today’s older teens and 20somethings—are leaving the church in record numbers. And it’s unlike any generational exodus seen before.
NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 17, 2013 — Aspen Group, a leading design and build firm for the church and parachurch markets, today announced that Community Christian Church will be hosting a public groundbreaking party on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m., to commence construction of its new auditorium. The public is invited to attend the celebration on the site of the future worship space at 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville, Illinois.