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2021 Design Week Recap

By: Aspen Group
September 24, 2021

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:  

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A Significant Setting for Our Savior

By: Aspen Group
December 21, 2015

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.

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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 Design | Project Profiles | Culture | Events | Millennials | Managing Facilities

Building a Story Trailer

By: Aspen Group
September 16, 2015

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.

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Church Design | Events | Millennials

Aspen Learning Summit: Reaching the Elusive Millennial Generation

By: Aspen Group
July 22, 2015

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.

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How to Nurture Your Mothers on Sunday

By: Aspen Group
May 07, 2015

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?

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Project Profiles | Managing Facilities

How to Tap Outside Resources to Stretch Ministry Dollars

By: Aspen Group
September 30, 2014

Every church operates on a finite supply of resources. Your funds are limited. Your materials are limited. Your people are limited.

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Church Design | Project Profiles | Events | Millennials | Managing Facilities

Tour Aspen Group’s Latest Building Project: CCC Yellow Box

By: Aspen Group
August 14, 2014

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.

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Events | Leadership | Millennials

4 Key Strategies to Help Millennials Find Their Way Back to God (and the Church)

By: Aspen Group
August 14, 2014

“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.

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Community Christian Church to Host Groundbreaking Party at Naperville Yellow Box Campus

By: Aspen Group
July 17, 2013

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.

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In God We Trust

By: Aspen Group
July 03, 2013

From all of us here at Aspen Group, we wish you a very blessed Independence Day. Please enjoy the beautiful prayer created by the good folks at Centerline New Media.

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