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Aspen Group Announces Transition in Senior Leadership

By: Aspen Group
November 14, 2022

Aspen Group, a leading design-build-furnish firm providing integrated solutions for new church facilities, additions, and renovations recently announced the promotion of Vice President of Design and Integrated Services, Derek DeGroot, to the role of President. DeGroot follows Brad Eisenmann in the role, after Eisenmann’s 28-year service to the company.

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Church Design | Making Space

Announcing a new Barna/Aspen Collaboration, Making Space for Inspiration!

By: Aspen Group
November 02, 2022

So much goes into designing church services that are inviting, inspiring, and transformative. Here at Aspen, we believe that same intentionality should also be applied to the physical spaces in which we meet and worship. That’s why we’ve partnered with Barna Group on a new series of research reports called Making Space: Why Church Design Matters in Ministry.  

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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 | Church Construction | church building

How Collaboration Powers Innovation and Creates Ministry Impact

By: Aspen Group
January 25, 2022

One of the things that makes Aspen Group unique is our integrated Design-Build-Furnish approach. This means our designers, construction teams, project managers, estimating team, and interior designers all collaborate together under one roof to bring the most innovative solutions to our church building projects.

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Church Design | Church Construction | church facilities

Aspen's Top 5 Videos of 2021

By: Aspen Group
January 03, 2022

2021 was a busy year of partnering with churches and ministries on new facilities, renovations, and space refreshes! The following five videos feature churches and schools we’ve teamed up with to solve their unique ministry problems, and give their spaces maximum impact so they can ultimately reach more people for Jesus.

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Church Design | church facilities | Design Week

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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Church Design | Church Construction | Church Culture

3 Keys for Discovering Your Church's DNA

By: Aspen Group
April 04, 2018

What makes your church your church? The distinctive elements within your building that tell the story of who you are as a faith community? Kevin Miller, Senior Pastor at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois, shares insights he gleaned from his own experience leading his previous church—Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois—through a major adaptive reuse building project. He explores three keys for discovering the essential elements that make your church distinct in a video series titled, “Telling Your Church’s Unique Story.”

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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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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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