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By: Aspen Group on July 17, 2013

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

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.

In January 2001, Community Christian Church (CCC) moved into its current building, now affectionately called “The Yellow Box” because of its striking exterior color and unique design. After years of steady growth, CCC currently welcomes over 2,200 attendees at its five services every weekend in its gymatorium—a gymnasium that doubles as worship space. Desiring to expand its capacity, CCC decided to pursue a new space development in June 2012.

“Our desire to expand brought us to Aspen Group—experts not only in constructing churches but also in designing spaces that accurately reflect a church’s DNA,” said Shawn Williams, campus pastor at Yellow Box. “From the beginning, Aspen Group took significant time to get to know us, our ministries, our vision–focusing more on identifying our unique culture and needs. They’re a partner in our vision and not just a contractor.”

The expansion project includes a new 18,000-square-foot, 1,200-seat auditorium directly connected to the existing building. The project will also include the remodel of existing space into a lively lobby and a new training center to assist the church in equipping and deploying future church planters.

“What’s unique about this project is the national training center,” added Ed Bahler, Aspen Group CEO. “We were privileged to work with Community Christian Church to identify this facility’s distinct attributes and design a space that can attract young Millennial talent, engage their hearts and minds, equip them to reach deeply into the culture, and then send them out.”

For more information about the project, visit or call 888-241-9980. For more information about Community Christian Church, visit or call 630-388-5000.

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