I feel a deep sense of gratitude as we celebrate Thanksgiving. This year has been full of new growth on so many fronts.
First, we’ve added five new employees to our team this year. Each of these positions was filled to support increased growth now and to sustain it in the future.
We’ve broken ground on a record number of churches in 2016. Currently, we’re building in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, and designing facilities in Michigan, South Carolina, and Georgia. While growth is an outcome rather than a pursuit, it’s gratifying to see ministry being impacted in these areas. Please “like” Aspen’s Facebook page if you’d enjoy following our progress on these projects, and check out our portfolio to see finished projects from this year.
I’m thankful for the work done to publish and promote our newest research project with Barna—More Than Multisite. When we invest in research, we put our money where our mouth is, not just to satisfy our own value to always learn, but to share this knowledge more broadly for kingdom learning and growth.
These are just a few of the highlights that come to mind as I thank God for his provision and blessing on Aspen in 2016.