Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016 Blog Feature
Marian V. Liautaud

By: Marian V. Liautaud on December 27, 2016

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Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Church Design | Ministry

Before we fully wind down 2016, here's one more look at our top five blogs posts from the year. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!


#5. Three Keys to Discovering What Makes Your Church Your Church


What makes your church your church? The distinctive elements within your building that tell the story of who you are as a faith community? These are the questions that Kevin Miller, Vice President of Resource Development at Christianity Today and Associate Pastor at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois, explores in the video series, “Telling Your Church’s Unique Story.” READ ON

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#4. Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary—A New Tool for Church Leadership Teams

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary—A New Tool for Church Leadership Teams

Where were you at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 1999? If you were like most of us, you were ringing in not only a new year, but a new millennium. You were celebrating with friends and family and perhaps watching the famous ball drop in New York’s Times Square. Midnight came, of course—and as the echoes of our celebrations have faded since then, that moment still can be seen as a marker of far-reaching cultural significance. READ ON


#3. Adding a Gymnasium to Your Church? Read This First.

Adding a Gymnasium to Your Church? Read This First.Anyone who considers adding a gymnasium to a church construction project or upgrading an existing gym space knows how large of a project it is to tackle. For some churches, building a gymnasium is a massive undertaking that reaps significant ministry rewards. For other churches, however, building a gym is a diversion from God’s plan and a waste of precious resources. READ ON


#2. Why Beautiful Church Design Is a Missional Activity

West Side Cafe People 1When churches embark on a building project, the focus of the building committee is typically on getting the most amount of square footage at the cheapest price. Spending money on architecture and interior design often seems frivolous, a poor use of ministry resources. Churches want to spend money on missional activities, like serving the community, and every dollar that goes toward a building robs the church of resources for ministry impact. Or so the thinking goes. READ ON


#1. Five Tensions in Becoming a Movement-Making Church

5-tensions-in-becoming-a-movement-making-churchChurches that are dedicated to reproducing will experience several ongoing tensions. You can’t experience movement without feeling tension. Here are five of the most common pain points for churches that are focused on multiplying. READ ON


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About Marian V. Liautaud

Marian served as Aspen's Director of Marketing from 2014 to 2021, sharing stories about how Aspen designs, builds, and furnishes space for ministry impact.