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Our Top 5 Reads for Leaders Who Want to Maximize Their Ministry Impact Blog Feature
Marian V. Liautaud

By: Marian V. Liautaud on December 21, 2018

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Our Top 5 Reads for Leaders Who Want to Maximize Their Ministry Impact

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Throughout 2018, we've published a year's worth of blog posts to help leaders like you maximize your ministry impact. Here are our Top 5 most-read blog posts for 2018:

Top 5 Blog Posts

#5. The 5 Steps of Leadership Development

five-steps-of-leaderhip-developmentLeadership development may often be perceived as vague, time-consuming, or intimidating. In reality, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is a proven, five-step mentorship/ apprenticeship model that can be used to develop new leaders in church ministry.

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#4. 10 Ways to Maximize Your Church Lobby

10-Things-to-Look-For-to-Maximize-Your-Church-Lobby-848x315The primary purpose of a church building is to provide a place for two things to happen: an opportunity for people to encounter God, and the chance to build meaningful relationships with others. These two needs for reverent space and relational space can be met through the physical layout and design of the building. In this post, we'll look at how to maximize your lobby to create relational space.

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#3. Millennials Need a Bigger God, Not a Hipper Pastor

millennials-need-a-bigger-god-not-a-hipper-pastor

You’ve seen the statistics. If you’re in ministry, you’ve probably witnessed the problem firsthand. The Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are leaving the church in droves...and staying away. Approximately 70 percent of those raised in the church disengage from it in their 20s. One-third of Americans under the age of 30 now claim “no religion.”

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#2. Planning for Church Parking 

planning-for-church-parking-blogEnsuring you’ve got the correct number of parking spots for church attendees isn’t nearly as much fun as selecting the right fabric for all of the seats in your sanctuary. But you’ll never fill those seats if you overlook adding new spaces in your parking lot. Here’s a quick guide to determining how many parking spots your church needs.

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#1. Before You Build a Gym at Church, Read This First

Adding-a-Gymnasium-to-Your-ChurchIf your church is considering adding a gym to your floor plan, the first question you should be asking is, “If a gymnasium becomes a part of our ministry space, how will we utilize this space for ministry purposes?” If your church leadership team cannot answer this relatively simple question, you should not consider constructing, adding onto, or renovating your church gymnasium.

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About Marian V. Liautaud

Marian joined the Aspen team in 2014 as Director of Marketing. In this role, she puts her 20+ years as a writer and editor to work by sharing stories of ministry impact of churches Aspen has built. Marian oversees business development and all communications for Aspen Group.