Relaunching Church in a New Reality—A Barna Virtual Workshop Blog Feature
Marian V. Liautaud

By: Marian V. Liautaud on May 18, 2020

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Relaunching Church in a New Reality—A Barna Virtual Workshop

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In the past two weeks, Aspen Group hosted webinars for approximately 500 church leaders. When we asked attendees which feels more daunting—leaving the church building because of COVID-19 shutdown orders, or reopening church as COVID restrictions ease, an overwhelming majority said relaunching church is a much more daunting prospect.

To help you sort through some of the questions you may have about relaunching church in a COVID-19 culture, Aspen Group will present a virtual workshop—Relaunching Church in a New Reality—on Wednesday, May 20, 3:00-4:15 pm EDT, as part of Barna’s State of the Church webcast.


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In this workshop, Evan McBroom and I will address key questions churches should ask as they consider how to use ministry space to gather in new, safe, healthy ways. Our resource, “Key Questions to Prepare for a New Season of Ministry,” provides a framework to help leaders think strategically about how to use their facility as a tool for ministry in this next era of ministry.

Derek DeGroot, Aspen’s VP of Design and Integrated Services, will explore design principles to give leaders a framework for evaluating church facilities and ideas for how to leverage ministry space in new, effective ways. He’ll share practical ways churches can adapt their space as they follow their state’s guidelines for transitioning back to in-person gatherings in increasing numbers.

Our virtual workshop, Relaunching Church in a New Reality, is part of Barna’s State of the Church webcast focused on the theme of Caring for Souls in a New Reality, which airs on May 20, 1:00-2:40 pm EDT. Barna’s webcast will help pastors and ministry think about how you cultivate your own soul, your influence as a leader, and how you will be changed as a result of this crisis. This webcast event will help set the stage for the ways God will use you next in our new COVID-19 culture.

When you register for the Barna webcast, you’ll have an opportunity to select Aspen’s Relaunching Church in a New Reality virtual workshop. The virtual workshop runs from 3:00-4:15 EDT. If you have previously registered for Barna’s webcast but not yet selected a virtual workshop, you can register for the workshop here.

We’re looking forward to May 20, and we hope you and your team can join us and the Barna team for an online event to help you reset, refocus, and restore your soul. Register for this key leader event now!



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.