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church facilities | Adapative Reuse | Relaunch Church | Rapid Relaunch | Design Week

Adaptive Reuse Pros and Cons: Could Your New Church Be An Old Grocery Store?

By: Evan McBroom
September 29, 2020

At Aspen Group, our heartbeat around the projects we do with churches centers on so much more than seeing a building going up. We love to see how the Lord is working within the church, in local communities, and through teams. Our adaptive reuse project with Faith Assembly in Walterboro, South Carolina, was a recent opportunity to see God working through three different congregations that joined to form a new faith community. The church’s purchase of an abandoned Food Lion grocery is a beautiful example of what can happen when teams collaborate to breathe new life into a community.

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Church Construction | Managing Facilities | Adapative Reuse

Adaptive Reuse: What Is It and Why Should You Consider It?

By: Joe LaPaglia
July 09, 2015

Your church needs to expand. Now what? Do you start excavating dirt on a brand new property, or do you lease an empty building for a while? Another option—adaptive reuse—may be more affordable and efficient than building new or renting. But what is adaptive reuse, and under what conditions is it the right solution?

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.