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3 Key Areas of Church Operations That Must Be in Alignment

By: Amanda Lee
September 21, 2016

Aspen Group's upcoming Alignment Conference has put the word alignment on my mind a lot lately. As ministries grow—and especially as churches pursue a multisite strategy—the opportunities for misalignment are many and pose threats to ministry success. Misalignment in mission, vision, leadership, and facilities can affect your ability to advance your church's purpose and grow God’s kingdom.

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Breakout Sessions Announced for Aspen’s 2016 Alignment Conference

By: Marian V. Liautaud
July 28, 2016

It's official! The full agenda for Aspen’s 2016 Alignment Conference has been posted.

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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.

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Barna Group to Reveal New Research at Aspen's 2016 Alignment Conference

By: Marian V. Liautaud
July 22, 2016

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

By: Marian V. Liautaud
June 23, 2016

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.

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How Data Drives Aspen Group's Church Design

By: Ed Bahler
June 16, 2016

Aspen Group’s mission is to create space for ministry impact. To do so we must know more than how to design great space and build low maintenance facilities. To create impactful ministry space, we need to understand the dynamic intersection of culture, ministry, leadership and facilities.

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3 Churches That Use Their Building for the Common Good

By: Kyle Rozendaal
April 11, 2016

One of the greatest tools a church has available to reach people for Christ is their actual, physical building. Here are three stories of churches that intentionally sought to create space within their buildings for the purpose of reaching people within their communities. Each story reflects a desire to leverage ministry space for the common good and use the church building for more than Sunday morning worship.

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CKN Celebrates 12 Years of Church Research

By: Marian V. Liautaud
January 28, 2016

January 2016 marks the 12th anniversary for the Cornerstone Knowledge Network (CKN). Aspen Group, an integrated design, build and furnish company devoted to creating space for ministry impact, co-founded CKN with Cogun, a former church design-build firm.

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Building a Story at St. Timothy Community Church

By: Marian V. Liautaud
December 16, 2015

St. Timothy Community Church in Gary, Indiana, stands at the corner of 25th and Grant, a beacon of hope and light in a neighborhood that’s marred by economic hardship and gang violence. Though the church’s exterior design and location creates an inviting presence in the community, church leaders wanted the building’s interior to convey this same sense of welcome for all ages—especially for youth.

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Giving Thanks for All Things

By: Brad Eisenmann
November 24, 2015

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” — Ephesians 5:20 ESV We here at Aspen Group have many, many things to be grateful for—not just now in this Thanksgiving season but throughout the year. God has been good to us in 2015, connecting us with churches that are creating some amazing ministry opportunities in their communities.

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Equipping Church Planters: Why Aspen Partners With NewThing

By: Marian V. Liautaud
November 12, 2015

Since 2014, Aspen Group has supported and partnered with NewThing, a dynamic and growing movement for church planters. NewThing helps leaders, churches, and church planters plant healthy reproducing churches to achieve the Jesus Mission in Acts 1:8, to be his witnesses “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

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