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Knowledge to navigate the intersection of church culture, leadership, ministry, and facilities.

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Events | Leadership | church planting | Ministry

Taking Flight: A Podcast Interview for Church Planters with Mark Jobe

By: Mark Jobe
August 03, 2017

Pastors: are you throwing your hands in the air, ready to quit? Not sure where to go next in your ministry or what God is calling you to? Experiencing burnout or exhaustion? Whether you're a seasoned pastor or you're diving into your very first church plant, chances are slim that everything in your ministry has gone off without a hitch. Maybe you're at a point in your life where you simply feel... stuck. 

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Events | Church Culture

3 Ways to "Honor Our Fathers" at Church

By: Joe Dudeck
June 15, 2017

Eight times in scripture—from Exodus to Ephesians—God exhorts us to “honor our fathers.” And when something’s mentioned that many times in the Bible, it’s definitely worth noting. But what does honor really mean? The Greek word for honor means to revere, prize, and value highly. It’s a matter of giving high regard and respect to the person and position of fatherhood.

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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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Events | Multisite | church planting

Announcing Aspen’s 2017 Alignment Conference: Launching Your Next Church

By: Marian V. Liautaud
May 18, 2017

“The idea of multisite churches began as a bandaid solution for megachurches that found themselves out of room,” says Jim Tomberlin, founder of MultiSite Solutions.  

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Events | Millennials

Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

By: Marian V. Liautaud
December 27, 2016

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!

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Culture | Events | Managing Facilities

Writing the Next Chapter of Your Church Design Story (VIDEO)

By: Marian V. Liautaud
December 15, 2016

Church facilities matter. The people and the physical spaces that make up the church are conduits for connecting people to God and others. But the story has shifted over the past few decades.

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Church Design | Project Profiles | Culture | Events | Multisite | Church Construction | Managing Facilities

A Hearty Thank You to Our Alignment Conference Partners

By: Marian V. Liautaud
December 01, 2016

In this season of gratitude, we'd like to give thanks to our 2016 Alignment Conference Partners, who not only help us host the annual event for senior pastors, executive pastors, elders, and ministry leaders, but who also play vital roles in serving all our clients throughout the year. All these companies help bring our church projects into better alignment.

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Project Profiles | Events | Multisite | Managing Facilities

Groundbreaking Gratitude and More

By: Brad Eisenmann
November 22, 2016

I feel a deep sense of gratitude as we celebrate Thanksgiving. This year has been full of new growth on so many fronts.

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Culture | Events | Leadership | Church Construction | Managing Facilities

What Businesses Can Teach the Church About Staying Culturally Relevant

By: Rex Miller
October 27, 2016

Part of what a futurist does is try to find the invisible stories going on that we don't see immediately, but which can affect us. We're all operating with multiple stories simultaneously. I want to offer some vocabulary around these invisible stories, because the stories we’re part of have far-reaching implications for churches.

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Culture | Events | Multisite | Managing Facilities

Multisites and More: A Recap of Aspen’s 2016 Alignment Conference

By: Marian V. Liautaud
October 20, 2016

Today’s multisite church includes hybrid variations of the traditional one-church-in-multiple-locations model. Often, church planting is incorporated as part of a comprehensive growth strategy. These new approaches call for new skill sets and structures to support rapid growth and change.

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Culture | Events | Leadership | Multisite | Church Construction | Managing Facilities

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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