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5 Steps for Leading Healthy Change at Your Church

By: Jenni Catron
August 24, 2016

For anything to grow, it must change. With back-to-school season upon us, all we have to do is scroll through the sentimental posts on Facebook to see the tension of growth and change. With each new year, parents equally mourn and celebrate the change and growth of their “babies.”

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4 Keys to Eliminating Ministry Burnout

By: Doug Parks
August 11, 2016

If you are like me, burnout and dejection are familiar companions in ministry. In fact, I’ve struggled with both for most of my ministry career.

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

By: Marian V. Liautaud
July 22, 2016

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Culture | Events | Leadership

How to Engage People in Your Church's Story

By: Marian V. Liautaud
July 08, 2016

Think about the last time you stayed awake until 3 a.m. watching just one more episode on Netflix, or reading that book you couldn't put down. What was it about that show or that book that caused you to postpone sleep to discover how the plot developed?

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Church Design | Culture | Events | Millennials | Church Construction

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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Top 4 Communication Challenges for Multisites

By: Jamie Shafer
June 09, 2016

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Church Design | Events | Millennials

Millennial Trends: Learning to Live in Digital Babylon

By: Marian V. Liautaud
June 02, 2016

In the video series, “Millennial Trends and the Church,” Roxanne Stone, vice president of publishing for Barna Group, discusses the seismic cultural shifts that have occurred  during Millennials’ (those born between 1984 and 2002) lifetime. Specifically, in Video 7 of her “Millennial Trends” series, she discusses what it means to live in “digital Babylon.”

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Announcing Aspen’s 2016 Alignment Conference: The Multiplication Movement

By: Marian V. Liautaud
May 11, 2016

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