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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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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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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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Church Design | Culture | Events | Leadership | Millennials | Multisite | Managing Facilities

Top 4 Communication Challenges for Multisites

By: Jamie Shafer
June 09, 2016

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Church Design | Project Profiles | Multisite | Managing Facilities

When Is It Time to Renovate Your Original Campus After Going Multisite?

By: Marian V. Liautaud
May 19, 2016

Churches that have grown from one building into multiple locations know the tension of launching multisite facilities and maintaining them. With all eyes on the next shiny, new thing, it’s easy to overlook the needs of the original main campus—especially when so much new growth is occurring at the new sites.

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Announcing Aspen’s 2016 Alignment Conference: The Multiplication Movement

By: Marian V. Liautaud
May 11, 2016

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Leadership | Managing Facilities

How Well Have You Equipped Your Church Messengers?

By: Jamie Shafer
May 05, 2016

For more than 10 years, Fishhook has been helping churches better communicate to their audiences. And in that time, we’ve seen a few trends, such as these common indicators of communication challenges:

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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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Culture | Events | Millennials | Church Construction | Managing Facilities

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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Church Design | Managing Facilities | Press

Creating Space for Ministry Impact: The "Why" That Drives Us

By: Brad Eisenmann
December 10, 2015

It has been more than a decade since Aspen Group established its original mission statement, which focused on providing ministry-focused design and construction services while managing risk and providing a great client experience. While this mission clearly articulated what we do at Aspen, it didn’t fully convey the compelling why that drives us.

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7 Tips for Launching a Special Needs Ministry at Church

By: Marian V. Liautaud
December 03, 2015

Churches that minister to people with special needs and their families are discovering the double blessing of investing in this underserved population. Both the ones being served and the ones serving are blessed to share the love of Christ in the face of physical, mental, and emotional challenges. If you’re thinking about launching a special needs ministry, here are seven tips for integrating it effectively:

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