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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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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

Announcing Aspen’s 2016 Alignment Conference: The Multiplication Movement

By: Marian V. Liautaud
May 11, 2016

“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. Now nearly three decades old, the multisite church model has proven it’s not a passing fad. But it’s changed a lot in that time, and its next phase will look nothing like its first.

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Church Design | Events | Leadership | Millennials

Generational Intelligence for Growing Churches

By: Doug Parks
April 21, 2016

I'm a Gen X-er. Born between 1964 and 1980, my generation is sometimes referred to as the “neglected middle child,” falling between the older Baby Boomers and the burgeoning Millennials. Within the church world, I often find myself sitting between church leadership generations, and here's what I've come to understand.

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Church Design | Project Profiles | Events | Millennials | Church Construction | Managing Facilities

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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Church Design | Project Profiles | Millennials

Creating New Space That Stays True to the Original Mission: Clear River Church

By: Marian V. Liautaud
March 10, 2016

Clear River Church has become home to hundreds of college students, millennials, and residents in and around Lafayette, Indiana. Located just across the bridge from Purdue University, this urban church is devoted to helping people live out their faith in their day-to-day lives, and not just on Sunday. Clear River needed to create more space so they could stay true to their original calling.

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Events | Millennials

New Video Series: Millennial Trends and the Church

By: Marian V. Liautaud
February 18, 2016

Millennials, born between 1984 and 2002, came into a world of rapid cultural change. In the video series, “Millennial Trends and the Church,” Roxanne Stone, vice president of publishing for Barna Group, discusses the seismic shifts that have radically affected the way Millennials view the world, and what the church can do to respond.

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Church Design | Millennials

Multiplication, Millennials, and Multigenerational Ministries: An Interview with Ed Stetzer

By: Marian V. Liautaud
February 01, 2016

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research, a prolific author, and well-known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees, and two doctorates and has written dozens of articles and books. He's also a contributing editor for Christianity Today and a columnist for Outreach Magazine. In this interview with Aspen Group, Stetzer shares his thoughts on multiplication, Millennials, and multigenerational ministries.

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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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Events | Leadership | Millennials

How to Unite Multiple Generations at Church

By: Marian V. Liautaud
January 07, 2016

Church is one of the few places in America where all generations intersect at the same time for the same purpose—to experience God and grow in our faith. But children experience God differently than young adults. And young adults often sound like they’re speaking a foreign language to older adults. Communication across generational lines is a major barrier in all facets of American life, including at church.

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