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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Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.