When Aspen Group began to partner with First Christian Church Decatur to address their facility needs, it became clear that limited sanctuary seating had begun to impede the church’s ability to comfortably accommodate new attenders. Additionally, the church’s youth and children’s space lacked the kind of functionality and design that creates a safe, secure environment for kids to become devoted followers of Christ.
How One Church's Renovation Created Maximum Impact Without Adding More Space The Fields Church sits on a 5-acre plot of land in rural Mattoon, Illinois. Though one of approximately 40 other churches in and near this farming community, the area remains largely unchurched.
Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.
What’s hot, what’s next, and what needs to die In church architecture, there are important movements that church leaders should consider before embarking on a church building project, a renovation, or a remodel. We asked a variety of church industry professionals to identify the top trends.
At Stones Crossing Church in Greenwood, Indiana, roughly 900 people attend weekend services each week at the site they purchased and built on in 2003. Over the years, the church has become known for strengthening marriages and families.
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.
I feel a deep sense of gratitude as we celebrate Thanksgiving. This year has been full of new growth on so many fronts.
It’s one of the least thought about spaces in the church. No one wants to spend money to update it. As a matter of fact, no one even really wants to talk about it. Know what it is? It’s not the storage closet or the coat rack. It’s the church office!
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.
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.