More About The Aspen/Barna Project Releasing Later This Year:
Surveying the state of the church in America right now, we see that although we have been missional and activist, many Christian leaders have highlighted a lack of deep discipleship in churches today. This observation led us to engage in a multi-year study with Barna Group, looking at various aspects of how physical space impacts discipleship—a study we’re calling Making Space: Rethinking Church Building Design.
In this forthcoming project, we’re seeking to provoke a conversation that is often overlooked:
- How do spaces impact the formation of our desires, priorities, practices, and engagement in the world?
- How do design choices impact spiritual growth?
- Does our utilitarian approach to physical space lead to a more impoverished spirituality within our churches?
- How can churches reimagine the physical world in order to address our pressing spiritual needs?