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Is the Church You’re in Today Built to Reach People Tomorrow? Now, more than ever, churches need to invest in well-designed facilities to help create space for people to connect with God and others. But the way that people experience God and community is changing. In this video, Aspen architect Derek DeGroot looks at key shifts in…

Resources for Pastors for Strategic Church Expansion Pastors who are contemplating moving their church beyond a single campus face a variety of daunting questions: Should we plant or go multisite? Which model makes the most sense for our context—and will it work? What kind of facility or location will best serve the community we’d like…

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. 1. Let There Be Light   For decades, black-box…

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. “Young parents want to know how to disciple their kids and invest in their marriage,” says Dave…

The multisite church may have been an innovative idea among large, cutting-edge congregations when they first started to appear in the 1980s. Now, though, multisite has become the mainstream model for expansion among healthy, growing churches of all sizes. Today, more than 5 million people attend one of the 5,000-plus multisite churches across North America….

To be effective, each church needs to identify its growth engines and growth barriers—aspects of ministry that either foster or inhibit growth.

Barna Group and the Cornerstone Knowledge Network (CKN), on behalf of Aspen Group and Fishhook, undertook a study of multisite and church plants across the country to discover and define today’s models for expansion. We interviewed a variety of leaders across the country from all sorts of different communities—suburban, rural and urban. We conducted in-depth…

According to Doug Parks, co-founder and CEO of Intentional Churches, the gospel is for growth and there is untapped energy waiting to be unleashed for growing more and better disciples in your church. Continue reading to see how his group helps churches align and prioritize evangelism and discipleship through “The Great Commission Engine.” Or click the image below…

Before we fully wind down 2016, here’s one more look at our top five blogs posts from the year. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!   #5. Three Keys to Discovering What Makes Your Church Your Church What makes your church your church? The distinctive elements within your building that tell the story of who you…

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