Aspen Group is a leading church architecture and construction management company, and as President, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside a dedicated team who is consulting, designing, and building for some of the fastest growing and most innovative churches in the country.
God has laid on our hearts a passion to understand and align the following four ministry dynamics:
- Evolving Culture
- Relevant Ministry
- Empowering Leadership
- Intentional Facilities
So what’s fueling this passion? We’ve discovered that church facilities consume 40% of a typical church budget, yet we know very little about how facilities impact ministry or help us connect ministry with the rapidly shifting culture. Furthermore, spending on church facilities in the US has risen from $3.5 billion to over $8 billion in the past 15 years, while in spite of this, church attendance has actually decreased from 49% to 47% of the population.
Alignment in ministry is necessary for changing these statistics because it ensures that a clear message will be provided from the leadership, trust will flow through the congregation, and healthy collaboration will minimize headwind in ministry.
We’re excited about what we’re discovering but there’s much more that needs to be learned, which is why we’re making a considerable investment in the Cornerstone Knowledge Network. Check out the CKN tab above to learn more about this national effort to accelerate learning and enhance ministry efforts. Another exciting avenue that God has opened in my life is the opportunity to speak at conferences around the country in order to help churches learn to more effectively draw people, enhance ministry, and change lives.
Above all however, my most significant responsibility and blessing is my family; my 30-year marriage to Annette, our six children, and our six grandchildren. We are so grateful that God has drawn our children to Him.
Thanks for sharing the journey with us.