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Making Space for Spiritual Formation: How Your Building Shapes Your Congregation

The design of your physical space has an impact on how your congregants encounter spirituality. Architectural and design company, The Aspen Group has long helped congregations create worship spaces.  They have partnered with research firm, The Barna Group to develop the Making Space series.

This series represents the findings of their joint effort to determine how church spaces contribute to spiritual formation and what clergy should know about the role their buildings play in ministry and discipleship.

Join us as Derek DeGroot, president of the Aspen Group, a church architecture, and construction firm unpacks some of the major findings of this report.

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From: May 2, 2023

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Recording Expiration Date: July 3, 2023

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From: May 9, 2023

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Recording Expiration Date: June 8, 2023

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About the instructor
Derek DeGroot

Derek DeGroot has led many churches through the design/build/furnish process since he started at Aspen Group as a project architect in 2007. From a calling to create space for people to connect with God and with each other, Derek has designed innovative ministry solutions and equipped churches to build space that reflects the unique mission God has set before them. His years on the front lines of leading in his own church and within Aspen projects brought Derek into his role as president where he now challenges the next wave of Aspen leaders to create church spaces that inspire, foster community, and formation disciples of Christ.