From researchers, pastors, and executives to communicators, consultants, and architects, we’ve collected a diverse group of experts ready to share their tips, best practices, and thought leadership this year’s Alignment Conference.
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In 2013, Aspen Group and the Cornerstone Knowledge Network partnered with Barna Group, leading Christian researchers, to better understand the principles of design and architecture that best connect with Millennials (18- to 29-year-olds). This multi-phase study of young adults from various religious backgrounds included a national online survey of approximately 800 respondents. It also incorporated focus groups in Chicago and Atlanta, which walked through urban cathedrals, suburban megachurches, city parks, and coffee shops to glean experiential responses from the Millennials who participated.
To kickoff this year’s Alignment Conference, Aspen Group just added a free Evening Reception with David Kinnaman to the schedule of events. The limited-seating reception will take place Monday, October 20, 2014—the night before the conference—at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) at the Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel (1801 North Naper Boulevard, Naperville, Illinois).
David Kinnaman, keynote speaker of the Alignment Conference and president of Barna Group, will make a brief presentation on trends he’s seeing across the church landscape and then be available to meet with attendees.