Communications Request Form

    • About You

    • Your position within the ministry or group.
    • About the Event

    • Please enter the name of the event or campaign. If the event has a special title, please enter that here.
    • Please enter a one sentence description of the event or campaign to help us understand what it is. This is especially important if the name above does not convey exactly what the event is.
    • Enter the date of the event. If the event is a time frame (several days or weeks) please indicate the START date.
    • If the event has start and end times, please enter those here. For multi-day events, please enter the start and end for each. This is what will be used to create calendar events and other items that specify time.
    • Most communication campaigns begin 1-2 weeks before the event. Larger events may have longer campaigns. Please note the date you wish to have the campaign begin.
    • If the event will be held at Grace, please note where (Worship Center, Kairos, etc.). If it will be held off-campus, please note the exact address.
    • Please enter the desired target audience for the campaign. Be as specific and realistic as possible. For example, "Unmarried women 18-40", "Teens and young adults"
  • Design & Implementation

    In this section, you will answer questions that will help us design and implement your campaign.
  • If you have already considered a theme or design direction, note it here. Examples would be "Fire of the Holy Spirit" or "Peaceful Water". If the event already has prepared assets, note the theme here e.g. "Space Battles"
  • Do you have any prepared or designed media material? Examples would be existing video, digital images, logos, PowerPoint slides, and written event information. If Yes, please describe all such material in as much detail as possible.
  • Do you require a visual design? (You may choose to provide your own, then you will be responsible for submitting ALL required assets to the communications team in accordance with the production schedule. Provided assets will need to meet the requirements and standards laid out in the Identity Guide.)
    • Short Form

      Short form announcements have 5 elements, 2 of which you’ve already provided (Title & Date/Time/Location).
      The last are three sentences: 1) Describe the situation (from the audience perspective). 2) Unpack the benefit to the audience. 3) Call to Action.

      Example:
      Missions Car Wash
      Wed Mornings 9-11AM Prayer Room
      Dirty cars are everywhere! Get your car cleaned and support GCOF Global Outreach at our car wash. Come to the church Sunday at 1PM or see the website for future times.

    • Enter your 3 sentence text here.
  • Long Form

    • Long Form Text

      For long form announcements (Bulletin features, web articles, FB posts, etc) you will want to take the same structure as the short form and amplify it into at least a paragraph.

      Please proof-read this text, as it will be copy and pasted into the communications channels and may not be proofed.

    • Enter your long form text exactly as you would like it to appear.