Introduction | Communication in a large church
Planning Process | Step by step
- Submit an Event Request Form.
- Your Event Request will be sent to our Pastoral Leadership Team. Approved events will be assigned one of three Event Types, which determine how each event will be communicated.
- Regardless of the Event Type, the Ministry Director (or a leader working closely with the Ministry Director) is responsible for overseeing all group-level communication. Here is an Event Checklist that will help you walk through the process.
Event Types | Three different kind of events
Each event is sent to our Pastoral Leadership Team via this Event Request Form. If the PLT approves the event, they will also categorize it as one of the three following Event Types. These Event Types help us to communicate each event clearly and consistently based on the nature of the event and the pace of our ministry schedule.
We value the Racine community and want others to be welcome here. When an outside organization uses the Grace Church facility this is considered a hosted event. Grace is not responsible for promoting these events because they are not officially sponsored by the church, just hosted at our facility. These events are a way for us to show hospitality to our city.
When a member of Grace Church would like to facilitate or promote an event we call it a Group Event. Typically these events are sponsored by a life group or ministry team. The most effective way for a leader to promote a Group Event is through word of mouth, the worship guide, and The City. We do not announce Group Events on Sundays because there are so many of them throughout the year.
Church-wide events are planned by the Pastors and Directors of Grace Church and are specifically designed to equip our church to worship God as a community on mission. They are relevant to every person who calls Grace Church their home, and are often attended by more than 100 people. We aim to have no more than 12 of these events per year (around one per month).