You can help promote the General Assembly in your congregation and community
We’ve put together some “starter” resources for your use. As the General Assembly approaches more resources will be made available. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us
Use fifth Sundays for promotion!
Add to your calendar: April 30, 2017
Worship materials and bulletin/newsletter textDownload in Word | Download PDF
The Theme: “One”
Use the theme of “One” (John 17:20-21a) during worship, particularly communion:
Run this PowerPoint slide deck prior to worship.
Print this bulletin insert to include in any Sunday’s bulletin.
Newsletters and Bulletins
In the newsletter and bulletins leading up to the fifth Sunday:
- encourage members to wear red or their chalice gear. (If you don’t have Disciple gear, your congregation can order shirts online and 10% of the price will benefit Disciples Mission Fund. You can also order customized shirts from this vendor and use the code DOC2016 so 10% of your custom order will also benefit Disciples Mission Fund.)
- highlight a feature of the General Assembly (worship, learning communities, etc.).
- highlight a general ministry that is connected with your congregation.
Take a congregational “selfie” and post on social media with #DOCWeAreOne.
Graphics and Logo
The logo for the 2017 General Assembly represents the theme of unity by providing the simple concept of “one” while visually demonstrating that, through Christ, we can be one without being uniform. In addition, the logo was designed with four different color schemes further emphasizing the “oneness in diversity.” This year’s logo was designed by Josue Torres of Designs To Go, the Disciple graphics designer that has provided the logo for the General Assembly since 2007.
Color Schemes and Usage
The logo is provided in four colors schemes and those wishing to promote the Assembly are encouraged to use the different versions in various uses. When incorporating the logo in your marketing pieces make certain the translations and scriptural reference are always accompanying the “One” text.
Video and Presentation Material
A teaser video to introduce the theme of “one” and announce the dates for the 2017 General Assembly. Total length is 1 minute and 41 seconds. Download the file and play it in your worship during a General Assembly promotion Sunday! (Watch the video at the top of this page.)Download the Video (108 MB)
Do you run an announcements scroll before and/or after your worship services? Consider adding one of these images to the mix! We provide something for high definition (16:9) and standard definition (4:3) screens.