Student & Family Ministries – December 6, 2017

            Matt Larkin

Our Committees & Volunteers

As we approach Christmas and the end of the year, I wanted to take a moment to share a public word of thanks for the volunteer committees that help make the work of ACGC’s Department of Student & Family Ministries happen. Throughout the year, you hear a lot about the work that Meredith and I are engaged in as we seek out new ways to serve you. However, as the work of our department has grown over the past few years, it would never have happened without the work of several volunteers who have sacrificed their time and resources to contribute to these efforts.

Within our department, we work with several groups of volunteers who have contributed in a variety of ways. Officially, we have three committees on the books: the Student Ministries Commission, the Kids’ Ministry Advisory Committee and the Commission on Orphan Care. These three groups contribute in their specific areas to the vision and direction of our department. They have been responsible, in part, for projects such as the Youth Worker Toolbox, our child safety resources and this year’s Orphan Sunday initiatives. In addition to these groups, I work with a team of volunteer regional directors, who facilitate our denomination’s summer ministries efforts. And over the last few years, I have worked with a volunteer team of pastors who authored our soon-to-be-published updated catechism.

If I were to list by name all those who have contributed to the work of the Department of Student & Family Ministries over the last year, it would likely need to be an E-News column all its own. So instead, I’d like to use one of my last columns of 2017 to simply say thank you. Thank you to all those who have contributed to our department in various ways. Thank you for your service to the Lord. And thank you for your service to all those leaders who serve in youth ministry, kids’ ministry, family ministry, camp ministry and Christian education. You’ve provided a huge service to the church and your efforts are very much appreciated.

If you’d like more information about the work of our department’s committees, feel free to contact me or our Coordinator of Educational Ministries, Meredith Broadway. I can be reached at 1-800-676-0694 x. 240 or and Meredith can be reached at x. 242 or Feel free to contact us anytime!

In Christ,
Matt Larkin