About PACT Ministry

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  • Mission
    • PACT Ministry - "A Pact to Bridge Youth Ministry in the 21st Century"


      Why are we in existance?

      Purpose Statement: To further God's kingdom by helping develop mature and complete youth ministers.


      What do we do? Who is our audience? What's our uniqueness? What are the benefits?

      Mission Statement: P.A.C.T. Ministry provides relationships, training and equipping for evangelical, full-time youth ministers helping them grow in their personal spiritual life, their family relationships and their student ministry through a unique combinations of highly effective, proven educational, relational, and experiential strategies.


      Where can be eventually end up?

      Vision Statement: World-wide ministry beginning with the current P.A.C.T. Trainers and rolling out nationally and internationally as the Lord leads and provides.


  • Values
    • God Dependent - We believe that an absolute dependence upon God is the only way the ministry will reap an eternal harvest.

      Prayer - We believe that prayer is a vital communication link with God to offer praise, confess sin, to unleash power, seek guidance, come under His protection, and to receive blessings.

      The Bible - We believe the Bible is God's infallible word and the basis of all truth.

      Faith - We believe that it pleases God for us to trust and act upon His promises knowing that He will bless more that we could ask or imagine.

      Depravity - Man, without Christ, is spiritually dead and without eternal hope.

      Salvation - The only spiritual hope for man is to personally trust that Jesus came to this earth, lived a perfect life, was crucified for their sin, and rose from the dead to defeat sin and death.

      Deity Of Christ and Holy Trinity - Jesus is God. God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Spirit are all one.


      Ministry Values

      Evangelism - We believe that evangelism is a command from God and this passion will always result from truly discipling a believer to maturity in Christ.

      Discipleship - We believe the body of Christ must be nurtured through consistent prayer, accountability, loving care, and spiritual training.

      Family - We believe the institution of the family is God-ordained and should be sensitively and carefully exhorted and protected.


      Practical Values

      Organization and Planning - We believe God has specific vision, goals, objectives, and roles for the ministry which we must seek and apply.

      People-Centered - We believe we must be careful to keep our focus on nurturing people in Christ and not simply administering programs for success.

      Experiential Training and Materials - We believe all trainers and materials should have been tested and proven through practical, "hands on" experience.



  • Goals
    • What do we specifically want to accomplish in the lives of youth ministers?

      1. Expose truth of Christ
      2. Teach discipleship through modeling
      3. Provide training, educating, and equipping for highly effective youth ministry
      4. Promote youth ministry as powerful, attractive, and professional
      5. Effective resources to complement and enhance their lives and ministry
      6. To strengthen the local church all over the world
      7. On-going encouragement, support, and fellowship for youth ministers
      8. Training recognized and acknowledged and respected by ministry leadership
      9. End competition, pecking order and denominational prejudice among youth ministers
      10. Opportunities provided for youth ministers to share written resources and strategies
      11. Eliminate youth minister isolation
      12. Help Youth Ministers become wisely and strategically placed within church ministry opportunities


      PACT wishes to see Youth Ministers exhibit:

      1. Stronger relationships among church staff
      2. accountability in personal, family, and ministry life
      3. Greater faith and dependence on God
      4. Prayer
      5. Stronger relationships with spouse and children
      6. Greater balance in life priorities
      7. Highly effective Christ-dependent and Christ-honoring ministries



  • Operations
    • The P.A.C.T. Ministry Board exists to serve P.A.C.T. Ministry by providing prayer and accountability for the Director of the ministry.

      • The board should meet biannually for prayer and business accountability.
      • The board should insure that the director is held spiritually, relationally, physically, and emotionally accountable through a monthly meeting with a mentoring partner.

      Director's Responsibilities:

      • Pray - To serve the ministry by praying for P.A.C.T. Ministry.
      • Create Vision - To serve the ministry by creating vision, goals, objectives and roles for the ministry.
      • Implementation - To serve the ministry by assuring implementing of the ministry goals.
      • Oversight - To serve the ministry by providing direct accountability for P.A.C.T. Trainers and creating systems of accountability for all participants in P.A.C.T.
      • Recruiting and Delegating - To serve the ministry by recruiting and delegating to qualified youth ministers the responsibilities of the ministry.
      • Communication - To serve the ministry by sharing the vision through verbal and written communication.
      • Writing - To serve the ministry through writing practical materials for both youth ministers and young people.

      Qualifications for all PACT Leadership positions:

      • Christ-centered
      • Demonstrating a Biblical understanding of Grace
      • Spirit-controlled temperament
      • Committed to family as first ministry priority
      • Servant's heart
      • Selfless (not seeking personal gain)
      • Teachable spirit
      • Self-motivated
      • Ability to communicate the vision of the ministry
      • Dedicated to prayer
      • Committed to fellow youth ministers
      • Each leader must have a personal calling to serve the vision of PACT Ministry.


  • Fiscal Responsibility

      Corporate Status

      P.A.C.T. Ministry is a non-profit tax exempt 501c corporation.


      Ministry Funds

      P.A.C.T Ministry is solely dependent upon the generous gifts of churches, the business community, and individual donors for the financing to operate the ministry.


      Ministry Debt Policy

      The ministry should not incur debt except with clear direction of the ministry board.


      Daily Financial Expenditures

      The checking account of PACT Ministry is under authority of the board of the ministry. The director, while delegated the responsibility to write checks, operates with an assistant who carries out this responsibility. PACT has retained the accounting firm (Jackson, Reese, and Scott) to oversee the intake and expenditures of the ministry to provide accountability and fiscal responsibility.


      Future Staffing

      The aspiration of the ministry is to build the entire staff organization with volunteers. In the event that paid personnel is deemed necessary by the ministry board, the following financial statement applies: All paid personnel will be responsible to raise their entire support which should include social security taxes, insurance benefits, and retirement contributions. All support must be raised in advance of employment.


      Ministry Projects

      All ministry projects including publication of materials and conferences must be underwritten in advance of project birth. All ministry projects outside of those written in this document must have board approval.



      If a qualified youth minister is financially hindered, it is the policy of PACT to make available all facets of ministry on a cost-free basis.


      Ministry Partnership

      It is the primary desire of P.A.C.T. Ministry to serve evangelical churches through relational training and the provision of materials. It is also the desire of the ministry to cooperate with, encourage, and partner with fellow evangelical ministries to further God's kingdom work.


  • Board Members
    • Matt Alley

      Matt Alley

      Lee Freeman

      Rick Gaby

      Eddie Scott

      Mark Wells

      Mark Wells

      (Mark is on right, Matt Brinkley is on left)


  • Meet Matt Brinkley

    Matt Brinkley's influence in student and family ministry now spans over three decades. He became a youth director in 1975 at a small church in Macon, Georgia. In 1978 he began the Fellowship of Christian Students Ministry in Macon. He served as director of Reach Out Ministries from 1985 - 86. After serving as student pastor at a couple of churches, in 1991 he and his family moved to North Atlanta to Perimeter Church (P.C.A.) where he served as the student pastor for eleven years. In 2002, Perimeter expanded his sphere of influence to oversee all ministries relating to all aspects of children and youth. In 2006, Matt was called by Big Creek Church, a church plant of Perimeter Church, to continue his service in the lives of students and parents.

    In addition to his ministry as a student pastor, in 1996, Matt began P.A.C.T. Ministry Inc. This ministry exists to encourage youth pastors in their personal walk with God, family life, and strategic ministry.

    He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Covenant College. Matt has written numerous student discipleship manuals, student pastor training materials, two books for student pastors, and various training materials for parents. He exudes a great heart for youth pastors, students, and parents. He and his wife Vickie will celebrate their 30th anniversary this year and have three children who are 26, 22 and 19.

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