The Author

Mike McGarry is youth pastor at South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham, Massachusetts. He serves on the steering committee for Rooted and authored one of the chapters in Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry (Crossway, 2016). He is married to Tracy, and they have two children. He is a life-long New Englander and has been educated at Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv and DMin thesis). Mike is the author of A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry (Randall House, 2019).

Encouragement for Weary Youth Pastors

To be an effective youth minister, you don’t have

Parents, Tell Your Kids They Are Sinners

When we don’t teach our kids about sin, we

Youth Ministry Feeds the Church and the Family

Parents should view themselves as their children’s “first pastors.”

Youth Ministry Bridges Parents and Church

Youth ministry is temporary because youth is temporary. I