Mike McGarry

Mike McGarry is the Director of Youth Pastor Theologian, has served as a Youth Pastor for 18 years in Massachusetts, and has two youth group aged kids at home. He earned his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has published three books – most recently, “Discover: Questioning Your Way to Faith.” Mike is committed to training youth workers to think biblically about what youth ministry is and to training them to teach theologically with confidence. You can connect with him on social media @youththeologian.

We Serve the Reconciler, Not the Reconciled

As youth ministers, we are agents of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:20-21). “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: ‘Be reconciled to God.’ He made the one…

Giving Grace is Hard

I had just returned from a weekend retreat with my son, who has recently entered middle school. That means I’m not only his father, I’m also his youth pastor. It’s weird. But cool. But still weird.  Within the…

Five Truths We Must Teach About Sin

Rick started coming to youth group with a girl he was dating at the time. I liked him immediately because he was a thoughtful kid who asked great questions. Also, he laughed at my jokes. We were on…