I’m guessing that for all of us, these last few weeks have been filled with the hopeful expectation that we will soon be coming out of our quarantines and getting back to life as normal. For those of us in youth ministry, we can’t wait to once again meet face to face with our kids. As we get ready to head back, we can’t forget the many lessons we’ve learned about ourselves and our ministries during the pandemic. When we return to ministry, perhaps there are old ministry elements we should jettison, and new ministry strategies we should enlist. Stick with us as we chat with Mike McGarry about how a biblical theology of youth ministry can help us get back at it with a new youth ministry normal that focuses on leading students to a deepened faith in Jesus Christ.
Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
South Shore Baptist Church: Hingham, MA
Thanos to Theos podcast (on Rooted Ministry website) @thanostotheos (Twitter) @thanostotheos (Instagram)
Family TableTalk Daily Devotionals from CPYU
Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry: Teenagers in the Life of the Church by Michael McGarry
Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus In Digital Babylon by David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock
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