Out of the Shipyard

Charting a Course for the Journey of Life

Out of the Shipyard is a philosophy of youth ministry based on seven essential benchmarks that foster enduring growth for young people. Each chapter includes a nautical metaphor and a biblical discussion, followed by stories and practical ideas. This book provides a coherent model that enables youth leaders, Sabbath school teachers, parents and pastors to know what to do with young people, and more importantly, why.

The vast majority of people who effectively guide children and youth in their walk with Christ are not youth professionals. They are simply adults who care and invest their attention and energy toward young people. Ultimately, youth ministry is less about whether you are young, cool and edgy, and more about whether you are devoted, faithful and available. What makes youth ministry effective is your dependence on God rather than on your own qualifications.