About Us

Our goal is to save youth and children's ministry leaders time and money by creating bundles of lessons and games.

Our team is full of experienced youth leaders who work hard creating lessons, games and other resources for you. That way, you can spend more time on building relationships with students, volunteers and parents.

We’ve got a lot of free lessons and games on our website, and a growing collection here in our online store.

We encourage you to make all our resources “your own”, infusing them with your creativity. After all, you know your students better than us. 

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What do we believe? View Statement of Faith Here

ABOUT NICK DILIBERTO AND MINISTRY TO YOUTH

About Nick: I'm the creator of Ministry to Youth and have over 19 years of experience in church leadership working with students, preteens and kids. Most of that time I was in a full-time role. I live just outside of New Orleans, and am married to Jena Diliberto & have three kids – Ethan (18), Joey (16) & Emma (14).

I am passionate about equipping church leaders to do ministry! Actually, that’s what I do full-time now…fun!

Ministry to Youth is a collection of church ministry resources focused on creating lessons and games for kids through high school ministry. Our websites include:

Ministry to Youth (6th-12th Grade)

Ministry to Youth – Games (Preteen – High School)

Ministry to Youth – Preteen (4th-6th Grade)

Ministry to Youth – Kids (K-5th Grade)

Ministry to Parents – “Done for You” resources to help you partner with the parents in your children’s and youth ministry. Note: Ministry to Parents is a partnership between the Ministry to Youth brand and the Ministry to Parents brand.

Why We Save You Time & Money

Our goal is to save youth & children's ministry leaders time and money by creating bundles of youth group lessons and games.

My name is Nick Diliberto, and before launching Ministry to Youth I had over 15 years experience in church leadership working with students, preteens and kids.

Saving youth ministry leaders time is a personal thing for me, and here's why...

Back in the early days of ministry, I was young and single. I spent just about all my time doing ministry related stuff: planning events, building relationships with students, coordinating weekend services, recruiting/training volunteers, etc.

I was also a full-time seminary student.

I had a passion for pointing students to Jesus and being a part of what God was doing in their lives.

I eventually graduated from seminary, fell in love with my wife Jena, got married and had three kids pretty close together in age (all about a year and a half apart).

Juggling the needs of a young family and ministry were difficult. I struggled for years with trying to balance the two.

About 5 years after graduating seminary, I took 1½ years off of full-time ministry and transitioned into another non-ministry job.

I nearly burnt out, and wasn't sure if I would ever return to full-time ministry. My inability to set boundaries and find ministry/family/life balance took a big toll on myself and family. That toll was a 100% on me and I owned it.

God was faithful. He wasn't done with me yet. I spent that year and a half growing, learning, healing, and developing a healthy work/life balance that would serve me for the rest of my life.

An opportunity came up, and I was ready to go back into full-time ministry. So, I went for it.

I learned a lot about self-care, myself, and God during my time off, and I was able to maintain ministry/family/life balance in my new ministry role.

Worst case scenario is that you burn out due to an overly busy schedule. Best case scenario is you’re not as effective in ministry as you could be. And somewhere in between is the anxiety and stress that wears you down because “you never have enough time to get everything done.”

So, when we launched Ministry to Youth back in 2014...I knew a big thing we were going to do is save youth leaders time. We save you time because you don't have to create youth ministry lessons and games from scratch.

And of course, all our bundles save you a ton of money.

Over the years our audience has grown quite significantly. Our website now reaches over 100,000 people a month. We send out weekly emails to over 120,000 youth/kid's leaders, and our Facebook page has over 30,000 followers. We're humbled and excited to help so many youth & children's ministry leaders save time and money.

About Our Team

We have an ever changing and growing team of writers, editors, and graphic designers who create our free youth group lessons/games and the resources for purchase in our online store.

Our writing team consists of youth ministry leaders like you. They come from all types of churches, big and small, and all types of denominations and non-denominations.

Our Core Team

Kate Forkel
Customer Service
kate@ministrytoyouth.com

Becky Forkel
Lead Content Coordinator
becky@ministrytoyouth.com

Peggy Fullmer
Secondary Content Coordinator
peggy@ministrytoyouth.com

Nancy Lococo
Finances
nancy@preteenministry.net