ministry to youth

ABOUT US

We save you time & money by creating youth ministry curriculum and resources to help you point students to Jesus.

If you have an issue with an order, accessing your downloads, or any other questions, please contact Nancy at support@ministrytoyouth.com.

Meet the Team

We’re located in San Diego, CA with a few remote team members living elsewhere in the United States.

Kaeli Hearn is our graphic design queen. She also happens to be a musical genius and often leads youth worship.

Nick Diliberto is the Founder of Ministry to Youth and has over 20 years of experience in youth and kid’s ministry.

Christie Duoos is our operations guru. She’s also a rockstar youth group volunteer at her church.

Annie Snyder (not pictured) is our content coordinator and editor.

Nancy Lococo (not pictured) is our customer service ace.

Our team of experienced youth leaders create lessons, games and other resources for you. That way, you spend more time building relationships with students, volunteers and parents.

Our website offers a lot of free lessons and games. Our online store offers an ever-growing abundance of high quality, customizable and fairly priced resources. 

We encourage you to put your own stamp on all of the resources. Infuse them with your creativity! After all, you know your own students better than we do. 

Ministry to Youth creates resources for youth leaders overseeing ministries to kids through high school. View the resources in our store broken up by age group:

Ministry to Youth (6th-12th Grade)

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

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

What do we believe?

All our lessons are theologically broad enough for all church denominations (and non-denominations). We stay central to the core truths of Christianity and don’t focus  on denominational differences.

View Statement of Faith Here

Commonly Asked Questions

If you have a question of any kind, odds are the answer to it is on our FAQ page.

More About Nick & Why Our Goal is to Save You Time & Money

We save youth ministry leaders time & money by creating year long curriculum, bundles, teaching & small group curriculum & game packs.

I’m Nick, the founder of Ministry to Youth. I have worked with kids and youth as a church leader for more than 20 years. I live in San Diego with my lovely wife, Jena Diliberto. We have three kids—grown and nearly grown—Ethan, Joey, and Emma.

I am passionate about equipping church leaders to do ministry! It’s what I do full time, and it’s endlessly fun and satisfying.

Saving youth ministry leaders time and money is a personal thing for me. 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 and training volunteers…you name it. I had a passion for pointing students to Jesus and being a part of what God was doing in their lives.

I also attended seminary full-time.

Eventually, I graduated from seminary, fell in love, married, and had three kids.

Juggling the needs of a young family with ministry was difficult. After struggling for years to balance the two, I decided to take a hiatus from full-time ministry, transitioning to a non-ministry job.

I was nearly burned out, and the experience had taken a toll on my family as well. I hesitated to return to full-time ministry. 

God was faithful. He wasn’t done with me yet. I spent a year and a half growing, learning, healing, and developing a healthy work/life balance. That balance has served me ever since.

I was ready to go back into full-time ministry. So, I went for it. And I found the balance I’d been seeking.

Looking back, I see that it wasn’t necessary for me to learn the hard way, to put my family life at risk, to nearly burn out. It shouldn’t be necessary for anyone. In the worst case, that path can lead to complete burnout and permanent departure from ministry. But even in the best case, you’ll never be as effective in ministry as you could be if you’d only have the discipline and foresight to maintain balance. Not to mention all the anxiety and stress.

So, when we launched Ministry to Youth in 2014, I knew in my heart and soul that helping youth ministers save time wasn’t merely a service of convenience. It could make all the difference.

And, of course, helping them to save money would only help.

Our audience has grown tremendously. Our website now reaches over 100,000 people per month. We send out weekly messages to over 120,000 youth/kid’s leaders. Our Facebook page has over 30,000 followers. We’re humbled and excited to help so many youth and children’s ministry leaders save time and money.

Nick Diliberto, Founder of Ministry to Youth

About our Writing Team

Our ever-growing and constantly developing team of writers 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.

Customer Service

Need to contact customer service? Email us at support@ministrytoyouth.com and we’ll be happy to help you.

55 Replies to “ABOUT US”

  1. mary basham
    • March 9, 2014

    thank you so much for sharing the 10 free downloads, I love all the lessons and I am sure the youth will too. We have a tight budget so getting free lessons helps a lot.

    Reply 2 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • March 9, 2014

      Mary, so glad to help your youth ministry 🙂 Expect more to come each week. Enjoy!

      Reply
    2. Christine V
      • December 9, 2019

      Hi Nick, I was wondering if you know of any organizations that collect and redistribute used Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Nursery School and Gospel story materials?

      Reply 1 Response
      1. Kristy Preston
        • December 9, 2019

        Hi Christine,
        We do not know of any off-hand. If you check with your local homeschool resale stores, they might have what you are looking for.

        Reply
  2. Mary Hylton
    • March 10, 2014

    Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing the 10 free downloads of lessons and games for youth ministry! I am fairly new to being a youth leader and these ideas have really helped to push me further in taking our group to the next level! You shared some really awesome games that are easy to implement and have a great message! We have a limited budget so freebies are always greatly appreciated!

    Sincerely,

    Mary

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • March 10, 2014

      Mary, we’re so glad to share these resources with you. Happy to help…enjoy!

      Reply
  3. Bob Anderson
    • June 20, 2014

    Whats up student ministry peeps?
    Thanks for the resources – good stuff.

    How can we contribute? games, lessons, etc. I see that you sell some things on your site can I send you some things I have to put on your site?

    Hook a ministry brother up!

    Either way – Thanks for all you do and keep up the good work!

    Serving Him together,

    Bob

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • June 21, 2014

      Hi Bob, thanks for reaching out to us! Unfortunately, we’re all set as far as resources are concerned. But thanks for the offer 🙂

      Reply
  4. Moody (no kidding)
    • June 23, 2014

    I was asked by 3 teachers to cover for their classes in the same day. I home school 3 children and they are used to my “tricks”. Finding this site was a God send! I am SO looking forward to springing these wonderful ideas on the kids! I burst out laughing when I read one of them (Noodle Jousting). That alone has their curiosity piqued. I thank God for folks like you who, are not only passionate about training up a child in the way he should go, but are also willing to share it with others. May God bless and multiply.

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • June 23, 2014

      Awesome! So happy to partner with you working with youth! And Noodle Jousting is super fun 🙂

      Reply
  5. Keshona Mcintyre
    • June 8, 2015

    I would love enjoy to be in your youth ministry

    Reply
  6. Heidi
    • August 27, 2015

    I’ll be honest, usually when I am surfin’ the web for good devotionals and games for my youth group, I’m left feeling hopeless knowing that everything I find isn’t relevant enough or engaging enough for my youth. BUT THIS SITE IS AWESOME. You guys do a phenomenal job of connecting scripture to relevant topics for youth to connect to and apply to their own stories. And for free?! What a blessing! Keep doing what you’re doing!!
    Thanks so much and God bless.
    Peace,
    Heidi

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • August 27, 2015

      Heidi, soooo awesome! I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for sharing and so glad you’ve found our website to be helpful for your youth.

      Reply
  7. Jean Davis
    • March 26, 2016

    I need to cancel my account that was opened Maech 10th 2016 have tried to contact Becky but never get thru my order # is 100052 for Jean Davis e-mail me at jeandavis8182@att.net and do not withdraw any more from my account with Bank of America please advise this has been done . nothing wrong with lessons but see I cannot continue with payments. looking for your reply soon..

    Reply 1 Response
  8. Todi
    • August 16, 2016

    Do your materials follow a specific scope and sequence?

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • August 17, 2016

      Todd, no they don’t really follow a scope and sequence. What you see is what you get.

      Reply
  9. Kent Kirby
    • November 24, 2016

    Hey Nick, I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving this year!

    I appreciate everything you do for this website. It is already helped me tremendously in my ministry as a youth pastor.

    The big things in my ministry that I want to focus on his mission work. I was wondering if you knew of a good website that had testimonies of Christians all around the world who have little to nothing but continue to show praise and worship to God. I’m wanting to show clips and testimonies as part of my gratitude lessons for the next couple weeks To hopefully inspire my youth to have that debacle attitude such as Joseph, Job, and Paul.

    Thanks for your time,
    Kent Kirby

    Reply 2 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • November 28, 2016

      Kent, great question. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a website like that. But if you find it, let me know. Would love to use it as a resource as well! And thanks for all the kind words. So glad you have found this website helpful!

      Reply
    2. Darla
      • September 13, 2017

      Try Voice of the Martyr’s website. They have great testimonies from persecuted believers who have nothing and yet continue to rejoice in Jesus!

      Reply
  10. Jennifer Ammons
    • January 13, 2017

    can multiply leaders in my youth group access this material if I purchase it?

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Becky Forkel
      • January 13, 2017

      Yes! Feel free to share it within your church and to your leaders. Once you purchase the Bundle, it’s yours to share with those who serve with you in your church!

      Reply
  11. Jennifer Ammons
    • January 17, 2017

    Is the payment of 99$ a continues payment or just a one time thing?

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Becky Forkel
      • January 17, 2017

      Hi Jennifer. The Huge Youth Ministry Bundle is one-time payment of $99. Once you purchase the Bundle, you will receive a download link that will enable you to download the files – and then, they are yours forever. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us at ministrytoyouth@gmail.com and we will be happy to help you!

      Reply
  12. alex
    • July 16, 2017

    Good day!
    Thank you for the ten free downloads. It will be very useful as we start ministering to the youth of the poor families in our community.

    Shalom

    Reply 1 Response
  13. Greg Klotz
    • September 19, 2017

    I really like what you are doing here. I am interested in knowing if you have anything developing for youth AND parent study/activities together. I am sensing that “family fun night” is more common among “Gen Z”, and hanging with family, than the trend to merely have “youth group”. Also, communication between Adult/Teen in these activities can be really hellpful, I feel. Please let me know if you have – or if you can guide me where to look. God’s Blessings to you!

    Reply
  14. Jill johns
    • October 14, 2017

    I would like to teach the silent charades remix tomorrow – what kind of props to use?

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Becky Forkel
      • October 15, 2017

      Hi Jill! The props can really be anything that you can find lying around the church or place that you meet. After collecting the items, you would compose a list of words or phrases that the props can be used to demonstrate.

      For example, if you had a light bulb and a hat, you could write down the phrase “put on your thinking cap”. The students would use the props, act out the phrase, and let the other students guess the phrase.

      I hope that helps!

      Reply
  15. Regina Dixon
    • January 2, 2018

    I just want to say I appreciate your ministry. I want to ,take a minute to, tell you how much you help me. I am not a student pastor. I teach a bible study in a youth prison. Everything I do comes out of my own pocket. Therefore, to buy lessons all the time is not an option for me. As the years have past, I have had to come up with my own ideas. I babysit, also for free, and that takes up my day. I go to your site on those days that I am praying that God will help me have enough time to get my study together. Because of your ministry I am able to use some of your lessons as a foundation. What used to take me 4-6 hours of preparation. Now takes only an hour or two. I just want to say thank you.

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Kristy Preston
      • January 2, 2018

      WOW! This is so wonderful to hear! We are so happy that our lessons can help you build your foundation. Just know you are a blessing to so many Regina.

      Reply
  16. Russell Martin
    • January 8, 2018

    I just wanted to take a moment and say how much I love your lessons and posts! You give away so many great resources. Thank you for doing this and making it easier for youth leaders who need a little extra time to spend with students instead of creating content.

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Kristy Preston
      • January 8, 2018

      You guys are so welcome! Our mission is to help youth leaders with teaching, talking and having fun with their students. We love the feed back to know that is exactly what we are accomplishing!

      Reply
  17. Jason Kramer
    • April 4, 2018

    I am looking for a power point to a 4 lesson series called King of Kings. It wasn’t in my file that were downloaded. Is this still available?
    Thanks

    Reply 1 Response
  18. Daryl
    • May 20, 2018

    Hi everyone. Do you have a group in facebook that i can join to?
    Daryl Ilarde is my name in facebook .. Thank you..
    i would love to join in your community..

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Kristy Preston
      • May 20, 2018

      Hi Daryl, I’m sorry, but at this time we do not. You can look us up on facebook Ministry to Youth.

      Reply
  19. Noel Bell
    • May 15, 2019

    Appreciate if someone can respond to numerous chaser emails regarding partial delivery of a recent download. Alternatively you can refund my payment. Thank you

    Reply 1 Response
      1. Noel Bell
        • May 16, 2019

        Have sent email twice again today

        Reply
  20. Noel Bell
    • May 17, 2019

    Did u receive my emails

    Reply
  21. LANCE BERGSTRESSER
    • November 12, 2019

    i have prayer my father passed way last year and he was in the army and national guard my heart is broken

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Kristy Preston
      • November 13, 2019

      Hi Lance, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying for you and your family.

      Reply
  22. Judy Mitchum
    • January 12, 2020

    I clicked to receive a free copy of a lesson PDF. Still have not received anything.

    Reply 1 Response
  23. charlotte
    • January 25, 2020

    I love your lessons and am compelled to give, do you take donations & are you 501c? Can I get a tax receipt?

    Reply 1 Response
  24. Paula Dunn
    • January 6, 2021

    I purchased the 52 week bundle for preteens in September and have loved using it Oct, Nov, Dec and January. However, when I am trying to download the February curriculum, which should have been released on Jan 1st, it says my order number cannot be found. My order number is 7754 and I can see in my account that it is correct.
    Could someone please help me download the February curriculum?

    Thank you!
    Paula

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Kate Forkel
      • January 19, 2021

      Hi Paula. I’m happy to help!

      I just sent you an email.
      – Kate Forkel, Ministry to Youth

      Reply
  25. John Lynch
    • April 22, 2021

    I am trying very hard to contact anyone in ministry to Youth.
    my email address:
    harambeeministry61@yahoo.com
    919 423 9855

    Thanks,
    John Lynch

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • April 26, 2021

      Hi John, Kate just sent you an email. For future reference, her email is kate@ministrytoyouth.com. She handles all our customer service.

      Reply
  26. Sainaa,
    • June 16, 2021

    So Thankful on your work.
    I’m using this website for 2 years in our group. Probably use it more years.
    God bless your team.

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Nick Diliberto
      • June 16, 2021

      That’s so great. Thanks for reaching out and letting us know how we’ve helped your ministry. Keep up the good work!

      Reply
  27. Cheryl E Frey
    • July 1, 2022

    The Exclusive Junior High Curriculum that we ordered ( Order #31324) shows that the…
    “Friendships” series will be released on July 1
    “Proverbs” series will be released on August 1
    “Underdog series will be released on September 1
    Will we get a notification as to when these series can be downloaded?

    Reply 1 Response
    1. Annie Snyder
      • July 5, 2022

      Hi Cheryl! On the 1st of each month, click on the original download link that was emailed to you at the time of purchase. The new series will be in your download area. If you cannot locate your original link, you can log in here with your order number and email to access your downloads – https://ministrytoyouth.fetchapp.com/orders

      We try to publish a few days before the 1st if we can, so feel free to check early if you need to!

      If you need more help, email support@ministrytoyouth.com and we’ll be happy to assist!

      Reply

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