Since Easter is around the corner, we wanted to let you know about some of the FREE youth group lessons, games, and blog posts on our website related to Easter:

View this Easter Youth Group Lesson. Main point: With God’s help, the power of sin in your life can be broken! Bible: Matthew 28: 1–10

Check out this other Easter lesson. Main point: Why “empty” is a good thing. Bible:  Luke 24: 1-8; Mark 8: 31; Romans 6: 6-1

Check out this awesome Youth Group Game on Easter. It also includes a short Easter bible lesson.

If you’re creating your own Easter message, you’ll want to read this blog post: How to Make Your Easter Message Stick.

View this lesson on Lent, which helps students to understand that Lent is not just about self-denial for its own sake, but that it can be a time of meaningful sacrifice, service, and self-reflection.


This past weekend our youth ministry plugged into our sister church’s DNow event, and it was AMAZING!

Here’s a picture of the stage:

God showed up in so many ways! Students connected with God and one another through small group discussions, dynamic worship, great messages, Bible studies and by staying in age/gender host homes each night.

The theme of the weekend was how following Jesus might seem like a “paradox”, but upon further investigation is actually the best way to live.

On Saturday, we teamed up with Rise Against Hunger and prepared 15,000 meal packets to help feed people in Africa. So cool!

Here’s a picture of my 15 year-old son, Ethan (front) and my 11 year-old daughter, Emma (left of Ethan), hard at work:

Saturday night we took students to the Winter Jam concert at the Smoothie King Center in downtown New Orleans. Good times 🙂

This event is the first time ever where all 3 of my own kids (Ethan, Emma & Joey) were a part of a youth event together. Awesome!

I could write a book on what God did in the lives of the students at DNow. Unfortunately, I don’t have the space here to write about everything.

But I will say this…

God is faithful. He heals broken hearts. He brings life. He changes eveything. He puts the broken peices of our lives back together. He is bigger than the problems we face!

Our students experienced all those things and more at DNow. I am so humbled to be a part of what God is doing in the lives of young people!

I hope the best for you…as you host your DNow Weekend, Easter service, Easter event, etc.

Keep up all the great stuff your doing!

– Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Youth

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