Nick Diliberto

Nick Diliberto
Over twelve years ago Nick Diliberto lauched a preteen ministry with a handful of volunteers and about 25 kids. Over the years it grew to over 100 kids and has impacted hundreds of young people's lives. Nick is the driving force behind, Children's Director at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, workshop speaker and author of an ongoing preteen column in Children's Ministry Magazine.
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    Making the Christmas Message Stick for Pre-Teens

    If the story of Christmas is familiar to your pre-teen students, try these ideas to help the message sink in deeper.

  • The Superhero Within

    Last week, I saw the movie The Amazing Spiderman with my two boys. Wow, what a good movie! I have to admit that my expectations were not very high. However, I left the movie theatre more than entertained. I was inspired and moved by the story! I think it was because I was speaking at […]

  • Summer: Relationship-Driven vs Event-Driven

    Summer is upon us. Yesterday was Memorial Day, which is sort of the official summer kick-off. Are you ready? Most leaders lean towards being event-driven or relationally-driven during the summer months. Event driven ministries have big  events that draw a crowd. Leaders focus most of their time and energy on coordinating the events, rather than fostering […]

  • Being Culturally Relevant to Preteens

    Note: I dedicate this post to Mike Branton, who was absolutely floored at my current lack of knowledge of preteen culture. Thank you Mike for inspiring me to launch something new! Last month I hung out with some fellow preteen leaders, both at the preteen leaders’ conference and the FourFiveSix retreat. One of the things […]

  • Family Night Idea for Your Church: “Family Connect”

    Guest Post by Jesse Joiner On a Sunday morning when I was the Children’s Pastor at our church, two dads of kids in our children’s ministry bumped into each other in the foyer.  Now, before I go on, let me say that at the time we were a medium sized church (about 450 people), so […]

  • Passionate Ignitors

    My 8 year-0ld son, Joey, has the best teacher in the world – Ms. Montag. She’s passionate about teaching her students and taking an interest in them outside of school activities. She makes teaching fun, which inspires students to reach their full potential. She’s enthusiastic about teaching, which motivates students to learn. Always looking for […]

  • Dream BIG

    I came across a TV show on Netflix called The Buried Life. The show originally aired on MTV and tells the story of four 20 something’s who wrote down 100 things they wanted to do before they die. Then, they decided to do them and have managed to accomplish some big goals, like playing basketball […]

  • Breakthrough

    I was having a normal Friday, which I normally take off from work, two weeks ago. I met up with a good fried for lunch and was feeling great – until later that evening. Even though I didn’t do much that day, I started to feel a little tired. I told my wife I needed […]


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