Save 92% on 4 years of preteen ministry curriculum.
Get nearly everything on our website, including 11 new preteen series.
For only $137, you get $1,700 worth of preteen ministry curriculum and games.
Everything in the bundle is designed for 4th-6th graders (9-12 year olds).
The bundle is only available to purchase now through Thursday, July 11 at 10pm Eastern U.S. time.
Bundle may not be purchased with a promo code.
Hi, my name is Nick Diliberto. I started this website way back in 2008.
Let's face it. Preteens are weird. However, 4th-6th graders can be one of the most rewarding age groups to work with. The key is to embrace their "weirdness."
I launched my first preteen ministry 21 years ago - in 1998. I was a young 22-year-old Children's Pastor overseeing 1st-6th grade at my church.
Our church was growing fast, and so was the Children's Ministry. We had 40-50 1st-6th graders in each one of our three weekend services crammed together in a small classroom. It was a tiny classroom, and we were bursting at the seams.
Furthermore, I noticed right away that the existing curriculum and programming was more appealing to the younger kids. The preteens had checked out. They needed something different for them.
The solution was to start a preteen ministry just for 4th-6th graders. I knew this would be an awesome opportunity to reach the older kids.
So, I jumped right in and shifted most of my time and energy on building the preteen ministry. We called it "Club 456."
The more time I spent with preteens, the more I realized they were kinda weird. But that's what I loved about them! They were loud. They had LOTS of energy. They were awesome.
Over the years that preteen ministry became well known in our community. We reached a lot of students who would not typically go to church. We developed an amazing team of committed volunteers. God moved in both big and small ways. I was so grateful to be a part of what God was doing in the lives of 4th-6th graders.
I led that preteen ministry for nearly 10 years, then moved on to work at another church. And eventually to launch preteenministry.net. Looking back, those 10 years were some of the best of my life.
Even now, over 20 years later, I experience a deep sense of joy and gratitude typing these words, going back in my head to the very beginning. Seeing their faces, and remembering their hearts for God. Those preteens and volunteers will forever be a part of me.
Yes. Preteens are weird. They're outspoken and have endless amounts of energy.
As previously mentioned...the key is to embrace them as-is. Just the way they are!
Here's 5 important qualities of preteens that make them unique. All of them are foundational to our preteen curriculum:
1) Preteens are beginning to think for themselves.
They question what they’ve always accepted as truth and see things from a different angle. They begin to question their faith, and maybe even experience some doubt on certain truths they have previously believed to be true.
This is actually a good thing, so encourage it. They need opportunities to hash out their questions and doubts.
2) Preteens are in transition from childhood to adolescence.
They're no longer kids and not quite teenagers. They're in a constant state of change and transition.
Preteens are undergoing massive amount of changes in all areas of their lives: cognitively, physically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally.
They’re literally morphing into adolescence.
They think differently than younger kids. Their bodies are undergoing rapid growth (organs, bones, brain, etc.). Friends become a priority. They’re able to “own” for themselves a relationship with God.
3) Preteens want to "own" their relationship with Jesus.
Yes, it is possible for preteens to “own” their relationship with Jesus. They’re ready and willing!
They’re capable of: - Taking steps to nurture a relationship with God on their own. - Paying attention to what God is doing in and around them. - Developing habits like prayer, worship, Bible reading, etc.
Our job as ministry leaders is to create an environment for God to move in the lives of preteens. Our job is to help them "own" a real vibrant relationship with Jesus.
In the preteen years, your role is more like a coach rather than a teacher.
4) You're a coach, not a teacher.
A coach gives guidance, encouragement and equips you to succeed in the game.
But ultimately, the coach sits on the sidelines while you’re in the game.
A teacher communicates information to his/her students and expects that information to be remembered.
Most preteen ministry leaders think their role is to be a teacher. That’s not the case.
I’m not saying to avoid teaching preteens. A coach does “teach” his players. You should teach preteens about God, the Bible, and Jesus.
But a coach helps his players put into action what he/she teaches. That’s the ultimate goal. Players will take what the coach taught, and then do it.
Usually, it’s not done right the first time. It takes a little more guidance from the coach and practice from the player.
The same is true in preteen ministry.
As you give students opportunities to pray, hear God’s voice, share their faith with friends, worship....
…they might not be perfect at it.
But the more they do it and get encouragement from leaders, the more natural it will become.
5) Preteens learn by doing.
Preteens learn by doing, not just listening to a message
Preteens love to play active games, participate in hands on activities that are "cool", and need to be a part of the learning process from beginning to end.
EVERYTHING IS DOWNLOADABLE. After purchase, you'll immediately be directed to a download page AND get an email that includes a link to download all the resources The bundle is only available as a downloadable product.
LESSONS AND GAMES COME IN PDF & WORD format so you can edit as needed and share with volunteers.
LESSONS include a fun opening game, creative teaching, and engaging small group discussion questions. Although the lessons aren't meant to be read word for word (we encourage you to make it your own), included is a detailed script for leaders to follow.
PRETEEN TARGETED. All our resources are preteen targeted. Our team knows preteens and what makes them tick, so all our resources will actually work well with 4th-6th graders. We're not a big publishing company that creates resources for all ages. We're 100% focused on preteens. Rest assure, our stuff really works with preteens.
GAMES INCLUDE A SHORT LESSON. All the 90 preteen games come with a short lesson. Use them just for fun, as a devotional, midweek, etc.
SERIES ARTWORK includes cover image for promotional use and blank text image for making your own presentation slides.
POWERPOINT SLIDES are included for each lesson in all our series. The individual images are also included in case you want to insert them into other presentation software.
ALL OUR RESOURCES ARE WRITTEN BY PRETEEN LEADERS like you who have a heart to see God move in the lives of students.
OUR STUFF IS TOP NOTCH. We don't just throw together an outline and sell it to you. Our writers take a lot of time and effort creating quality preteen ministry resources that are jam packed with more than enough teaching material. Furthermore, we have a top notch team that consists of an editor, graphic designer, website designer, customer support person, etc.
For only $137, you get $1,700 worth of preteen ministry curriculum and games.
Save 92% on 4 years of preteen ministry curriculum.
Everything in the bundle is designed for 4th-6th graders (9-12 year olds).
A LIST OF WHAT'S IN THE BUNDLE
NEW PRETEEN SERIES
UNSTOPPABLE ($35 VALUE): 4-week series that encourages students to become determined, bold, passionate, and strategic in their faith.
UNAFRAID ($35 VALUE): 4-week series shows preteens how their faith can help them confront the fears of failure, rejection, sharing your faith, & the future.
FOCUS ($35 VALUE): 4-week series teaches preteens what it means to fix their eyes on Jesus.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ($35 VALUE): 4-week series teaches preteens that leaving a Godly impression on the world matters.
SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS ($35 VALUE): 4-week series on four spectacular, blockbuster characteristics of God and how they turned what could have been average moments, into something exciting.
HOLIDAY HAPPY ($35 VALUE): 4-week Thanksgiving/Christmas series teaches preteens how to experience the joy of the holidays all year long.
THE GOSPELS ($35 VALUE): 4-week series that explains why each of the four Gospels were written, and what preteens can learn about Jesus from each one of them.
SPRING BREAK ($35 VALUE): 4-week series that teaches four disciplines that remind us to slow down and take time to be with God.
POWER OF WORDS ($35 VALUE): 4-week series focuses on the impact that our words have on our lives and others.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS UNWRAPPED ($35 VALUE): 4-week series helps students recognize and celebrate the gifts God has given them.
NEW BEGINNINGS ($35 VALUE): 4-week series reminds preteens they can always choose a fresh start in their relationship with God and others.
GOOD NEWS ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series that shares how the bad news of Jesus' death meant good news for all of humanity.
JESUS' PARABLES ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series encourages preteens to look at Jesus' parables in a new and different way.
WILD RIDES ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series explores faith lessons that can be found at the amusement park.
GUARD YOUR HEART ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series reminds students that God has a lot to say about the condition of our hearts and why that matters.
BIBLE BATTLES ($55 VALUE) - 6-week series that takes a look at epic battles that took place in the Bible and helps preteens discover what they can learn from them.
ATTRIBUTES OF GOD ($35 VALUE) - 5-week series exploring the attributes of God's character.
ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS ($35 VALUE) - 4-week Easter series for preteens. The Gospels are full of stories that show us the miraculous power of Jesus, but there are some that show us even more. In this series, we’ll look at some amazing stories from the Gospels where ordinary people had extraordinary encounters with the Jesus. Each encounter will help them see more of who Jesus is and why He came to earth.
BIG TIME TRUTH ($34.50 VALUE) - 4-week series that shows preteens how God's Word is like a blueprint for our lives.
FRUIT NINJA ($34.50 VALUE) - 4-week series that explores the fruit that the Holy Spirit produces in us as we become more like Jesus.
EPIC JOURNEYS ($34.50 VALUE) - 4-week series that explores the fruit that the Holy Spirit produces in us as we become more like Jesus
OLYMPIC GAMES ($34.50 VALUE) - 4-week series uses the "sports" and "training" metaphors of the New Testament to help students grow in the faith.
DODGEBALL ($33 VALUE) - 4-week preteen series about dodging life's problems.
OVERCOMING TEMPTATION ($33 VALUE) - 4-week series about how to resist temptation.
THE PLACES OF CHRISTMAS ($35 VALUE) - 4-week Christmas series that explores locations that are important to the Christmas story and what we can learn from them.
IDENTITY ($33 VALUE) - 4-week series about getting your identity in Jesus.
BFF: A REAL BEST FRIEND ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series helping preteens navigate their friendships with peers.
SALT AND LIGHT ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series helping students be salt and light in their everyday lives.
SUMMER DAYS ($69 VALUE) - 8-week series challenges students to live a summer of significance; deepen their relationship with God; make healthy choices; and so much more!
JESUS AT THE BEACH ($35 VALUE) - Jesus had many powerful encounters with his disciples. Many of these life-changing moments took place at or near a beach. "Jesus at the Beach” is a 4-week summer series that highlights some of these encounters - and gives preteens a chance to have their own, life-changing encounter with "Jesus at the Beach".
CAMPING IN THE WILDERNESS ($35 VALUE) - 4-week summer series explores the journey of Moses and the Israelites, helping preteens discover the "awesomeness" of God in their everyday lives.
30 SUMMER GAMES ($30 VALUE) - 30 crazy, messy and fun summer games for youth ministry. Each game also includes a lesson.
STRESS ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series helps students deal with stress in their everyday lives.
BOOK OF ACTS ($70 VALUE) - 8-week series that takes preteens on a journey through the Book of Acts.
30 BACK TO SCHOOL GAMES AND OBJECT LESSONS ($30 VALUE) - Includes 15 games & 15 object lessons. All the object lessons are related to back to school items and are powerful visuals to drive home Biblical points. All the crazy, fun games included are related to back to school themes that convey Biblical messages. So, they are more than “just for fun”.
SCHOOL DAYS ($69 VALUE) - 8-week back-to-school series on work and rest.
BOOK OF PROVERBS ($69 VALUE) - 8-week series on the Book of Proverbs and "how to be wise".
30 HOLIDAY GAMES ($30 VALUE) - Includes 30 holiday games for Thanksgiving & Christmas. Each game also includes a lesson.
iPray ($55 VALUE) - 6-week series helps students practice gratitude in their daily lives.
PLUGGED IN ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series that helps preteens focus on what matters most: PLUGGING INTO Jesus. The series lays out the "how" and "why" of living PLUGGED IN using fun, creative and relevant methods.
JESUS, THE REAL LIFE ($55 VALUE) - 6-week series that helps students discover the real Jesus.
THANK FULL ($45 VALUE) - 4-week Thanksgiving Video Series that helps preteens be content with what really matters - the intangibles. They'll learn how to FULL OF THANKS and appreciate God's grace, forgiveness, spiritual gifts & faithfulness.
ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series helps preteens discover what it means to have an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE and appreciate the good things they do have. The ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE series helps preteens to be content in all circumstances and will inspire preteens to show their gratitude to others.
BEFORE THE STORY ($35 VALUE) - 4-week Christmas series will look at the story before the story. It will look at how God had told his people all about the birth of Jesus long before it happened. We will look at the prophecies of Jesus’ birth and when they were fulfilled. Then we will discuss what this means to us today.
MARVELOUS LIGHT ($35 VALUE) - 4-week Christmas series. The Christmas story is widely known around the world. Many preteens know the details about how and where Jesus was miraculously born, but do they understand why? This Christmas, help preteens learn how Jesus was more than just a baby. He is The Marvelous Light! The series teaches preteens how Jesus came as a light to the world and how he calls us to shine our lights!
A NEW KIND OF CHRISTMAS ($35 VALUE) - 4-week series for Christmas. This series helps preteens see Christmas in a new light. The essence of Christmas is that God is with us - Immanuel.
BEST YEAR EVER ($30 VALUE) - 3-week New Year's Series. A new year always brings an opportunity to talk about changes. Best Year Ever presents you with an opportunity to teach incredible habits to your preteens. Habits that infuse change. Preteens will enjoy the habits of connecting with God in reflection, repentance and renewal.
THE UPRISING ($35 VALUE) - 4-week Easter Series. Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection—when Jesus physically rose up from the grave. Jesus also came to give us new life—with acceptance and freedom from God. Jesus was met with a lot of opposition. There were people that didn’t understand Him, some that didn’t agree with Him, and there were those that crucified Him! As we look at all the events of the Easter story, we realize that this is the biggest uprising in all of history! Uprising is a four-week series unpack this idea to preteens.
SYSTEM RESET ($55 VALUE) - 6-week series where preteens will discover that God pressed the reset button of their lives when they decided to surrender to and follow Jesus. Like a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, they are totally new creations.
THE BOOK ($55 VALUE) - 6-week series on the Bible giving preteens an overview of the Bible. Looking for a preteen Bible study or need cool preteen Bible lessons? Want to help preteens to place a high value on knowing and doing what the Bible says? You’ve found it!
MADE TO WORSHIP ($34.50 VALUE) - 4-week series that explores how preteens are "made to worship" God and answers these questions: What is worship? Whom do we worship? How do we worship? When & where do we worship?
YOUR MOVE ($34.50 VALUE) - 4-week series that encourages preteens to take ownerhip in their relationship with God. When you play a board game, like Sorry, you have to “move” or “take action” to play. When it comes to being a follower of Jesus, it is also important to “move” & “take action” with your faith in Jesus. You have the power to own your relationship with Jesus. It’s your move!
You get all these resources, which would normally cost $1,700 for only $137.
"I would give your resources a 15 out of 10! So many quality lessons for this age group at a very affordable price! Thank you! They have saved me a lot of time by including a PowerPoint presentation for each lesson. My kids also love when there are YouTube videos involved in a lesson. We have a small class so can't always play the games or do the activities but there is plenty in each lesson to keep up busy the entire hour of class or for two classes. It works very well in the my church'es context as well which I can't really say for other curriculums I have tried. I also love that I can download right away and don't have to pay shipping or wait for the stuff to arrive. Purchasing the preteen bundle this year has me set for a least 24 months of not longer! Thank you Nick for your passion for this age group and for making everything relatable and accessible!" - Holly Procita
"My fiance and I run a week night preteen ministry in Coquitlam, BC (Canada) but due to the pressures and busy-ness of our lives we almost didn't start up again this year. Finding your bundle and having access to such resources as they provided meant that we were able to keep our ministry running and continue to serve the preteens at our church. Instead of needing to create our own lessons, we are able to take the ones we bought from you and adapt them to the needs of our ministry. So thanks!" - Alyssa Hardy
"They have helped me tremendously. I am new to this position of overseeing all kids from Birth- 5th grade and am still developing a scope and sequence for all areas. This has been so helpful, as I turn it over to volunteers on Sunday mornings. As you know there is not much out there for preteens and your resources hit the spot. Very reasonably priced...Love the freebies too! Nancy, your customer service person, is very helpful when I need to switch up some series in the bundle! Very sweet, kind and helpful." - Terry Barrett
"I would give the curriculum that a purchased from you a 10 out of 10, I love the lessons and game ideas. I have a team of people who teach the students along with myself and we simply go through each lesson. The lessons keep us unified as a team and maintains continuity in regards to the content we are teaching. It has been a great resource for our preteen ministry." - Jarrod Lesniewski
I don't have the budget to spend $137.
We certainly know what it's like to be on a shoe-string budget. Instead of focusing on the cost of the bundle, look at how much you're saving - YOU SAVE 92%. And think of all the cool stuff you're getting for such a low price. You get 4 years of preteen curriculum for only $137, which adds up to about 10 cents a day. Compare our price of $137 for four years of curriculum (about $34 a year), to other curriculum out there. This is the best deal around! If you put your mind to it, I'm sure you can figure out a way to make that small investment in your youth ministry.
I like to create my own lessons, messages and games from scratch.
Awesome! We think it's a great idea to create your own stuff. You're the one who best knows your church's culture, community and students. Use the resources in this bundle as a foundation. Add, delete, edit as you see fit. Make it your own. Use the artwork and slides provided to make your life easier. The truth is that you're a busy preteen leader and need all the time you can to build relationships with students, parents and volunteers. We created this bundle to save you time and make your life easier.
I'm not sure your lessons line up with our church's theology.
View our statement of faith here. 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.
I only want to purchase physical products, not downloadable resources.
Even though we live in a digital world, you might be a bit apprehensive about not actually getting physical products. We get it. The upside of downloadable resources is that you get them instantly and can share them right away with your volunteer team. And if you experience any download issues, then contact our support team here and we'll be happy to help you right away.
I'm not familiar with PreteenMinistry.net.
We're a team of experienced preteen ministry leaders who have a heart to equip preteen leaders around the world. Being a preteen leader isn't easy, and we exist to make your job easier. Learn more about us here.
I'm not sure I'll actually like your resources.
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