We’re your source for everything  junior high.

It’s our mission to equip junior high ministry leaders around the world. We realize there aren’t a lot of specific resources, tools or even blogs for this age group. Most are focused on student ministry as a whole, rather than specifically on middle school students. We recognize this is a specific age group with specific needs, which is why we exist. Everything we create is to help you reach junior high students more effectively.

If you have a question or issue with an order, contact Kristy at kristy@ministrytoyouth.com.


He’s also the creator of preteenministry.net, which provides resources for 4th-6th grade ministry and ministrytoyouth.com, which provides resources for youth ministry (6th-12th grade). Nick has nearly 20 years church ministry leadership.

Mike Sheley – Writer

Mike writes a lot of our content and is the Middle School Pastor at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood, Indiana, where he oversees their ministries for 5th-8th graders. He’s been in full-time youth ministry over 15 years with most of that time focused on preteens and junior highers.

Kristy Preston – Customer Service 

Kristy is our customer service person and handles any questions or issues related to orders placed in our junior high ministry resource store. She can be reached at kristy@ministrytoyouth.com.

The Rest of Our Team

We have a team of writers who create all the lessons/games on our blog and in our junior high ministry store. All these writers are junior ministry leaders. Like you, they’re in the trenches pointing students to Jesus. This is how we make sure all our resources actually work with 6th-8th graders. This team is constantly changing and growing, which is why we don’t have their names posted here. We also have a team of editors, graphic designers, etc. that help us make all of our awesome stuff.