The Author

Jon Coombs is the Associate Pastor for Youth & Young Adults at Rowville Baptist Church in Melbourne, Australia. For over 15 years he has been working with youth and young adults in churches, schools, mission agencies and not-for-profit organisations. He holds an MDiv from the Melbourne School of Theology and writes regularly at You can find and connect with him on Twitter or Facebook.

Hope In Distress

My Senior Pastor informed me on Saturday that I’d be the one preaching the next day. He’d come down with a gastro-style bug and

5 Benefits of Considering Youth Ministry as Intergenerational Ministry

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve always been

Clarifying The Call of God

As we sipped our coffees at a local café,

Bible-shaped Youth Ministry

Early in ministry we had a young couple come

A Church Obsessed with Youthfulness? Andrew Root’s “Faith Formation in a Secular Age”

For many churches the youth ministry is a very