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.

Bible-shaped Youth Ministry

Early in ministry we had a young couple come along to our church and join our small group. After six months, as we were

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

For many churches the youth ministry is a very

Billy Graham and Gramps

With the passing of Billy Graham there is much