25th June


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This year at Onward we have been thinking more about how we can better help youth and youth groups to:

Engage with culture;
Apply God’s word; and
Stand up in faith.

We know from firsthand experience that sometimes it’s hard to find the right resources to help us answer the tough questions.

So for Onward Youth 2021, we’re excited to announce something new – to make Onward more than just a conference experience.


Deep Dive

Explore More

3 weeks of engaging, relevant talks from our speakers.

Think Deeper

1 minute take – 1 minute answers to key questions

Feed Yourself

A Bible reading & discussion questions each week.

And More

Plus resources & links to great books, videos and articles!

Purchase your ticket to receive access to our 3-weeks Deep Dive Resources.

This new resource has been designed to complement the Onward Youth 2021 conference.  You can use it as part of your youth group program in the weeks leading up to the event (e.g. view the youth group talks, read the suggested passages and discuss in small groups), or simply use it in your own time and come back to them when needed!

We believe that growing as a Christian is more than a conference experience, more than an information download.  It is our hope that through Onward DEEP DIVE and Onward Youth 2021, we will grow the skills and means to have a greater love for God and to relate with the world with a Gospel mindset.

We’re so excited for this, and are praying this will help you grow your faith. Save the date in your calendar, and look out for rego updates from us soon!

Meet our


Dave Miers

Dave Miers serves as the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill in Brisbane. He is married to Rowena, and they have three children: Sam, Tom & Beth. He loves Jesus and he is passionate about using new mediums to communicate the timeless message of Christ crucified and risen. In his downtime, he enjoys soccer, sushi, sunsets, and daydreaming about being a YouTube Vlogger.
Dave will be preaching on the book of Habbakuk

Kit Barker

Kit Barker teaches Old Testament at Sydney Missionary Bible College (SMBC). When he's not at college, he's with his family on the Northern Beaches of Sydney where he spends his down time fishing and surfing. Kit also serves on the leadership team at Narrabeen Baptist Church.

Lily Strachan

Lily serves as the Chaplain to Robert Menzies College at Macquarie University and is writing a book about living with bipolar disorder and caring for those who struggle with it. Before studying theology, she worked as a corporate lawyer and before that she learnt to love coffee, big books and politics whilst studying at the University of Sydney. She enjoys long lunches with family, hiking and the beach with friends and, most of all, talking about God’s goodness in all of life. She also happens to own the cutest dog in the world, a cavoodle named Ziggy.

Greg Coles

Greg is a writer, speaker, and worship leader in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., though he grew up much closer to Australia on the island of Java, Indonesia. He's the author of two books that deal with Christian faith, sexual identity, and what it means to find belonging in a world where we don't belong. When he's not writing or playing piano, he also loves baking. He worked for several years at a bakery, where he specialized in buttercream icing, and he holds a personal record of making 137 kilograms of icing in a single day.

The details

Pricing + Register

$ 29 per livestream viewer
  • Ticket inclusions:
  • Access to Onward Youth LIVE
  • Digital Onward Youth Program Booklet
  • Access to our Deep Dive Resource | 3-weeks of youth group Bible talks, discussion questions, resources, interview, Q&A with our speakers and more!

Thanks to our

Ministry Partners


Anglican Aid longs to see the grace of God overflowing to a world in need. We transform communities by building relationships between Australian Christians and the local church overseas.

Situated at universities across NSW, we are student accommodation providers committed to the formation of young people through the Christian ethos, community, safety, and pastoral care.

Onward Youth is a ministry of Katoomba Christian Convention. We are an interdenominational, not-for-profit Bible-preaching convention ministry. Our passion is to see our nation transformed by Jesus Christ through the powerful preaching of the Bible. Get the app for access to free convention talks and more

Did you miss out on the livestream?

Catch us on demand until the 30th September!