A guide to the

Onward Deep Dive

Welcome to Onward Deep Dive! 

Here’s a handy guide on how to use this resource. 

How to use  

Watch this video below to guide you. 



Session 1: Experiencing Suffering

Sam Wan (Chairman of Onward) introduces suffering in our world and shows us that the Bible does talk about suffering.

Lily Strachan (Chaplain at Robert Menzies College) helps us think through Christians and the experience of mental illness.

Session 2: Experiencing Isolation

Greg Coles (Writer, Lecturer in English) shares with us his experience in sexuality and isolation as a Christian.

Session 3: Different ways of facing suffering

Kit Barker (Old Testament lecturer, SMBC) unpacks with us different ways we face suffering in our lives.

How to Navigate


Video: Watch it!

Underneath the Video: Key links, songs, organisations or books.

On your right: If you click on the notesyou can access:

  • Write notes: Talk outline
  • Talk together: Discussion questions
  • Learn more:
    • Video resources (linked)
    • Online Articles
    • Book suggestion
  • For Youth leaders and parents: curated articles, videos, courses and podcasts to help you navigate the topic.

Keep an eye out after the event for your access to a quick take collection of answers to your questions!