What is it?
The AC Leadership Summit will be back in BC!
The Leadership Summit seeks to bring together aspiring Christian thought leaders from across the West Coast, for an incredible weekend of networking and equipping. This is an opportunity for young professionals and student leaders aged 19-30† to meet one another and grow together as Christian leaders. This year, we'll cover topics such as:
- What are my leadership strengths and weaknesses?
- What is a thought leader and how can I become one?
- How do I grow practically as a leader?
- What's the relationship between leadership and community?
- How should I handle church hurt?
Join us in the beauty of BC’s coastal mountains where you can enjoy fellowship and growth at Sasquatch Mountain Resort.
† Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
What People are Saying
Dr. Andy Steiger is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada. He is the author of Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World released in 2020, which was awarded runner up to evangelistic resource of the year. Currently, Andy is working on a new video series, Branded: A Series on Identity, that addresses our personal, communal, and spiritual identity. Preceding this, he created The Human Project video series. In 2018, The Human Project debuted at film festivals around the world and won a number of awards including Best Short Film and People's Choice. Andy also created and hosted The Thinking Series and is the author of Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions.
Andy speaks on gospel questions internationally at universities, conferences, churches, prisons, and coffee shops. Between his 20 years of experience as a pastor and his completion of a PhD at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Andy brings both experience and research to his work.
He currently lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife, Nancy, and their two boys.
Troy Lydiate is a multifaceted artist, speaker, and Creative Director at Apologetics Canada, where he also serves as host of "The AC Podcast." As a graduate of Providence University with a Bachelor's Degree focused on Social Sciences, much of Troy's professional career has been spent working with youth and young adults. Operating under the artistic moniker Scribe Music, Troy has unveiled four studio albums, skillfully utilizing his music as a conduit to convey the gospel message. His music production has garnered him nominations at the GMA (Covenant Awards), further complemented by widespread recognition through blog features and regular airplay on Canadian Christian radio.
Beyond his artistic endeavours, Troy is a devoted husband to Jasmine and a doting father to two young children. He has dedicated himself to the growth and vitality of the local church, actively engaging in discipleship, worship team, and church leadership. Embracing a mission to catalyze both cultural and global transformation, Troy's approach is firmly anchored in love, releasing hope by loving God and loving people.
This year's AC Leadership Summit will take place at the Green Giant Cabin, a 7,600-square-foot luxury mountain retreat centre that has everything you need to make you feel at home in the beautiful Sasquatch Mountains of British Columbia.
This cabin is a duplex. The women and men will have separate sleeping quarters. All meals and activities will take place in the main living area. Along with accommodation, all meals are provided by Apologetics Canada.
Features and amenities you will find during your stay include:
- two hot tubs
- two infrared saunas
- two games/media rooms with foosball and air hockey
- two heated patios
- a selection of board games, puzzles, and books
The AC Leadership Summit is a targeted opportunity for growth. It is specifically meant to train, equip, and encourage young Christian professionals and leaders between the ages of 19 and 30. As such, in order to join us for the Leadership Summit, an application process is required.
Please Note: Any and all information Apologetics Canada gathers from you through the application form below is solely for the internal use of Apologetics Canada for the purpose of the AC Leadership Summit. The information will be kept strictly confidential and NOT be given out to a third party without your written consent, unless required by law. By clicking the "Apply" button and submitting the application form to Apologetics Canada, you agree to this.
Please remember the following:
- Space is limited. We will accept 12 males and 12 females out of the pool of applicants.
- The application deadline is October 14, 2024.
- An interview with an Apologetics Canada staff member may be required.
- If your application process is successful and you are officially invited to the AC Leadership Summit, there will be a fee of $50 to attend. Although this event is heavily subsidized by a private donor, if you are not able to make the $50 payment, you can request further financial assistance.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us: [email protected]