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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

"The leadership summit was an answer to prayer in my life for encouragement and increased love for God. From the group of attendees, to the sessions, to the authentic and joyful worship evening, to the relaxed setting, all of it inspired me to refocus on the Lord and the ministry that He’s given me. It was filled with encouragement to be obedient in the current moment instead of constantly looking for different ways to serve and becoming discontent."

“Apologetics Canada's leadership Summit was such a formative weekend that felt too short in the best way possible! It's easy to feel alone and isolated in our different contexts of leadership and ministry. This weekend was an encouraging reminder that God is moving and at work in the lives of so many other like-minded leaders with a heart for God and for people. From the sessions to the worship and morning prayers, God was clearly stirring something in the hearts of attendees there. I am excited to see the ripple effects of this Summit as it spreads out from our different circles of influence and into this world.”

“This Leadership Summit has provided 3 key things for my flourishing: community, fellowship, and biblically sound, Christo-centric teaching. The speakers are caring, genuine, down-to-earth with great insight, knowledge and experience: real experts with real spirituality. The participants come open to learn and can make for great conversation partners and contacts. I would most highly recommend the Apologetics Canada Leadership Summit to any and everyone, especially for young Christian leaders who want to be equipped with the tools to be effective in this world!”

"It is incredible how much encouragement, wisdom, and fun fit into only one weekend. Thank you @apologeticscanada! ❤"

“Thank you for your leadership! Enjoyed the talks and I look forward to other events/ volunteering opportunities and study sessions with Apologetics Canada”



Troy Lydiate

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.

Lindsay Martin

Lindsay Martin

Lindsay serves in a volunteer capacity with Apologetics Canada. She has been heavily involved in church and camp ministries for over fifteen years, primarily in areas of youth discipleship and music. She studied for a brief time at Hillsong College in Australia, but returned to BC in 2013 to begin an undergraduate degree in History at Kwantlen University, and later UBC. She continues to study part-time as she is now a full-time mom to two children, and works in a part-time capacity for both her father's law firm and her local church.


Lyzandria Enns

With five years of dental assisting in the rear view, Lyzandria is endeavouring into Northview Church’s Apprenticeship Program. Here, she will study the Bible and join their high school youth ministry. She is a part time contributor to Apologetics Canada offering creative support and coordination. Lyzandria is grateful to be in community with other young adults leading Bible studies and community groups at her home. She loves an opportunity to share her testimony whether it’s in a high school chapel or a spontaneous coffee date. This September she becomes the bride to Connor Pruim embracing the wild adventure of marriage with him in Abbotsford, BC.

Special Presentations


Kiri Erb

Soul Edge
Kiri serves as the Director of Teaching and Theology for Soul Edge, an adventure-based Christian leadership training institute. Soul Edge equips young men and women to rise up as a generation of Christian leaders capable and passionate about the global church and bringing change to the world around them.
Read more about Kiri
Ken Keis

Ken Keis

Consulting Resource Group
Ken’s passion is to lead others to experience the same clarity and joy he did by creating a life of purpose, and empowering leaders to empower others. Ken has had a profound impact on the world's leadership landscape for the last 32 years.
Read more about Ken

Andy Steiger

Apologetics Canada
Andy is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada, dedicated to helping Christian communities grow in their faith and share their hope.
Read more about Andy
Trevor Throness

Trevor Throness

Professional Leadership Institute
Trevor is the co-founder of Professional Leadership Institute, and author of The Power of People Skills. His writings and appearances can be seen in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, and more.
Read more about Trevor



4:00 PM Arrival, Check in
5:00 PM Welcome & Instructions - Troy Lydiate & Lindsay Martin
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Session 1 (Pt. 1)
Personal Style Indicator - Ken Keis
8:15 PM Break
8:30 PM Session 1 (Pt. 2)
Personal Style Indicator - Ken Keis
9:00 PM Free time



7:30 AM Morning prayer (optional)
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 2
A Leadership Story - Melanie Beerda
9:30 AM Session 3
Being a Thought Leader - Kiri Erb
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Session 4
Adulting 101: Trusting God through Uncertainty - Lyzandria Enns
11:00 AM Session 5
Leadership Discussion: A Case Study - Troy Lydiate, Andy Steiger, Lindsay Martin
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free time
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Session 6
Leadership Ladder: Moving from Title to Traction - Trevor Throness
Q&A hosted by Andy Steiger
8:30 PM Session 7
Me First: Sacrificial Leadership - Troy Lydiate
9:00 PM Free time / Worship



7:00 AM Morning prayer (optional)
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 8
Answering Jesus' Call to Life in Community - Andy Steiger
10:00 AM Session 9
Navigating Church Hurt: Q&A with Beni and Diana Cobaschi - Andy Steiger
11:00 AM Closing session, Commissioning - Troy Lydiate, Andy Steiger, Lyzandria Enns
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Group photo
1:30 PM Departure


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


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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.

Submit your application using the form below.
(All fields are 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 13, 2022.
  • 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]

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