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The AC Leadership Summit is back!

The Leadership Summit seeks to bring together aspiring Christian leaders from across the West Coast, for an incredible weekend to empower, equip, and engage. This is an opportunity for young professionals and student leaders aged 19-30 to meet one another and grow together as Christian leaders. Topics include:

  • How do I lead through adversity?
  • How do I live counter-culturally by overcoming addiction to pop culture?
  • Am I more than my status and achievements?
  • How do I rebuild faith and leadership after a scandal?
  • What does it look like to be generous?

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.

Hosts

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Andy Steiger, PhD

Andy is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada, an organization dedicated to equipping the Christian community with a biblically sound, intellectually robust, and culturally engaged faith.

Most recently, he wrote the book Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World. This book was preceded by 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. He also created and hosted The Thinking Series and is the author of Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions. Andy speaks on these topics internationally at universities, conferences, churches, prisons, and coffee shops. He has earned a PhD at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Andy is originally from Portland, Oregon and currently lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife, Nancy, and their boys.

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Troy Lydiate

Troy Lydiate is a Jamaican-born recording artist (Scribe Music), speaker and mentor. With a BA in Social Sciences from Providence University, his professional background is Youth Support Working and thus, he naturally finds himself working with youth, young adults, and college ages in ministry. Troy works as the Creative Director and oversees Youth Engagement with Apologetics Canada. He can also be heard weekly as one of the hosts of the AC Podcast. Troy has a background in speaking at conferences, concerts, and schools as well as preaching, teaching, and leading worship at ministerial events. He is currently serving in leadership at his local church in the Greater Vancouver area alongside his wife and two children.

 

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.

Special Presentations

Abdu Murray

Abdu Murray

Embrace the Truth
Abdu is cofounder and president of Embrace the Truth, a ministry dedicated to offering the truth of the Christian gospel to Muslims. Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and participated in debates and dialogues across the globe.
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Garth Jestley

Garth Jestley

More Than Your Business Card
Garth is currently Vice Chairman of Middlefield Group and Special Advisor to the senior management team. He also serves on the national board of directors of Teen Challenge Canada based in London, Ontario and the board of Catch The Fire Church in Toronto.
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Beni Cobaschi

Beni Cobaschi

Renewal Contructions
Beni is the president and founder of Renewal Constructions. He is responsible for overseeing projects from pre-construction to completion, directing corporate growth, as well as sourcing contracts and investment opportunities. Beni also serves as Chairperson on the Apologetics Canada board. He is a father of two and the husband of his high school sweetheart, Diana.
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Sam McLoughlin

Sam McLoughlin

Filmmaker
Sam McLoughlin is an award winning documentary filmmaker with extensive work experience with major organizations. Trained in philosophy and theology, he has a passion for apologetics, and is the author of The Default Life.
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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.
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Schedule

Friday

4:00 PM Arrival, Check in
5:30 PM Welcome & Speaker Introductions - Troy Lydiate & Lindsay Martin
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Worship - Troy Lydiate
8:00 PM Session 1
Fortifying Your Faith - Andy Steiger
8:30 PM Session 2
Leadership through Adversity - Abdu Murray

Saturday

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 3
Persevering through Discouragement - Lindsay Martin & Troy Lydiate
10:00 AM Session 4
The Courage to Be Counter-Cultural: Personal Addiction to Pop Culture - Sam McLoughlin
11:00 AM Session 5
Leading from Your Personality Style - Ken Keis
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free time
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Session 6
The Heart of a Leader - Troy Lydiate
8:00 PM Session 7
Rebuilding Faith and Leadership - Abdu Murray & Andy Steiger

 

Sunday

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 8
How to Live Generously - Beni Cobaschi & Andy Steiger
Prayer, Communion, Commissioning
12:00 PM Departure

Accommodation

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

Apply

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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.
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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 21, 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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