Note

Please note that we are still accepting applications as it is still our plan to host the event. However, given the recent public health order, this event will be reevaluated on January 18. The details and mode of the event may change as the updated public health order takes effect.

We thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding.

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February 4-6

What is it?

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Welcome to the first ever AC Leadership Summit!

This new initiative of Apologetics Canada 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 aged 20-27 to meet one another and grow together as Christian leaders. Topics include:

  • What does it mean to be an influential leader?
  • Why is leadership accountability so important?
  • The myth of self-reliance
  • The problem with social media leadership
  • When leadership fails you
  • Weathering the storms of life as a leader
  • Every good leader is a great student

Join us in the beauty of BC’s coastal mountains where you can enjoy fellowship, growth, and a variety of snow activities from skiing, sledding, to snowshoeing at Sasquatch Mountain Resort.

 

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Speakers

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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, naturally finds himself working with youth, young adults and college ages in ministry. Troy is working 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 of 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.

 

Special Presentations

In addition to live speakers, we will have leaders in many different areas of expertise joining us by video throughout the weekend.

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Harold Albrecht

Former MP
Harold has a wealth of leadership experience from being a dental surgeon, pastor and politician. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, narrowly defeating incumbent Lynn Myers in the Kitchener-Conestoga riding. He served as the federal MP for this riding for four terms.
Read more about Harold
Max Jeganathan

Max Jeganathan, PhD(c)

Thinking Faith
Priyan (Max) Jeganathan is the Director of Thinking Faith. He has spoken around the world on life's big questions from a Christian perspective in businesses, universities and political institutions, including Facebook, Google and Goldman Sachs.
Read more about Max
Alana Walker Carpenter

Alana Walker Carpenter

Intriciti
Alana is the CEO of Intriciti, an organization for business leaders. Alana's passion is to inspire business leaders to integrate their faith and business through the five business practices she and her team have developed.
Read more about Alana
Darlene McLean

Darlene McLean

Christian Embassy of Canada
Darlene serves as the Executive Director of the Christian Embassy of Canada. Her work took her to Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as throughout Canada. She was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work.
Read more about Darlene

Schedule

Friday

4:00 PM Arrival, Check in
5:30 PM Welcome & Overview - Troy Lydiate
6:00 PM Dinner
7:45 PM Worship - Troy Lydiate
8:00 PM Session 1
Introduction - Andy Steiger
Accountability in Leadership - Troy Lydiate
   • Personal
   • Corporate
   • Call & Purpose
Corporate Leadership Lessons - Alana Walker Carpenter [Intriciti]

Saturday

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 2
The Myth of Self-Reliance - Max Jeganathan [Thinking Faith]
Q&A - Andy Steiger
Break
10:00 AM Session 3
The Problem with Social Media Leadership - Andy Steiger
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Free time
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Session 4
Stories of Leadership - Harold Albrecht [Former MP] & Darlene McLean [Christian Embassy of Canada]
• What Does It Mean to Be an Influential Leader?
• Weathering the Storms of Leadership
8:30 PM Session 5
Leadership Styles - Andy Steiger
• Exercise: Personality Style Indicator

Sunday

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Session 6
Every Good Leader is a Great Student - 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 ski-in ski-out mountain retreat 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. Lift tickets may be purchased at your own expense.

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 ski lockers with dehumidifier
- 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 20 and 27.  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.
  • Application deadline is January 4, 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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