Who We Are
No two churches (or youth organizations) across Canada are the same—each is able to provide their youth workers with different levels of support. Youth workers need a broader community to lean into that can provide the missing pieces and be the family around them as we all work to help youth know Jesus.
Youth Worker Community is here for you, providing the equipping, empowerment, and relational support you need as you help the next generation know Jesus.
Equipping, empowering, and relationally supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.
We do all of this in a culture of low ego, high trust. This means we are…
Devoted Disciples // We place ourselves under the authority of Christ and Scripture. We take the Bible seriously, and invite accountability into our lives to help us become more like Jesus.
Faithful Friends // We show up for people, celebrating their wins and supporting their struggles. We see each person for who they are, not what they do.
Constantly Curious // We are committed to staying curious, always looking for new ways to serve our community better. We approach problems with an open mind, staying calm and asking “what if”, so that road blocks can be transformed into bridges.
Humble Helpers // We leave our personal agendas at the door, and seek to serve others first. We make it a priority to model this posture to those we lead.
Youth Worker Community is run by a group of veteran youth workers.
Director of Operations
Executive Admin + Chief Designer
Director of Coaching
Director of The Coalition
We leverage our experience and broad network of relationships to equip each youth worker with the exact combination of resources, training and relational support that they need.
Youth Worker Talks + Coaching
Truth Matters Ministries came into existence in 2001. It was built on a passion to have youth see and experience the truth of Jesus Christ, through His Word. Inspiring youth through teaching, creating resources for youth workers, and presenting seminars for parents on various youth culture issues were the main avenues for accomplishing this purpose.
In 2002, Truth Matters Ministries partnered with the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge, AB, and for the next 11 years, Sid Koop was the Executive Director of Truth Matters Ministries, as well as the Director of Student Ministries for the E-Free Church of Lethbridge. In 2013 Sid Koop went full time with Truth Matters and moved the base of operations to Kelowna, BC, where he formed an informal partnership with Marv Penner and All About Youth.
Truth Matters took over the Canadian Youth Workers Conference in 2014, and changed what was a once a year national conference into 6 regional conferences for training youth workers that reached right across Canada.
In 2020, Truth Matters created Youth Worker Community to meet the specific needs of youth workers in helping youth know Jesus. That same year The Coalition for Youth Ministry Excellence launched to meet the need for deeply equipped vocational youth workers. There are cohorts in Kelowna, BC and Moncton, NB, and more are on the way.
Today, Youth Worker Community meets the unique and growing needs of youth workers across Canada and beyond.
Youth Worker Coaching
Intentional, individual investment to expand capacity, increase skill, engage the heart, and develop healthier, better leaders.
Youth Worker Education
An immersive learning approach combining academic excellence, spiritual formation, experiential learning, and intentional community.
Youth Ministry Design
Helping local churches better reach a generation in their context
Youth Worker Events
Gathering leaders to inspire, encourage, connect, and equip them for their health, growth, and impact.
Youth Worker Resources
Equipping leaders practically to better impact a generation for Jesus.
Youth Worker Research
Gaining invaluable information to help us all understand how to better impact a generation for Jesus.
Truth Matters is the registered Canadian charity that runs Youth Worker Community through the faithful and generous support of people who believe in what we’re doing.
Two key markers of success for us are accessibility and affordability. We could not live out either of these if it were not for our partners and friends who financially make this a reality.
Partner financially with us to help the next generation see and experience the truth of Jesus Christ.
All donations are tax receiptable.
Payable to Truth Matters Ministries.
PO Box 89097 Westdale
Hamilton, ON L8S 4R5