Truth Matters Ministries
helping the next generation see and experience the truth of jesus christ.
What We Do
Inspire. Equip. Inform.
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Who We Are
Our staff and our story.
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Training events, Parent nights, etc.
what we do
We pursue our vision through speaking events, CYWC regional training events, and the creation of resources.
young adult transition research (YATR)
The Young Adult Transition Research sheds light on how parents, churches and ministry organizations can help Christian young adults maintain a vibrant faith and connection with churches after they complete high school, as they enter the next phase in life.. The YATR study is a partnership between Power to Change – Students, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Truth Matters, Youth for Christ, The Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio and The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
donate + partner with us
Truth Matters is a registered Canadian charity that operates through the faithful and generous support of people who believe in what we’re doing. Two key values of our organization are accessibility and affordability. We could not live out either of these values 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
SPEAKING + CONSULTING
Sid Koop is our lead communicator traveling across Canada speaking to thousands each year. Sid and Jeremy also engage in short and long term consulting with youth ministries. We also have associate communicators who can meet you in your region and provide an excellent voice speaking into the lives of youth, parents and youth workers. If you would like to request a speaker or inquire about consulting, send us a note in the contact form below.
While we’re the official staff of Truth Matters, we partner with a big group of youth workers across Canada who we are excited to connect you with when you’re looking for local voices for your events. Ask us for more info!
Founder and Executive Director
Sid has been involved in full-time youth ministry for over 19 years. Following his time at Briercrest Seminary, Sid spent 4 years in Canmore as the youth pastor at Canmore Trinity Bible Church, 11 years at the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge as Director of Student Ministries, and the last 4 years in Kelowna British Columbia with Truth Matters Ministries. In 2001, Sid founded Truth Matters with the mission to help the next generation see and experience the truth of Jesus Christ. Since 2013, Sid has put his full-time energy into Truth Matters Ministries as the Executive Director. Currently, Truth Matters runs 7 youth worker training conferences across Canada each year under the title “Canadian Youth Workers Conference”. Sid also speaks to students, equips youth workers and informs parents at conferences, retreats, and events across the country. He has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Sid lives with his wife Jen and two boys Cole and Payton at Green Bay Bible Camp in Kelowna British Columbia, where his wife is currently the Executive Director.
Director of Operations | CYWC
Jeremy has served as a Youth Pastor in a large context reaching hundreds of students, a small context reaching dozens, and most recently at a multisite church running six separate youth groups. Now as part of the Canadian Youth Worker Community staff team, Jeremy oversees the operations of various projects that equip and encourage thousands of youth workers each year. He is married with three children and lives in Moncton, NB.
Rachel is married to Dave and they have two children, Clara and Asher. They love fresh baked bread (among all other good foods), being outdoors, and helping people communicate better.
Truth Matters Ministries came into existence in 2001. It was built on a passion to have students see and experience the truth of Jesus Christ, through His Word. In 2002, Truth Matters Ministries partnered with the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge, 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, after a year of communal discernment, prayer and at the recommendation of the board, 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. In 2014, Truth Matters took over the Canadian Youth Workers Conference, and changed what was a once a year national conference, into 6 regional conferences for training youth workers, that reached right across Canada. Currently, Truth Matters Ministries continues to inspire students through teaching, is involved in creating resources for youth workers, and does seminars for parents on various youth culture issues. As well, Truth Matters has been and is involved in national research projects, helping our country better understand the spiritual journey of adolescents and young adults.
BOOK A SPEAKER
PO Box 89097 Westdale, Hamilton, ON L8S 4R5
Call or text Rachel at 905-869-0251 or email her with your questions at rachel(at)truthmatters.ca.