Helping Churches Engage Young Adults Across Canada

Apologetics Canada Staff

Andy Steiger | Director

Andy Steiger is the founder and director of Apologetics Canada, an organization dedicated to helping churches across Canada better understand and engage today’s culture. He created and hosted the Thinking Series and is the Author of Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions. He has spoken on life’s big questions internationally in universities, conferences, churches, prisons and coffee shops. Andy lives in Abbotsford, BC, Canada with his wife, Nancy, and their two boys.

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Nancy Steiger | Executive Assistant

As Andy Steiger’s wife, Nancy has been with Apologetics Canada right from the start. While Andy is the dreamer and visionary Nancy is the administrator and together they make a great team. Nancy is also the mother of two amazing boys, Tristan and William. While this takes up much of her time she is excited to be actively involved in the ministry of Apologetics Canada. She has a B.A. from Northwest Baptist Theological College.

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Steve Kim | Associate

Steve is a follower of Christ with a heart for apologetics. In his early 20s, Steve experienced a faith crisis due to intellectual undernourishment. Through this experience, he has come to see apologetics as the “intellectual care of the soul” and now feels a personal burden to walk with others who may be struggling with doubt and/or seeking sincerely. Steve holds a diploma in Worship Arts and a BA in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC. He has completed a master’s degree in Christian Apologetics through Biola University. Steve lives in Abbotsford with his wife and two children.

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Chris Battle | Associate

Reflective by nature, Chris enjoys pondering life’s peculiarities while seeking after the good, the true, and the beautiful. As a passionate Christian, Chris has discovered all of these in Jesus Christ. He is a traveler, a reader, a writer, a Bible college graduate, a Master of Theological Studies student, and a husband to his lovely wife, Sara.

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Kylie Reimer | Administrative Assistant

Growing up in a Christian home, Kylie has known the Lord since she was a little girl. Upon entering university, God made it clear that she needed to deepen her knowledge of the bible to combat the secular university world. As a biology student, inundated with professors teaching evolution as the only means to explaining life’s amazing complexity, Kylie went looking for logical, biblical answers to where we came from and why we are here. After attending the Apologetics Canada Conference and the Thinking Series in 2014, a passion was ignited for the truth; to give a defense for her faith to answer and engage with the students around her searching for meaning in their lives. Kylie deeply feels the need for students like herself to find answers for questions perpetuated by a Godless, evolutionary world view. Though she has no formal training in apologetics Kylie is eager to lend her skill set as an administrative assistant to further the work of the Kingdom through Apologetics Canada.

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How Did We Get Started?

When Andy Steiger and his wife, Nancy founded Apologetics Canada in 2010, they were motivated to stop the exodus of young people from the church. God however had much more in store. This generation of young people both Christians and non-Christians alike have questions and are seeking truth. We are continually amazed by the number of young adults we have had the privilege of leading to faith in Jesus Christ. The challenge in Western culture is communicating the message of Jesus in a way that people can understand and appreciate. Sharing the gospel requires us all to understand and speak the language of culture and address the questions being asked with intellectual honesty, gentleness and respect. When we do this in the love and winsomeness of Christ Jesus, lives are impacted and culture is changed.

What Is Apologetics?

Apologetics comes from the greek word apologia, meaning to give an answer or defense, specifically of Christian truth claims. The Apostle Peter exhorts all Christians to be prepared to give an apologia for the hope we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15). Apologetics is about Christians understanding what they believe and why, and knowing how to effectively communicate those beliefs. Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition. It has been a critical task of Christians for millennia and is as important today as ever before. R.C. Sproul calls this the most anti-intellectual period in the history of the church and that is something we believe needs to change. We believe along with C.S. Lewis who wrote, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered” (The Weight of Glory). Every Christian needs to be able to give an answer, a reasonable one, for the hope they have in Jesus Christ.

How Are We Structured?

Apologetics Canada is a ministry of Northview Community Church in Canada and Apologetics.com in the US. Andy Steiger is the founder and director of Apologetics Canada. Apologetics Canada seeks to equip the local church in Canada and the US by providing seminars, conferences and resources for people to become and stay fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. Apologetics Canada seeks to inspire and challenge believers to think and thinkers to believe.

*Northview Community Church is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada (#847519618RR0001).

*Apologetics.com is a registered non-profit society in California, USA.

All donations are tax deductible in Canada through Northview Community Church and in the US through Apologetics.com.

What Do We Believe?

We recognize the 66 books of the Protestant canon of the Bible as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also recognize these post-biblical creeds and confessions as valuable and faithful, though not infallible, expressions of Christian orthodoxy.