Truth Matters Ministries

helping the next generation see and experience the truth of jesus christ.

We want to inspire youth through the Gospel, equip youth leaders to better love and serve the youth in their care for the sake of the Kingdom, and inform parents on the key cultural and developmental issues our youth are facing.

Inspiring Youth. Equipping Leaders. Informing Parents.

 

What We Do

Inspire. Equip. Inform.

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Who We Are

Our staff and our story.

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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.

 

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PO Box 89097 Westdale
Hamilton, ON L8S 4R5

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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. 

OUR TEAM

While we’re the official staff of Truth Matters | Youth Worker Community, 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!

Sid Koop

Sid Koop

Founder and Executive Director

Jeremy MacDonald

Jeremy MacDonald

Director of Operations | CYWC

Rachel Siverns

Rachel Siverns

Executive Administrator

OUR story

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.

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COntact info

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.

From camp speaker to local youth pastor to youth ministry professor, Sid draws from a deep well of experience over a couple decades. He is the Executive Director of Youth Worker Community where he and his team are dedicated to filling in the gaps for youth workers by equipping, empowering, and supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.

Sid has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

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 currently make their home in Hamilton, ON, with their puppy, Reverb. She loves fresh baked bread (among all other good foods), being outdoors, good art, good books, and helping people communicate better.