Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your involvement with indoubt?
I’m the lead videographer and web developer at Back to the Bible Canada, the parent ministry of indoubt. My skill set gets used across all of our ministries, and in this case I headed the development and design of the new indoubt website.
Q: How has Back to the Bible Canada helped indoubt reach out to young people?
BttBC is the backbone of our ministry. Without the 55-year-old history of BttBC preaching the gospel in this nation, indoubt wouldn’t be where it’s at today. Through BttBC, indoubt has been given the opportunity to reach out to post-millenials and teach them about the gospel.
Q: What makes indoubt unique compared to other ministries?
indoubt is all about bringing up the tough and/or relevant issues of life and faith, and speaking about those issues from a biblical perspective. All of our content (whether through podcasts, articles, videos (all on indoubt, or speaking engagements) is unapologetically biblical, yet relevant in style to our young adult culture. indoubt provides young adults with the opportunity to talk about and learn the real issues that they’re facing day to day.
Q: What are the backgrounds of those visiting indoubt, and what pressures do they face in their day-to-day lives?
indoubt is visited by every young adult on the spectrum – from 18-year-olds with questions about dating, to the 25-year-olds who are struggling in their first years of marriage, and everyone in between. Many of our listeners are Christians, but our content is relatable to everyone.
Q:Can indoubt offer something to those doubtless in their faith, or to those without faith at all?
Definitely. With our ministry titled “in doubt,” we recognize that all young adults are going through periods of doubt – whether it’s their faith, identity, schooling, marriage, job, or all of them! indoubt seeks to come alongside those in doubt and help direct them on a path according to biblical principles. indoubt also relates to those with no faith at all, as it speaks to our modern day young adult culture.
Q: indoubt has a large social media presence. What is it about social media over more traditional outreach approaches that you like?
Social media provides multiple platforms and mediums for engaging with our community and listeners. Whether we like it or not, young adults spend hours each day engaging their social media pages, so we want to be where they’re at.
Q: What is it about indoubt’s approach that enables young people to engage with your message?
indoubt is approachable due to the fact that it’s relatable. We don’t shy away from the issues and topics that young adults face, whether that’s pornography, homosexuality, dating, sex, addiction, theology, etc. Through our easy to access podcast on our site, listeners can enjoy a 25-minute show that delves into one specific topic.
Q: Can you share a story about the impact indoubt has had in helping young people in their time of need?
One young adult, James, was interested in going to Bible College but wasn’t quite sure if it was the right thing. After moving to the college (which was a significant move), he began to question his decision. Within the first month, he came across our video, False Teaching In The Church. After watching, he was so encouraged to continue his studies in learning the true gospel in order to reach people. So here was one young adult who was in doubt about whether or not to pursue a certain path, and indoubt was able to help guide them to make the right decision.
Q: What more do you think indoubt can do for young people struggling with their faith?
indoubt challenges young adults, even if they’re doubting faith. We’re not a big comfy grandpa that’s overly compassionate – we cut to the point as the Bible does. Young adults don’t need to be babied in this age of tolerance and politically correctness – they need to to be challenged, loved, and taught the gospel in a way they can understand.
Q: What is the future of indoubt, and can your approach translate to other communities and faiths with similar concerns?
Our future is to widen our community by growing our podcast listeners and begin holding events in which we talk about relevant issues. Our approach is different in that we’re not a local church, but an aid to help the local church. We’re not taking away from the church’s duties, but simply being used as a tool to help Christians day-to-day.