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We've hand-picked an amazing lineup of Godly experts who care about your teens and want to help you, as a parent or faith leader build the bridge between you and your teen! Their expertise and wisdom will provide practical ways for you to disciple your teen into lifelong faith and have conversations about sex, technology, and growing up!  

Spend 30+ minutes with speakers like Kirk Cameron, Dr. Kathy Koch, Aaron and Jennifer Smith, Andy Crouch, and many more as they offer their best advice directly to you via this online summit! 
Featuring These Phenomenal Speakers and Many More! 
Kirk Cameron
Connect
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni and Friends
Andy Crouch
The Tech Wise Family
Saundra Dalton-Smith
I Choose My Best Life
Jackie Brewton
Author and Speaker
Jaci Velasquez
Singer-Songwriter
Aaron & Jennifer Smith
The Unveiled Wife and Husband Revolution 
Nick Vujicic
Author and Speaker
What some of our Attendees have to say ... 
"The speakers and variety of topics were amazing! I learned so much and I really liked the true life application scenarios discussed. I am blown away, stunned and forever changed!!" 
- Chris 

"I would like to congratulate you on organizing this seminar. It was so enriching, not only in topics but in speakers. It's the first time that I participated in something like it. Thanks!" 
- Ben

"This was helpful to me as I try to understand the younger generations, prepare to relate to my grandchildren" 
- Julie
"Thank you so much for all your teams work. The talks are amazing, eye opening, transforming, and empowering." 
- David

"Thanks to Axis for the interviews in the Summit. Loved that they continually asked the honest questions that many don't seem to!" 
- John

"The content I was able to view during the summit was incredible! Our son is 16 and I want him to be able to use this with his own children someday. Thank you for putting this summit together for us parents of teens!" 
- Kelly

How The Summit Works
This online event will equip parents and mentors to disciple their teens into lifelong faith:
We’ve assembled over 40 of the world’s most influential authors & Christian thought leaders to help you know your teen's culture, develop their heart, and lead them into lifelong faith in Jesus Christ. 
Each speaker uniquely answers the big question, "What role does Faith play in Parenting Teens?" 
The Three Steps to Building Lifelong Faith 
Know Their Culture
 Pop Culture, SmartPhones, Social Media, and Entertainment shape Teen Culture. But do you know the messages your teen is downloading every day from these mediums? This category will equip you to know the world your teen inhabits, while  providing practical ways you can start conversations with your teen about their digital world. 
Connect the Generations
The Secret Sauce for developing lifelong faith is Inter-Generational Community! This category will help bridge the generational gap between you and your teens by discussing family communication strategies, involving grandparents in the mentoring process, and understanding teen psychology. 
Develop Their Heart
 Gender Confusion, Life, Gossip, Evangelism, The Authority of Scripture, Pornography, Leadership, Prayer, Racism, and Body Image. These are big conversation topics every parent should have with their teen. This category will help you start these conversations before they go off to college!  
What topics are covered?
We will focus on three main categories with every speaker addressing how to develop lifelong faith.
Sexuality
 From pornography and sexting to peer pressure and the sex talk. These interviews will inform you and take the fear out of these conversations. Feel confident and ready to tackle these conversations as your teenagers grow up in an ever-changing culture.
Technology
Gen-Z is born with technology all around them! This category will help you talk about technology and all the possibilities it brings to your family. Technology doesn't have to bring fear into your family. Experts give guidelines, tools, and advice to keeping the peace and engaging your teens!
Growing Up
 Teenagers face a lot of issues as they head into adulthood.
This category is filled with great conversation starters. How do you raise boys and girls into amazing men and women? What are the important conversations and how do you confidently bring them to the table? Confidently raise your teen with this category!
Daily Schedule of Events

Expert sessions will be released at the below times and days throughout this online conference (NOTE: We're taking Sundays off). Each session will be in the form of an interview between Axis team members and the speaker(s). These talks were created specifically for this event.

Monday, February 19th  |   Day 1 
Opening Keynote by David Eaton
The Most Important Conversation that You Should Have with Your Teen
Welcome to the Gen-Z Faith Summit! You won't want to miss our opening keynote about the "Most Important Conversation" that you should have with you pre-teen or teen. David, the CEO of Axis and a Cofounder, will also reveal 17 secrets about teen culture that flow out of 4 major shifts the Axis team has documented after speaking with 191,000 teens over the past 10 years.

Also there is a very very special surprise guest that you can't miss!
David Eaton (Axis)
7:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 20th |   Day 2  |  All Talks Available at 10am EST
Navigating Gender and Sexuality with Grace and Truth
The President of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, Dr. Preston Sprinkle has authored several books, including the New York Times bestselling Erasing Hell , Fight; A Christian Case for Nonviolence, Paul and Judaism Revisited, and the recently released People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality is Not Just an Issue. Preston frequently speaks at various venues including college chapels, churches, music festivals, youth camps, family camps, and anywhere else where people desire to hear relevant Bible teaching. Preston has been married to Christine for almost 17 years and together they have 4 children. 
Dr. Preston Sprinkle
What Is A Family On Mission
Tim Chester (PhD, University of Wales) is a faculty member of Crosslands Training and a pastor of Grace Church, Boroughbridge, and curriculum director of the Acts 29-Oak Hill Academy, which provides integrated theological and missional training for church leaders. He is the coauthor of Total Church and is the author of over 40 books, including You Can Change, A Meal with Jesus, Gospel Centered Family, and Gospel Centered Marriage. Because of this, he is a much sought-after lecturer on Missiology and Reformed Spirituality. Tim lives with his wife, Helen, and two daughters in the UK. 
Tim Chester
It's Not Too Late To Shape Your Teen's Faith
Dan Dupee is Chairman of the Board for the Coalition for Christian Outreach and author of It’s Not Too Late: The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen's Faith. A graduate of Ohio
Wesleyan University, He served as President and CEO of the CCO, during which time the CCO grew from serving students on 45 campuses to 116. Dan and his wife, Carol, are proud parents of four young adults—twin sons, Jack and Spencer, and twin daughters, Annie and Eliza.
Dan Dupee
Why Your Teen Needs a Bigger "YES"
Jackie Brewton is a thought leader on healthy teen relationships who has dedicated her life to helping teens make good choices. For the past sixteen years, she has not only delivered keynotes before large assemblies of thousands each year, but she can also be found on the frontline, empowering students in a classroom of thirty each week. Her “real talk” classroom discussions, along with the 12,000+ letters she’s received from teens, give Jackie a window into the hearts and minds of teens that very few adults get to experience. And she's translated that insight into her book, 7 Secrets Guys Will Never Tell You: A Teen Girl’s Guide on Love, Sex, and Relationships, and The Sex Talk Every Teen Girl/Guy Needs to Hear DVDs. Jackie also equips and empowers parents to have the tough conversations with their daughters & sons about sex, love, and relationships through her blog, parent guides, workshops, and The Sex Talk Every Parent Needs to Have DVD.
Jackie Brewton
Wednesday, February 21st |   Day 3  |  All Talks Available at 10am EST
Connect with and Reach Your Teen
Kirk Cameron has been a part of the national landscape since starring as “Mike Seaver” in the ABC hit sit-com, “Growing Pains.” Since then, he’s appeared in numerous television and movie productions, including the “Left Behind” series, “Monumental,” and "Fireproof."His newest film, Connect, releases Feb, 2018, and offers "real help for parenting kids and teens in a Social Media world." He’s been featured on Nightline, Fox News, and CNN and currently tours the country speaking live to 30 churches a year as part of the “Living Room Reset" marriage and parenting conference. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, met on the set of “Growing Pains" and have been married for over 26 years. Together they have six teenage children and host an all-expenses-paid summer camp for terminally ill children and their families called Camp Firefly. 

Kirk Cameron
Faith Over Fear
Joni Eareckson Tada, the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Centeris a advocate for people with disabilities and provides Christ-centered ministry to special-needs families, as well as training for churches. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Her newest book, A Spectacle of Glory, won best devotional book in the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s 2017 Christian Book Awards – it contains fresh biblical insights from her battle with chronic pain. Joni is General Editor of Tyndale’s Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published for those who suffer chronic conditions, and their caregivers. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California. 
Joni Eareckson Tada
How Dad Builds a Faith Focused Family
Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three special grandchildren. Their fourth son John has Downs Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA. Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA. He is also the creator of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.

Steve Demme
Love Big. Love Hard. Pray Harder.
Jaci Velasquez, a Texas native and artist who has recorded award winning albums in English and Spanish, reached 16 No. 1 hits, while performing on stage around the world. In her musical career, Jaci has received many awards: 7 Dove awards, 3 Latin Grammy award nominations, 3 Grammy award nominations. Jaci has been graced on several magazines covers appeared on television for commercials, as well as beginning a new clothing line. In addition to writing, recording, international touring, featuring in five faith-based films, and serving as an advocate for Autism Awareness, Jaci is a mother of two boys, Zealand and Soren. Jaci and her husband, Nick live with their children in Tennessee. 
Jaci Velasquez
Thursday, February 22nd |   Day 4  |  All Talks Available at 10am EST
Emotionally Healthy Growth
Dr. Barbara Sorrels is a mom and grandmother. She’s also the Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education. Her experience as a parent, author, university professor, consultant, and children’s pastor brings a unique perspective to her speaking and writing. She also is the author of her new book, Nurturing Healthy Attachment.
Dr. Barbara Sorrels
Addiction and Technology
Alex Lerza is Co-Founder and CEO of R|TRIBE, an innovative online counseling platform that smart matches clients to counselors and coaches. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and
Certified Sex Addiction Specialist by training. His innovative
practice included the first ever porn addiction program for teens and families in the Bay Area. It was this early success that allowed Alex to consider how to scale the transformation of counseling beyond the office through smartphone technology. His current mission is to build technology that will equip this generation with the science and wisdom that heals addiction.
Alex Lerza
How Tough Talks Happen
Dr. Michael Horton is the author of over 30 books and host of White Horse Inn, a national radio program which has aired for over 25 years, a professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. A minister in the United Reformed Churches, he lives in Escondido, California, with his wife and four children.  
Dr. Michael Horton
Manhood Journey
Kent Evans is the Executive Director and co-founder of Manhood Journey, a nonprofit ministry that helps fathers and mentors build the next generation of godly men. Kent has personally experienced how the guidance of godly men can change the course of a life. Today he is blessed with a solid 20-year marriage, five wonderful sons and a fulfilling life – largely because of what he’s learned from other men. He is the author of Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom From the Men Around You (City on a Hill). He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. 
Kent Evans 
Friday, February 23rd |   Day 5  |  All Talks Available at 10am EST
Porn, Grooming and Why it Matters  
Christen serves as The Asservo Project’s Director of Communications. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a focus in Emerging Technology and Multimedia, Christen began working for Apple Inc. Christen left Apple to become a member of the Silver Ring Thing National Tour Team. Through these events, the ‘SRT’ tour team challenged America’s youth to rise above the current culture’s casual view of relationships. While Christen was on tour, she learned of the horrific reality of human trafficking. Her heart burned to actively find those trapped in slavery, rescue them from their bondage, aid in their rehabilitation, and be a light to illuminate this darkness.
Christen Cappatt
Restored and Remarried
Gil and Brenda Stuart live in Brush Prairie, Washington. They have 7 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Gil has his Master's in Counseling and Brenda has her Life Coaching Certification. The Stuarts own Seven Trees Consulting, Inc. offering team building trainings and more. They deliver a fresh style of encouragement to this ever-growing population in society- the blended family. Willing to speak the obvious from their own step family adventure, the Stuarts share heart to heart as they walk the walk. 

Gil and Brenda Stuart
A Practical Skeleton For Training Your Kids
Shane Blackshear is a writer and podcaster. Shane has written for publications such as missioalliance.org, and churchleaders.com. He is the host of Seminary Dropout, where he interviews leading Christian authors, leaders, and thinkers. Seminary Dropout aims to bridge the gap between seminary and the church. He also co-hosts On Ramp with Kerri Fisher. On Ramp is meant to be a starting place for people to learn about racial justice through the lens of Christianity. Shane lives in Austin, TX with his wife Kate, and two kids, Margot and Amos.
Shane Blackshear
Silver Ring Thing
Jason Burtt is the President/CEO of Silver Ring Thing (SRT), an organization whose mission is ‘to inspire sexual wholeness in this generation through the power of the Gospel.’ Through various speaking engagements and interviews, Jason has appeared on 60 Minutes, MTV, The BBC and other media outlets and conferences. He is passionate about reaching teens where they are and offering a vision for life that transcends the narrative of the culture. Jason is husband to Heidi, his bride of 12+ years, and father of four children, Isaac, Avery, Micah and Levi. Jason and family currently reside just outside Pittsburgh, PA where they are actively involved in local church mission.
Jason Burtt
Saturday, February 24th |   Day 6  |  All Talks Available at 10am EST
Building Community For Your Family
Stephen is Chief Ministry Officer at Biblica, overseeing the ministry’s global portfolio, and lives with his family just outside Belfast in Northern Ireland. Prior to Biblica, he served with the Evangelical Alliance UK for 10 years, serving first as Northern Ireland Director, then leading the UK Public Theology work, and also the Vice President for the European Evangelical Alliance. His passion in ministry has always been to see people engage better with the Bible and understand it as God still speaking today, not just “way back then.” He is married to Nicola and they have 3 children; Ben, Maddi, and Levi. When he’s not travelling with Biblica he loves getting to the north coast of Ireland and playing golf!
Stephen Cave 
Why Teens Love Technology
Dr. Kathy Koch, the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.
Dr. Kathy Koch
Your Next Sex Talk 
Jessica is the author of several books and is a frequent conference speaker. Her heart is to see women, families, and children freed from the bondage of moralism. She is a contributor at Christ Hold Fast, Key Life, and The Mob Society. She is also a part of the podcast Front Porch with the Fitzes. Jessica has a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and with her mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick, she co-authored the books Give Them Grace and Answering Your Kids' Toughest QuestionsShe has also written Exploring Grace Together and Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships With the Love of Jesus. She believes the truth that salvation is "naked confidence in the mercy of God." She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1995. Together they have three teenage children.
Jessica Thompson
To Finish Well 
Paul is a Worship Leader and Dove Award winning songwriter. He has written beautiful songs including “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Above All” and “Hosanna.” He has spent the past 30 years teaching and training worship leaders around the world—with instructional videos translated into 10 languages and albums in three languages—this new chapter holds great promise on both personal and ministry fronts. 
Paul Baloche
Sunday, February 25th |   Sabbath
We are intentionally not posting any new sessions today so that
our team and you can rest and focus on God.
You're welcome to catch-up on sessions that are currently still available. That's totally up to you. 
Enjoy! Scheduled releases will begin again tomorrow.
Monday, February 26th |   Day 7 | All Talks Available at 10am EST
Sacred Rest and Whole Person Treatment
Dr. Saundra is an author, speaker, and board-certified internal medicine physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and a top 100 medical expert in Good Housekeeping Doctors’ Secrets. She is the author of Set Free to Live and Come Empty (winner 2016 Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year and 2016 Illumination Award Gold medalist). Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Preparing Teens for College
Dr. Bill Brown is a speaker, writer, leader and mentor. He has served as President of two Christ-centered universities and currently is the Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also a Senior Executive of an international technology firm with offices in Kiev, London and Boston. Dr. Brown travels extensively speaking and mentoring business and ministry leaders around the world.
Dr. Bill Brown
Raising Your Teens to be Leaders
Brent Finchum is a youth ministry coach living with his wife, Stacy, and their 4 children in Birmingham, Alabama. Through his ministry, he is involved in training ministry leaders and helping them implement strategic, discipleship efforts within their local church. Brent also leads a team of ministry coaches serving alongside local churches throughout the southeast region of the United States. Over the past decade of serving churches, Brent has had the opportunity to minister to thousands of students and leaders, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Through his ministry, he endeavors to challenge young people to become wholly-devoted followers of Christ. Brent’s aspiration is to see this generation rise up and lead a movement that will wake up the church and change the world as we know it.
Brent Finchum
Marriage and Naked Conversations
Given a 98.7% chance of divorcing, Casey and Meygan have often been referred to as the least likely to succeed in marriage. Over the past 15 years of marriage they’ve had to face just about every obstacle in living out their happily ever after. 4 years ago they took their story to social media and today reach over a million couples a month through their nonprofit, Marriage365. Helping out thousands of couples through their webcasts called NAKED CONVERSATIONS, they understand that in order to be a healthy parent, you have to get the marriage equation right. Join them as they give practical action steps that you can take in your marriage, but also apply to your parenting.
Casey and Meygan Caston
Tuesday, February 27th |   Day 8 | All Talks Available at 10am EST
The Theology of Technology
Dave’s primary passion is to seek after God’s Glory in all things, and in his contributions, you’ll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture.

Dave is the author of 8 books, and a prolific song writer–having written for over 10+ albums. You can find his music, along with his children’s book entitled Hero, and books for adults such as The Tempo of Discipleship: The Rudiments and Rhythms of Developing Followers of Christ, Body Map, and Authority: Every Human’s Journey from Slave to Free, and his contributions to The Doxology Series at Garden City Project.
Dave Yauk
How To Teach Sexual Wholeness
Julie Hiramine is founder and executive director of the ministry Generations of Virtue. We are a ministry committed to : teaching sexual wholeness and integrity, building family relationships, and equipping families to transform culture. As an internationally noted speaker, she has ministered in many nations to thousands of parents, teens and children. Julie believes the key to turning the tide of this culture is to equip families with parents empowering their children to stand. Julie lives in Colorado with her husband and five daughters.
Julie Hiramine
Making Church Matter In Your Family
Philip D. Kenneson is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college in eastern Tennessee where he has taught since 1992. For the past 25 years he has had the privilege of teaching Milligan’s capstone course to every graduating senior, encouraging them to consider some of the daunting challenges facing those who seek to follow Jesus and the way of Jesus in places like the United States. Phil’s deepest passion is to aid the renewal of the church, and so in addition to speaking to churches and other Christian groups around the country, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Ekklesia Project, an ecumenical network of scholars, pastors and lay persons working for church renewal. When he’s not teaching or talking with students, he enjoys running, cooking, and hiking the mountains of Appalachia.

Philip Kenneson
What You Don't Know About The Sex Talk
David has over 10 years of experience working with youth, and has been facilitating conversations with students about whole person health through the context of Sexual Risk Avoidance since 2011. During that time, David has been on almost every High School campus in El Paso County, and has personally spoken to over 20,000 students. In addition, David is passionate about equipping and empowering parents to have conversations with their students about high risk behaviors.
David Galvan
Wednesday, February 28th |   Day 9 | All Talks Available at 10am EST
You Aren't Alone
Trisha is the host of 24/7 MOMS Live weekly webcast and is passionate about keeping it simple as she makes every moment count along the mom journey. Currently surviving five kids from elementary to college, Trisha understands the life and needs of a mom, which inspired her to create the 24/7 MOMS website, community and webcast. Trisha and her husband, Steve, reside in Gig Harbor, Washington with their five children. 
Trisha Novotny
Engaging Your Teens
Rich and Stephanie have been married 23 years and are the proud parents of two teenagers. Rich is president of Life Network, a Colorado-based organization committed to valuing life and transforming lives. Prior to that, he served as a member of the executive team at Focus on the Family for 12 years where he led its Family Ministries, Marketing, and Strategy areas during his tenure there. Stephanie has more than two decades of publishing experience and currently serves as an editor for children’s, youth, and family curriculum and content at David C Cook, which distributes Christian resources worldwide. "Family" is their favorite—whether spending time with theirs, learning from others, or meeting new ones. They are thankful for the many wise people and helpful resources God has placed in their lives to encourage them in living out an active Christian faith.
Rich and Stephanie Bennett
Ending Fear to Start Leading
Founder of Bible Belles and host of the award-winning Heroes For Her podcast, Erin Weidemann is committed to changing the world's current definition of beauty. An official speaker for World Vision USA, K-LOVE/AiR1, and the American Cancer Society, Erin offers speaking, workshops, and seminars to equip girls and women to let go of fear and step into the unique leadership roles for which they were designed. A five-time cancer survivor, Erin lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, Brent, and their daughter Rooney.
Erin Weidemann
Rule and Relationship
A veteran of Christian radio, Bob opens up a frank conversation, challenging parents of teenagers. He argues for the necessity of parents’ strategic engagement with their teenagers, despite their desire for independence. Furthermore, he presents a helpful paradigm of rule and relationship that helps parents make better decisions, sharing stories of both triumph and failure from his own experience.
Bob Lepine
A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes
A passionate Bible teacher whose love for the Lord and the Word is contagious. Lee is a Communications Specialist and Storyteller for Moms in Prayer International and a global speaker who shares a dynamic vision for the next generation. Her passion is calling mothers to their dynamic role as intercessors for their children. Lee’s new book, Brave Moms, Brave Kids: A Battle Plan for Raising Heroes is a clarion call for parents who are looking to raise whole hearted Christ followers in this generation. Lee and her farmer-husband, Mike, have four great kids and live on four acres of grass in West Michigan.
Lee Nienhuis
Thursday, March 1st |   Day 10 | All Talks Available at 10am EST
The Tech-Wise Family
Andy Crouch makes connections between culture, creativity, and Christian faith. His two most recent books—2017's The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place and 2016's Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing—build on the compelling vision of faith, culture, and the image of God laid out in his previous books - Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. For more than ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today, including serving as executive editor. His work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing—and, most importantly, received a shout-out in Lecrae's 2014 single "Non-Fiction."
Andy Crouch
What if Jesus Meant What He Said?
Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. And now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty.
Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe. 
Shane Claiborne
The Guide For Dads and Conversations
Nick is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he completed a degree in Marketing and competed as Division I athlete on the swim team. During his senior year, he qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in the 100 meter backstroke. Nick has a passion for helping fathers navigate the teenage years with their kids. He is a co-founder of Champion Tribes and the co-author of Collegiate: 7 Big Ideas to Make College Awesome. 
Nick and David Salyers
Help For Hurting Teens and Their Parents
Trace Embry is the Founder and Director of Shepherd's Hill Academy, a Christian outdoor/wilderness and therapeutic residential program, as well as a private accredited school for troubled teenagers. He has over 20 years experience working with families of troubled teens. All aspects of the ministry operate using solid biblical principles to address life’s issues.
Trace's previous background is in Law Enforcement, Entrepreneurship, and Christian Education. He is the radio program Host of “License to Parent with Trace Embry.” “License to Parent” gives Insight for Today’s Culture and biblical guidance to parents of hurting families and struggling teenagers.
Trace Embry
How To Talk About Finances With Your Teens
Janine "JJ" Conway has been involved in financial ministry for over 20 years and loves helping people dump debt, build wealth, and leave a legacy! She also serves as the Pastor of Kingstowne Family Life Center, in Bossier City Louisiana. Having traveled the world as an Air Force veteran, JJ brings a unique perspective to financial empowerment and leadership training.
JJ likes to say she also learned compassion and empathy from the School of Hard Knocks, seeing as she's had to climb out of debt over $800,000. The skills she learned to get out of debt are the same skills she teaches today. They're simple. They work.   
Janine Conway
Parenting Through Honesty and Discussion
Parents have it tough, no doubt about it. Mandy has years of experience as the director of Mothers of Preschoolers and shares her expertise, as well as her time raising her own children. She shares how and why conversation is so vitally important in raising wise, savvy teens. Her knowledge and love of community will equip parents to be filled from their families, friends, and mentors to be ready to pour into their kids.
Mandy Arioto
Friday, March 2nd |   Day 11 | All Talks Available at 10am EST
How To Hear God's Voice
Mark Batterson is the New York Times best-selling author of fifteen books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, and Chase the Lion. He is the lead pastor of National Community Church, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America. One church with eight campuses, NCC also owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, the Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. He and his wife Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill. 
Mark Batterson
Parenting With Courage
Mandi and her husband, Neil, are the senior leader of All Nations South Africa. They have been involved in missions, business and church planting for over a decade. Mandi has ministered to moms in various ways over the years ranging from a large mom’s group to parenting courses. She has a degree in communication and has a Christian counseling qualification too. Mandi is the mother to two teenagers, Matthew (17) and Emily (15). She lives in Cape Town but carries the nations and families of the world in her heart. She has ministered to parents in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Mandi has recently authored a book, Parenting with Courage, and is busy with her second one.
Mandi Hart
Be The Hands And Feet
The remarkable story of how Nick Vujicic was born without limbs and overcame tremendous daily obstacles to become a messenger of God’s love and hope to the world has touched millions. Known for his contagious joy, he always shares a hug with whomever he meets. In the last 15 years, Vujicic has had the privilege of sharing the Gospel in 68 nations with more than 8 million people—from presidents and prime ministers, to prisoners and victims of human trafficking. This is in addition to his ministry through his many YouTube videos, which have been viewed more than 600 million times. 
Nick Vujicic
What Is Pop Culture Teaching Us
For over two decades, former actress and pop culture expert, Tina Griffin has built a reputation as being a leading media expert. She’s traveled globally for the past 15 years to reveal how pop culture and media is glamorizing harmful behaviors without showing the consequences and how these messages are eroding the foundational development of today’s youth. Tina has been sharing her eye-opening pop culture message – Hollywood Exposed – at school assemblies, parent meetings, colleges, leadership conferences, music festivals, camps, cruise ships, church services and other venues.
Tina Griffin
Walk Your Talk As A Team
Aaron and Jennifer Smith have been married for over a decade. Aaron is the founder of the Husband Revolution where he empowers men to live out the biblical image of what it is to be a husband. Jennifer is the author of “The Unveiled Wife” and authors a blog of the same name in which she empowers women to create a community of honesty as they desire to be God-honoring wives. Together, they focus on building strong marriages through loving well and praying well. Their blogs, books, and podcast have impacted thousands of marriages and families. Their current podcast, Marriage After God, helps couples cultivate extraordinary marriages. They have three children and have a child on the way.
Aaron and Jennifer Smith 
Saturday, March 3rd |   Day 11 
Closing Keynote by David Eaton
Now What?:
Practical Conversations for Building Lifelong Faith | Porn, Gossip, Gender, and Life
Axis builds lifelong faith by giving parents the power to translate faith and culture with their teenagers one conversation at a time.

David has been the CEO of Axis since it's inception 10 years ago. As co-founder of Axis, David is always looking for ways to serve parents better as they seek to connect more with their teens.

One of our goals as an organization is to stay perpetually young so we can always best serve the next generation. This is where our youthful and energetic speaking teams and virtual summit interviewers come in. 
David Eaton (Axis)
7:00pm EST
Get Access to 40+ Expert Interviews and learn How to Know, Connect, and Develop Your Teens to Help Them Build a Lifelong Faith in Jesus

And the best part is…

You Can Still Watch The Summit With The Lifetime All-Access Pass
 (Special $97 Price)
Here’s Why You Should Attend This Online Conference:
#1 – Learn Directly From People Who Have Integrated Their Faith, Research, and Practice into Each Topic
We've hand selected experts who can speak into as many areas as are possible in the realm of discipling the next generation. Why waste time experimenting as a parent when you can learn directly from people who’ve done what you want to do … Be a great parent and spiritual leader.
#2 – VERY LOW COST For A Limited Time
Most conferences cost thousands to attend. Because we know how powerful this event is going to be, we're giving you a great price on a ticket. Our Lifetime All-Access Pass gives you full access plus a bunch of great bonuses like audio and video files, 2 page written summaries of each talk, and summit Axis discipleship resources. 
#3 – Value Packed Video Interviews
We've spent months finding and interviewing the best speakers within as many curated topics as possible. The goal for each interview is to provide you, as a parent, with practical and specific advice for you to better parent your teens into a lifelong faith.
#4 – Network With Other Parents & Parenting Experts
Be a part of a unique community of parents who want to become more connected and influential in their teenager's lives. This is a one of a kind event and we hope you'll interact with the speakers, their content, and the other parents and influencers that will be digging in.
What Makes This Event Different?
No Travel Required
There’s no flight or hotel room to book … saving you thousands of dollars, travel time, and time away from your family.
Flexible schedule
The presentations will be available online at your own convenience. If you purchase you’ll get access to all the interviews and bonus material forever.
Once in a lifetime group of speakers
This won’t be the same speakers you see everywhere with the same ‘one-size-fits-all’ canned talk. We picked speakers from all different areas of expertise in parenting and spiritual discipleship who personally inspire us.

Most of these speakers don’t normally do events like this, but have agreed to make an exception … meaning you’ll get to see the most unique & diverse group of speakers at a once in a lifetime event.
Beginner, intermediate, and advanced training
This is NOT one of those events where the speakers hold back on information so they can pitch their products or service at the end – far from it!

This is high quality training that will benefit and be of value to you…helping you be a better parent. We've structured this event with the audience (YOU!) in mind and have divided it into different sections so that you can learn what you want, when you want, no matter your area of need.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Axis?
Axis is the host of this Virtual Summit.

We help build lifelong faith by giving parents the power to translate faith and culture with their teenagers one conversation at a time.

Check out more about us at www.axis.org
Is this event a good fit for me?
If you find yourself in one of the following categories, this event is good fit for you:

It's Coming Too Quick! For Parents of Pre-Teens: You're preparing for the teen years. It's coming very quickly and you want to be ready. You're preparing your pre-teens to be teens who will grow into God-loving, Earth-renewing, responsible adults. This Summit will give you great preparation for how to start cultivating thoughts and habits for the near future when your pre-teens will become teens and beyond. This Virtual Summit can help you now.

Ahhhh, It's Here! Please Help Me Now. For Parents of Teens: The teen years are right now. It's not too late. This is the perfect time to foster conversations on the most important topics, adjust habits, and build disciplines for spiritual growth and deep relationship with God. This Virtual Summit was made for you.

I Love My Grandkids! For Grandparents: Grandparents are the secret weapon in the building lifelong faith in the next generation. You care deeply about your grandkids and have the resources, time, and relational platform that their parents may not have. Your grandkids want you to speak into their lives. Your experience, love, and devotion can do wonders for your grandchildren's spiritual development. This Virtual Summit is perfect for grandparents of pre-teens and teens.

I Want to Do My Part! For Mentors, Teachers, and Pastors of Pre-Teens and Teens: Many new studies are showing the value of involvement and mentorship from other adults than parents and grandparents. Other adults than parents speaking into teen's lives and modeling Christ from a different perspective can play a profound role. Let's be that community to surround the parents around us and support them in the raising of the next generation.
Is this event really free?
Yes. Every talk is available for 72 hours after it releases completely free of charge. If you can't make it within 3 days for any given talk, then there will still be an option to purchase a lifetime access pass to all the interviews for $97 total during the conference dates. Price for lifetime access will go up after the event is over.
What will each talk be like?
Each talk is a custom interview. 90% expert, 10% Axis team. We'll ask questions that best help parents of teens. Believe us, the content in these talks are amazing and extremely practical. You don't want to miss any of them. 
Where is this event located?
Wherever you are! Because this is an online event, there is no physical venue and no travel expenses. You can watch anywhere with an internet connection.
How do I watch the sessions?
Once you claim your all-access pass, you’ll receive login info to the secure area where you’ll be able to access all of the talks and bonus content. Simply login & follow the easy instructions we give. You’ll be able to view the sessions on any computer, tablet or mobile device.
I can’t attend all the sessions right when they release. Will I get a recording?
Yes, the recording for each session will be available for 3 days following the sessions release. Watch it anytime at your convenience during those 3 days, or you can purchase to get access to the interviews & bonus material forever.
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