Axis Publishing Partnership With Jude 3 Project (May 11, 2022)
Axis is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Jude 3 Project to produce resources around the themes of how parents can respond when their kids leave the church and on LGBTQ issues. There are issues near and dear to both ministries and the partnership will allow for a greater impact across a broad audience.
Toben Heim, Chief Publishing Officer for Axis says, “What an amazing opportunity to partner with a truly committed and passionate group to produce best in class resources on difficult topics that most Christian parents face. We have a deep desire to see the church retain Gen Z students, and we continue to see an increase in the need for conversations around sexuality and gender.”
Lisa V. Fields, the Founder and President of the Jude 3 Project comments, “We are excited to partner with Axis. I can’t wait to see what the Lord does with it and how parents and children will be impacted.” The first projects from this partnership will be released in early quarter 4, 2022 and will include both video Conversation Kits meant to be viewed by parents and their kids and Parent Guides that will equip parents for these important conversations. All products will be distributed digitally.
The board of directors and senior leadership of Axis announced today the departure of co-founding CEO Jeremiah Callihan. In a letter to staff addressing his stepping down, Callihan said he has experienced "a major pivot ... and God's been behind it.” It has caused him, he said, to "identify more of God's purpose for the second half of my life," a journey he said he looks forward to pursuing with his wife and children.
He stressed the importance of Axis' work and said he counts himself fortunate that he still gets to watch that work as a fan and a user of Axis resources.
"Axis is such a vital ministry to this world," he wrote in part. "The next generation needs Jesus. Teenagers need strong connections with their parents. Caring adults need to know that there's a group like Axis in their corner thinking about them and ready to help on a whim."
David Eaton, who founded Axis with Callihan in 2007, said he is "deeply grateful for Jeremiah's unique contributions to Axis over the years."
"On behalf of the board of directors and leadership team at Axis, we wish Jeremiah well on his new ventures," Eaton said. "As we look ahead to the future growth of this ministry, we are humbly grateful for the work of those who have gone before us and those who are to come. Axis is poised for exponential growth and impact to families around the world.”
Axis is excited to announce a new partnership with Tyndale House Publishers to produce 25 of the popular Parent Guide's line in print for distribution anywhere books are sold. Covering topics from Social Media and Mental health to Sexuality and Gender, this partnership will allow parents and caring adults to get these helpful resources in their hands, making it easy to engage and share.
Axis President David Eaton states, "This partnership is an amazing opportunity to take some of our most popular digital products and get them into print. We hope that these new books will get into the hands of parents who want to be up to date on everything going on in the culture their kids are growing up in."
Tyndale House Publisher Linda Howards says, "We are thrilled to be entering this publishing partnership with Axis and bring their life-changing resources to parents. I don't think it is possible to overstate the importance of strong communication between parents and their teens. It is an honor for us to help Axis build strong, healthy families."
These products will begin to release in the fall of 2022 and will be available wherever books are sold.