CHURCH EVENTS


VIRTUAL: YOUTH NIGHT & SMALL GROUP VIRTUAL RESOURCE


AXIS’ VIRTUAL TRAINING for YOUTH NIGHT & SMALL GROUP



Think of Axis’ Virtual Trainings as your church’s biblical worldview channel, delivering relevant and engaging content for your students and parents via the Internet on a monthly basis. This digital video resource library includes access to Axis’ feature films (35-minute presentations by the Axis team), small-group curricula, discussion guides, and additional worldview and culture content designed to equip your students to have lifelong faith in Jesus Christ.

VIRTUAL TRAINING TOPICAL PACKAGES INCLUDE:

FOUR 35-MINUTE FEATURE PRESENTATIONS:
  • Gender — Is the battle for sexual identity already lost?
  • Life — Creating a culture that champions life and protects the vulnerable
  • Gossip — Using 21st-century communication in a way that glorifies God
  • Evangelism — How can we share our faith in a world where “tolerance” is the ultimate virtue?

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Sean McDowell, John Stonestreet, Save the Storks, and more!

SUPPLEMENTAL CURRICULA:
  • Discussion Guides
  • Staff, Volunteer, and Parent Training
  • Subscription to The Culture Translator Plus Weekly Student Culture Newsletter
BONUS:
  • Summer Update Class for Parents and Staff
  • College Prep Class for Seniors

LIVE: TWO-DAY EVENT


THE THREADS: WHAT’S YOUR STORY OF THE WORLD?


TWO-DAY EVENT | 6 HOURS OF CONTENT | COMPARES POST-MODERNISM, ISLAM, & CHRISTIANITY

Rudyard Kipling once said, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Faith is very similar. What do your students know about the story of God? Do they know that all of life is a grand story starting in the beginning with God’s good creation? But then something went tragically wrong and the entire cosmos was thrown into rebellion because of the Fall. Yet, God choose to redeem his people through Jesus, and He is ultimately redeeming all of creation through the coming of His Kingdom. This is the grand story of God. The Threads compares the three different stories of Christianity, Islam and Post-Modernism to determine which story shapes our view of the world. Axis presents these three meta-narratives using the six literary elements of story:

  • Setting: Where is the story taking place?
  • Character: Who am I and what role do I play?
  • Plot: What is the purpose of my story?
  • Conflict: What acts as a roadblock in my story?
  • Climax: Will I overcome the conflict and achieve my purpose?
  • Resolution: How does the story end?

Your students will come to understand that God’s story is ultimately the one story that frames the grand narrative of human existence.


LIVE: ONE-DAY EVENTS


COME TOGETHER: MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILY EVENT


ONE-DAY FAMILY EVENT | 5 HOURS OF CONTENT

Come Together is a full-day, multi-generational experience that helps families create a legacy of faith for the next generation. Our team will challenge your families to disciple their children and grandchildren with the biblical worldview. Families will love this interactive event that helps them to wrestle with the great questions of life together in a safe environment.

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:
Session 1 | Jesus’ First Word: What was Jesus’ first word? Find out in this session. We will also uncover a theology of the family as we consider how God created a very good world that is now cursed.

Session 2 | Social Media Love Affair: How is technology discipling the next generation and their families? Is social media making us more or less human? This session discusses how we, as the image of God, can use the gift of technology with wisdom.

Session 3 | Sex, Beer, College, And Jesus: In regard to sex, beer, and college, have our imaginations been hijacked by culture’s messages? Have we accepted a counterfeit gospel story, instead of God’s best for our lives? This session discusses how we can bring our imaginations back under the obedience of Christ.

Session 4 | How to Read the Bible Like the Devil: Often the full story of the Bible is lost because of our affinity for bite-sized nuggets of Scripture. Instead of asking the question, “What does this text mean to me?” we should be asking, “What does this passage say about God, His character, and the greater story of His coming Kingdom?” In this session, we learn that reading the Bible in context is crucial to our understanding of God’s story for the world.

Session 5 | Skittles For Lunch (or Dinner): During this family meal, families eat and talk with each other — no cell phones allowed! — as well as play games and have fun taking an “Awkward Family Photo” together.

Session 6 | Hope For Families: After looking at all of the things we have failed at, it’s time for some hope! This session looks at how family is still under God’s rule, and all of our shortcomings have been forgiven and washed away by Jesus’ blood. In light of that, how should our families be different? How should our habits change?

Session 7 | Jesus’ Last Words: Finally, we look at how God’s story will end. What will it be like when God finally restores His Kingdom? In light of that, how can families begin to overcome the power of the curse and become agents of hope and restoration to those around them? Families will draft a Vision Statement that works through the Gospel narrative of Creation, Curse, Ransom, and Renewal, as well as an Action Plan with practical, achievable ways of bringing their habits, vision, script, and community back under the dominion of Christ.

Click here to see a Prezi of Come Together


POP CULTURE: TECHNOLOGY, SCRIPTURE, & MEDIA


ONE-DAY EVENT | 3 HOURS OF CONTENT

Axis’ Pop Culture track encourages students to think clearly and critically about discipleship. What ideas and messages from technology, Scripture, and entertainment are shaping their lives, loves and habits? Each session encourages students to think clearly and critically about their spiritual formation.

The three sessions that make up the Pop Culture event are:

Social Media Love Affair: This session explores the effects of technology on our faith and relationships. Is technology making us more or less human? How are technology and social media impacting our habits, loves, and beliefs about relationships?

How to Read the Bible Like The Devil: This session emphasizes that learning to read the Bible in context is crucial to our understanding of God’s story for the world. Often the full story of the Bible is lost because of our affinity for bite-sized nuggets of Scripture. Instead of asking the question, “What does this mean to me?” we should be asking, “What does this mean?”

We Are What We Love: This session takes a hard look at what we really care about. The things we love come from what we think about and believe. By looking at music, movies, and various other media, students are encouraged to observe what they currently love in comparison to what brings abundant, flourishing life.

LIVE: ONE-HOUR EVENTS


SOCIAL MEDIA LOVE AFFAIR


ONE-HOUR EVENT

This Axis presentation explores the effects of technology on our faith and relationships. Students are encouraged to ponder tough questions surrounding their social media habits: “Is social media making me more or less human?” “Is the virtual me the real me?” And “How is social media impacting my relationships?”

This one-hour presentation is included in our Pop Culture track, but it can also be utilized by schools and churches as a stand alone event for classes, chapels, youth groups, or retreats.


WE ARE WHAT WE LOVE


ONE-HOUR EVENT

This event encourages students to understand that the things they love come from what they think about and believe. This session takes a hard look at what we truly care about. By looking at music, movies, and various other media, students are encouraged to observe what they currently love in comparison to what brings abundant, flourishing life.

This one-hour presentation is included in our Pop Culture track, but it can also be utilized by schools and churches as a stand alone event for classes, chapels, youth groups, or retreats.


HOW TO READ THE BIBLE LIKE THE DEVIL


ONE-HOUR EVENT

Often the full story of the Bible is lost because of our affinity for bite-sized nuggets of Scripture. Instead of asking the question, “What does this mean to me?” we should be asking, “What does this mean?” This session emphasizes that learning to read the Bible in context is crucial to our understanding of God’s story for the world.

This one-hour presentation is included in our Pop Culture track, but it can also be utilized by schools and churches as a stand alone event for classes, chapels, youth groups, or retreats.


THE PROBLEM OF EVIL


ONE-HOUR EVENT

How can a good God allow evil in the world? This question has plagued Christians and non-Christians alike for centuries. This session provides thought-provoking answers to some of the toughest questions surrounding the issue of evil.


THE CASE FOR THE RESURRECTION


ONE-HOUR EVENT

Christianity is centered on the idea of following Jesus and the claims He made, but do these beliefs stand firm when looked at historically? This session takes a direct look at historical evidence that corroborates with the biblical Gospel narrative. The session leaves students with the hope that Jesus is the Son of God and that through His resurrection, sin and death have been conquered!


AM I A CHRISTIAN IF I DOUBT?


ONE-HOUR EVENT

All of us tend to doubt our faith at some point in our lives. There is a time and place for doubt, but if it’s not addressed, it can cripple one’s spiritual walk. In this session, we discuss how to doubt well.

LIVE: PARENT/STAFF EVENTS


PARENT MEETING


ONE-HOUR OF CONTENT

This one-hour presentation helps parents understand the world their students inhabit, while equipping them with the resources and knowledge needed to start meaningful conversations with their students about faith, technology, media, and culture.

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STAFF MEETING


ONE-HOUR OF CONTENT

Axis helps church staff understand the culture their students inhabit, while equipping them to think holistically about their role in forming the habits, beliefs, and imaginations of their students. This presentation will help your church staff start meaningful conversations with students about faith, technology, belief, and values.

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