FAMILY EVENTS

HOMESCHOOL

Axis provides both virtual trainings and live trainings for homeschool families and homeschool groups. Axis Virtual Training topics and collections deliver compelling and academically challenging worldview content via the Internet for use in your homeschool curriculum. Our teams also conduct worldview trainings for homeschool conferences, associations, and groups. We look forward to serving you and your family!

MULTI-DAY EVENTS ONE-DAY EVENTS

FAMILY SMALL GROUPS

Axis Virtual Training delivers topical family small group curriculum to help you start meaningful conversations with your teen(s) about life, technology, faith, and the Christian worldview.



LIVE: MULTI-DAY EVENTS


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


FIRST-YEAR MULTI-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, with its grand beginning at creation, the tragedy of the fall, the redemptive story of Jesus, and the coming Kingdom of God? By comparing three different stories that seek to shape how we view reality, students are encouraged to think for themselves and develop a lifelong faith. 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?

Click here to see a Prezi of The Threads


Includes: Chapel presentations, classroom sessions, teacher training, parent meeting, and supplemental resources and curriculum.


THE GRID: WHAT’S YOUR WORLDVIEW?


SECOND-YEAR MULTI-DAY EVENT | 6 HOURS OF CONTENT | COMPARES ATHEISM, EASTERN RELIGION, & CHRISTIANITY

This event will help students own their faith and stop renting it from their parents. The Grid unpacks the truth claims of three worldviews and their impact on our lives if we choose to live by them. Students are forced to answer the questions, “Do I live as if God does not exist?” and “Do I live my life solely by my emotions and feelings, rather than according to wisdom?” When comparing the three worldviews, it becomes apparent that Christianity provides the best explanation for reality and that the Gospel provides incredible hope for the world. During The Grid, students are introduced to the 6 biggest questions they will ever ask:

  • Reality: What is real?
  • Origin: Where do I come from?
  • Identity: Who am I?
  • Ethics: What is right and what is wrong?
  • Purpose: Why am I here?
  • Death: What happens when I die?

Click here to see a Prezi of The Grid

Heartwork: Axis is committed to the long term spiritual formation of your students, that’s why we are so excited to also offer Heartwork as part of The Grid presentation. Heartwork connects your school community with communities in need, providing you with an online tool to move your students from apathy to compassionate action on behalf of the poor. Click here to learn more.

Includes: Chapel presentations, classroom sessions, teacher training, parent meeting, and supplemental resources and curriculum.


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.


VIRTUAL: FAMILY LESSON LIBRARY


AXIS VIRTUAL TRAINING FAMILY LESSON LIBRARY



Think of Axis Virtual Training as your family’s biblical worldview channel, delivering relevant and engaging content for you via the Internet on a monthly basis. Our topic and collection packages include access to Axis’ feature films (35-minute virtual presentations by the Axis team), supplemental 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 LIKE:
Sean McDowell, John Stonestreet, Save the Storks, and more!

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

GAMEPLAN: YOUR SECRET WEAPON IN PARENTING . . . COMING SOON!


GAMEPLAN



GamePlan is a monthly subscription that will deliver relevant content directly to parents and grandparents by way of smartphone in order to spark deep conversations with their students about what they’re facing, including faith, technology, identity, purpose, sex, responsibility, and adulthood.

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