When was the last time you were invited to an exclusive, private, 900 year-old English estate to: unwind with your spouse, and meet new friends who, like you, want to make an eternal difference in our world… While dreaming together about passing on a legacy of faith to the next generation?
Axis formally invites you to join us in England at the historic Broughton Hall Estate for 41/2-day, once in-a-lifetime weekend celebrating the past, present, and future of Christianity!
Join us as we unplug from the demands of modern life and immerse ourselves in the landscape and tradition that inspired JRR Tolkien’s Shire and C.S. Lewis’ Narnia.
Save the Date: Wednesday, Oct 16th at 4pm to Sunday, October 20th at Noon
The Broughton Hall Estate enjoys a rich history stretching back over 900 years. This 3,000-acre historic estate is one of the most enchanting venues in Yorkshire.
The owners are a deeply committed Christian family who came to England from Normandy during William the Conqueror’s 1066 invasion. In 2019 they are excited to share their home with us as we dream about handing down a legacy of faith to the next generation.
The exquisite home features quintessentially English interiors, luxury bathrooms, 21st-century comforts, and a highly acclaimed kitchen creating a fine-dining experience as the focal point of our time together.
Its elegant interiors are sumptuously furnished, yet Broughton Hall remains a cherished and authentic family home.The ambience is relaxed yet luxurious, with award-winning food, a 17th-century garden, skilled staff, an extensive wine cellar, and spa.
Our Time Together
Immerse & Rest
Each afternoon is free for hiking in the footsteps of Tolkien or the Bronte sisters, visiting the spa, horseback riding, taking a cooking class with Broughton’s award winning chef, touring an ancient Christian ruin, or cozying up with a good book at the local country pub.
You’re sure to immerse in all Northern England has to offer during your stay!
Inspiration & Renewal
The weekend is carefully planned with intentional times of worship, Biblical teaching, and renewal for you & your spouse.
Your afternoons are free to explore spiritual heritage sites like Bolton Abbey, and York Minster, or be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales.
Imagine & Restore
This is your opportunity to connect with like-minded believers who share your heart for God’s Kingdom, and to dream together about the future.
In England we will see many beautiful, yet abandoned churches. Together we will imagine what the future of the church could be and plan ways to restore the next generation to our ancient, but always relevant, Christian faith.
Dr. Bill Brown is a scholar, professor, author, and pastor. For over twenty years Dr. Brown was the President of two different Christian colleges, and he now serves as the Senior Fellow of Worldview & Culture at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
Dr. Brown will be our Bible teacher at Broughton.
TBD – John Lennox
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford.
In addition, he is at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.
TBD – Dr. Lennox is our pending guest scholar on Christ and Culture.
Musical worship stirs the soul and invites us into the presence of God. At Broughton we will tastefully celebrate the goodness of God through intentional musical worship.
TBD – our guest musician.
You’ll get an inspiring look at what God has done through Axis in the last twelve years and you’ll hear the vision of how God is specifically calling us to engage with parents and teenagers in the years to come.
I wish there were 100s of groups like Axis. We are losing the next generation. We need help from people like Axis to reach teenagers. – Timothy Keller, PhD
Since 2007, Axis has served families and has helped them tackle the tough teen years, by equipping parents to start conversations that they would not have had, with their teens.
We firmly believe parents and grandparents are missionaries to the next generation and Axis’ role is to equip those caring adults to disciple a generation drowning in unprecedented challenges with: social media, anxiety, smartphones, vaping, sexting, gender confusion, etc.
We know the world teens are growing up in and our vision is to see the next generation develop a lifelong faith in Jesus Christ.
As a ministry to you, it is our pleasure to treat you to the entire 41/2-day weekend including lodging, gourmet meals, daily excursions, and Christian heritage tours.
Your only expenses will be your air and ground transportation to Skipton (just a two hour train ride from London), where the staff from Broughton will escort you to the estate grounds.
We’re so excited for you to join us! Reservations are very limited, so please claim your spot and save the date for Oct 16 to 20, 2019.