A whiteboard training is a virtual presentation that is designed to give you current and relevant information into why students are wrestling with each specific topic. They also address how students understand the topic, as well as the way it relates to students and the world around them.
Expert Interviews are personal interviews conducted by a member of the Axis Team with an expert within the topic of conversation. In these we ask thought provoking questions on how to have conversations in regards to these topics and what God’s vision is for each topic.
Feature Presentations are where we get to bring an Axis style live presentation straight to you. In each feature presentation we dive deep into the heart of the topic, tackling difficult questions in a high quality, fast paced digital presentation.
Do I really need a best friend when my Snapscore is so high and I have tons of followers on Instagram? Is it possible to make a real romantic connection via the Internet? And why should I talk to someone face to face when I can just text? On one level, these are questions students ponder. But on a deeper level, there’s a longing for more, for the deep, dynamic, rich relationship for which God created us. Yet in this era of technology and “followers,” teens don’t know where to look for nor how to cultivate such relationships. This presentation is about rediscovering the deep need we all have to know and be known and to experience the kind of authentic intimacy for which we were created.
Featuring: Restoration Project
The number of teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts and actions has doubled over the last decade. Now, with shows like 13 Reasons Why, the suicidal teenager has taken center stage in our culture. In this presentation, we will use the lens of the Gospel—which offers life, hope, and compassion for eternity and for the here and now—to carefully explore the topics of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts and to examine the relational, natural, and spiritual forces that contribute to these heartbreaking problems.
The cartel has been replaced by the medicine cabinet; marijuana is being legalized; and many teens believe God has nothing to say about any of it. But just because something is permissible doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good, and just because something is acceptable in one context doesn’t mean it’s acceptable in every context. As our culture continues to normalize recreational drug use, this presentation will apply the overarching Biblical narrative to gain wisdom about the topic of mind-altering substances.
Who am I, and what does God want me to do with my life? What does it mean to be human? To be a man? To be a woman? What does it mean to be God’s son or daughter? The need for affirmation of identity has never been greater. In a world plagued by FOMO, where so many life options can make us feel paralyzed and unable to choose, we struggle to figure out how we should live because we forget who we are. This presentation will explore the core questions of identity and purpose, especially as they relate to teens who are about to graduate high school.
Featuring: Coming Soon
Every year the Bible is the bestselling book in the world. Most American families own at least four Bibles. But how many of us actually know the Bible? Not just what it says, but how it made its way onto our coffee tables and nightstands. Do we know if our translation accurately represents the Word of God? Is the Bible trustworthy? And if it is, are we reading it and using it in a way that is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness?
With the availability of smartphones and the internet, pornography is easy to access and its free. Men and women by the thousands are becoming enslaved to the addictive properties of pornography every day. Pornography is heartbreaking because it takes something that is a beautiful part of God’s creation and perverts it. This perversion does damage to the viewers brain, gets in the way of healthy, intimate relationships, and fuels the sex slave trade. The question is, once you’ve started, how do you stop?
Leadership is something that everyone does or experiences every single day. Christians all over the United States will tell you that as Christians we are called to be leaders. Many churches even lead seminars on what it means to be a Godly leader. And for students, in a world with faster and more constant streams of communication it is easier to lead than ever before. It should lead students to consider, how can I keep God’s mandate to cultivate and protect the Earth and the people in it today?
Constant conversation is something that is possible now with things like social media and smartphones, something that God has done with humanity since the dawn of creation. And though Scripture tells us to pray without ceasing, that is something we rarely do. Many of us agree that we would like to pray more. But how do we actually do that? And how do I know that my prayers aren’t just words disappearing into thin air? How should we use the gift of prayer?
Facebook recently had more than fifty different gender options for their app users. The world is becoming more confused as to what gender is and what impact it should have on humanity. Students are often especially confused as culture tells them one thing, and the church tells them another. What is the vision God has for gender, marriage, and human sexuality? How can we courageously and compassionately point to Truth in the midst of a turbulent culture?
God cares intimately for each life that exists. But it doesn’t stop there. God desires for believers to fight for life as well. This does not just apply to the lives within our spheres of influence, but to every life. Culture tends to emphasize the life of the mother over the life of the infant, and the church often responds by emphasizing the life of the infant over the life of the mother. How can we create a culture which will champion the lives of both the mother and the unborn in this controversial yet important topic?
The way we communicate has drastically changed. Smart phones and social media apps have created so many new, easy, “guilt-free” ways to hurt and slander others. What does the Bible say about bullying and gossip? How can we use 21st-century communication in a way that builds up the body of Christ?
Special Guest: Darrell Scott
How can we share our faith in a world where “tolerance” is the ultimate virtue? If King Solomon were alive today, what advice would he give us? In this session, we dig deep into the book of Ecclesiastes and find that the ancient audience it was written for is not that different from modern-day readers.
Special Guest: Lee Strobel
Virtual Content Platform
Today’s students are post-literate and have extremely short attention spans. Because the screens in their pockets are winning the battle for their attention, it can be hard to disciple them into lifelong faith in Jesus. Our interactive virtual presentations, accessed via the Internet, speak students’ language and utilize the medium students love to address tough topics and get students thinking about what truly matters.
More Than a Presentation
Conversation Kits are not just a single presentation, chapel, sermon, or conversation. For every topic, in addition to a presentation, you will also receive expert interviews and teachings, plus additional resources, in order to have on-going conversations about some of today’s most relevant issues.
Highly Relevant and Timely
We understand that it’s hard to stay up to date with what matters to students, let alone know how to biblically and lovingly disciple them in today’s world. That’s why we make it our priority to know what topics matter and how to talk about them. It’s also why you’ll receive a subscription to Axis’ weekly premium newsletter, The Culture Translator Premium.
Try It, Risk Free
If you’re unsure if Conversation Kits are right for you and your students, no worries. For 15 days, preview the content yourself or even try out a presentation or two with your best set of teens in the living room, chapel, or small group. If it’s not for you, we don’t have your card and cannot charge you. It’s all yours for 15 days for $0.00.