It seems as if smartphones have taken over... and it can feel overwhelming and hopeless. 

But what if you could learn about the world and effects of technology from top experts?
Gen Z is a digital generation that is changing how we parent, lead, and disciple our kids.

What if you could effectively disciple your teens with confidence in the midst of chaos?
Technology and smartphones can be good and used beneficial ways, but we also have to understand they are cursed. 

What if there's a third way to using technology in a beautiful, flourishing way?
Welcome to the Technology and Teens Summit!
A free online summit designed to help YOU engage the world of technology and your teen. 

Learn from 12 different experts who teach about this topic as a profession to gain valuable action steps to embracing the digital generation. 

Don't let the smartphone take over. 

Learn and implement a third way of handling technology while discipling the next generation!
How Does the Summit work?
1. Sign up 
The Summit is completely free!
Sign up to learn from 12 experts about technology and Gen Z.
2. Watch the Interviews
The expert interviews are available to watch from any device, anytime and anywhere, for free!
3. Talk about Technology
Be informed to talk about all of the important topics when discussing technology, smartphones, video games, identity, etc. with your student!
Watch for free today!
Are you a...
Parent of a child 8 - 18? 
Youth pastor
Family pastor
Caring adult
Spend 30 minutes with each expert to gain practical insight on topics surrounding technology and Gen Z. 

There will be four new expert interviews released every day to watch for FREE.
The Technology and Teens Summit Schedule:
Day 1
Arlene Pellicane
Growing Up Social
Thriving in a Tech-Centered World
With engaging humor and practical insight, Arlene walks through both the challenges and benefits of technology. As a mom of three, she understands the struggle of competing with technology for her kids’ time and attention. Amidst this often overwhelming struggle, Arlene offers hope that with healthy boundaries and a right understanding of the deeper issues that often drive people to escape into their own little digital worlds, devices can build community rather than increasing isolation. 

Arlene is a speaker and author of several books including Parents Rising. She is also the co-author of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman). She has been a featured guest on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, and The 700 Club.
Andy Crouch
The Tech-Wise Family
The Tech-Wise Family 
Andy Crouch makes connections between culture, creativity, and Christian faith. His two most recent books, The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place and 2016's Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing build on the compelling vision of faith, culture, and the image of God laid out in his previous books - Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. Andy provides practical insight and wisdom how God's call to creativity fits into the world of technology and dives deep into the balance of this within the family unit. 

For more than ten years he was an editor and producer at Christianity Today. His work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing—and, most importantly, received a shout-out in Lecrae's 2014 single "Non-Fiction."
Hillary and Christoph Gruener
A Word From The Bird
Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids
Hillary and Christoph discuss the "how to" on raising emotionally healthy children in this day and age. They also bring up what it looks like to take your place as the primary influence in your child’s life — the person God has placed in your child's life to guide them  emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. 

The Gruener's are the authors of a marriage, parenting, and personal growth lifestyle blog, A Word From The Bird! Their desire is to bring families to a place of contentment with their lives and teach parents how to be the primary influence of their child’s life. They encourage that you are not helpless, but rather equipped to give your child everything they need.
Day 2
Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids
Why Teens Love Technology
Becoming a family that manages technology well is something that both parents and their teens have to commit to do, parents cannot expect teenagers to do it on their own. Navigating this new world of social media screens is difficult, but not hopeless. Technology can be used to bring us closer together, but how do we do this? Kathy explains how and why parents have the opportunity to model what it means to be relational first and tech savvy second in a world that would reverse the order.

Dr. Kathy Koch, the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic raves from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith
Sacred Rest
How to Have a Well-Rested Teens (and Parents)
Dr. Saundra explains her book, Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity and explores 7 types of rest and how you and your teen can embrace rest from the physical to the social to the spiritual, etc. Listen if you see your kids being exhausted or worn out without explanation - or if you've ever experienced that.  

Dr. Saundra is an author, speaker, and board-certified internal medicine physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama and is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection. She is a top 100 medical expert in Good Housekeeping Doctors’ Secrets. She is also the author of Set Free to Live and Come Empty. Her newest release is Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity. She has shared her tips on merging faith and medicine with over 16,000 health care professionals to encourage the current and next generation of doctors to treat the whole person.
Kirk Cameron
Connect With and Reach Your Teen
Kirk Cameron unpacks what technology is and does in the family. Referencing professionals from interviews in his upcoming film, as well as his own experience parenting six teenagers. Kirk is both practical and uplifting as he encourages parents to build relationships to truly demonstrate the love of Christ. 

Kirk Cameron has been a part of the national landscape since starring as “Mike Seaver” in the ABC hit sit-com, “Growing Pains.” Since then, he’s appeared in numerous television and movie productions, including the “Left Behind” series, “Monumental,” and "Fireproof." His newest film, "Connect" offers real help for parenting kids and teens in a Social Media world. He’s been featured on Nightline, Fox News, and CNN and currently tours the country speaking live to 30 churches a year as part of the “Living Room Reset" marriage and parenting conference. 
Day 3
Heather MacFadyen
Don't Mom Alone
Don't Do Technology Alone
Heather invites viewers into a conversation about the importance of community especially as parents try to parent with technology. She discusses practical ways to help your kids set up boundaries, ways to invite fellow parents into your family, and the hope of the Gospel within technology!

Heather MacFadyen has hosted the “The Don't Mom Alone Podcast” for six years. Weekly interviewing fellow journeyers on the topic of motherhood, her heart is for moms to know God's great delight over them and how He sees the unseen eternal work they do every day. Through mentorship, friendship & discipleship she connects listeners with people and resources who remind them they “Don’t Mom Alone.”
Maggie John
100 Huntley Street
The Power of Listening on Every Platform
Maggie dives into the complicated development of media, especially journalistic media, in the new digital age. She gives parents a solid overview of the changes that have occurred in the recent past as well as tips and observations from her time in journalism. She also talks about what it means to be a black woman in journalism, and her experiences as black woman in our modern era, sharing insights and applications you won’t find anywhere else.

Maggie is Co-Host and Sr. Executive Producer of the longest running daily Canadian Show – 100 Huntley Street. Over her 16 years in the industry she has reported on some of the major news events of our day and interview a variety of guests throughout her career from everyday people But Maggie is most proud of the work she does with the ministry she founded in 2013 called The Baby Depot which helps families in need in the Hamilton area. 
Chris McKenna
Protect Young Eyes
Teaching Digital Citizenship
What does it mean to be a digital citizen in a culture that seems to have a new social platform show up every other week? The thought of taking ownership over technology can be a very daunting task for us, but Chris shows us that this is the most important thing we can do for our children. Whether it be setting up boundaries and filters for our children or modeling what it means to honor God through our technology, Chris shows us that becoming a digital citizen is doable and desperately needs to be done.

After a 12-year career in business advising and 6 years in full-time student ministry, Chris manages educational content for Covenant Eyes and is the founder and CEO of Protect Young Eyes. In a world where technology is native to our kids, Chris and the PYE team update parents on the latest digital trends through live presentations, their blog and digital citizenship curriculum to help families, schools, and churches use the internet well.
Day 4
Sally Burke
Moms in Prayer International
Role of Prayer in Technology
It is easy to talk about the power of prayer in Christian circles, but it is much harder to actually engage in prayer consistently. Sally Burke’s journey of bringing mothers together in prayer, all over the world, has redefined what it means to pray fervently and consistently, and to see real results. Sally’s resources and practical suggestions can bring hope into the life of the parent that seems to be losing their child to the world. Through implementing community, Scripture, and relentlessness as Burke describes, any parent can become a true prayer warrior.

In her early years, growing up in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Sally was fascinated with the space program, and eventually became a space shuttle engineer. It wasn’t until after her marriage and the birth of two children, that she and her husband came to faith in Christ, and God began changing her priorities. Today, in her role as president of Moms in Prayer International, Sally is carrying on the legacy begun over thirty years ago. Her vision remains unchanged, that more children, schools and moms might experience God’s life-changing answers to prayer.
Tim Cleary
The Aetherlight
Everything You Need to Know About Video Games
Because they evolve at such a rapid pace, video games have never been typical common ground for parents and their kids. Let’s face it, there is a wide gap between the Atari and the Xbox One. Tim Cleary helps parents understand the appeal of today’s video games, helpful questions to ask when monitoring a child’s gaming habits, and many of the positives that can come from healthy gaming.

As one of the founding creators of The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance, a virtual world for 10-12 year olds that fosters biblical engagement, Tim Cleary has always been captivated by Narnia, Star Wars, and Marvel comics. His heroes are: Jesus, his wife, C.S. Lewis, Stan Lee, and George Lucas. And as the lead writer for The Aetherlight, Tim balances lives at the intersection of scripture and pop culture, fostering energy and interest between the two.
Mark Oestreicher
The Youth Cartel
The Need to Belong
Mark Oestreicher, a respected leader of youth, speaks about current research on how teens develop and how that development differs from their parents’ generation. He gives important insight on today’s culture (not just about new technology but how even the very length of adolescence has grown), and thereby how parents often talk to and treat their teens based on this combined with a parent’s own experience as a teenager in the past. Mark suggests in practical terms how to use the way teens learn to help them learn who they are made to be and how to become a successful adult by growing, connecting, and belonging well with others in each season of their lives. 

A veteran youth worker and founding partner in The Youth Cartel, Mark provides resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. Also the author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0, Hopecasting, and Leading Without Power: 9 Paths to Non-Coercive Ministry Leadership, Mark is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant.
David Eaton
Smartphone Sanity
Bonus Interview: Smartphone Sanity
Whether you are shopping for your kid's first phone, or they've had a smartphone for years . . . you need Smartphone Sanity. The smartphone is causing a seismic shift in the lives of the rising generation. David helps give you some tools you need to keep your family safe & to put the Gospel at the center of your family's smartphone conversation. He will answer the question, "When should I get my kid a phone?" and give you confidence & a path to bring your family together. 

David cofounded Axis in 2007. Every year Axis speaks to 10,000+ students face-to-face and every month Axis' digital products equip 120,000+ parents, grandparents, pastors, and teachers. In 2018 Axis helped caring adults start 1,700,000 conversations, that they would not have started without Axis, with their 8- to 18-year-olds. He is the co-author of the new Smartphone Sanity book!
Smartphone Sanity 
Don't want to miss this closing keynote with Axis president and co-founder, David Eaton as he dives into 4 main conversations that need to be had around the smartphone. He will also discuss his new book, Smartphone Sanity !
Watch for free today!
Are you a ...
Parent of a child 8 - 18? 
Youth pastor
Family pastor
Caring adult
Spend 30 minutes with each expert to gain practical insight on topics surrounding technology and Gen Z. 

There will be four new expert interviews released every day to watch for FREE!
What Will You Walk Away With?
Practical Takeaways. 
These are some of the best speakers within this topic, and the goal of each interview to provide practical and specific advice and resources to implement in your everyday life as a parent. 
Variety of "Technology Topics."
The Technology and Teens Summit covers a wide range of subjects like smartphones, using technology wisely, the effects of time spent on technology, the dangers of smartphones and the internet, and identity and belonging.
Climate of Teen Culture. 
As a parent, being informed about what's happening in your teen's world and why it matters is key. With the knowledge of your teen's culture and the connection to their heart, you can cultivate their love for God. 

These expert speakers provide insight into what is "normal" in teen culture based on their many different experiences and wisdom. 
Best Christian Parenting Resources. 
We provide resources for each expert interview so you can continue to dive deep into any topic. 

One of the resources available in the summit is a unique close-knit community between parents. We encourage interaction between audience members through an online discussion platform where you can give ideas about the content and speakers, as well as encourage other participants. 

You could read hundreds of books about technology and smartphones . . . or  you can watch a 30-minute interview from the actual author for free with this summit!

Why waste time experimenting when you can learn directly from the influential leaders who’ve done what you want to do?
Who is Axis?
Our mission is to build lifelong faith one conversation at a time, and to bridge the gap between parents and their teenagers. We believe one of the best ways to do this is through culture translation, that is, taking current trends (pop culture, social media, video games, music, movies, politics, etc.)  and intersecting them with deep theological ideas that make sense and are relevant to the next generation.    
Where is this event located?
Wherever you are! This event is completely free. You can watch anytime and anywhere with an internet connection on any device.
How do I watch the interviews?
During the free period you’ll be able to access all of the interviews at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. You’ll be able to view the sessions on any computer, tablet, or mobile device.
What's the content of the interviews?
Each talk is 90% expert, 10% Axis team. We'll ask questions that best help parents and faith leaders of teens.
Watch for free!
Are you a ...
Parent of a child 8 - 18? 
Youth pastor
Family pastor
Caring adult
Spend 30 minutes with each expert to gain practical insight on topics surrounding technology and Gen Z. 

There will be four new expert interviews released every day to watch for FREE!
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