I sent out information about the Gen Z: Faith Summit that started on the February 19. This morning I watched the opening remarks by the CEO and co-founder of AXIS, David Eaton. The summit involves over 30 teachers, thought leaders, authors and pastors sharing their thoughts on how best to help raise up the next generation. They focus on the areas of sexuality, technology, and growing up.
George Lucas, during his Academy Award acceptance, said: “I’ve always tried to be aware of what I say in my films because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers, teachers with very loud voices.” We know that kids today are bombarded with all kinds of media messages in very loud voices. How do we counter these voices?
What is AXIS?
AXIS was formed by a few millenials in response to their seeing so many teens who were on fire for Christ at one time in their lives, walk away from their faith. The statistics are brutal. The forecast is even worse. These young people have set out on a mission to help all those who are in the lives of youth be able to communicate well. Parents, grandparents, teachers and coaches often come from a completely different world than the youth they are interacting with. They need translators to be able to communicate. AXIS translates the culture and encourages the leverage of conversation.
What is the summit?
For the first three days of each interview, they are available online for free. I encourage you to take a look at the line up and watch one that calls out to you. If you have the time, you could watch them all for free. After the three days, if you still want to have access, you can buy an access pass which supports the amazing work that AXIS is doing to help parents connect with their kids in a meaningful way.
George Lucas, continuing, said: “But we will never match the power of the teacher who is able to whisper in a student’s ear”.
You have the power to counter the loud voices your child or grandchild is hearing.
What is the most important conversation?
It’s one that lasts a lifetime! Equip yourself to begin and continue to learn how to keep the conversation going. The videos offered during this summit provide ample conversation starters.