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"Teen culture is constantly changing. How do I keep up?"

"Why do I feel like the next generation is living 
in a totally different world than I am?"

"Is there any hope for my teenager?"




"Teen culture is constantly changing. How do I keep up?"

"Why do I feel like the next generation is living 
in a totally different world than I am?"

"Is there any hope for my teenager?"

Are YOU asking these questions?
Purchase the Understand Your Teen Summit to hear Christian thought-leaders address these questions and much more!
Are YOU asking these questions?
Purchase the Understand Your Teen Summit to hear Christian thought-leaders address these questions and much more!
Every parent wants to feel like they have it all together and know exactly how to understand their kids, spark a meaningful conversation - or maybe they just want to grab their teen's attention away from their devices for more than 5 minutes ...

However, life is busy, teen culture is constantly changing, and everything seems to be moving a million miles per hour. 

The Understand Your Teen Summit was created for YOU. 

Simple. Practical. Thought-provoking. Encouraging. This summit will help you engage your teens exactly the way they want you to. 
1. Purchase the Lifetime Pass
Login to your membership account to receive all 50 downloadable audio and video versions of interviews.
2. Watch the Interviews
Watch the speakers and experts straight from any of your devices or listen to them on your drive to drop the kids off.
3. Start a Conversation
Implement the practical wisdom into your home and start a lifelong conversation with your teen.
Every parent wants to feel like they have it all together and know exactly how to understand their kids, spark a meaningful conversation - or maybe they just want to grab their teen's attention away from their devices for more than 5 minutes ...

However, life is busy, teen culture is constantly changing, and everything seems to be moving a million miles per hour. 

The Understand Your Teen Summit was created for YOU. 

Simple. Practical. Thought-provoking. Encouraging. This summit will help you engage your teens exactly the way they want you to. 
1. Purchase the Lifetime Pass
Login to your membership account to receive all 50 downloadable audio and video versions of interviews.
2. Watch the Interviews
Watch the speakers and experts straight from any of your devices or listen to them on your drive to drop the kids off.
3. Start a Conversation
Implement the practical wisdom into your home and start a lifelong conversation with your teen.
What's the Structure?
CONNECT
As a parent, being informed about what's happening in your teen's world and why it matters is key. 

What topics, cultural trends, and passions 
are important to your teens?
CAPTURE
Equip yourself to capture your teen's heart through deep, engaging conversations. 


How do you approach the hard, uncomfortable conversations?
CULTIVATE
With the knowledge of your teen's culture and the connection to their heart, you can cultivate their love for God.

Are you cultivating a love for God that's changing their actions?
With practical insight and encouragement from every speaker, you will be equipped to connect 
with your teens' culture, capture their hearts, and cultivate a love for God in their life. 
CONNECT
As a parent, being informed about what's happening in your teen's world and why it matters is key. 

What topics, cultural trends, and passions 
are important to your teens?
CAPTURE
Equip yourself to capture your teen's heart through deep, engaging conversations. 

How do you approach the hard, uncomfortable conversations?
CULTIVATE
With the knowledge of your teen's culture and the connection to their heart, you can cultivate their love for God.

Are you cultivating a love for God that's changing their actions?
With practical insight and encouragement from every speaker, you will be equipped to connect with your teens' culture, capture their hearts, and cultivate a love for God in their life. 
How Does It Work?
  •  This summit is for Parents, Teachers, Youth Pastors, Faith Leaders, Grandparents . . . anyone who has a role in the lives of the next generation!
  •  Spend 30 minutes with David Platt, Dr. Christopher Yuan, Dr. Kathy Koch, and many more phenomenal experts, authors, thought-leaders, psychologists, and counselors as they help you understand and engage your teen.
Who Are The Speakers?
Dr. Kathy Koch
Technology
David Platt
Love for Scripture
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Sexuality 
Dr. Naita Guine
Leadership
Dr. Gary Chapman
Love Languages
Josh + Christi Straub
Emotional Health
Rick Warren 
Purpose
John Onwuchekwa
Prayer
Dr. Lori Salierno-Maldonado
Leadership
J.P. Moreland
Apologetics
Stephen Mackey
Character Building
Courtney Joseph
Women in the Word
And MANY more . . . Check out the Summit Schedule to look at the other speakers and topics!
David Platt 
Radical Life Ministries
Arlene Pellicane
Author, Parents Rising
Mike Foster
People of the Second Chance
Dr. Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Author, Out of a Far Country
Stephen Mackey
2 Words
Naita Guine
Author, A Way Out
Josh + Christi Straub
Famous At Home
Dr. Kathy Koch
Technology
David Platt
Love for Scripture
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Sexuality 
Dr. Naita Guine
Leadership
Dr. Gary Chapman
Love Languages
Rick Warren 
Purpose
John Onwuchekwa
Prayer
Dr. Lori Salierno-Maldonado
Leadership
J.P. Moreland
Apologetics
Stephen Mackey
Character Building
Courtney Joseph
Women in the Word
And MANY more . . . Check out the Summit Schedule to look at the other speakers and topics!
David Platt 
Radical Life Ministries
Arlene Pellicane
Author, Parents Rising
Mike Foster
People of the Second Chance
Dr. Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Author, Out of a Far Country
Stephen Mackey
2 Words
Naita Guine
Author, A Way Out
Josh + Christi Straub
Famous At Home
What Will I Get Out of It?
Network of Parents
There's a unique, close-knit community between parents that forms throughout the summit that you won't find in any other online conference. 

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. 
Advice from Experts
You could read hundreds of books about parenting . . . or watch a 30-minute interview from the actual author! 

Why waste time experimenting as a parent when you can learn directly from the influential leaders who’ve done what you want to do?

Practical Takeaways
We've spent months interviewing the best speakers within as many curated topics as possible. The goal for each interview is to provide practical and specific advice and resources for you to implement in your everyday life as a parent.

We provide resources on each speaker page to make it as easy for you to dive deeper into the topics you want.  
“My kids are 18, 15, and 13 so they're at different levels of engagement with the culture. I appreciate knowing what they know, even if it's sometimes painful to know the things they are hearing and seeing.” Heather

“I feel motivated, inspired, and excited to continue in the fight for my 4 kids who are ages 10, 10, 8 and 5!" Jolandi

“I have only been following Jesus for about 4 years, and I have felt like I am too late for my kids, but going through the summit has given me the chance to set me up for knowing how to bring these conversations into my home and how I can give the best of me as a mom to my children.” Bobbie-Lee
David Platt 
Radical Life Ministries
Arlene Pellicane
Author, Parents Rising
Mike Foster
People of the Second Chance
Dr. Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Author, Out of a Far Country
Stephen Mackey
2 Words
Naita Guine
Author, A Way Out
Josh + Christi Straub
Famous At Home
Network of Parents
There's a unique, close-knit community between parents that forms throughout the summit that you won't find in any other online conference. 

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. 
Advice from Experts
You could read hundreds of books about parenting or watch a 30-minute interview from the actual author! 

Why waste time experimenting as a parent when you can learn directly from the influential leaders who’ve done what you want to do?
Practical Takeaways
We've spent months interviewing the best speakers within as many curated topics as possible. The goal for each interview is to provide practical and specific advice and resources for you to implement in your everyday life as a parent.

We provide resources on each speaker page to make it as easy for you to dive deeper into the topics you want.  
“My kids are 18, 15, and 13 so they're at different levels of engagement with the culture. I appreciate knowing what they know, even if it's sometimes painful to know the things they are hearing and seeing.” Heather

“I feel motivated, inspired, and excited to continue in the fight for my 4 kids who are ages 10, 10, 8 and 5!" Jolandi

“I have only been following Jesus for about 4 years, and I have felt like I am too late for my kids, but going through the summit has given me the chance to set me up for knowing how to bring these conversations into my home and how I can give the best of me as a mom to my children.” Bobbie-Lee
David Platt 
Radical Life Ministries
Arlene Pellicane
Author, Parents Rising
Mike Foster
People of the Second Chance
Dr. Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Author, Out of a Far Country
Stephen Mackey
2 Words
Naita Guine
Author, A Way Out
Josh + Christi Straub
Famous At Home
Summit Schedule
Day 1 - 
Courtney and Logan at Axis
Welcome Welcome Welcome - Get Excited!

Welcome to the Understand Your Teen Summit! You won't want to miss our opening keynote about Axis, who we are and information about each speaker!
Day 2 - 
Dr. Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages 
Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing your most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages®: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, which gives simple and practical ways to communicate love to your partner.
Mike Foster 
Second Chances

Founder and Chief Chance Officer at People of the Second Chance, an organization dedicated to helping people relaunch their lives with a sense of hope and purpose, Mike’s work focuses on helping others be passionate about their not-so-perfect stories. He is also the author of You Rise Glorious: A Wild Invitation to Live Fierce, Free, and Unstoppable in a World that Tries to Break You, Shame You, and Tell You that You're Not Enough and host of the Fun Therapy podcast on the Relevant network. 

Dr. Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids

Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., Dr. Kathy has authored 6 books including Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts.
Her practical, relevant, and results-oriented concepts leave her audiences armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.

Os Guinness
Last Call for Liberty
An author and social critic, Os has written more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide. Os has spoken at many of the world’s major universities, and spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world. 
Bonny Andrews
Live Jam

 The founder and chief dreamer of LiveJam, Bonny travels extensively across India and abroad, speaking at high schools, youth conferences and leading worship. His passion is to see urban youth transformed through music, media and arts.
Day 3 - 
Courtney Joseph
Women Living Well
Founder of Women Living Well and Good Morning Girls, Courtney has led thousands of women through in-depth bible studies and has been featured in nationally recognized T.V. shows and conferences. Her passion and sincerity has made her a leader in the Christian blogging community.
John Onwuchekwa
Pastor, Cornerstone
A native of Houston,TX., John was born into a Nigerian home where the gospel was cherished deeply and modeled excellently. He and his wife, Shawndra, are eager to see the gospel restore a sense of family, dignity, and hope to their neighborhood through their local church of ordinary people.
Stacy + Megan Callender
Moms in Prayer
Southern California State Coordinator for Moms in Prayer, Stacy has a passion for prayer. Not only has her own prayer life been transformed from these weekly times of prayer, but she has seen undeniable fruit in the lives of her children, their fellow students, teachers, and schools. Stacy has witnessed the power of God through prayer which has created a contagious passion in her that is evident to all.
Lance Witt
Replenish

Known as a Pastor to leaders, Lance coaches, cares for and consults leaders and their teams all over the world on how to live from a healthy soul. Author of Replenish, a best-seller for church and non-profit ministry leaders, the book is full of practical insights that will equip leaders to develop healthy life practices, improve their people skills, and strengthen the performance of their teams.
Ben Malcolmson
Walk On

 Director of external relations and assistant to Seattle Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll, Ben's story has been featured in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is dedicated to mentoring young people and shares his remarkable story in his new book, "Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines--My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God."
Day 4 - 
SABBATH SUNDAY

There will be no interviews released today. We are intentionally not posting any new sessions so our team and you can rest and focus on God.

You're welcome to catch-up on sessions that are currently still available. That's totally up to you. 

Enjoy! Scheduled releases will begin again tomorrow.
Day 5 - 
Dennis Trittin
LifeSmart Publishing
Author, publisher, educator, speaker, and mentor, Dennis is committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Also, the Founder and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing and the author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead and co-author of Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, Dennis has a passion to inspire and equip young people.
Naita Guine 
A Way Out

Delivering effective, passionate, and engaging workshops and presentations while sharing strategies and best practices, Naita has a passion to help propel students into their full potential. She is also the author of A Way Out: 10 Characteristics of Highly Successful Teens, inspiring and challenging students of all ages to find their voice and live their dreams. 
Josh Burnette
Adulting 101
 
Author of Adulting 101,  a book written to equip students for life after college, includes practical life skills around finances, relationships, time management, goal setting and much more. Josh is also a certified speaker with SCORRE workshops and recently enjoyed the opportunity to be the keynote speaker for Verizon Wireless.
Mark Oestreicher
The Youth Cartel

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, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant.
Bob Pritchett
Faithlife

Co-founder and President/CEO of Faithlife Corporation (makers of Logos Bible Software), Bob speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, electronic publishing, and digital libraries. His latest book is called Start Next Now: How to Get the Life You’ve Always Wanted, shares his guiding principles, which have grown his company to over 440 employees today.
Day 6 - 
Ryan and Selena Frederick
Fierce Marriage
Passion for healthy marriages and “fighting fair" the Fredericks, high-school sweethearts and founders of a marriage ministry called Fierce Marriage, write and lead from an attitude of teachability and a core belief that marriage should be built on the love of God and the sacrifice demonstrated in the Gospel. They have written several books together, host a weekly podcast, and write a popular blog on the trials and victories of marriage in Christ.

Sheila Gregoire
To Love, Honor, and Vacuum
A popular blogger, award winning author of 7 books and a sought after speaker, Sheila has a passion to speak to women. She desires to encourage them into an authentic relationship with God, their families, and with each other, primarily writing on marriage, and intimacy to provide deeper insight rather than the "pat christian answers."
Brooke McGlothlin
MOB Society

Co-Founder and President of The MOB Society, an online community for mothers of boys seeking to raise godly men, Brooke  uses her ministry experience to reach women, writing to bring hope to the messes of life, She has written several books, including the newly released Gospel Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need

Jeff Kemp
Jeff Kemp Team

Former NFL quarterback and a champion for strengthening relationships, Jeff calls men to their identity in Christ to champion benevolent manhood, marriage and fathering. His mission through Jeff Kemp Team is investing in relationships and teamwork - helping men, marriages and teams in ministry and business.
Courtney Reissig
Glory in the Ordinary
A wife, mother, writer, and speaker, Courtney is the author of The Accidental Feminist (Crossway, 2015) and Glory in the Ordinary (Crossway 2017). She has a passion that the next generation, is equipped to understand that work (even boring work) can bring glory to God is foundational to flourishing and proclaiming Christ.
Day 7 - 
Dr. Lori Salierno-Maldonado
T1L1
Working as a passionate keynote speaker and author of several books, Dr. Lori and is an avid spokeswoman for the cause of transforming at-risk youth into responsible citizens. Also the founder and CEO of Teach One to Lead One®, which is as referred to as T1L1, she passionately leads the charge to impact the next generation with strong character and leadership training. 
Stephen Mackey
2 Words

From locker rooms to computer screens, conferences to churches, Stephen brings an empowering, inspiring, and equipping message to audiences of all backgrounds. Drawing from his own life story and the stories of people he meets, Stephen has an uncanny ability to authentically connect through humor, wisdom, and passion, and usher them to the next level of character and performance. 
Sean Teis
Life Factors

Cofounder of Life Factors Ministries, Sean leads fatherless families to the Heavenly Father through spreading awareness, creating unique resources, speaking, and partnering with other ministries. He has published resources that include: The Fatherless Journey for Girls (For Teen Girls), and (For Teen Guys), and The Single Mom Journey.  Sean seeks to effectively evangelize and disciple the fatherless families in their church and community.
Pete Hardesty
Adulting 101

Serving as the Young Life College Divisional Coordinator in the Eastern Division, Pete is a certified speaker coach with SCORRE workshops, and loves helping people become excellent communicators. He is also the co-author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Adulting 101. Pete has been working with young people for 25 years and they are still his favorite because he love creating environments where they can thrive and achieve their potential. 
Scott Schimmel
The YouSchool

As President & Chief Guide of YouSchool, Scott is responsible for leading the charge. After spending over ten years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship helping college students become world changers, Scott is deeply aware of the challenges students face when stepping into the professional world. 
Day 8 - 
Brooks Gibbs
Raise Them Strong


An award winning social skills educator who teaches students, parents, and teachers how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule, Brooks  empowers students to make friends and manage emotions. He’s spoken to over 2 million students face-to-face and people have watched his viral videos over 200 million times worldwide.

Lisa Sharon Harper
The Very Good Gospel
Lisa leads trainings that increase clergy and community leaders’ capacity to organize people of faith toward a just world. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment and common action.
Josh + Christi Straub
Famous At Home

Together, Josh and Christi (M.A., M.B.A) co-founded Famous at Home, an organization equipping leaders and their spouses in emotional intelligence and
family wellness. They are also Fellows of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and
Counseling and host a weekly In This Together podcast. They also lead TwentyTwoSix
Parenting.

Caleb Kaltenbach
God of Tomorrow


Caleb is a pastor and the author of God of Tomorrow and Messy Grace, chosen by WORLD Magazine as one of the top books of 2016. In Messy Grace, Caleb writes about growing up in the LGBT community, finding Jesus, and learning that love doesn’t require a shift in theology. An in-demand speaker, he teaches and consults churches widely on issues of faith, reconciliation, and sexual diversity.
Brent Crowe
Student Leadership University
Engaging issues such as leadership, culture, and change, Brent speaks to hundreds of thousands across the nation and abroad each year and is currently serving as Vice President for Student Leadership University, a program that has trained over one hundred and fifty thousand students to commit themselves to excellence.
Day 9 - 
Judy Davis
DASIUM


Author and host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast, Judy is a parenting and teen suicide prevention expert as well as an influencer in the military spouse community. CEO of DASIUM - a brand leading the way in depression, addiction and suicide prevention in teens and young adults, Judy is passionate about providing programs and resources to families across the nation.
Brett Ullman
Worlds Apart


Leading and directing Worlds Apart, a charity focused on empowering individuals to re-align their lives with Biblical core values often muddled by media but central to Christian living, Brett connects our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. He travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media.

Dr. Christopher Yuan
Out of a Far Country
Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for 10 years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He has co-authored with his mother, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, and A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope. He is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless and his forthcoming book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story
Tom Gilson
The Stream


Senior editor of The Stream, author of a parent-friendly guide to keeping kids in the faith, titled Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens, the chief editor of True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism, and author/host of the Thinking Christian blog, Tom desires young people to understand the goodness of Christianity.
Dr. Shannon Warden
Counselor
 
A licensed professional counselor who has counseled hundreds of families over the past 20 years, Shannon works full-time as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University, where she helps train graduate students in the art of counseling. 
She has also co-authored a parenting book, Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents. 
Day 10 - 
Macy + Ginger Klein
Project Reasons

Co- Founders of Project Reasons, a group effort dedicated to saving the lives of students, and adults from suicide. Focused primarily on teaching students how to cope with suicidal feelings as well as how to help their friends, Macy shares her own story and healing process through suicidal and thoughts and self-harm. Macy and Ginger want to unify adults and students in this prevention effort.
MD Neely
CIY Films


MD Neely leads the team at CIY's Æffect Films. He has directed and produced films in 14 different countries, including “Love Costs Everything,” “Becoming Sons & Daughters” and “Aullido.” MD is a graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Film and Editing. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his wife and 5 children, teaching students about filmmaking, eating Cadbury chocolate, and watching “Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Justin + Lindsey Holcomb
God Made All of Me
Together, Justin + Lindsey have written/edited 14 books on numerous topics including sexual assault, domestic abuse, biblical studies, and historical theology. 
Some include, Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Sexual Assault Victims, It Is My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence, and God Made All of Me. They live in Orlando, FL, with their two daughters
Arlene Pellicane
Growing Up Social


A speaker and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband , Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life. 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.

Sandy Fowler
Simple Strategies


A podcaster, author, and coach whose passion is teaching people to make powerful choices, Sandy has authored 2 books on making the holidays better. She is a co-founder of DASIUM: Upstream Solutions for Preventing Depression, Addiction, and Suicide in Teens and Young Adults and co-host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast. Sandy loves to inspire young people and their parents to create emotionally healthy lives. 
Day 11 - 
SABBATH SUNDAY

There will be no interviews released today. We are intentionally not posting any new sessions so our team and you can rest and focus on God.

You're welcome to catch-up on sessions that are currently still available. That's totally up to you. 

Enjoy! Scheduled releases will begin again tomorrow.
Day 12 - 
David Platt
Radical
The senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. and founder of Radical, which is a resource that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ, David speaks on his passion of the Church, scripture and missions. He has authored many books including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture
Jesse Ross
Fathers Matter
Author, speaker, and personal and professional development coach, Jesse works to guide people in effectively impacting their own communities: their families, their workplace, and beyond. Jesse knows personal and professional development can come in many ways. Some of the areas he focuses on include: how to be an effective communicator - at home or in your career, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leadership development in the workplace.
Katie Reid
Made Like Martha
A pastor's wife and mom to five children (ages two to fourteen), Katie holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and is a national speaker, bible study facilitator, and author of Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done. Katie has been published on: Focus on the Family, HuffPost, TODAY's Parenting Team Blog, Crosswalk, For Every Mom and many other sites. She encourages others to find grace in the unraveling.
Rob Hoskins
One Hope
Taking leadership of OneHope in 2004, Rob has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word Every Child by partnering with local churches to help reach more than a BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word. Under Rob’s leadership, OneHope has worked in over 170 countries and scores of languages. Recently, Rob has led OneHope’s efforts in resourcing the North America church in innovative ways of engaging youth with Scripture. 
Greg Stier
Dare2Share
Founding Dare 2 Share in 1991, Greg and the ministry has equipped over 1 million teenagers to relationally and relentlessly share the gospel of Christ. As a former church planter and pastor, Greg believes in the power and potential of the Church to transform entire cities with the gospel. As a former youth leader, he is also committed to seeing this transformation start within the next generation. Greg is the author of 20 books and countless articles. 
Day 13 -
Rick Warren 
The Purpose Driven Life
Founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, a Christian community that he and his wife began in their home in 1980. Today Saddleback is one of the most prominent churches in America with more than 20,000 members. The well-known evangelical Christian leader rose to worldwide fame after publishing his wildly popular book, The Purpose Driven Life, in 2002. To date, the title has sold more than 30 million copies, making it the top selling hardcover book of all time.
J.P. Moreland
Does God Exist?

 Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, J.P has authored, edited, or contributed papers to 95 books, including Does God Exist? , Universals, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, and Debating Christian Theism. He has also published over 85 articles in different journal. Moreland was selected in August, 2016 by The Best Schools as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers.
Bianca Olthoff
In The Name of Love  
Passionate Jesus-loving, bible-teaching, book-writing MexiRican who loves to help people navigate life, connect in community, and live significantly Bianca speaks around the globe. She proclaims Jesus to be real, raw, and revolutionary and encourages that we can be too! It's time to get out of the box, color outside of the lines, and live counter-culturally. It's time to live in the name of love. 
Dr. Dan Allender
The Wounded Heart
Serving as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School, Dr. Dan has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years. He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, intimacy and marriage, worship, and other related topics. Dan is the author of The Wounded Heart, The Healing Path, To Be Told, and God Loves Sex.
Freddie Scott II
Unlock the Champion
A second generation pro athlete as well as a sought after speaker on issues pertaining to family and the importance of fatherhood. Freddie has advocated for the fatherless children and their families for more than a decade. Today he serves as a certified NFL Transition Coach and part of the NFL Player Engagement Ambassador Program. Freddie travels the country providing life skills and professional development training for NFL players (past, present and future). 
Day 14 - 
David Eaton
4 Essential Conversations about the Smartphone
Watch this SPECIAL Axis presentation by David Eaton, president and co-founder of Axis, as he dives into the 4 important conversations you NEED to be having about the smartphones in your life and the life of your teen.

Day 1 - September 20th
Courtney and Logan at Axis
Welcome Welcome Welcome - Get Excited!

Welcome to the Understand Your Teen Summit! You won't want to miss our opening keynote about Axis, who we are and information about each speaker!
Day 2 - September 21st
Dr. Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages
Married more than 45 years to Karolyn, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing your most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over forty years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages®: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, which gives simple and practical ways to communicate love to your partner.

Mike Foster 
Second Chances
Founder and Chief Chance Officer at People of the Second Chance, an organization dedicated to helping people relaunch their lives with a sense of hope and purpose, Mike’s work focuses on  helping others be passionate about their not-so-perfect stories. He is also the author of You Rise Glorious: A Wild Invitation to Live Fierce, Free, and Unstoppable in a World that Tries to Break You, Shame You, and Tell You that You're Not Enough and host of the Fun Therapy podcast on the Relevant network. 

Dr. Kathy Koch
Celebrate Kids
Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., Dr. Kathy has authored 6 books including Screens and Teens and 8 Great Smarts.
Her practical, relevant, and results-oriented concepts leave her audiences armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to build healthy relationships and increase success in family, life, and school.

Os Guinness
Last Call for Liberty
An author and social critic, Os has written more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide. Os has spoken at many of the world’s major universities, and spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world. 
Bonny Andrews
Live Jam
The founder and chief dreamer of LiveJam, Bonny travels extensively across India and abroad, speaking at high schools, youth conferences and leading worship. His passion is to see urban youth transformed through music, media and arts.
Day 3 - September 22nd
Courtney Joseph
Women Living Well
Founder of Women Living Well and Good Morning Girls, Courtney has led thousands of women through in-depth bible studies and has been featured in nationally recognized T.V. shows and conferences. Her passion and sincerity has made her a leader in the Christian blogging community.
John Onwuchekwa
Pastor, Cornerstone
A native of Houston,TX., John was born into a Nigerian home where the gospel was cherished deeply and modeled excellently. He and his wife, Shawndra, are eager to see the gospel restore a sense of family, dignity, and hope to their neighborhood through their local church of ordinary people.
Stacy + Megan Callender
Moms in Prayer
Southern California State Coordinator for Moms in Prayer, Stacy has a passion for prayer. Not only has her own prayer life been transformed from these weekly times of prayer, but she has seen undeniable fruit in the lives of her children, their fellow students, teachers, and schools. Stacy has witnessed the power of God through prayer which has created a contagious passion in her that is evident to all.
Lance Witt
Replenish
Known as a Pastor to leaders, Lance coaches, cares for and consults leaders and their teams all over the world on how to live from a healthy soul. Author of Replenish, a best-seller for church and non-profit ministry leaders, the book is full of practical insights that will equip leaders to develop healthy life practices, improve their people skills, and strengthen the performance of their teams.
Ben Malcolmson
Walk On
Director of external relations and assistant to Seattle Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll, Ben's story has been featured in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is dedicated to mentoring young people and shares his remarkable story in his new book, "Walk On: From Pee Wee Dropout to the NFL Sidelines--My Unlikely Story of Football, Purpose, and Following an Amazing God."
Day 4 - September 23rd
SABBATH SUNDAY

There will be no interviews released today. We are intentionally not posting any new sessions so our team and you can rest and focus on God.

You're welcome to catch-up on sessions that are currently still available. That's totally up to you. 

Enjoy! Scheduled releases will begin again tomorrow.
Day 5 - September 24th
Dennis Trittin
LifeSmart Publishing
Author, publisher, educator, speaker, and mentor, Dennis is committed to helping young people reach their full potential. Also, the Founder and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing and the author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead and co-author of Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, Dennis has a passion to inspire and equip young people.
Naita Guine 
A Way Out
Delivering effective, passionate, and engaging workshops and presentations while sharing strategies and best practices, Naita has a passion to help propel students into their full potential. She is also the author of A Way Out: 10 Characteristics of Highly Successful Teens, inspiring and challenging students of all ages to find their voice and live their dreams. 
Josh Burnette
Adulting 101
Author of Adulting 101,  a book written to equip students for life after college, includes practical life skills around finances, relationships, time management, goal setting and much more. Josh is also a certified speaker with SCORRE workshops and recently enjoyed the opportunity to be the keynote speaker for Verizon Wireless.
Mark Oestreicher
The Youth Cartel
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, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant.
Bob Pritchett
Faithlife
Co-founder and President/CEO of Faithlife Corporation (makers of Logos Bible Software), Bob speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, electronic publishing, and digital libraries. His latest book is called Start Next Now: How to Get the Life You’ve Always Wanted, shares his guiding principles, which have grown his company to over 440 employees today.
Day 6 - September 25th
Ryan and Selena Frederick
Fierce Marriage
Passion for healthy marriages and “fighting fair" the Fredericks, high-school sweethearts and founders of a marriage ministry called Fierce Marriage, write and lead from an attitude of teachability and a core belief that marriage should be built on the love of God and the sacrifice demonstrated in the Gospel. They have written several books together, host a weekly podcast, and write a popular blog on the trials and victories of marriage in Christ.

Sheila Gregoire
To Love, Honor, and Vacuum
A popular blogger, award winning author of 7 books and a sought after speaker, Sheila has a passion to speak to women. She desires to encourage them into an authentic relationship with God, their families, and with each other, primarily writing on marriage, and intimacy to provide deeper insight rather than the "pat christian answers."
Brooke McGlothlin
MOB Society
Co-Founder and President of The MOB Society, an online community for mothers of boys seeking to raise godly men, Brooke  uses her ministry experience to reach women, writing to bring hope to the messes of life, She has written several books, including the newly released Gospel Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need

Jeff Kemp
Jeff Kemp Team
Former NFL quarterback and a champion for strengthening relationships, Jeff calls men to their identity in Christ to champion benevolent manhood, marriage and fathering. His mission through Jeff Kemp Team is investing in relationships and teamwork - helping men, marriages and teams in ministry and business.
Courtney Reissig
Glory in the Ordinary
A wife, mother, writer, and speaker, Courtney is the author of The Accidental Feminist (Crossway, 2015) and Glory in the Ordinary (Crossway 2017). She has a passion that the next generation, is equipped to understand that work (even boring work) can bring glory to God is foundational to flourishing and proclaiming Christ.
Day 7 - September 26th
Dr. Lori Salierno-Maldonado
T1L1
Working as a passionate keynote speaker and author of several books, Dr. Lori and is an avid spokeswoman for the cause of transforming at-risk youth into responsible citizens. Also the founder and CEO of Teach One to Lead One®, which is as referred to as T1L1, she passionately leads the charge to impact the next generation with strong character and leadership training. 
Stephen Mackey
2 Words
From locker rooms to computer screens, conferences to churches, Stephen brings an empowering, inspiring, and equipping message to audiences of all backgrounds. Drawing from his own life story and the stories of people he meets, Stephen has an uncanny ability to authentically connect through humor, wisdom, and passion, and usher them to the next level of character and performance. 
Sean Teis
Life Factors
Cofounder of Life Factors Ministries, Sean leads fatherless families to the Heavenly Father through spreading awareness, creating unique resources, speaking, and partnering with other ministries. He has published resources that include: The Fatherless Journey for Girls (For Teen Girls), and (For Teen Guys), and The Single Mom Journey.  Sean seeks to effectively evangelize and disciple the fatherless families in their church and community.
Pete Hardesty
Adulting 101
Serving as the Young Life College Divisional Coordinator in the Eastern Division, Pete is a certified speaker coach with SCORRE workshops, and loves helping people become excellent communicators. He is also the co-author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Adulting 101. Pete has been working with young people for 25 years and they are still his favorite because he love creating environments where they can thrive and achieve their potential. 
Scott Schimmel
The YouSchool
As President & Chief Guide of YouSchool, Scott is responsible for leading the charge. After spending over ten years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship helping college students become world changers, Scott is deeply aware of the challenges students face when stepping into the professional world. 

Day 8 - September 27th
Brooks Gibbs
Raise Them Strong
An award winning social skills educator who teaches students, parents, and teachers how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule, Brooks  empowers students to make friends and manage emotions. He’s spoken to over 2 million students face-to-face and people have watched his viral videos over 200 million times worldwide.
Lisa Sharon Harper
The Very Good Gospel
Lisa leads trainings that increase clergy and community leaders’ capacity to organize people of faith toward a just world. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment and common action.

Josh + Christi Straub
Famous At Home
Together, Josh and Christi (M.A., M.B.A) co-founded Famous at Home, an organization equipping leaders and their spouses in emotional intelligence and family wellness. They are also Fellows of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling and host a weekly In This Together podcast. They also lead TwentyTwoSix Parenting.
Caleb Kaltenbach
God of Tomorrow
Caleb is a pastor and the author of God of Tomorrow and Messy Grace, chosen by WORLD Magazine as one of the top books of 2016. In Messy Grace, Caleb writes about growing up in the LGBT community, finding Jesus, and learning that love doesn’t require a shift in theology. An in-demand speaker, he teaches and consults churches widely on issues of faith, reconciliation, and sexual diversity.

Brent Crowe
Student Leadership University
Engaging issues such as leadership, culture, and change, Brent speaks to hundreds of thousands across the nation and abroad each year and is currently serving as Vice President for Student Leadership University, a program that has trained over one hundred and fifty thousand students to commit themselves to excellence.
Day 9 - September 28th
Judy Davis
DASIUM
Author and host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast, Judy is a parenting and teen suicide prevention expert as well as an influencer in the military spouse community. CEO of DASIUM - a brand leading the way in depression, addiction and suicide prevention in teens and young adults, Judy is passionate about providing programs and resources to families across the nation.
Brett Ullman
Worlds Apart
Leading and directing Worlds Apart, a charity focused on empowering individuals to re-align their lives with Biblical core values often muddled by media but central to Christian living, Brett connects our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. He travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders and parents on topics including sexuality, mental health, men, dating and media.
Dr. Christopher Yuan
Out of a Far Country
Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for 10 years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He has co-authored with his mother, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, and A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope. He is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless and his forthcoming book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story
Tom Gilson
The Stream
Senior editor of The Stream, author of a parent-friendly guide to keeping kids in the faith, titled Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens, the chief editor of True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism, and author/host of the Thinking Christian blog, Tom desires young people to understand the goodness of Christianity.

Dr. Shannon Warden
Counselor
A licensed professional counselor who has counseled hundreds of families over the past 20 years, Shannon works full-time as a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University, where she helps train graduate students in the art of counseling. 
Day 10 - September 29th
Macy + Ginger Klein
Project Reasons
Co- Founders of Project Reasons, a group effort dedicated to saving the lives of students, and adults from suicide. Focused primarily on teaching students how to cope with suicidal feelings as well as how to help their friends, Macy shares her own story and healing process through suicidal and thoughts and self-harm. Macy and Ginger want to unify adults and students in this prevention effort.
MD Neely
CIY Films
MD Neely leads the team at CIY's Æffect Films. He has directed and produced films in 14 different countries, including “Love Costs Everything,” “Becoming Sons & Daughters” and “Aullido.” MD is a graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Documentary Film and Editing. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with his wife and 5 children, teaching students about filmmaking, eating Cadbury chocolate, and watching “Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Justin + Lindsey Holcomb
God Made All of Me
Together, Justin + Lindsey have written/edited 14 books on numerous topics including sexual assault, domestic abuse, biblical studies, and historical theology. Some include, Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Sexual Assault Victims, It Is My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence, and God Made All of Me. They live in Orlando, FL, with their two daughters.
Arlene Pellicane
Growing Up Social
A speaker and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband , Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life. 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.
Sandy Fowler
Simple Strategies
A podcaster, author, and coach whose passion is teaching people to make powerful choices, Sandy has authored 2 books on making the holidays better. She is a co-founder of DASIUM: Upstream Solutions for Preventing Depression, Addiction, and Suicide in Teens and Young Adults and co-host of the Mighty Parenting Podcast. Sandy loves to inspire young people and their parents to create emotionally healthy lives. 
Day 11 - September 30th
SABBATH SUNDAY

There will be no interviews released today. We are intentionally not posting any new sessions so our team and you can rest and focus on God.

You're welcome to catch-up on sessions that are currently still available. That's totally up to you. 

Enjoy! Scheduled releases will begin again tomorrow.
Day 12 - October 1st
David Platt
Radical
The senior pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. and founder of Radical, which is a resource that serves churches in accomplishing the mission of Christ, David speaks on his passion of the Church, scripture and missions. He has authored many books including Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, and Counter Culture
Jesse Ross
Fathers Matter
Author, speaker, and personal and professional development coach, Jesse works to guide people in effectively impacting their own communities: their families, their workplace, and beyond. Jesse knows personal and professional development can come in many ways. Some of the areas he focuses on include: how to be an effective communicator - at home or in your career, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and leadership development in the workplace.
Katie Reid
Made Like Martha
A pastor's wife and mom to five children (ages two to fourteen), Katie holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and is a national speaker, bible study facilitator, and author of Made Like Martha: Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done. Katie has been published on: Focus on the Family, HuffPost, TODAY's Parenting Team Blog, Crosswalk, For Every Mom and many other sites. She encourages others to find grace in the unraveling.
Rob Hoskins
One Hope
Taking leadership of OneHope in 2004, Rob has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word Every Child by partnering with local churches to help reach more than a BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word. Under Rob’s leadership, OneHope has worked in over 170 countries and scores of languages. Recently, Rob has led OneHope’s efforts in resourcing the North America church in innovative ways of engaging youth with Scripture. 
Greg Stier
Dare2Share
Founding Dare 2 Share in 1991, Greg and the ministry has equipped over 1 million teenagers to relationally and relentlessly share the gospel of Christ. As a former church planter and pastor, Greg believes in the power and potential of the Church to transform entire cities with the gospel. As a former youth leader, he is also committed to seeing this transformation start within the next generation. Greg is the author of 20 books and countless articles. 
Day 13 - October 2nd
Rick Warren 
Purpose Driven Life
Founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, a Christian community that he and his wife began in their home in 1980. Today Saddleback is one of the most prominent churches in America with more than 20,000 members. The well-known evangelical Christian leader rose to worldwide fame after publishing his wildly popular book, The Purpose Driven Life, in 2002. To date, the title has sold more than 30 million copies, making it the top selling hardcover book of all time.

J.P. Moreland
Does God Exist?
Distinguished Professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, J.P has authored, edited, or contributed papers to 95 books, including Does God Exist? , Universals, The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology, and Debating Christian Theism. He has also published over 85 articles in different journal. Moreland was selected in August, 2016 by The Best Schools as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers.
Bianca Olthoff
In The Name Of Love
Passionate Jesus-loving, bible-teaching, book-writing MexiRican who loves to help people navigate life, connect in community, and live significantly Bianca speaks around the globe. She proclaims Jesus to be real, raw, and revolutionary and encourages that we can be too! It's time to get out of the box, color outside of the lines, and live counter-culturally. It's time to live in the name of love. 
Dr. Dan Allender
The Wounded Heart
Serving as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School, Dr. Dan has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years. He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, intimacy and marriage, worship, and other related topics. Dan is the author of The Wounded Heart, The Healing Path, To Be Told, and God Loves Sex.


Freddie Scott II
Unlock the Champion
A second generation pro athlete as well as a sought after speaker on issues pertaining to family and the importance of fatherhood. Freddie has advocated for the fatherless children and their families for more than a decade. Today he serves as a certified NFL Transition Coach and part of the NFL Player Engagement Ambassador Program. Freddie travels the country providing life skills and professional development training for NFL players (past, present and future).
Day 14 - October 3rd
David Eaton
4 Essential Conversations about the Smartphone
Watch this SPECIAL Axis presentation by the one and only David Eaton, president and co-founder of Axis, as he dives into the 4 important conversations you NEED to be having about the smartphones in your life and the life of your teen.
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Each talk is 90% expert, 10% Axis team. We'll ask questions that best help parents and faith leaders of teens. Believe us, the content in these talks is amazing and extremely practical. You don't want to miss any of them. 
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 is a completely online event so there is no physical venue or travel involved. You can watch anytime and anywhere with an internet connection.

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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. Believe us, the content in these talks is amazing and extremely practical. You don't want to miss any of them. 
  • This summit is for Parents, Teachers, Youth Pastors, Faith Leaders, Grandparents . . . anyone who has a role in the lives of the next generation!
  •  Spend 30 minutes with David Platt, Dr. Christopher Yuan, Dr. Kathy Koch, and many more phenomenal experts, authors, thought-leaders, psychologists, and counselors as they help you understand and engage your teen.
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