Pathways

  • 19 Lessons

    A Doubting Teen // Parent’s Guide

    Whether we like it or not, we live in an increasingly post-Christian culture that no longer accepts the basic tenets of Christianity as universal truth. The rise of religious pluralism, relativism, and agnostic attitudes toward faith are changing the cultural landscape. Though frustrating, these shifts provide fresh opportunities to engage our children with both the evidence for and the heart of Christianity.
  • 1 Lesson

    Anxiety & Stress // Parenting Workshop

    Parenting Workshop - Oct 2020 - Anxiety and Stress Featuring Sarah Keene / Fieldstone Counseling
  • 13 Lessons

    Back to School // A Parent’s Guide

    Going back to school can be an exciting time for kids, especially if they enjoy learning or being around their friends. But it can also be a dreadful time for kids who hate the thought of summer ending or whose social interactions have been more painful than pleasant . . . meaning they’d be tempted to pull a Ferris Bueller if they knew what that meant!
  • 5 Lessons

    Bible // Parent’s Conversation Kit

    In this presentation we take a conversational approach to the Bible. Use this to jumpstart your own discussions.
  • 14 Lessons

    COVID-19 // Parent’s Guide

    In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has caused a health crisis, a social crisis, and a financial crisis: a three-pronged attack threatening every intimate aspect of our lives.
  • 13 Lessons

    Depression & Anxiety // Parent’s Guide

    This guide helps parents know more about the disturbing incidence of depression and anxiety disorders in the lives of young people. Like other Parent Guides in this series, this tool provides knowledge, references, and faith-based encouragement on the subject to help parents connect with their kids.
  • 14 Lessons

    Difficult Conversations // A Parent’s Guide

    Talking about taboo, awkward, or uncomfortable topics can be so anxiety-inducing that we put it off so long, we lose our chance. This Guide helps us see these conversations as a chance to love and disciple our kids, as well as offers practical ideas for how to start them.
  • 13 Lessons

    Discipling Teens // Parent’s Guide

    Through a process we call Culture Translation - It’s biblically based, centered around conversation, and can be used not only by parents, but also by grandparents, teachers, pastors, youth volunteers, administrators—anyone who has influence in teenagers’ lives. This Guide aims to teach you that process so that you can implement it with your teens and pre-teens. We want to give you our “secret sauce” because we believe so strongly in it and the difference it can make.

  • 10 Lessons

    Dungeons & Dragons // A Parent’s Guide

    Thanks to Stranger Things and the rise of “liveplay,” D&D has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. But is it safe for kids to play? Or was the “Satanic Panic” of the 1970s and ’80s fair? This Guide looks into the game and its history, offering insight for parents as to whether this roleplaying game is worth delving into.
  • 5 Lessons

    Emotion // Parent’s Conversation Kit

    Medi-Share & Axis have teamed up to bring you the Emotion Conversation Kit, the easiest way to start a non-awkward conversation with your 8-18 year old about emotions!
  • 17 Lessons

    Failure // A Parent’s Guide

    Even just hearing the word “failure” can make us cringe. It evokes feelings of sadness, defeat, disappointment, rejection, and more. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This Guide looks at how society talks about failure, how there’s a more life-giving view, and how to impart that to our kids.
  • 16 Lessons

    Fear & Worry // Parent’s Guide

    Fear is real—in fact, God created it—but worry is never beneficial. By looking a little closer at the problems of fear and worry, we can learn where they come from, what they are at their root, how to overcome them through the power of God, and how to help our kids do the same.
  • 16 Lessons

    Fortnite // Parent’s Guide

    Fortnite: Battle Royale has remained one of the most popular games for both kids and adults since 2017. The game earned $1.8 billion in 2019, making it the highest-earning video game of the year. It has 250 million registered accounts and more than 10.8 million concurrent players as of March 2019. In addition, the game’s creators have successfully targeted women as part of their audience: An estimated 35% of Fortnite players are female. So what is this crazy game, and why on earth is it so popular? More importantly, what should we do if our kids are obsessed with it?
  • 13 Lessons

    Gen Z // Parent’s Guide

    Are you looking at today’s teenagers and wondering why they’re always online or how on earth their views on sexuality, government, and life in general can be so drastically different from yours?

  • 12 Lessons

    Holy Week & Easter // A Parent’s Guide

    As we approach Easter, hopefully it’s the time of the year that we’ve been waiting for and anticipating, the reason that all the other Christian seasons are significant and make sense at all. It’s time for Easter—Alleluia!

  • 4 Lessons

    Intentional Parenting

    This course is part of the Parenting Summit created with the use of AXIS resources. This resource is intended to be utilized to further conversation in a small group space to encourage and process together.

  • 11 Lessons

    Internet Filtering & Monitoring // Parent’s Guide

    There’s no question that there’s a lot of filth on the Internet. And it’s pretty easy to run into it, even accidentally. Internet filters are extremely useful tools for preventing you and your children from encountering content that is harmful and disturbing. Because Internet filters are a good resource, we want to highlight what we think are some of the most helpful solutions currently available. Keep in mind that our list is not exhaustive (if it were, we’d never stop writing!), but will hopefully help point you in the right direction.
  • 13 Lessons

    Minecraft // Parent’s Guide

    Minecraft has been a huge hit with younger kids ever since its release in 2009. The Guide helps you know what’s good about it, what to look out for, how to set healthy limits, and, most importantly, how to have good conversations about the game so that your kids have a healthy perspective before they ever start playing.

  • 14 Lessons

    Modesty // A Parent’s Guide

    Do you ever get into arguments with your child about what to wear? When our kids only hear us telling them what not to do and why their clothes are completely inappropriate, they’re more inclined to rebel or simply wait for the day that they’re out of the home and can finally wear what they want to wear. For our girls especially, they’ve been told that their bodies are temptations, rather than beautifully made by their heavenly Father. In this Parent Guide, we’ll redefine what modesty is and reframe it in a way that’s fair and actually more biblical than most definitions of modesty we see today.