Apologetics

It's important to know what you believe. It's even more important to know why you believe and how you can share with others. In our 1-day Apologetics Intensive, you'll discover practical skills for incorporating the study of apologetics into your daily routine.

Your coaches are NCFCA alumni who have all stood in the trenches and understand the challenges you face. Using a sample speech, they’ll model a step-by-step process and lead you to discover, develop, and deliver an apologetics speech.

Registration closes Friday, July 23rd at 5pm CT.

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Schedule

Thursday, August 5, 2021 (11am to 5pm CT)

Laying the Foundation (11am CT) — William Galkin

Why should I study apologetics? Learn how apologetics will equip you to overcome doubt, win unbelievers, and shape the culture. It’s more than an event...it’s a lifestyle!

Understanding the Word (12:30pm CT) — Micah Miller

How do I make sense of this ancient book? Discover how to read the Bible for all it’s worth, gaining valuable and practical insights to strengthen your faith and equip you to share.

Tackling Tough Questions (2pm CT) — Eden Burson

Is God’s Word still relevant? Find solid sources that explain biblical principles clearly and concisely. Then apply those principles to the tough questions being asked today.

Connecting with People (3:30pm CT) — Eden Burson

How can I connect with people? Learn from Jesus, the master storyteller who conveyed biblical truths in a way that people could receive. Use your personal stories and style to build a bridge.


Customize your experience:

Student Online

PRICE — $40

  • Online coaching (Four 30-minute sessions)
  • Online activity groups (Four 45-minute activities)
  • Activity guide to print for registered student

Parent: Register each student participating from home.

Club Hybrid

PRICE — $160

  • Online coaching (Four 30-minute sessions)
  • Activity guide to print for coaches & club members

Club Leader: Register your club. Print activity guides for coaches and club members. Secure a meeting place during the scheduled event. Determine local  fees per student. Stream online coaching and arrange facilitators to lead small groups activities. Use the recordings to review the content throughout the year.

Club In-person

PRICE — $120

  • Activity guide (Print for coaches & club members)
  • Year-long access to coaching & activity video recordings for club use

Club Leader: Register your club. Print activity guides for coaches and club members. Host local summer camps or fall clubs at your convenience. Present recorded coaching and facilitate activities.

Club Guide

PRICE — $80

  • Activity guide (Print for coaches & club members)

Club Leader: Register your club. Use games and activities to supplement your summer camps or fall clubs.

Meet the Team

MELINDA SPEECE | TEAM LEAD

Mrs. Melinda Speece is a Region VII Treasurer, Judge Coordinator, Club Leader, and coach who also serves on the NCFCA Education Task Force. She and her husband Lincoln, have 4 children and serve as foster parents. In addition to serving her family and the league, she works as a freelance writer and editor.

Eden Burson

EDEN BURSON | COACH

Eden Burson is a 2019 Region VII Alumnus who competed in 3 debate styles and 11 speech events, placing 6th in Policy Debate and earning an ultra-ironman award at the 2019 National Championship. She is currently pursuing a nursing degree from Cedarville University in Ohio.

MICAH MILLER | COACH

Micah Miller is a 2020 Region III Alumnus who competed in 2 debate styles and 12 speech events, placing 1st in LD and 1st place in APOL at the 2019 NC Open. He currently serves on staff at Summit Ministries and is studying philosophy, theology, and physics at Hillsdale College in Michigan.

WILLIAM GALKIN | COACH

William Galkin is a 2021 Region III Alumnus who competed in 1 debate style and 5 speech events, placing 1st in Value Debate and Apologetics at the Region III Championship. This Fall, he will begin his studies in English and Philosophy at Cedarville University in Ohio.

"Thank you so much. This was a life changing event! We will watch all the videos we missed, and we will make plans to attend the Online Intensive next year."

- 2020 Online Intensive Attendee

Sharpen your skills.

Receive high quality training from the leading Christian speech and debate league. The 2021 Online Intensives are designed to help club leaders, parents, and students prepare for NCFCA's 2022 season. If you want event specific training, look no further!

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