2022 Season Updates
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Become a confident and gracious communicator through our leading Christian Speech & Debate programs.


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As the leading Christian Speech and Debate league, we offer unmatched educational resources. Families can work through our training at home or in small groups by joining or starting a local club. Use the search tool to find a club near you. Check back often as new clubs are forming all the time!

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Ready to learn more about how to start your own club? We’re excited to support you on your journey! Click below to access our free PDF Guide!

Train at Home

Families can train at home by using our free online resources as well as our published curriculum available for purchase in the NCFCA Shop. Click below to learn more about our Training Resources.


Through regional and national competitions supported by an elite qualification system, we provide a proven framework that challenges students to grow their communication skills. For Christian students ages 12-18 seeking a like-minded community and effective communication skills development, NCFCA competition is the most impactful activity choice.


Hundreds of high-capacity volunteers band together as we host more than 50 competitions for Affiliate families across the country. Each year, thousands of students participate in competitions, resulting in over 38,000 speeches and 14,000 debates delivered nationwide.


Speech Program
Debate Program
Our speech program is designed to challenge young people to communicate truth with integrity and grace. Each event offers unique educational opportunities that promote critical thinking, research, literary analysis, and effective delivery.


Digital Presentation is an original platform speech that informs or persuades and is accompanied by digital visual aids.

Informative is an original platform speech that explains a significant topic.

Persuasive is an original platform speech that influences the audience to consider a particular point of view or course of action.

After Dinner Speaking is an original humorous platform speech that informs, inspires, and/or attempts to persuade the audience on a noteworthy topic.


Biblical Presentation is an interpretation speech in which the speaker creatively develops one or two selections of Scripture to present a unique and original performance using a visual aid, if desired.

Duo is an interpretation speech in which two speakers explore a published literature selection and develop a unique, original performance.

Open is an interpretation speech in which the speaker explores a published or self-authored literature selection and develops a unique, original performance.


Apologetics is a limited preparation speech in which the speaker draws a topic and is given four minutes to prepare a six-minute speech that presents a well-reasoned defense of basic tenets of the Christian faith.

Extemporaneous is a limited preparation speech in which the speaker is assigned a current event topic and given twenty minutes to analyze news and other sources while preparing a seven minute, evidence-based speech.

Impromptu is a limited preparation speech in which the speaker draws a topic and is given two minutes to prepare a unique and meaningful five-minute speech.
Our debate program is designed to challenge young people to communicate truth with integrity and grace. Each style offers unique educational opportunities that promote organizational skills, logical argumentation, respectful refutation, and effective delivery.

Debate Categories

Lincoln-Douglas VALUE DEBATE

One debater affirms the resolution while another opposes or negates it, demonstrating a clash of competing but morally defensible values. This style of debate simulates the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.

2022 Resolution

In the context of innovation, the proactionary principle ought to be valued above the precautionary principle.


A team of two debaters proposes a specific plan to accomplish the goal stated in the resolution while another team of two debaters opposes the plan and/or the resolution. This form of debate simulates argumentation in a legislative body.

2022 Resolution

The United States Federal Government should significantly reform its policy regarding convicted prisoners under federal jurisdiction.


A team of two debaters presents legal arguments to appeal the decision in a fictional court case while an opposing team of two students responds with legal arguments to defend the fictional decision. This form of debate is designed to simulate oral argument before an appellate court.


The NCFCA Christian Speech & Debate community is composed of tens of thousands of people working together to accomplish our purpose of preparing ambassadors for Christ to communicate truth with integrity and grace.

Join this incredible community today!

To get started, affiliate for the current competition season.

Family Affiliation

When you affiliate as a family, parents and all eligible students in your family receive the following:
  • Access to compete at in-person and online tournaments during the competition season.
  • Exclusive FREE training opportunities and resources.
  • Support in finding or starting a local club.
  • Sealed transcripts for official recognition of high school speech and debate credit at an affordable cost.
  • Deep discounts to office supply stores, SAT/ACT prep courses, and HSLDA membership.
  • Scholarship opportunities and exclusive discounts from partner universities.
In order to affiliate, families must certify that they have read and agree with the NCFCA Statement of Faith and position statements.

School Affiliation

When you affiliate as a school, eligible students in your school receive all of the benefits listed above for family affiliation. Learn more and receive custom pricing when you schedule a call!

Supporter Affiliation

When you affiliate as a supporter, you receive access to updates for the competition season and local volunteer judge opportunities. Schedule a call to learn more!
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