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Christian School Association

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NCFCA can help!
Participation is fun and rewarding!
Participation in Christian speech and debate cultivates tools to think about cultural issues through the lens of a biblical worldview

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To get started, associate for the current competition season.

School Association

When you associate as a school, eligible parents and students receive the following:
  • Access to family affiliation with NCFCA.
  • Exclusive FREE training opportunities and resources.
  • Scholarship opportunities and exclusive discounts from partner universities.
In order to associate with NCFCA, schools must certify that they have read and agree with the NCFCA Statement of Faith and position statements.
This option is designed for schools who are already participating in NCFCA and are happy with the format, are interested in qualifying competition that allows students to advance to Regional and National Championships, or who desire more competitive opportunity flexibility.


Schools will receive specific affiliation benefits and resources geared towards administrators and classroom teachers including educational seminars, marketing resources, and training tools.

Schools may choose affiliation levels based on the number of students they anticipate will participate in competitions. These levels may be adjusted as needed by paying the additional cost difference.


Students of participating schools will create an NCFCA account and then use the coupon code provided by their school to affiliate. Schools may establish their own guidelines regarding tournament participation but must conform to all published NCFCA tournament rules.

Registration and payment for tournaments must be completed by the student on their own profile. 


Schools will have the competitive opportunity to participate in a choice of:
- 10 speech events, 2 debate styles, and Moot Court.
- Online tournaments (take place December - April)
- In-person tournaments (take place between January and April)
- Regional and National Championships (in-person, qualification required)


Through regional and national competitions supported by an elite qualification system, we provide a proven framework that challenges students to grow their communication skills.


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.