Stream the NCFCA Online Summit. July 27-31!
A free 1-week event that inspires beginning and advanced students to grow their speech and debate skills
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Join us for an exciting week including 15 interactive sessions delivered by leaders and experts!
11am CT Session 1: Finding Your Voice
1pm CT Session 2: Structuring Your Speech
3pm CT Session 3: Telling Your Story
11am CT Session 4: Preparing for Impromptu
1pm CT Session 5: Preparing for Apologetics
3pm CT Session 6: Preparing for Extemporaneous
11am CT Session 7: Selecting Quality Literature
1pm CT Session 8: Clarifying Your Plotline
3pm CT Session 9: Parenting a Speech Student
11am Session 10: Preparing for Policy Debate
1pm CT Session 11: Parenting a Policy Debater
3pm CT Session 12: Policy Debate Expert
11am CT Session 13: Preparing for Value Debate
1pm CT Session 14: Parenting a Value Debater
3pm CT Session 12: Value Debate Expert
NCFCA is the leading Christian speech and debate league. We train Christian students to communicate truth with wisdom and grace.
“To me, the NCFCA is one of the most important organizations on the planet. When I attend an NCFCA event and experience the excellence of the teenage competitors as well as the superb work being done behind the scenes by parents and volunteers, my hope for the future is restored.” (Andrew Pudewa, Founder of Institute for Excellence in Writing)
We have a great speaker line-up including NCFCA leaders, alumni, and subject matter experts!
ZACHARY ROSA | SPEAKER
SESSION 1: FINDING YOUR VOICE
Zachary Rosa is a Region IV NCFCA Alumnus who competed in 2 debate styles, 10 speech events, placing 1st at the 2012 National Champion in Illustrated Oratory. He currently runs CaliberU, a system for personality-specific practical growth.
ANDREW PUDEWA | SPEAKER
SESSION 2: STRUCTURING YOUR SPEECH
Andrew Pudewa is a Region IV NCFCA Parent of 7 children. He is the founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and he travels around the world sharing his insight on teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music.
PAIGE SENSEMAN | SPEAKER
SESSION 3: ENGAGING YOUR AUDIENCE
Paige Senseman is a Region VI NCFCA Alumnus who competed in 11 speech events placing 3rd in Biographical Narrative at the 2018 National Championship. Paige will be double majoring in Worship and Strategic Communication at Cedarville.
JOHN TOFTE | SPEAKER
SESSION 4: PREPARING FOR IMPROMPTU
John Tofte is a Region VI NCFCA Alumnus who competed in 3 debate styles and 10 speech events, placing 1st in TP at the 2018 National Championship. He currently offers private online coaching while pursuing a double major in Business & Communications.
CHAP BETTIS | SPEAKER
SESSION 5: PREPARING FOR APOLOGETICS
Chap Bettis is a Region X NCFCA Parent of 4 children. He is the author of the Disciple-Making Parent: Raising your Children to Love and Follow Jesus Christ and the Fearless Apologetics Curriculum.
MELANIE CORLEY | SPEAKER
SESSION 6: PREPARING FOR EXTEMP
Melanie Corley is a Region XI NCFCA Parent of 5 children who have competed in Region XI. Melanie has coached valued debate, policy debate, and moot court over the past 12 seasons and currently serves on the NCFCA Debate Committee.
NATALIA ROSA | SPEAKER
SESSION 7: SELECTING QUALITY LITERATURE
Natalia Rosa is a Region IV NCFCA Alumnus who competed in value debate and 10 speech events. She is the editor of The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Speech and currently serves as the NCFCA Director of Marketing.
CODY DEDON | SPEAKER
SESSION 8: CLARIFYING YOUR PLOTLINE
Cody Dedon is a Region VII NCFCA Alumnus who competed in Value Debate and 7 speech events, placing 1st in Speech Sweepstakes at the 2012 National Championship. Cody is the founder of Flashbang Productions, LLC, offering film and photo production.
HEATHER NEUMANN | SPEAKER
SESSION 9: PARENTING A SPEECH STUDENT
Heather Neumann is a Region VI NCFCA Parent of 6 children and has coached thousands of students across the country. She is also the Founder of Lasting Impact! - an online resource for students, parents, coaches, and clubs.
CHRISTY SHIPE | DEBATE SPEAKER
Christy Shipe is the founder of NCFCA and a Region IX NCFCA parent of 5 children. Christy authored The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Team Policy Debate and Lincoln-Douglas Value Debate and currently serves as the NCFCA Board Chair.
GHENA BURSON | DEBATE SPEAKER
Ghena Burson is a Region VII NCFCA parent of twelve children. She has her undergraduate in English and Speech education from Cedarville University and a Masters in education from the University of Wyoming.
MARC DAVIS | DEBATE SPEAKER
Marc Davis is a Region II NCFCA Alumnus who competed in TP and placed 4th in Extemp at the 2008 National Championship. He currently serves on the NCFCA Debate Committee, teaches speech and debate, and hosts The Thoughtful Gamer website and podcast.
JAMES RUSSELL | DEBATE SPEAKER
James Russell is a Region VII NCFCA Alumnus who competed in Policy Debate, placing in the top 2 Team Policy Speakers at every tournament he attended in 2014. He serves on the NCFCA Debate Committee and as the Director of DFW Speech & Debate.
BRENDA STORZ | DEBATE SPEAKER
Brenda Storz is a Region X NCFCA parent of 3 children. She serves as a Team Policy Debate Coach and runs summer debate camps. This Fall, she will be starting a new club in Region X.
DEBATE GUEST SPEAKER
SESSION 12: ANALYZING THE POLICY RESOLUTION
JOEL ERICKSON | DEBATE SPEAKER
Joel Erickson is a Region VI NCFCA Alumnus who competed in 3 debate styles and a variety of speeches. He currently works in financial aid and coaches collegiate debate while studying for the LSAT.
CALEB PAUL | DEBATE SPEAKER
Caleb Paul is a Region IX NCFCA Alumnus whose favorite events were Value Debate and Extemp. He currently attends East Carolina University majoring in aerospace engineering.
ELLIOT PAUL | DEBATE SPEAKER
Elliot Paul is a Region IX NCFCA Alumnus who competed in 2 styles of debate and speeches, placing 1st at the 2018 National Championship. He attends East Carolina University majoring in biomedical engineering.
CHRISTINE PETERS | DEBATE SPEAKER
DEBATE GUEST SPEAKER
SESSION 15: ANALYZING THE VALUE RESOLUTION
"I loved it! Maybe the best thing I've been part of in the league."
"Excellent event!!! I look forward to reviewing many (sessions) again once they are available!"
"Excellent background information for getting familiar with this year's policy debate topic. Also, I came away from each speech sessions I watched with invaluable tidbits that I can use to help my own children when crafting their speeches."
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