Defenders 3:15 Speech & Debate
 

Welcome!

Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Club


"But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts,
always being ready to make a defense
to everyone who asks you to give an account
for the hope that is in you,
yet with gentleness and reverence."
1 Peter 3:15

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Defenders 3:15 Speech & Debate Camp 2024

Our camp's purpose is to prepare students for the upcoming Stoa season.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Having a detailed orientation day for new students to introduce them to Stoa and Defenders 3:15.
  • Helping each student prepare 3 separate speeches including one interp, one platform, and prepare limited prep Apol cards. 
  • Preparing two Lincoln Douglas debate cases, one affirmative and one negative for the new Stoa resolution. 
  • Practice speaking skills, including each speech the students have prepared. 
  • Practice debate cases in debate rounds. 

What to bring:

  • Sack lunch
  • Waterbottle
  • Spiralbound notebook
  • Pencil/pens
  • Sticky notes
  • Kitchen Timer (Like THIS one)
  • A bag to keep all of your things in.
  • NOTE: A snack will be provided, but feel free to bring an additional small snack if desired. Also, if your student has food allergies, please send a special snack for them. 

Details:

  • Registration is $250 per family.
  • Registration Deadline is August 5th, 2024
  • To register, click on the calendar link HERE and click "Sign up Now"
  • Payments are due at the time of registration to reserve your spot. 
  • SPACE IS LIMITED.
  • Additional details will be emailed before camp. 

About Us:

Who we are:
Defenders 3:15 is a Christian homeschool speech & debate club in Fort Worth, TX. Our club is for students aged 12-18 as of October 1st of the current season. We meet on Monday at 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm. during the school year.

Our theme verse is 1 Peter 3:15:
"But sanctify Christ as Lord in your heart, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence."

Our mission:
Our mission is to help students discover fundamental truths of scripture through biblical apologetics. To sharpen within them character of the highest integrity, and to help them develop the skills they need to be competent communicators. All for the glory of God.

Membership requirements:
Our club is an affiliate of Stoa. Stoa Membership is required for all D315 members.
Please see Stoa’s website for more information about Stoa and eligibility requirements.

What is offered:
We offer coaching in Lincoln Douglas Debate,

and Stoa speech events.

By participating in competitive forensics, our students will develop the skills necessary to articulate and defend the truth of Biblical Christianity. Through club meetings and competitions, students are exposed to an environment that encourages critical thinking and competence in delivery. Additionally, we aim to foster a teachable spirit and humility among our students.

What's expected:
While we have high expectations for our students, this does not mean that we expect every student to place well in competitions. Rather, we expect each student to work hard to progress and achieve their individual goals. Students will be given weekly assignments, and they must take time to complete them at home before the deadline.

Parent participation is essential to the success of Defenders 3:15. At least one parent must attend and participate in club each week. Weekly duties will include:

  • Listening to speeches and providing feedback to the students.
  • Watching and giving feedback on debate rounds. 
  • Cleaning and classroom re-sets.
  • Other necessary tasks. 

See D315 Club Policies for more details.

Open enrollment:
June 15th - July 15th, 2024.

If you feel we would be a good fit for your family, you may submit a membership application by clicking "join" above during our open enrollment period. 

Once we have received your application, we will contact you for an interview.

If you wish to register after July 15th or have any questions, please complete the "Contact Us" form explaining your situation.

Stoa:



What is Stoa like? Watch this video!

IFrame


For more information about Stoa click HERE
To join Stoa click HERE

Speech:

Stoa Speech events: 

Stoa offers competition in a number of speech events in multiple platforms. Click HERE for more information on these events.

Debate:

Stoa Debate events: 

Stoa offers competition in three forms of debate. Click HERE for more information on these events.