Experience Apologetics for Growth and Challenges

Almost every competitor we talk to, talks about Apologetics in a way that expresses their gratitude for being challenged, as well as the growth they have seen in their walk with Christ and knowledge of Apologetics. Really? Can participating in Apologetics, whether it be through a speech and debate competition or a class, cause a deeper relationship with Christ to develop? We asked a few of our Lasting Impact! competitor interns the question, “What was the most challenging thing in Apologetics through which God caused you to grow?” Our interns are seasoned competitors of Apologetics- having four or more years experience.

Remember- you can still sign up for our Apologetics Workshop, Dec. 15. And Online Apol. 2nd Semester is right around the corner! We would love to have you join us!!

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Cyber Monday – BOGO Apologetics Workshop

Join the Lasting Impact! Apologetics Ambassadors for a special one day Apologetics Workshop Dec. 15, 9:00-1:00 CT. If you are thinking about participating in Apologetics this year, or you are excited to prep for your upcoming tournament season, or need an extra little push- join our Online Apol Workshop! Now you, and a friend, can participate in the comfort of your own homes, and join for the price of one!!

Members – $5

Non-members – $20

Today only, you and a friend can join for the price of one! Sign up HERE.

What will be covered?

– Engage with experienced speakers and pastors on some of the most challenging Apologetics questions!

– Four hours of invaluable Apologetics card writing content!

– Catch a practical vision for Apologetics competition with a panel of passionate, experienced Apologetics leaders.

– Hear how to apply ballots, real life apol conversations, and tips for four minute card writing!

– See how Apologetics can propel you into a more fervent focus on the preeminence of Jesus Christ.

– Learn from our leaders’ and glean from their personal relationships with their Savior.

All online through Zoom – all you need is wifi, your laptop, and an open Bible! Just like in-person but from the comfort of your own home! After signing up, a member of Lasting Impact! will contact you for the second email.

Remember, clubs can sign up too ($35)! Sorry, the BOGO sale does not apply to clubs.

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Announcing… Online Apologetics Workshop- Dec. 15

Lasting Impact! is excited to announce… a detailed, online, tournament preparation workshop for all beginning to advanced Apologetics students!

  • Engage with experienced speakers and pastors on some of the most challenging Apologetics questions!
  • Four hours of invaluable Apologetics card writing content!
  • Catch a practical vision for Apologetics competition with a panel of passionate, experienced Apologetics leaders.
  • Hear how to apply ballots, real life apol conversations, and tips for four minute card writing!
  • See how Apologetics can propel you into a more fervent focus on the preeminence of Jesus Christ.
  • Learn from our leaders’ and glean from their personal relationships with their Savior.

All online through Zoom – all you need is wifi, your laptop, and an open Bible! Just like in-person but from the comfort of your own home!

December 15th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Speech students of all ages are welcome! Perfect for students preparing for spring competition and for students considering future competition.

– Free for Tuesday night Online Apologetics students. You can still join our weekly Online Apol. Group. Click here for more info.

– Lasting Impact Members only $5.00 (log in for discount code)

– Non members $20.00 (per family)

– Or bring your whole club for $35.00. Contact- admin@lastingimpact.info

Scholarships available – Contact- admin@lastingimpact.info

Our goal is to encourage, empower, and equip as many students as possible to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and grow in relationship with Him. Come ready to embrace 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”

Sign up for the workshop NOW here!

Online Apologetics – Growing Together – by: Rachel Bechtel

We hear all the time that one of the speech events that most alumni competitors wish they would have done whether they competed in it or not, is Apologetics! Matthew 18:20 says, ” When two or three gather in my name, there I am with them.” Learning and growing in Apologetics is so much bigger then a speech competititon. We are looking forward to another great year of seeking God’s Truth together!

Our goal in Online Apologetics is to…

– Discuss and dig into the life-transforming answers God’s Word provides.
– Expose you to a variety of Apologetics resources, introduce you to a variety of passionate Apologetics speakers, and encourage you with challenging discussion and weekly application.
– Equip you to powerfully, gently, and clearly defend the foundational doctrines of Christianity.
– Give you the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on your Apologetics speeches.

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Online Apologetics Starts in Less than 3 Weeks- space limited!

Lasting Impact! is gearing up for another great year of living in the word through Online Apologetics. You do not need to be a competitor of Speech and Debate to get a better understanding of the Christian Faith. You don’t have to walk that road alone. Each year we have students, along with their families join us in the journey. Through the power of technology we have people across the nation joining us every Tuesday evening starting Sept. 12 from 8:00-9:00 CT.

When I asked Online Apol. Leader, Rachel Bechtel, what can Online Apol. do for students? She replied, “Online Apololegics opens the door to not only to great apologetics resources, but also to great apologetics discussions and feedback. Online Apol. will challenge you personally in your walk with Christ, equip you to effectively communicate in competition or out of competition , and give you the tools to powerfully persuade in your day to day conversations.  For me, Online Apol. has encouraged me significantly in my study of Scriptures… and they are more valuable than “fine gold” (Psalm 19:10).!! Talking about God’s life answers with others who also passionately follow Him is so incredible! Discussing and learning together in online forem has helped me answer some of the biggest questions about my faith – like, why does God allow us to sin and yet still hold us accountable? Why do bad things happen to good people?”

If you want to be part of this season’s Online Apol. group, click here.

Summer Prep Series- Apologetics, By: Joel Erickson

Preparing in the summer for Speech and Debate? For limited prep events? Seems unnecessary, to say the least… maybe even incongruous. Despite the category’s connotations, starting prep in the summer will enable you to actualize your maximum competitive potential and derive the greatest educational benefit. This week, I’ll be sharing some strategies for conquering the task, starting with apologetics.

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Apol Ambassador Summer Prep Picks…

Swimming? Family vacation? A summer job? Camp? What are you looking forward to most this summer? In the midst of all the fun and busy-ness, stop to consider your walk with the Lord and stay faithful in your study of His Word! Below we have compiled a list of fantastic apologetics resources for you to enjoy over the next few months. Our Apologetics Ambassadors Joel, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Kaitlyn gave their top picks for summer prep.

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Online Apol and Extemp Early Registration

Are you looking for accountability in Apologetics and Extemp?

Are you looking to gain knowledge and confidence in these Limited Prep Speeches?

Do you want to gain experiences that will last, well beyond your competitive years?

We have the solution!

Lasting Impact! will be offering TWO online programs for 2017-2018

ONLINE APOL and ONLINE EXTEMP

*Weekly accountability

*Great teachings and resources

*Recorded sessions

*Reasonable class size

*Experienced guest speakers

*Approx. 25 sessions

Register NOW! Class size will be limited- you don’t want to miss out! (Simply click the link below or check them out under “services” above).

Online Apol.- Tuesday evenings 8:00-9:00 CT

Online Extemp.- Thursday evenings 8:00-9:00 CT

This will be Online Apol.’s fifth year, and we expect it to be better than ever. Although this will be our first year at Online Extemp- we have no doubt it will be a great resource and benefit to those who attend. Here are what others had to say…

“Thank you so much for Online Apol. It has been a great opportunity for my child. I am so thankful for the personal accountability, and emphasis on growth, rather than the competition.” ~ parent

“I am so grateful for my Online Apol. friends. I now feel I am prepared to write my cards with confidence.” ~student

“I appreciate the teaching the most about Online Apol. Thank you so much for organizing this! It has helped me in card writing and in general knowledge.” ~ student

Still not convinced… Here is what our Apologetics Ambassadors have to say about Apologetics…

Myles McLean- “Apologetics challenged me to know how to deal with the tough questions. I still don’t always have the right answer, but it taught me how to express what I do know in an honest, genuine manner. Being okay with not knowing every little detail of the Christian faith, and instead focusing on the big truths and trusting the Holy Spirit to move within the hearts of those who you come into contact with.”

Joel Erickson- “Don’t be daunted by the seemingly insurmountable 105 questions. Approach the category with an “I-can-do-all-things-through-Christ-who-gives-me-strength” mentality. Focus on preparing for Apologetics as a way to enrich your relationship with God and teach some judges about His grandeur.”

Stefanie Klaves- “Growing up in a Christian home, I thought I “knew” God and Christian fundamentals. After engaging in a few conversations with Buddhists and Atheist friends, I realized that I couldn’t adequately articulate why I believed what I believed, why the Bible is more reliable than other holy books, or why the Christian faith is preferable to their religious beliefs.”

We hope YOU decide to join us!

Interview- Why Apologetics? By: Elizabeth Tomaszewski

We only have a few more Online Apol. sessions this season… But believe me we are getting excited to start promoting Online Apol. 2017-2018! In the mean time, be blessed with Elizabeth’s interview on why you should do Apologetics!

Elizabeth Tomaszewski, has blessed Online Apol. a number of times year. So far she  has taught on the topics, “What is the purpose of the church?” and a survey of the Category 4 definitions. On April 4 (tomorrow), Elizabeth is planning to speak on the statement analysis question “Heaven is only a state of mind.”

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