Apologetics 2nd Semester Club
When – Starting February 19, 2019
Time – 8:00 – 9:00 PM CT (approximately 1 hour)
Cost: $40 members / $50 nonmembers (members: login to see the coupon code)
Are you competing in apologetics in NCFCA or Stoa? Interested in trying the category but unsure where to start? Or simply looking to gain a deeper understanding of Christianity and how to defend it? If so, Lasting Impact’s online apologetics club is for you! Aimed at helping students prepare throughout the semester and stay engaged between tournaments, meetings occur twice a month, alternating between apologetics teaching and speech coaching. All meetings are recorded, so you can review previous sessions if you miss a week or would like to review a lesson. All experience levels are welcome; whether you’ve competed in apologetics for years or are trying it for the first time, you will be encouraged and equipped!
Kirstin Erickson competed in NCFCA in eight speech categories, as well as both Lincoln-Douglas and Team Policy debate. For reasons she still doesn’t remember, she decided to try apologetics in 9th grade, with very little experience or knowledge about the category. As a result, her apologetics journey was filled with trial and error and many mistakes, giving her a unique perspective that helped her rank 4th at Nationals in apologetics her junior year. Her favorite accomplishment, however, is receiving first place at Nationals her senior year in Impromptu. She loves using her experiences to teach others about apologetics as well as competitive speech and debate. Kirstin is currently a freshman at Wheaton College majoring in music, and enjoys songwriting and running her own calligraphy business.
Matthew Harper competed in NCFCA for four years in five speech categories, Lincoln-Douglas debate and Team Policy debate, and placed at regionals several of his competitive years. He is currently a sophomore pursuing a joint B.A.-M.Div degree in Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His favorite speech category was (and still is) apologetics, and enjoys helping students learn how to biblically defend their faith and sharing his own successes and mistakes in the competition room and in the public square. He currently works as a writing mentor at the SBTS Writing Center and cultivated his passion for writing. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, finding a good place to hike and fish, and wishing it was Christmas.