"Our vision is to encourage and equip home-educated students through speech and debate to become effective communicators of the Truth, defenders of the Faith, and a transforming influence on our culture."

Soli Deo Gloria!

2014-2015 Registration

Eligible are Christian, home-educated students ages 12 -18 on January 1, 2015 that are Home Educated defined as follows:

If the following 2 statements can be affirmed (with a yes) the student shall be deemed home educated for Stoa purposes.

1. Your student is at least ONE of the following:
(A)  Exempt from public education enrollment and/or attendance in your state
(B)  Homeschooled under the statutes or regulations in your state
(C)  Enrolled in a non-public home-based educational program according to the laws in your state
(D)  Covered by HSLDA

2. Your student is NOT enrolled full-time (full time equals 12 units) in any one of the following:
(A) campus based public or charter school
(B) Public or charter school independent study program
(C) campus-based private school
(D) College classes

 For more information on student eligibility for Stoa clubs and competition, visit the Stoa National website at www.stoausa.org. 

Mars Hill Speech and Debate Student Registration for 2014-15 will be starting soon!  Please email MarsHillSpeechAndDebateClub@gmail.com with CLUB REGISTRATION FORM in the subject line, and you will be sent the club application FAQ forms via email. Please mail completed forms with payment to the address provided on the application. Registration is not complete until club dues are paid. Club application forms are due August 19, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kick-Off and Parent Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 2 is for registered families only. Thank you!! 

Please contact MarsHillSpeechAndDebateClub@gmail.com with any questions.

Come join us!!


Statement of Faith

1. There is one God eternally co-existing in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 3:16, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

2. Man is sinful and therefore separated from God, who is holy and perfect.  (Isaiah 53:5-9, Romans 3:23, I Peter1:15-16)

3. Jesus Christ paid the eternal penalties for our sin through His death on the cross.  (Luke 24:46, I Peter 2:21)

4. Jesus Christ also resurrected bodily and ascended into heaven and will return one day to fulfill His kingdom.  (Matthew 28:6, Revelation 19:11)

5. Only through Jesus Christ and the grace of His provision of salvation, may we be saved from eternal punishment, enter into God’s family and receive eternal life.  (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:11, I John 1:9)

6.  We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testament (66 books) as being verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and in life.

Camps & Workshops


Forensics, also referred to as speech and debate, is the very best way to prepare students for college and a career, and to engage the world around them.  Our vision at Mars Hill is to encourage and equip home-educated students through speech and debate to become effective communicators of the Truth, defenders of the Faith, and a transforming influence on our culture.

The novice camp is for home-educated students ages 12-18 (as of January 1, 2015). Camp instructors will include Christy du Mee, Patrick Henry College Debate Champion and Moot Court Champion, and Mars Hill Team Policy Debate Coach; and Audrie Ford, forensics veteran and 2014 NITOC champion.  Camp attendance does not obligate students to join Mars Hill Speech and Debate Club; however the Team Policy portion of camp is a prerequisite for joining Team Policy Debate in the fall.

WHEN:      July 21-25, 20149:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day (one hour lunch)

WHERE:  Phoenix Seminary, 42nd Street and Thomas, Phoenix

Speech Symposium: $80
Intro to Team Policy Debate: $70 plus $18 for book
Intro to Lincoln Douglas Debate: $50
ALL THREE EVENTS:  $165 plus $18 for book (a $35 discount)

July 1 - Earlybird registration – receive $5 discount on each event or an additional $15 discount if attending all three
July 14 - Final registration deadline

REGISTRATION:  Please download and return the below registration form:

2014 Debate Camp Registration Form 2