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Christian Faith and Forensics

“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.”
Romans 11:36 (NASB)

Stoa’s forensics-based mission believes human speech is “from” God and that only through Him can we speak with grace, truth, and beauty.  The league embodies a culture of thought, public discourse, apologetics, and intellectual inquiry. Stoa emphatically stands to develop young people into winsome and God-honoring orators.


Vision Statement: To develop world-class communicators who speak boldly and change the world for Christ.

Mission Statement: To train homeschool students to speak boldly and change the world for Christ.

Six Foundational Pillars of Stoa:

  1. We are a private Christian homeschool league.

  2. We have a Biblical worldview.

  3. We are a community.

  4. We pursue competitive excellence.

  5. We have limited central government and maximum local control.

  6. We equip and support Christian coaches.

Strategy: Stoa pursues its Vision and Mission by:

  1. Facilitating opportunities for competition and training.

  2. Building a world-class community.

  3. Equipping Christian coaches in the art and science of public speaking and debate excellence.

  4. Promoting the development of a Biblical worldview.

  5. Sharing the benefits of speech and debate to the homeschool community.

  6. Starting new Stoa speech and debate clubs.

Core Values:

  1. We are committed to following established processes and structure.

  2. We are organized and communicate effectively.

  3. We promote a transparent culture of servant hearts.

  4. We communicate a clear vision and mission.

  5. We promote integrity and honesty in every situation.

  6. We recognize competitive excellence.

Position Papers on Governance and Problem Solving: Click here to read the Position Papers


Stoa has a two-fold distinctiveness. As a forensics organization, Stoa is unashamedly Christian and only serves privately educated homeschool families/students.

Stoa is established on the model of our nation’s founding fathers, has a commitment to limited central government and maximum local control. Stoa trusts local leaders to serve their local communities in administering local clubs and tournaments. Stoa’s local clubs offer approximately 100 tournaments nationwide during each tournament season. These tournaments are all open to Stoa member-families from across the country.

Stoa is building a world-class community of students committed to Speaking Boldly and Changing the World for Christ in their homes, churches, communities, universities, and workplaces.

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