Apologetics is a limited-prep event where students study 100 questions provided by participating leagues. In competition, you are given 4 minutes to prepare for a 6 minute impromptu speech. The weekly download covers one particular question in depth, providing Bible verses, quotes, citations, and analysis from an Apologetics champion.
NOTE: For Season 19, we will be splitting Apologetics into two categories for NCFCA and Stoa. This will give us the ability to write source material for unique questions from each league. Watch for it this summer!
Apologetics Leagues We Follow
The two leagues we remain focused on throughout Season 19 are:
Visit any of the download pages above to explore the growing content at Monument.
Season 19 Release Schedule
Monument releases content every Monday morning. Each semester contains hundreds of releases, custom written to specific leagues and events, totaling 500 guaranteed releases for the entire year. The school season is as follows:
- Preseason • June-July
June and July consist of weekly releases on the front cover of MonumentMembers.com. These releases consist of official downloads explaining the transformative power of successful speech and debate participation.
- Semester 1 begins August 6
Releases begin in August and last through December, totaling 20 official lessons for 14 events and categories: 280 total downloads! Events include Policy Debate, Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Parliamentary Debate, Extemp, Apologetics, Platform and Interpretation.
- Semester 2 begins January 4
Releases begin in January and last through May, totaling 20 additional releases for 11 events and categories: 220 total downloads! A special invitation to some national tournament training will be extended to Semester 2 Monument Members who make it to their national competition.