The purpose of Christian Communicators of the SouthEast (CCofSE) is to provide an environment of support to homeschooling families as they educate their children to be strong and godly communicators. “A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise council.” Proverbs 1:15 Competitive speech and debate serves as a means to an end. Through the hard work spent in preparation and presentation, our children learn the value of doing all things as unto the Lord. Their interactions with others provide a living framework for being attentive and humble in conversation and relationship.
Tournaments are conducted with a goal of providing a competitive environment in which the skills, methods and techniques learned at home and in speech and debate clubs can be tested and proven in a God honoring event.
Competition is a biblical concept. We are commanded to “contend for the faith” (Jude 1:3) and we “run with patience the race that is set before us”. We also read that “… one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” (1 Corinthians 9:24). The key to competition is not whether we compete, but how we compete. “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)
The Christian life is not a sprint but a marathon. Competing to win one round, one tournament, or one speech and debate season is NOT the objective. The goal is the “high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Therefore we must compete (win or lose) in a way that honors the name of Jesus Christ.
Christian Communicators of the SouthEast (CCofSE) was founded upon a vision to provide an environment in which homeschooling parents can aid their students’ growth in communication and argumentation skills in a way that brings honor to the name of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to develop effective communicators of “the hope that is within them” (1 Peter 3:15), and to equip Kingdom warriors to “contend for the faith” (Jude 1:3) that must carried to the next generation and beyond.
The foundation of CCofSE is faith in Jesus Christ, and the knowledge that He is God’s one and only Son who was sent to this world to be the sacrificial lamb offered as payment for our sins.
Built upon that foundation are three pillars that stand for the values by which everything we do in CCofSE is evaluated. By design we are Christ Centered, Academically Focused, and Family Oriented.