South Bay Articulators is a Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate Club for students ages 12- 18. It is part of the Stoa Christian home school speech and debate league. The club meets once a week from September through May and runs a Summer Speech camp. It is comprised of families who are committed to private homeschooling.
The purpose of the South Bay Articulators Speech and Debate Club (SBA) is to teach, train and build up the speaking skills of our Christian young men and women in order to honor and profess Christ and His Kingdom. This purpose is achieved by seeking to develop the faith and character of young men and women through rhetoric and research skills developed through participation in competitive speech and debate.
SBA is parent run and has a board of directors. The board of directors consist of the following people: Gary Cardinale, Monika Cardinale, Daniel and Kalani Mark, Nancy Socolofsky and Falana Monroe.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible, Old and New Testaments, which consists of 66 books, to be the inspired and infallible Word of God. The Bible is God’s true, authoritative Word and is our only authority for faith and conduct. Church traditions are subservient to scripture.
(Psalm 18:30, Isaiah 40:8, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
We believe there is one God who was and is eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
(John 14:16-17, John 10:30-36, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 3:16-17, Mark 1:9- 11, Luke 3:21-22)
We believe Jesus Christ was God incarnate, come in human flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, being fully God and fully man, yet without sin.
We believe that “all have sinned.” All men are under God’s condemnation because of sin. We believe that Christ’s death on the cross paid the penalty for man’s sin for all who believe.
(Romans 3:10-12, Matthew 1:21)
We believe in Jesus Christ’s visible and bodily resurrection.
(Matthew 28, Luke 24)
We believe salvation is a free gift to all. The gift must be received individually by faith in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone without trusting in personal works.
(Romans 4:1-5, Romans 5:6-11)
We believe that “faith without works is dead.” As believers in and followers of Jesus Christ our lives must witness, by word and deed, the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us.
We believe that the church is God’s central means and instrument through which He intends to carry out His work in the world.
(1 Timothy 3:14-16)