The Unique Christ-Centered Mission of the NIHD Camp

We infuse a Christ-Centered approach in everything we do from our morning devotions to our classes taught from a Christian worldview. We cultivate stellar communication and critical thinking skills, while at the same time teaching how to debate with integrity and excellence. Our ultimate goal is for our students not only to be great debaters, but even more great Christians.

“It has truly been an honor and an incredible privilege to mentor, coach, and equip students who represent the very best of our league -- not merely in performance, but in character. Ultimately, all the glory belongs to the Lord. Our role at NIHD is not merely to point them in the right direction in the pursuit of excellence and obtaining national success, but even more important it is to challenge them to pursue the trophies that really matter, namely the eternal ones. To that end, let us strive ever more to raise the bar and finish well." Coach Griffith

Stoa Statement of Faith:

1. There is one God eternally 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)

Mission Statement of the Institute

The National Institute for Homeschool Debate is dedicated to helping people actualize the scriptural mandate (1 Peter 3:15) to always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, but to do this with gentleness and respect. We believe that our God is a God of reason and compassion. We hope to equip His people with the critical skills needed to discern His truth, the ability to clearly articulate that truth to others and the wisdom to know when God's timing is best served in such endeavors.

Our goal is to maximize work, leisure, spirituality, and collegiality in this institute environment.