Who We Are

Parent participation is critical to our success.

Parent participation is critical to our success.

We are a Christian home school family rhetoric club. Our goal is to teach our students how to address life issues from a Biblical worldview and communicate in a manner that glorifies God.

We accomplish this is through weekly club meetings and competitive speech and debate tournaments in the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association (NCFCA). NCFCA Tournaments provide a Godly and stimulating environment for Home School students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills. Our weekly meetings provide an encouraging community and accountability structure that works towards excellence.

BVRC uses competitive speaking and debating to provide a means for Home School students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical world view in a manner that glorifies God. (1Peter 3:16)

Specifically, we help homeschool students:

  • glorify and pursue God through Communication.
  • refine their ability to think critically on the fly.
  • strengthen their understanding of their faith and the defense of it.
  • increase their access to great jobs, internships and valuable skills.
  • learn better researching skills.
  • learn how to disagree appropriately and lose graciously.
  • practice character-driven leadership.
  • join a community of Godly peers with which to travel, fellowship, and compete.
  • understand a broad variety of other subjects and how the world works.
  • hone their spiritual gifts.
  • change the world.

The BCS Speech and Debate Club creates a diverse, well rounded speech experience for all its participants.

Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club

Statement of Faith

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten not made, being of one substance with the Father, through Whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man: Who for us, too, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered, and was buried: the third day He rose according to the Scriptures, ascended into heaven, and is seated on the right hand of the Father: He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son: Who together with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified: Who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe one holy, Christian, and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and life of the age to come.

 

Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club

Code of Conduct

Dress Code on Club Day

The spirit of the dress code is modesty and professionalism with the intent to glorify Christ. The goal is to minimize the focus on the body or outward appearance and maximize the focus on the development of ideas and communication skills. Students should wear modestly fitted clothing. Ladies are asked for no tank tops, no midriffs showing, no low-cut blouses, no short skirts, and no shorts. Gentlemen are asked to wear collared shirts, close-toed shoes, and no shorts. For both genders, t-shirts are not permitted with the exception of NCFCA and BVRC t-shirts. Occasionally, tournament attire will be requested so students can practice wearing the clothing required at tournaments.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. –Psalm 19:14!

All students are to stay within the geographical boundaries set by the administration of the facilities we use and are to strictly adhere to all established rules and regulations of the host facility.

All club members (students and parents) are to exhibit a kind, polite, and respectful attitude toward others at all times and behave in a manner that brings glory and honor to God. Public displays of affection, including flirting and romantic relationships, are not appropriate for any BVRC or NCFCA event.

Actions of club members should be professional and courteous at all times. Discipline should not be an issue at any club event, including camps, club meetings, and tournaments. Members are responsible for their actions. Negative attention brought to the club by any member will not be tolerated because it reflects on the entire club in a negative manner.

Club members and parents should attempt to resolve any issues or problems in a biblical manner as outlined in this Code of Conduct form and the club bylaws. Specifically, conflicts will be resolved according to Matthew 18:15-17, whereby the offended goes directly to the offender to resolve the issue,
refraining from gossip and rumor. Email communication is not considered ‘going directly’. If the matter cannot be resolved, the procedure outlined in Article XII, Section 2 of the bylaws for completing a club query form with two board members shall be followed. Any questions related to the bylaws, code of conduct form, dress code, or issues in curriculum being taught by coaches should be addressed to the PBD by filling out a query form so the matter can be handled in a prayer, efficient, and proper manner.

If a member fails to meet the membership requirements, or violates the club bylaws, Code of Conduct, or facility rules, the PBD will offer the student and parent a written warning. Repeated violations may involve revocation of the youth or family membership in question. Immediate revocation of membership is a possibility depending on the severity of the situation. Final membership approval and revocation of membership shall rest with the Parent Board of Directors.

With your signature below, you are now members of the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club.

Welcome to our family!

~The Parent Board of Directors (PBD) of the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club (BVRC)