why scsl?


When looking for a post-high school options, or looking at taking a gap year, remember that not all programs, whether Christian or secular, are created equal. 

See what makes us different

ins and outs


SCSL's program takes you on a path from establishing your identity in Christ, to ministry preparation. Learn to process your past, learn leadership skills and much more.

See the yearly breakdown of the program

scsl staff


South Carolina School of Leadership's program is home to a world-class staff. Leaders with over 25 years of experience who will help you along your journey.

Meet the SCSL staff

note from the director

At SCSL we strive to build upon the Biblical foundation laid by parents and pastors. It is our privilege to join students in their journey to establish a solid Biblical worldview upon which they can build their life. Our goal is to equip and train our students for a life of ministry in the home, church and community.

The first year program of SCSL will equip students for life personally and professionally. For those accepted into the second year program, our focus is turned toward leadership development and local church ministry training. Upon completion of the second year, students may become licensed and credentialed through the Assemblies of God.

SCSL has a strong academic focus. Please refer to the academic section of our website for a list of classes. We have teamed up with Valley Forge Christian College to offer online courses. These courses are taught by the Pastoral staff of Christian Life, some of whom have their doctorate. Students earn 12 credits per year that will transfer to many colleges and universities as elective or general education credits. They will receive both classroom training and hands on experience—the combination of which gives students invaluable experience for local church ministry.

At SCSL, we believe continuing education can play a key element in a student’s success in life. Unfortunately, our academics and talent can often take us where our character can’t hold us. We are committed to build and strengthen students both in academics and in character. One of our former students' parent said, “[SCSL] teaches students everything that college doesn’t.” It has been encouraging to see the life change students experience and to hear the testimonies of parents as a result of the SCSL program.


Pastor Darren Hileman


Summertime & Looking Ahead

God is good!  Graduation was amazing, and our students are now enjoying their summer break.  Many of them are sharing their gifts & talents at various youth camps, and some are earning money towards their 2014-15 tuition working fundraisers.  Do you want to be a part of this exciting journey?  If so, get your application in.  We start another awesome year of chasing the Father's heart on August 23rd.   Want to join us?