My heart bleeds family. Family is the first word that describes SCSL. Josh McDowell once said, “a strong family is the best gift you could give students.” I believe that to be true. It is the desire of our staff to model healthy, strong relationships—starting with our own personal families. SCSL truly has a sense of family. It is a place of covenant and commitment where we strive to maintain unity and oneness. It is a place of refuge where you can experience healing and be lovingly confronted so that you may grow and become more like Christ.
The ground zero for SCSL is you. That’s right, you. It’s not traveling or doing the work of the ministry or even our strong academics. The first year is focused on you and your personal discipleship. It’s a place for you to learn spiritual and personal disciplines that will change the course of your entire life. The nine months you’ll experience is a season of personal transformation. The change will be astounding and will occur from the inside out.
Some may feel if they don’t go to college immediately following high school they will get behind. I believe that is a myth. Actually, I think it’s quite contrary to the truth—even many major colleges and education professionals will agree. In fact, once a student finishes nine months of SCSL, they are often ahead of their friends spiritually and emotionally. It’s due to the fact that they have taken the time to turn aside from life, process their past and prepare for the future. I also think it’s because they have spent intimate time with their Creator—the very one who fashioned and formed every day for them.
As you explore the possibility of SCSL, I pray that God will reveal to you His plans and dreams for your life—and that you will chase it with passion and purpose!
“What have you done with my child?” Quotes like that from SCSL parents make it all worthwhile. We believe it takes the whole tribe to raise the child. It’s our honor to join you in your attempt to see your child reach their highest potential and calling in Christ. Our desire is to build on the foundation you have already laid. South Carolina School of Leadership will play a part in the ongoing process of shaping and sharpening your child for their future.
At SCSL, we believe that continuing education can play a key element in a student’s success in life. Unfortunately, our 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. Throughout the nine-month period of SCSL over twenty pastors and market place professionals will train and mentor the students. An academic favorite of our students is Biblical Studies. This curriculum was derived from the more than 21 years of ministry during which God has given me valuable insight into living a lifestyle that honors the Lord. During this class students learn how to apply Biblical principles to everyday life. One of our former students' parent said, “[SCSL] teaches students everything that college doesn’t.” It has been encouraging to see the life change that students experience and to hear the testimonies of parents as a result of the SCSL program.
SCSL also teaches many life skills classes that will equip students both personally and professionally. Some of these classes include conflict resolution, effective communication, time management, budgeting, interpersonal relations, and public speaking. As you can see, it is our endeavor to prepare them for all facets of life, and we hope you’ll agree.
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 lives. Our goal is to 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.
At SCSL, we believe continuing education can play a key element in a student’s success in life. At times, our academics and talent can take us where our character can’t hold us. However, 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.