A Bold Step

From the beginning, SFC’s mission has been to honor God by preparing the Christian leaders of tomorrow. We need well-educated, brave Christian champions to take a bold step and lead the next generation. Providing the premier learning environment necessary to prepare our students for the twenty-first century, we will create beautiful, functional aesthetic spaces that inspire learning.

We have a Master Plan to improve our physical campus. Part of this plan is a 35,000 square foot Quad Complex designed specifically to enrich the life-changing mentorship that occurs at SFC.

“This is a pivotal moment at SFC. We’ve been dreaming for over 40 years for the campus of the future. Now, through God’s amazing grace, these dreams will become reality.”

-Rod Gilbert, Head of Schools

Our challenge

Our 17-acre campus originally housed a hotel built in the 1940’s –it was never intended to be a school. Through the incredible support of our families’ over the last forty-three years, SFC has engaged in projects to repair and improve our tired and cramped class-rooms.

However, to provide the premier learning environment necessary to prepare Christian leaders for the twenty-first century, we must make significant leaps forward.

SD Military Academy circa 1950s_km

Our Goal

Our Finishing Goal*
Money Raised
remaining to goal

*Balance needed for $22 M Quad Building as of 12/11/21

Our Stories

We’re confidently stepping into the next chapter of our story and we couldn’t be more excited. The journey ahead will take faith, courage, and boldness and together we will take what once was a vision and make it a reality. Meet some of our families who are resolved to join SFC in taking this bold step of faith. They, too, hold an unwavering commitment to preparing the next generation of Christian leaders.

Grant and Katherine Schoneman

Drew and Brittany Brees

“There is no more important time than now to be raising up Christian leaders.”

-Pat & Candyce Miles, SFC parents & Alumni parents


Guided by a dedicated team of talented individuals, this BOLD STEP campaign will take what was a 40-year dream and make it a reality.

SFC Board of Directors

Top: Brandon Black, John Yphantides, Steve Huffman, Robin Coykendall (Chair), John Bosman, Patrick Lenihan, Nichole Goodyear, Rachelle Costa, Blake Bolton, Janean Stripe

Seated: Rod Gilbert (Head of Schools), Andy Oberst

Not Pictured: Steve Kuptz, Kevin Keefe, Cara Miller

“Of the thousands of non-profits in our community, we can’t think of a better one to invest in than SFC.”

-Tom Sudberry, SFC Alumni parent & grandparent

Give today

Take the next step and support SCF’s BOLD STEP campaign today!

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