Campaign Update – January 2020

…they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done. Acts 14:27

It is exciting to report all that God has done through each of you. At the beginning of October, the campaign debt was at $1.8 million. Today, there is only $855,000 left to be raised. Let’s give thanks to our great God for the miracle of this $43.2 million building.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!


Sandy Dobbs, Development Director

Debt Free Plan!

Our goal is to raise $2.8M by year end to achieve our Debt Free goal.

Year End Goal.

Project Update – October 2018
The new building is a collaborative effort by the South Christian community. For example, nine different concrete companies are involved, 3 electrical firms and 2 mechanical companies. The amount of alumni on this job site is almost mind boggling. Here are a few faces.

There’s a place for you to be involved as well. Your gift Counts! And puts us one step closer to being debt free. What will your commitment be to this community building project?

Let’s join together as a community to dedicate the new building on Sunday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. followed by an Open House from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Sandy Dobbs, Development Director

Campaign Updates:

Building Update Video #13

Building Update Video #12

Building Update Video #11

Building Update Video #10

Anchor Logo Installation

The anchor logo has been installed in the student entryway!

Below are commonly asked questions.

Excavation work on the building site began in April of 2017 triggering much additional activity. The new baseball diamond has been constructed; the new parking lots are in complete with lighting; trees have been planted; and sidewalks have been installed along Kalamazoo Avenue. All the precast walls have been set which completes the entire footprint of the building. As more and more areas of the building are enclosed interior work increases. 

  • Steel continues to be set.
  • Roofing membrane is being installed.
  • Glass is being installed.
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work continues.
  • Drywall is being hung.


The new building includes the following: educational spaces, the auditorium including the balcony, the competition gymnasium and a full-size teaching gym. The fair market value for these spaces along with furniture and equipment is $43.2 million.

Three key components for funding these items are:

  • donor participation
  • sale of the 68th Street facility
  • gift-in-kind

The goal is to begin holding classes in the new facility in January, 2019.

We are excited to share we have a signed buy sell agreement for our current facility. This is a major step in selling the building. The agreement is with Compass College of Cinematic Arts, a Christian media production company, who has permitted us to publicly name them as the buyer.

We are committed to raising adequate funds to endow the new facility. These funds would offset any potential increase in operating expenses. Also a more energy efficient building could reduce the facility operating expenses.

Once the needed funds are raised to cover construction and endowment of the new facility, fundraising will be considered for the construction and endowment of a stadium and track.

We celebrate the incredible gifts received to date for this project and invite the entire SCHS community to prayerfully and financially support the building project. Please consider how you can be involved with your time, talent, and treasure – a major strength of this community. Please contact Sandy Dobbs at or 616-455-3210 to discuss how you can be involved.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Sandy Dobbs.