Upcoming Events

December 9 - Friday
01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Lets Run Away Paints
December 13 - Tuesday
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Annual Christmas Party
December 16 - Friday
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Sanford Research Lab
February 22 - Wednesday
08:45 AM - 02:00 PM

SECHE Conference

A big thank you to all who contributed to the success of the 2016 SECHE Conference. We had a record number of attendees, inspiring speakers and tremendous vendors.

We're excited to announce that next year's conference will be held in the Sioux Falls Convention Center. This venue change will provide more access to vendors, greater scheduling flexibility, larger presentation spaces and easier access for attendees. All changes that we pray will setup next year's conference for tremendous success.

Please continue to monitor this space for new conference information.


Please support our 2016 Conference sponsors!!!



Sioux Empire Christian Home Educators


Serving homeschooling families in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area and surrounding communities.

SECHE was initiated at a meeting of like-minded home educators in March of 2002. These families desired to form a group where their belief and acknowledgment of God was an integral part of their homeschool organization. As a result, SECHE was officially started in August of 2002. It is the goal of our organization to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in all of our activities and to encourage families to homeschool in a manner that honors God.

SECHE offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy Christian homeschooling fellowship and encouragement. We sponsor an annual conference in the spring. Other activities can be viewed by clicking on our events calendar.

SECHE is an official member of the Home School Legal Defense Association and members receive a discount to HSLDA.

Mission Statement

"It is the goal of our organization to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in all of our activities and to encourage Christian home educating families to home school in a manner that honors God."

Doctrinal Statement

A. We believe the Bible is inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that a believer may be thoroughly prepared for every good work.

B. We believe that there is one God eternally existent in 3 persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

C. We believe in Jesus Christ as God come in human flesh fully God and fully man except without sin. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles testifying to his deity. He died on the cross for our sins and rose again the third day. He ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father and acts as our great high priest interceding for us and preparing a place for us. We believe in his personal return.

D. We believe that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and that salvation is a free gift offered to sinners. An individual is saved when they turn from their sin and turn to God in faith for salvation. The gift must be received by faith, trusting solely in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, not trusting in any personal works to merit salvation.

E. We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, who convicts men of sin, and regenerates and indwells those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ

F. We believe the Bible teaches us that our lives should be transformed as we follow Christ and our conduct will reflect the fact that God is conforming us to the image of His dear Son.

G. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

H. We believe that our home school association should reflect and defend these beliefs in all of its activities.