AFLC Schools Missions Conference
January 25-27, & 29, 2015
Speaker: Pastor Kevin Olson,
Department Head of Ambassador Institute
On the eastern shore of Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota students come to learn and grow together at the schools of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. AFLBS is a two year college-level school of the Bible. AFLTS is a graduate school of theology with a focus on training future pastors and Christian leaders. The Bible is the main textbook. Jesus is central. His grace empowers. Relationships matter. Servant leaders are equipped.
The campus is also part of the greater Twin Cities metro area. Downtown Minneapolis is a 15 minute drive to the east. Continue for 15 minutes more and you arrive in St. Paul. The Mississippi River winds through the metro. Lakes abound. Bikeways begin at the entrance to the campus and connect to a network so impressive that Bicycling Magazine in 2010 proclaimed Minneapolis to be "America’s Best Bike City".
Students at the Bible school and seminary become servant leaders with Jesus’ heart for people. With one out of every four people in the Twin Cities either a first or second generation immigrant, it is an ideal setting to learn to share Jesus’ love with people that have come from almost every nation on earth. Love for God and love for people grow as students learn of Christ's love for us demonstrated at the cross .
On October 21, 2014 the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary and Bible School gained the Candidacy Status of accreditation with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and School (TRACS). The TRACS Accreditation Commission voted to grant the AFLC Schools Candidate Status as a Category III educational institution, approved to offer the Diploma in General Bible and the graduate degrees of Graduate in Theology (GTh) and Master of Divinity (MDiv).
AFLBS Concert Choir, Proclaim Choir,
Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Seminary Chorus
Although I accepted Jesus as my Savior at a very young age, I did not come to a fuller and deeper understanding of my need for a Savior until 6th grade. It was then that I transferred from a public elementary school to a small, private Christian school. It was there that I began to see that my faith in Christ is something that should encompass my whole life.