Dates: March 27 – 28
Location: Heritage Christian Academy
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 .
I’ll admit I’m incredibly blessed. I have never really had to go through trials of will, physical pain, or harsh loss. I praise God for that. But isn’t it ironic that even a person like me would still have times where I’m unsatisfied?
I knew about God sending His one and only Son to die on the cross for my sins ever since I was young . I was blessed enough to grow up in a Christian home and had the opportunity to attend Sunday School and Church on a regular basis. I remember asking Jesus into my heart, but I didn’t exactly know what it was like to have a personal relationship with Him.
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).