Over 500 alumni and friends gathered to celebrate 50 years of AFLBS ministry
Campus was bustling during the last weekend of July, with hundreds of friends and alumni gathering to reunite and fellowship with old friends and praise God for fifty years of faithfulness to the Association Free Lutheran Bible School.
“It truly was a joy to have so many alumni and friends make it a priority to come for the 50th Anniversary of AFLBS,” current Dean of AFLBS Pastor Joel Rolf said. “It was great to have so many families come with children and youth to enjoy the events planned for them. We praise the Lord for the many generous gifts given for scholarships, and look forward to helping many more students come study God’s eternal Word at AFLBS.”
The Bible. It wasn’t a trick question.
Did you go to Bible camp this summer? Or FLY 2015?
Take that time in the Word of God and multiply it by 64.
What if you could spend not just one week, but 64 weeks studying the Bible?
May 2016 marked the completion of post graduate degrees for faculty and staff at the Free Lutheran Schools.
Dr. Mark Olson, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Effectiveness, completed a Doctor of Ministry in the Gospel in Church and Culture track from Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Larry Walker, Librarian, completed a Master of Library and Information Science degree through the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Walker completed this degree in 2.5 years in order to fulfill a TRACS accreditation requirement.
Founded in 1964 by the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (www.aflc.org), the Free Lutheran Schools include a two year post-secondary program (Association Free Lutheran Bible School- www.aflbs.org) and a four year pastoral training program at the Masters of Divinity Level (Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary- www.aflts.org). The Free Lutheran Schools Corporation is a candidate member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS, www.tracs.org).
The 2016-17 school year is just around the corner! We are excited to see what God will do in the lives of students as they study His Word.
AFLBS move-in day is Sunday, September 4. Orientation takes place on September 5 and 6. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 7.
Parents and incoming and returning students: please find the orientation schedule below.
Fall Orientation Schedule 2016
God didn’t create us to live solitary, isolated lives. He created us to have fellowship with Him and one another.
The AFLC Schools announces the hiring of Heather Olson as First Impressions and Administrative Assistant, effective June 1, 2016. Olson will be working primarily in the main AFLBS office with responsibilities in the areas of first impressions and administrative support.
Originally from Astoria, Oregon, Olson is a 2000 graduate of AFLBS and a 2014 graduate of Crown College, where she received a degree in Christian ministries with a minor in counseling.
The Association Free Lutheran Bible School, Plymouth, MN has recently established a credit transfer agreement with John Witherspoon College of Rapid City, South Dakota.
John Witherspoon College is a classical-based Christian college whose mission is to build a community of Christ-centered, classics-based education for service to the church and the world. John Witherspoon College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and has been awarded Candidate Status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission.
Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Free Lutheran Schools Chapel
The words we sing and speak in liturgy are deep and true. But as can be the case with repeated liturgy, there are times when the words may become rote.
Experiencing this himself, Jeremy was inspired to recapture the life-giving quality of the Lutheran liturgy he grew up with, drawing out the truths within that he had come to appreciate.
Like the roots of an old oak tree, these truths remain unmoved as the branches expand into new life year after year. Come play in the branches with us.
This will be an evening of remembering and declaring our place in God’s story through music, teaching, and story.
August 1 – 5, 2016
AFLC Schools Campus – Plymouth, MN
The Free Lutheran Schools is hosting a Summer Institute of Theology from August 1-5, 2016 that will address content-driven corporate worship. This institute is designed to instruct and equip pastors, lay leaders, and everyone with an interest. SIT classes are structured with the intention of providing furthering education opportunities.