Conquerors to Retire Old Jerseys
Wear and tear proved too much for the aging uniforms
The first season that I played basketball for the Association Free Lutheran Bible School, we had old jerseys that were worn out and out of style. I’m not sure how long they had been around at that point, but they had certainly enjoyed a satisfying career far beyond most of their peers.
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.”
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
The following report was given at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations by Pastor Lyndon Korhonen, President of the AFLC.
About a month ago I was asked if there is any part of the President’s role that I do not like or find hard to do. At first, I couldn’t really think of any except, what you might expect, being called to churches where there are disagreements and they need help in sorting out a matter, but those are few and far between and even those as you folks have prayed, I have found to be wonderful experiences of seeing a calm and understanding spirit grow. I believe this has happened because one of the things I have asked hundreds of you to pray for, is a spirit of understanding, along with wisdom and that I might be faithful.
After a few minutes, one other area began to surface that is hard to do under the current circumstances. It has to do with congregations that are looking for a pastor. This is a major part of the president’s role, maintaining a list of the clergy roster for the Coordinating Committee and of pastors available for call.
How do you like to feed the cattle when there is no feed? How do you like to cook for your family when
God didn’t create us to live solitary, isolated lives. He created us to have fellowship with Him and one another.
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.
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.