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2019 Cross Cultural Ministry Class Ecuador Missions Trip

2019 Cross Cultural Ministry Class Ecuador Missions Trip

AFLBS students in the spring semester Cross Cultural Ministry class are preparing for classroom instruction and also a trip to Cuenca, Ecuador, where they will put their learning into practice during the first two weeks of April, 2019. While in …
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John Stonestreet Visits the Schools

John Stonestreet Visits the Schools

The AFLC Schools were recently privileged with a visit from John Stonestreet, President of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His passion is to illuminate a biblical worldview for today’s culture. Stonestreet is a co-host with Eric Metaxas of Breakpoint, a Christian worldview radio program, …
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AFLC Schools Reach Full Accreditation

AFLC Schools Reach Full Accreditation

PRESS RELEASE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 PLYMOUTH, MN The AFLC Schools reached a major milestone on Tuesday, October 30, gaining full accreditation through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). Students, faculty, and staff gathered between second and …
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New Staff Members Fill Admissions and Communications Positions

New Staff Members Fill Admissions and Communications Positions

Three individuals have joined the AFLC Schools staff to fill various positions in recruitment, admissions, and alumni relations. Josh Johnson, a 2011 AFLBS graduate and current seminary student, will join staff part-time as Recruiting and Communications Coordinator. He will oversee …
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Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 AFLBS Scholarship Contest winners! Participants were instructed to submit either a video or a written essay answering the question, “Why did you choose AFLBS?” Entries were evaluated based on the following: How well the question was …
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AFLC Schools Join ECFA

AFLC Schools Join ECFA

The AFLC Schools have been approved for membership with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA enhances trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries by establishing 7 Standards of Responsible Stewardship to accredited organizations. Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation …
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New Admissions Staff and Other Staff Changes

New Admissions Staff and Other Staff Changes

The AFLC Schools are undergoing several staff changes in the Admissions, Finance, and Academic Departments. Rebecca Moan is joining staff as AFLBS Admissions Coordinator. Moan is also an adjunct teacher for two AFLBS classes, Children’s Ministry and Christian Education. She …
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AFLBS Alumus Receives National Teaching Award

AFLBS Alumus Receives National Teaching Award

Mark Westlake, AFLBS class of 1982, was recently named the 2018 Space Educator of the Year by the National Space Club and Foundation. Westlake teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, MN, where …
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AFLBS Dean Joel Rolf Resigns

AFLBS Dean Joel Rolf Resigns

PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 PLYMOUTH, MN Pastor Joel Rolf has given notice that this will be his last school year to serve as Dean of the Association Free Lutheran Bible School. On Thursday, February 22, Pastor …
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25 Alumni and Friends to Join Europe Companion Tour

25 Alumni and Friends to Join Europe Companion Tour

25 alumni and friends will join the AFLBS Concert Choir for the last 10 days of their European choir tour, April 6 – 15. The “Companion Tour” will primarily visit sites related to church history, beginning in Prague, Czech Republic, …
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AFLTS Assigns Internships for 2018-19

AFLTS Assigns Internships for 2018-19

PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018 PLYMOUTH, MN Seminary internships have been assigned to five senior AFLTS students who are currently in their final semester of classroom instruction for the Master of Divinity program. The seminary internship allows students …
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January Continuing Ed Equips Pastors and Lay People

January Continuing Ed Equips Pastors and Lay People

By Andrew Kneeland The Free Lutheran Schools offered two courses in it’s January-term as continuing education for students, pastors, and lay leaders. Pastor Brian Pearson, who serves in chaplaincy ministry, taught “Pastoral Care at the End of Life” at the …
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One-week Electives Conclude, New Semester Begins

One-week Electives Conclude, New Semester Begins

By Andrew Kneeland Practical studies were the focus of the one-week January Term at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School earlier this month, with classes being taught on Relationships and Marriage and Discovering God’s Will. Pastor Brett Boe, of King …
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January is AFLBS Promotional Month

January is AFLBS Promotional Month

January 2018 is AFLBS Promotional Month The AFLC has had a longstanding tradition of featuring articles on the back side of bulletins and promote an AFLC ministry. Whether your church follows the promotional calendar or not, it’s an opportunity for congregations …
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Reformation Hymn Festival Video Now Available

Reformation Hymn Festival Video Now Available

Presented by the Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary, the Reformation Hymn Festival featured a congregation hymn sing and choral presentation. The hymn sing included five hymns by Martin Luther with background information given on each hymn. The choral …
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Cross Cultural Ministry Class Plans Trip to Ecuador

Cross Cultural Ministry Class Plans Trip to Ecuador

AFLBS students in the spring semester Cross Cultural Ministry class are preparing for classroom instruction and also a trip to Cuenca, Ecuador, where they will put their learning into practice March 24 through April 6, 2018. While in Ecuador, the 16 …
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AFLBS Establishes Cooperative Agreement with Village Schools of the Bible

AFLBS Establishes Cooperative Agreement with Village Schools of the Bible

In recognition of shared values and a similar mission, AFLBS has established a cooperative agreement with Village Schools of the Bible (VSB), a non-denominational discipleship ministry serving local churches in Minnesota and around the world. The VSB program and curriculum …
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Choir Anticipates Tour to Europe in April 2018

Choir Anticipates Tour to Europe in April 2018

The AFLBS Concert Choir will head to Europe during the 2018 spring break. The three-week tour, planned for March 23–April 11, will include stops in the countries of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany—and sites, according to director Andrew Hanson, …
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AFLBS Students Volunteer with Hurricane Relief

AFLBS Students Volunteer with Hurricane Relief

By Andrew Kneeland Most college students take advantage of long weekends to relax, recharge, and recuperate. Several AFLBS students used their fall break earlier this month to put feet to their faith by serving families in Texas whose lives were …
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Free Lutheran Schools Form Building Committee, Receive Seed Gift as Gymnasium and Dormitory Plans Advance

Free Lutheran Schools Form Building Committee, Receive Seed Gift as Gymnasium and Dormitory Plans Advance

PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE 12:00 PM CST, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017 PLYMOUTH, MN CONTACT SHERRY MORK, 763-412-2004, slmork@aflc.org The Free Lutheran Schools have made significant progress toward the construction of a gymnasium and dormitory on its campus in Plymouth, MN. …
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AFLTS Internships Assigned for January 2018

AFLTS Internships Assigned for January 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE 4:00 PM CST, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017 PLYMOUTH, MN Seminary internships have been assigned for two senior AFLTS students who are entering their final semester of classroom instruction for the Master of Divinity program this fall. The …
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