Made up of two men, two women, and an accompanist, this team is committed to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ through musical concerts and through testimony of what God has done in their lives.
This team, made up of five individuals (at least two young men and two young women), serves a dual purpose in ministry. During the summer weeks, they serve as both dorm room leaders and as VBS teachers in various congregations.
Cornerstone, Timothy, Joshua, Foundation, Covenant, Zion, Jeremiah
Each of these teams, composed of two men and two women, travel to churches throughout the AFLC, ministering to children and family through VBS. Occasionally, the teams serve as dorm room leaders as well.
Request a Team
Each team member goes through an application process before they are called to serve on a team. The final team selections are usually announced in mid-February. Team schedules are finalized in mid-March. Itineraries typically become complete and public at the end of March or at the beginning of April.
- To request a team, fill out the Request Form online. Please submit forms no later than February 1st. Summer Team Requests will open December 15th and are due February 1st.
- To help us in the scheduling process, please include at least three possible dates/weeks that would work for your church to host a team. If your church or camp is open to any week, please indicate that. We will notify you when we have found a week that works best for both the team and the church, and we will confirm the date with you then.
Cost/Suggested Donation: $1250 for a summer team to minister for one week. $1750 ($875 per congregation) where there are two congregations and two Vacation Bible School’s in one week. For Ambassador and Majesty concerts, we ask for a free will offering to be taken at the concert.
Team Training: All summer team members enroll in a practical Children’s Ministry training class throughout the Spring semester that prepares them for Summer ministry. All students also participate in an intensive summer ministry training week during the final week of May as well.
Team Availability: Teams are available from June 3, 2018 through August 10, 2018.
VBS Materials: Each year, the curriculum is chosen by late February. We send our teams fully equipped to teach this material and assist congregations in outreach and evangelism.
For an AFLBS Team:
Attn. Katie Johnson
3134 E. Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441
Does the team provide its own transportation?
Yes. The team drives a van that will transport them to each ministry destination. When team members are staying in separate homes, they will occasionally request a ride from their host family. Those details can be worked out upon arrival.
Are we responsible for meals for the team?
Yes. We ask that the church provide meals for the team throughout the week, whether it’s meals provided in host homes, meals hosted at the church, or meals hosted by various congregation members. This usually is a highlight of the team’s stay and an enjoyable experience for host churches.
How do you recommend dividing age group/classes?
Typically, students are divided into four groups: Pre-school and Kindergarten; 1st and 2nd grade; 3rd and 4thgrade; and 5th and 6th grade. Each team member will be responsible for teaching one age group. For churches with very large VBS programs (75 or more kids), we recommend these groups to be further divided and for the church to provide additional teachers.
Who is in charge of crafts?
Churches are responsible for providing craft supplies. It is recommended that the church also provide a craft leader. The team will be available for assisting the craft leader. In the absence of a craft leader, team members can lead the craft time, provided they have proper instructions and supplies.
Who is in charge of games?
Our teams will be fully trained to lead game time for the kids. However, if churches decide to provide their own game leader, the team members will be more than willing to participate and help the game leader.