Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary
|Established||1966 in Plymouth, Minnesota|
|Dean||Rev. Adam Osier|
|tuition, $12,500/year |
Free Lutheran Bible College and the Free Lutheran Seminary are accredited theological seminary schools located in Plymouth, Minnesota at the national offices of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
FLBC is a two-year undergraduate institution that is college accredited. It was established in 1966 by the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. AFLC church founders sought to establish education for young Christians in the Bible before college, in efforts to help believers to "win, build and equip". Currently the enrollment is approximately 120 students. FLBC students have attended from outside of the United States including Canada, Latvia, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ecuador, Tanzania, Norway, Haiti, Bolivia, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. The Bible school is a member of the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA).
Deans of the AFLBS
|Rev. John Strand||1966-1967|
|Rev. Richard Snipstead||1968-1974|
|Rev. Ken Moland||1975-1984|
|Rev. Donald Greven||1985-1996|
|Rev. James L. Johnson||1996-2006|
|Rev. Joel Rolf||2006-2018|
|Rev. Wade Mobley (interim)||2018-2019|
|Rev. Adam Osier||2019-|
The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations established a theological seminary committed to historic Lutheran theology. The seminary opened in September 1964. The Free Lutheran Seminary only admits men into the school. Student attended seminary classes for 3 years. The fourth year is an internship at one of the AFLC churches.
As an institution of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, the Seminary believes and teaches that: The Bible is the divinely inspired, revealed, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God and as such is trustworthy in all its parts and is the supreme and only rule of faith and practice. The Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, and Luther's Small Catechism are faithful expositions of the truths of Scripture. The local congregation is the right form of the Kingdom of God on earth. It teaches there is no authority above itself except the Word of God and the Spirit of God.
Deans of the AFLTS
|Dr. Iver B. Olson||1965-1971|
|Rev. Amos O. Dyrud||1971-1981|
|Dr. Francis W. Monseth||1981-2013|
|Rev. Robert L. Lee||2013-2015|
|Rev. Wade Mobley||2015-2017|
|Dr. James Molstre||2017-|
The Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), is currently in Candidate Status for two year collegiate level institution. It received candidacy status by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 21, 2014. This status is effective for up to a period of five years while under review by the TRACS agency. TRACS is a religious based accreditation organization focusing entirely on accrediting primarily small Christian seminaries. It was fully accredited on October 30, 2018 as a Category Ill institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission.
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