Academics

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Every class at the Free Lutheran Bible College is devoted to the study of God’s Word and its application for life and faith in Jesus Christ. Students are not only earning a college degree, they are making an eternal investment. Whatever future career or vocation they pursue, they will be ready to face life’s most difficult questions and challenges head on.

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Free Lutheran Bible College

33 Bible/Theology Credits in 2 Years

MN Christian Universities*

17 Bible/Theology Credits in 4 Years

*Based on the average required Bible/Theology credits at seven of the largest Minnesota Christian Universities. (2021-22)

FLBC students earn more Bible/Theology credits in 2 years, than most Christian Universities require in 4 years.

Objectives

  • Learn how to understand and apply Scripture.
  • Trace God's story of salvation throughout the entire Bible.
  • Prepare to share and defend your faith.
  • Discover your biblical roles and responsibilities within a local congregation.
  • Formulate a biblical worldview that provides a foundation for the Christian life.
  • Understand historic Lutheran doctrine.
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Learn how to understand and apply Scripture.

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Trace God’s story of salvation throughout the entire Bible.
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Prepare to share and defend your faith.

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Discover the biblical roles and responsibilities in the congregation.

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Formulate a biblical worldview that provides a foundation for the Christian life

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 Understand historic Lutheran doctrine

Program

Associate of Arts in Bible & Ministry

This two-year residential program provides the biblical foundation for students to pursue their calling. No matter where God leads, students will be prepared to think biblically and speak the Gospel to a searching world.

AA Info

Those who wish to pursue a two-year Diploma in Bible & Ministry may still do so. More info can be found by following the link above.

Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Ministry

B.A students take advantage of all that FLBC has to offer, as they prepare for life and service in His kingdom. Students may tailor their classes to target unique ministry emphases, which include youth ministry, cross-cultural ministry, and advanced theological studies.

BA Info

Courses

Courses

The curriculum at FLBC is designed to provide students with instruction in both Old and New Testament books, foundational Christian doctrines in Scripture, and practical training for their personal life and ministry.

⬤ AA Core
⬤ BA Core
⬤ Electives

Bible

  • Pentateuch
  • Historical Books
  • Poetical Books
  • Major Prophets
  • Minor Prophets
  • Luke & Acts
  • John
  • Romans
  • Corinthian Epistles
  • Captivity Epistles
  • Pastoral Epistles
  • Hebrews
  • General Epistles
  • Revelation

Educational Foundations

  • English Composition
  • Public Speaking
  • Intro to Christian Thought
  • History of Reformation to Modern Day
  • History & Geography of the Biblical World
  • Research Writing
  • Intro to Logic
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Early Church History
  • Symbolic Logic
  • History of Missions
  • 20th Century Christian Literature

Theology

  • Intro to Biblical Studies
  • Theology of Salvation
  • Means of Grace & Eschatology
  • Apologetics, Ethics, & Christian Thought
  • Principles of Congregational Life
  • Lutheran Confessional Theology
  • Theology of the Christian Life
  • Advanced Hermeneutics
  • Theology of Worship
  • Comparative Sects & Religions

Practical Ministry

(6 credits for AA, 14 credits for BA)
  • Christian Education
  • Intro to Family Ministry
  • Intro to Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry Methods of Jesus
  • Growing a Healthy Youth Ministry
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry 1 & 2
  • Expository Preaching
  • Christian Identity & Relationships
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Intro to Audio Ministry
  • Intro to Video Ministry
  • Greek I
  • Choir
  • Music Ensembles
  • Christian Service

Courses

The curriculum at FLBC is designed to provide students with instruction in both Old and New Testament books, foundational Christian doctrines in Scripture, and practical training for their personal life and ministry.

Bible

Theology

General Education

Ministry Training

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Download the full catalog for more information on classes, student life, policies, and procedures.

Instructors

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Andrew Hanson

Director of Music
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Dr. Wade Mobley

President, FLBCS
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Dr. James Molstre

Chief Academic Officer
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Rev. Steve Mundfrom

Systematic Theology; Church History
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Dr. Brent Olson

Old Testament
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Dr. Nathan Olson

New Testament; Systematic Theology
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Adam Osier

Dean, FLBC

Academic Support

FLBC has opportunities for students to receive support in their academics. Our campus counselor is also an academic counselor and can help students stay organized and on track with their assignments.

Request more info by emailing academics@flbc.edu.

Accreditation

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Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: info@tracs.org], having been awarded Reaffirmation I of its Accredited Status as a Category III institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 25, 2023. This status is effective as of July 1, 2023 and is good for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).