Academics at FLBC
The two-year course of study at FLBC offers Biblical knowledge and practical training needed for a life of faith in Jesus Christ. Students learn from godly, experienced professors who teach the truth of God’s Word and help them apply it to everyday life. At the end of their time at FLBC, students earn a Diploma in Biblical Studies.
During two years of study at FLBC, students discover the following:
- How to interpret and apply Scripture
- God’s story of salvation throughout the entire Bible
- How to share and defend your faith
- Biblical roles and responsibilities in the congregation
- A Biblical worldview that provides a foundation for the Christian life
BI 1101 | Pentateuch
BI 1101 is a three credit course which is an introduction to the first five books of the Bible, emphasizing their Mosaic authorship and their unity, as well as the foundation they set for the entire Bible (Old and New Testament). The books of Genesis and Deuteronomy will receive special focus.
BI 1112 | Historical Books
BI 1112 is a three credit course in which the history of God’s people is studied from their entrance into the Promised Land under Joshua until their return from the Babylonian captivity about one thousand years later. Emphasis is placed on the enduring spiritual lessons of this history.
BI 1203 | Luke and Acts
BI 1203 is a three credit course studying Luke’s writings regarding the life of Christ and the early Church with special emphasis on Jesus ushering in the kingdom of God with an invitation for all people and how that kingdom is physically manifested in the local congregation.
BI 2121 | Major Prophets
BI 2121 is a three credit courses in which the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel are introduced. The focus of the course will be a systematic historical, and devotional study of Isaiah with application for the church and our world today. Special emphasis will be placed on the book’s Messianic prophecies.
BI 2201 | Gospel of John
BI 2201 is a three credit course which presents eyewitness testimony that Jesus Christ is the incarnate Son of God, the Lamb of God, sent to be the Savior of the world. The purpose of this Gospel is to bring the reader into a personal relationship with Christ as Savior and Lord. The call to repentance of sin and faith in Jesus is presented as the only way to experience “life in His name”.
BI 3132 | Minor Prophets
BI 3132 is a three credit course in which all twelve books of the minor prophets are introduced and placed in historical context. A number of the books will be studied exegetically to discover their primary meaning and significance.
BI 3214 | Romans
BI 3212 is a three credit course with Paul’s inspired letter to the Romans as the focus, offering a rich blend of doctrinal theology and practical application. This powerful book highlight the foundational truths of justification by grace through faith and also demonstrate how the theology of salvation applies to daily Christian living.
BI 3221 | Pastoral Epistles
BI 3221 is a three credit course featuring expositional studies in the letters of I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, and Titus. Giving attention to shepherding principles and eternal truths found in these inspired books, students analyze their central messages and study parts of these letters in detail. Students also study the call, role, and ministry of the pastor, deacon, and members of the congregation.
BI 3224 | I and II Corinthians
BI 3224 is a two credit course which studies Paul’s Epistles to the Corinthians, focusing on the message of the cross as God’s powerful key to addressing problems within a struggling congregation. These letters provide timeless insights from Paul’s example in ministry which are vital for congregational life today.
TH 1301 | Anthropology and Christology
TH 1301 is a two credit course in which the great doctrines of the Bible are studied systematically by means of assigned Bible passages and lectures. The focus for this course would be Anthropology and how man is created in the image of God and created for communion with others. This would also address male/female roles.
TH 1321 | Introduction to Biblical Studies
TH 1321 is a three credit course which consists of an in-depth study of the of the Holy Bible—its origins, history, veracity, characteristics, thematic content (with special emphasis on the unity of the Old & New Testaments), and value for study.
TH 2302 | Theology of Salvation
TH 2302 is a two credit course that will address the negative side of Anthropology with man’s fallen condition/original sin/actual sin (hamartiology). This class would proceed to address soteriology, justification and sanctification, as students are forced to grapple with how such sinners are made right before God and how he calls for them to live in light of His working in their lives.
TH 3301 | The Means of Grace and Eschatology
TH 3301 is a two credit course that focuses on addressing how God uses the means of grace (sacramental theology) in the life of the believer to adopt him as a child of God and assure him that his sins are forgiven. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper will be discussed at length, which we believe is especially needed because of the heavy Baptist / Reformed theology that is present in current American Evangelicalism. This class will also address the doctrine of election at length and present the Lutheran perspective. It will finish with a presentation of the doctrine of Eschatology as a capstone for the theological system at FLBC.
HI 3402 | Church History
TH 3402 is a three credit course which introduces students to the principle events and characters in the 2000 years since Christ instituted the Christian church. Special attention is given to the early church, the Reformation and the influences that lead up to the Lutheran free church movement.
HU 3422 | Apologetics and Christian Thought
HU 3422 is a three credit course which is an introduction to the philosophical foundations of the Christian worldview, providing reasons and answers while teaching students how to ask the right questions. The course is designed to increase the student’s certainty in the Gospel and give them confidence to carry on any conversation, even with people who disagree with them profoundly.
CM 2702 | Principles of Congregational Life
CM 2702 is a three credit course which teaches the major distinctive of Free Lutheran theology since the late 19th century. Students are directed to the calling, purpose, and function of the free and living congregation as viewed through New Testament models of congregational life. Other focuses include Biblical principles and strategies of evangelism and discipleship, especially relating to the planting and growth of local churches. Special emphasis is given to the principles and structure of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
Lutheran Confessional Theology
Theology of the Christian Life
Comparative Sects and Religions
Gospel Team – Puppet and Drama
Children’s Ministries I and II
Children’s Ministry Practicum
Introduction to Family Ministry
Introduction to Youth Ministry
Gospel Team – Basketball
Leadership Development Training
Youth Ministry Methods of Jesus
Intro to Cross-Cultural Ministry
Worldview, Kingdom and Culture (core F2022)
Preaching and Public Speaking
Introduction to Audio Ministry
Introduction to Video Ministry
Video Production in Ministry
Gospel Team – Music
Gospel Team – Worship/Vespers
Music Ministry I and II
Music Ministry Practicum I and II
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Graduates of the Free Lutheran Bible College, through the study of God’s eternal and inerrant Word, will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Scripture, subscribing to its inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy without reservation, confessing its authority and demonstrating the ability to accurately interpret it.
- Communicate the assurance of personal salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ by explaining the basis for their faith and be able to explain the Lutheran perspective of the Means of Grace.
- Demonstrate growth in spiritual maturity that is informed by the Law and motivated and empowered by the Gospel.
- Understand and embrace the New Testament model of the congregation and its commitment to scriptural evangelism, discipleship, worship, education, servant leadership, and stewardship, as guided by the AFLC Fundamental Principles.
- Describe and communicate God’s work in the past through His Church, and exhibit a willingness to participate in making disciples today, especially through involvement in the local congregation.
Dr. Wade Mobley
President of FLBCS
Dr. James Molstre
Chief Academic Officer
Instructors and Lecturers
Director of Music
Dr. Nathan Olson
Historical and Practical Theology
Dr. Jerry Moan
Dr. Brent Olson
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FLBC shares library facilities with the Free Lutheran Seminary, making available adequate resources for research and study. The Francis W. Monseth Library is located on the second floor of Heritage Hall and is equipped with several study tables, computers, and wireless internet access.