Friends of FLBCS Banquet

Date: November 10th, 2022 - November 10th, 2022

The 7th annual Friends of the Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary Banquet is an annual, on-campus event designed to thank existing donors, introduce new friends to the ministry of FLBCS, and raise funds for FLBC scholarships. This year's banquet features an excellent meal, music, and an update from President Wade Mobley. Keynote speaker Dr. Don Sweeting, Chancellor of Colorado Christian University, will focus on the importance of distinctively Christian education in this crucial cultural moment. Dr. Sweeting has led CCU through a season of rejuvenation, leading what is now a very large university while remaining a distinctively Christian place for higher education. 

A generous donor has pledged funds to match contributions up to $9,000, with all proceeds going directly to scholarships for FLBC students.


  • Doors open at 5:30 PM
  • Dinner served at 6:00 PM
  • Program begins at 7:00 PM
  • End time, roughly 8:15 PM

Event will take place in the atrium of our new Student Life Center building.
3130 E Medicine Lake Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55441

Recommended Attire: Business Professional

Banquet Menu

Salad: Mixed greens

Entrée: Choice of:

  • Chicken breast with lemon caper sauce
  • Braised beef roast topped with a dollop of horseradish sour cream and drizzled with red wine demi glacé.
    (Both entrées served with seasoned smashed potatoes and fresh roasted vegetables with white wine butter.)
  • Vegetarian cavatappi pasta with roasted vegetables in pesto cream sauce (sold out)

Dessert: Citrus cheesecake with sweet cream and raspberries.

Catered by Fork and Flair, New Hope, MN. Gluten free accommodations available at registration.

Dr. Donald Sweeting, PHD

After serving as the president of Colorado Christian University from 2016-2022, Dr. Donald Sweeting was appointed by the Board of Trustees as Chancellor of the University in August of 2022. As chancellor, Dr. Sweeting is responsible for amplifying the University's educational mission, convictions, and strategic priorities inside and outside CCU, promoting Christ-centered higher education and assisting the new president. He is the University's first chancellor, following in the footsteps of Dr. David Beckman, who was chancellor of CCU's heritage school, Colorado Christian College.

Dr. Sweeting is a noted educator, minister, and author. Before his time at CCU, he served as the president and professor of Church History at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Dr. Sweeting served as the pastor and church planter of Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church in northern Illinois for 11 years. He also served as the senior pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Greenwood Village, a Denver suburb, for 12 years. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), John Stott Ministries, and the Langham Partnership International. He also served on the committees for the Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents (FESP) and the Theology Committee for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Sweeting studied Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute (MBI), earned his B.A. in History from Lawrence University, and then the B.A./M.A. degree from Oxford University in England. He went on to receive his doctorate in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Sweeting’s dissertation was on the relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States from 1960 to 2000.

Dr. Sweeting speaks and preaches around the country and has published numerous articles for well-known magazines and scholarly journals. He has co-authored several books, including How to Finish the Christian Life: Following Jesus in the Second Half of Life, (Moody Press). He writes a regular blog post at and can be followed on Twitter @dsweeting

Dr. Sweeting and his wife, Christina, have three adult sons and a daughter. Two of his children are graduates from Colorado Christian University.