Summer Teams

Dear VBS Leaders,

It is with an exceptionally heavy heart that FLBC has made the decision to cancel summer team ministry this year. The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have left us in a very difficult place in which to continue summer team ministry even in a modified way. The Board of Trustees wisely wanted to take some time to prayerfully explore with us these possible modifications, but it was determined to be too difficult to move forward when the situation into July is very unclear.  For the safety of you, our host families, our youth, our children, and our congregations, we feel that this is the only way forward, albeit very disappointing.

I realize that for those moving forward with your VBS’s this is deeply disappointing news. I would encourage you to reach out to those FLBC students and/or other young people in your congregations to help serve in that ministry. We know God has not stopped working through you all in this pandemic. We stand in prayerful support of your ministries and regret not being able to come alongside you in this service.

As always, we welcome your questions and concerns. You can direct these to me at

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve with you next summer.

In Christ,

Rev. Adam Osier


About Summer Teams

During the summer, you’ll find anywhere from 25 to 30 FLBC students traveling in teams across the US. These Summer Ministry Teams focus on teaching children in Vacation Bible School, counseling youth at Bible camps, and performing music concerts for spiritual encouragement and spreading the gospel message.

Each summer, FLBC sends anywhere between six and eight teams to encourage believers, reach young people for the Lord, and make disciples of Jesus Christ through Vacation Bible School, concerts, and Bible Camps. Teams are also fully equipped to share testimonies, lead youth group events, and assist with outreach.


Made up of two men, two women, a representative of the school, 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.

Cornerstone, Joshua, Foundation, Covenant, Jeremiah, Zion

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.

2021 Summer Teams




Team: Hunter Berntson, Keziah Quanbeck, Caley Pederson, Bria Larson, ...


Team: Mark Thonsgaard, Sarah Gullickson, Amy Kyllo, Matt Helland ...


Team: Isaac Skogerboe, Rachel Sperry, Annah Behne, Bryce Gray ...


Team: Quincy Jensen, Maggie Holt, Hannah Boyer, Brennan Johnson ...


Team: Micah Setness, Miciah Renn, Lydia Carr, Matt Monseth Itinerary ...


Team: Kyle Erickson, Damaris Berg, Maggie Johnson, Brett Erickson ...

Request a Team

Each team member goes through an application and interview process before they are called to serve on a team.  The final team selections will be announced at the beginning of February.  Team schedules are finalized mid-March.  Itineraries typically become complete and public at the end of March or beginning of April.

  • Summer Team Requests will open December 15th and are due February 1st. To request a team, fill out the Request Form online. Forms are due February 1st, 2019.
  • 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: $1350 for a summer team to minister for one week.  $1900 ($950 per congregation) where there are two congregations and two Vacation Bible Schools in one week. For Ambassador 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 2, 2019, through August 9, 2019.

VBS Materials:  We will be using Roar VBS 2019 by Group with lessons from AFLC Ambassador Publications.

Contact Information

3134 E. Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN  55441
(763) 544-9501



What curriculum/theme is being used this year‌?

The curriculum/theme for the 2022 Summer Teams has not been announced yet.

When do we need to submit our payment for the team‌? Before the team comes or after‌?

All payments from churches are due to the FLBC office by July 15. We encourage churches to make payments earlier, if possible.

Does the team provide its own transportation?

Yes, each team has their own transportation.

Are we responsible for housing the team?

Yes. Churches are asked to provide host families for the team. Typically, male team members stay in one home and female members stay in another home. We ask that the host families provide a positive, clean, and safe living environment for the team.

How many male and female team members are on each team?

Most VBS teams have two males and two females. The 2021 Ambassadors are a six person team with three males and three females.

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; Kindergarten and 1st grade; 2nd grade and 3rd grade; and 4thgrade, 5th grade and 6th grade. Each team member will be responsible for teaching one age group. For churches with large VBS programs (40 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.

What is the suggested donation for hosting a team?

The suggested donation for hosting a 2022 summer team for a single week is $1,750. For a double week (meaning 2 churches host VBS the same week with the same team) the suggested donation amount is $2,700, or $1,350 per church.