See the AFLC Departments giving subsidy details below.
The AFLC General Funds 2020 has a subsidy request of $472,500 and as of December 2020 has received 83%.
General Funds expenses are primarily payroll and benefits, program and promotional, administrative, and repairs and maintenance of the headquarters and presidents home properties. The General Fund also oversees the Benefits Board, HIS Fund, and The Lutheran Ambassador. Further detail can be found in the annual conference report.
In 2018, the AFLC General Fund (Coordinating Committee) purchased the adjoining property (1.2 acres) to the AFLC in Plymouth, MN with a purchase price of $650,000. Gifts came in for that property and the remaining balance was paid in March 2019 with money from General Fund Investment Account.
AFLC Evangelism and Discipleship is charged with encouraging the practice of sharing the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and equipping disciples for life and ministry throughout the AFLC.
Some of the ways we are seeking to do that is:
- Providing Speakers for men’s and women’s evangelistic and disciple equipping events and services
- Providing support to pastors and churches as they look to develop evangelism and disciple making programs in their local congregations
- Supporting and encouraging AFLC pastors and their spouses through a program called, “Rekindle the Fire.” “Rekindle the Fire” takes place before Annual Conference and provides pastoral ministry encouragement through a variety of workshops and speakers as well as a banquet honoring them and their service. This event usually costs about $5,000 and has been considered a non-budgeted event. In past years we have been blessed to have financial supporters come along side of us to provide financial gifts to make this ministry possible. If you would like to help fund this important event, please send your gift designated to RTF, or donate online with the same designation.
- Partnering with the newly formed Pastor and Congregation Care Team (PACCT) to support and encourage pastors and their families as well as to provide support and information to equip congregations in developing strong, healthy relationships with their pastors and their family.
In addition to these larger goals, we have actively looked for ways to support and encourage our AFLC congregations and pastors throughout this Covid-19 pandemic. That has included partnering with our AFLC sister ministries to provide online video-taped services for those congregations that did not have that ability in the early weeks of this pandemic.
Since then, we have received many requests that we continue these services so that those whose churches aren’t able to provide online services as well as for those who are not yet ready or able to return to in-person worship would be able to have church with our AFLC family. In response to those requests, we have again partnered with our AFLC Home and World Missions departments and our AFLC Development department to produce a 4-part worship service series entitled, “The Heartbeat of the Mission.” This series is available on demand at: https://www.aflchomemissions.org/listen-online. Please feel free to share it with others who might appreciate it.
These are just some of the ways that we are seeking to help grow evangelism and discipleship in our AFLC. If you have any questions or suggestions as to other ways we might fulfill this call, I would be glad to visit with you. My direct line is 763-412-2021 or you can email me at [email protected].
Thank you for your prayer and financial support of AFLC Evangelism and Discipleship, and may the Lord richly bless you.
With you in His service,
Pastor Randy Nelson
AFLC Evangelism and Discipleship Director
Our greatest financial need is for funding to maintain increased staffing hours for full-time Administrative Assistant Diane Brubakken, enabling us to complete more projects in a timely manner. We have been greatly understaffed for many years due to a lack of funds. A generous gift in June 2016 allowed the Board of Publications to increase this position from 30 to 40 hours per week. We pray that God would provide the funds to continue this role as a full-time position. Gifts can be designated for “Staffing Needs.”
View Ambassador PE and Publications web site here: https://www.ambassadorpublications.org/
We are also grateful to each congregation and individual that is supporting AFLC Youth Ministries in 2020! We continue to see teenagers impacted through God's truth, God's love, and God's people.
With your support, we have a talented team of staff:
- Daniel Keinanen (FLY Convention Coordinator, part-time)
- Jordan Langness (Training Coordinator, part-time)
- Pastor Dan Hurner (Networking Coordinator, part-time)
- Chris Rasmussen (Administrative Coordinator, part-time)
- Liz McCarlson (Admin Assistant, part-time)
- Pastor Jason Holt (National Youth Director)
The first three serve Youth Ministries while ministering full-time in their local congregation. The last three serve at the AFLC Admin Building in Minneapolis. We are grateful for the Lord’s leading through FLY Beyond in July. The Apprenticeship Program and youth leader coaching continue this fall in the ministry season. Prayer and planning continue for Youth Workers Weekends in January and the FLY Convention next July. Thank you for our partnership in the Gospel! www.aflc.org/youth
Thank you for interest in AFLC World Missions. We covet your prayer even more than your financial support. Would you commit to pray for World Missions?
Even though we need prayer, your financial support is also vital to work of spreading the Gospel around the world. The finances of AFLC World Missions are divided into three total separate areas. Two of those three have budget subsidies that have been approved by the AFLC Annual Conference. The three areas are described below.
AFLC World Missions Budget – Conference Approved
This budget funds all our ministries as well as oversight for those ministries. Those ministries include:
• Brazil - • India - • Mexico - • Uganda - • Ambassador Institute - • Journey Missions - • Oversight for these ministries
AFLC World Missions Personal Support (Missionaries) – Conference Approved
This budget funds our missionaries as they serve in many places around the world. Each missionary is expected to raise their own personal support to keep them on the field.
Approved Special Project List
These special projects are approved by the World Missions Committee, but have no budget subsidy from the AFLC Annual Conference. A list of the approve special projects can be found by clicking here.
View the World Missions Web site here: https://www.aflcworldmissions.org/
Thank you for your interest in AFLC Home Missions. We covet your prayer even more than your financial support. Would you commit to pray for Home Missions? You can stay up to date on current needs by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, Knee Mail. Even though we need prayer, your financial support is also vital to work of planting churches. Financial gifts are the "supply line" that keep our troops engaged to fight the good fight. Whether it's a one-time gift to a specific project or a monthly ministry partnership, your donation makes a difference.
See Home Missions Web site here: https://www.aflchomemissions.org/
The Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary are grateful for the generous support from congregations and individuals. The subsidy gifts represent a percentage of the total annual income for each institution – FLBC and FLS. These donations play a vital role in supplementing tuition and fees allowing us to keep these fees charged to students at a lower rate. They also assist both institutions in monthly operational expenses.
The Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary are committed to using our financial resources to fulfil the mission and goals of the institutions to establish students in the eternal and inerrant Word of God for a life of faith in Jesus Christ and faithful service in His Kingdom.
The new Student Life Center building project is well underway. To give see Capital Campaign.
Other ongoing projects include scholarships, new ministry vans, Century Fund, and chapel improvements. See the Development page for more information. Your prayer and financial support of the Bible College and Seminary is greatly appreciated.