Ambassador Inquiry- May 2017

Free and Living

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

Luther’s Small Catechism and the Fundamental Principles of the AFLC make up the content of the Free and Living Congregation book. These two publications are core values of who we are and what we believe. This new book will make these foundational documents available in an oral strategy. It seems fitting that this work is being done during the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The World Missions Committee wants to use this curriculum as a supporting document for the planting of new congregations. It may also become a study tool for the greater body of Christ as well.

For the last several months this book has been a primary ministry focus. The rough draft will be completed by the end of May for review by the Ambassador Institute Board and the World Missions Committee. Here are the chapter contents of the book.


  1. Power of the Word
  2. Study of the Word
  3. Word as Law
  4. Word as Gospel
  5. God the Father
  6. Jesus the Son
  7. Holy Spirit
  8. Worship
  9. Prayer
  10. Salvation
  11. Baptism
  12. Lord’s Supper


  1. Church Foundation
  2. Church Invisible
  3. Church Gathering
  4. Church Orderliness
  5. Church Revealed
  6. Church Gifting
  7. Church Unity
  8. Church Cooperation
  9. Church Discipleship
  10. Church Discipline
  11. Church Finances
  12. Churches Mission


  1. The Character
  2. The Selection
  3. The Call
  4. The Shepard
  5. The Servant
  6. The Sword
  7. The Family
  8. The Neighbors



Thank you for your support and your prayers for the Ambassador Institute. We finished 2016 $3124 above budget, but we have been falling 20% behind our budget these months. There are many good AFLC ministry needs, and we encourage your continued support of them. Please join us in prayer and consider a one-time gift to boost our support back into balance.


On the 23rd of May, Pam and I will be going to Cuba. This will be my second exploratory trip to this formerly closed country. World Missions wants to know details about their doctrinal beliefs. There is a great spiritual hunger and the introduction to the training was much appreciated.