ABOUT US


The Diploma in Biblical Studies program will jump-start your faith with an intense immersion in God's Word. You'll learn the structure of the Bible, the story of the Old Testament, foundational Christian theology, spiritual formation and personal evangelism. Your faith will grow deeper, stronger, and more informed. You will learn personal spiritual disciplines (how to pray and study your Bible), and develop a lifestyle of faithful service with an internship at your home church. All of this is done in community with your classmates as well as College Pastors, staff, and a dedicated discipler serving as a spiritual and academic support through the year.  


The Associates in Christian Leadership and Ministry is our second year program, which provides further training in Biblical leadership skills, personal awareness and gifting, discipleship training, church planting, and preaching and teaching--so that each person can find and live out the calling God has placed on their life, both in church ministry and in day-to-day life.


Classes for BOTH programs meet on Tuesday evenings during the school year, from 6:30-8:45pm. 

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We are a small, church-based college in Elk River, Minnesota. 

On August 1, 2019, our name changed from The Crossing College to Free Grace Bible College. 

OUR CHURCH

Free Grace Bible College is a ministry owned and operated by Free Grace United and functions within its vision, mission, and values.


We support our church by equipping and activating Jesus-followers for ministry, whether that ministry is planting a church, teaching the Bible to your kids, or helping a neighbor meet Jesus! 


Students are not required to attend Free Grace United, but they must participate in a local church.

STAFF AND FACULTY

The staff and faculty at Free Grace Bible College are passionate about helping people follow Jesus, wherever they are in their spiritual journey. Each faculty member contributes to course curriculum and instruction according to his or her spiritual gifts, experience, and education.  

  • Pastor KELLY Dykstra

    - COLLEGE DIRECTOR, ACLM CHAIR -


  • Pastor Eric Dykstra

    - DBS CHAIR, FACULTY -


  • Pastor Silas Austin

    - Dean of Students - 

    - Internship coordinator -


  • Michelle Kelley

    - Administrative DIRECTOR -


  • Pastor JIM Lacy

    - College MEN'S pastor -


  • PASTOR JACKIE LACY

    - COLLEGE WOMEN'S PASTOR -


  • Braden dykstra

    - FACULTY - 


  • KARLI PHELPS

    - FACULTY - 

Alumni Mentors

Alumni Mentors serve as a spiritual and academic support for students.

2020-2021 "Official" Mentors include Dawn Etzler, Kristin Lowe, and Katie Sanford. This year's students will also benefit from the experience, enthusiasm, and encouragement of the alumni auditors (grads who have returned to repeat courses for personal enrichment).