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CommuniquÉ—October 2002

Volume XXVII Number

Academic Dean |Admissions, Records and Financial Aid | Continuing EducationDevelopment |Library | President | Student Advisory Council | Spiritual Formation and Student Services

From the President's Office... (top)

Prez submits article for Encyclopedia

Dr. Klaus submitted the article "Pentecostalism" for the Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom, which will be published in 2003. The encyclopedia is edited by Catherine Cookson and published by Routledge.


From the Office of Academic Affairs... (top)

Attention Fall Graduates

The comprehensive examination date and the deadline for both the M.A.T.S. seminary-quality paper and the analytical reflections paper (guidelines available online) for fall graduates is Monday, November 4.

Spring and Summer Practicums

Students planning to do a practicum during the 2003 spring semester must schedule an approval interview with the appropriate practicum coordinator (see course offering schedule available online) on October 1-4 or October 15-18. Pick up appropriate forms from Lois Hubbard, faculty secretary (268-1070 or

Counseling Practicums: Counseling practicum applicants must complete the required application and present proof of malpractice insurance before approval.

Cross-Cultural Ministry Practicums (GMT): Application for the spring 2003 practicum is due immediately because of the travel schedule of the coordinator. The summer 2003 practicum application for both domestic or foreign settings should be submitted by November 15. Contact Barbara Cavaness (268-1083 or for more information.

Faculty News

Stephen Lim's article "The Power of Hope" was published in the September-October 2002 issue of Plain Truth.


From the Office of Admissions, Records, and Financial Aid... (top)

Graduation Deadline

This is the final call to register if you plan to finish your degree requirements this fall or during the spring or summer 2003. Faculty approval is required for graduation, and to start that process you must register by October 31. Contact Sarah Clark (268-1025 or in the Records Office.

Late Loan Applications

Late loans are currently being processed. If you have not yet filled out financial aid paper work and want a Stafford Loan for fall 2002, please contact Marilyn Erickson (268-1028 or in the Financial Aid Office by October 31.

Important Deadline for Spring Loans

If you have not applied for financial assistance or completed the paper work for 2002-03 and would like a Stafford Loan for spring, November 4 is the deadline for priority consideration. The final cut-off date to apply and have your check available in January is December 2. The following documents must be submitted and received by the Financial Aid Office by the deadline:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid and processed by the Central Processor (
  • Financial Aid Application and Certifications Statement
  • Student Loan Data Sheet
  • Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note returned to the Financial Aid Office

For answers to questions, forms (also available online), or further information, contact Marilyn (268-1028 or in the Financial Aid Office.


From the Office of Spiritual Formation and Student Services... (top)

Reminder To All New Resident Students

All new resident students need to make arrangements with Cristy McAtee (268-1081 or to schedule a 1/2 hour meeting with Jay Taylor, Director of Spiritual Formation.

Theological Roundtable

Controversial theological issues. Intense theological discussions. Opportunities to read a paper publicly.

If you enjoy any of these things, then the Theological Roundtable is for you. At the Theological Roundtable, an AGTS student will read a paper they have written and then the group will discuss the theological issues explored in the paper.

If you would like to read a paper or have any questions concerning the Theological Roundtable, contact Sam Cartwright (862-3811 or or Sheryl Shearer (866-3424 or

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, from 12:30-2 p.m. in room 229. Frank Luke is presenting "A Time for War—A Research paper into the Ethics of Preventative War and Crusade". This is a brown bag event, so bring your lunch.

Our second meeting will be held Tuesday, October 22, from 5-6:30 p.m. in room 227. Deborah Fegler will present her paper "Do Women Belong in Ministry?"

Legal Reporting Requirements for Students and Employees

For continued participation in federal financial aid programs, AGTS is legally required to release several reports each year, many of which deal with sensitive and easily misunderstood information on security, sexual offenses, and alcohol/drug abuse. The following have been placed in your mailboxes or, in the case of new students, your registration packets.

  • Campus Security/Drug and Alcohol Policies: This document is a crime report on our campus for the last three years that provides vital information to enhance your security. It also clearly establishes policies and provides legal guidance with reference to drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Policies Regarding Sexual Offenses and Sexual Harassment: This document clearly identifies sexual offenses and harassment and provides appropriate penalties to be assessed by the Seminary as well as the procedures to be followed if abuse occurs.

Extra copies of these documents are available in the Student Life Office. AGTS makes every effort to cooperate with federal mandates and to ensure the safety and spiritual well being of our student body. Let us be vigilant and sensitive to the implications of our personal and corporate behavior.

Writing and Turabian Seminars
  • Writing Seminar—Learn how to write seminary-quality papers with Dr. McGee on October 8 @ 2:30 p.m. in room 116.
  • Turabian Style Seminar—Learn how to use the Turabian Style with Bob Caldwell on October 15 @ 2:30 p.m. in room 116.
Editors Wanted

If you are a returning student and are interested in editing papers during the 2002-03 school year, please contact Cristy in the Student Services Office (268-1081 or to be added to a list of editors. You must either have been an English major or received A's in English grammar and be knowledgeable in the Turabian writing style.


From the Office of Continuing Education... (top)

Module Options
  • October 14-18—BNTM 533 "Special Studies in NT: Romans" with Isaac Canales
  • November 4-8—HOMM 531 "Methods of Biblical Preaching" with Richard Dresselhaus


From Student Advisory Council... (top)

AGTS Hayride
  • What: AGTS Fall Hayride and Bonfire
  • When: Friday, October 11 (meet in AGTS parking lot at 6 p.m.)
  • Where: Walnut Springs Farm in Marshfield
  • What to Bring: Your family, gloves, a scarf, hat, warm coat, blanket, flashlight, marshmallows, chocolate, or graham crackers

Please sign up at the front desk by October 7. Hope to see you there.

SAC Lunch

Come join the faculty, staff, and students for free SAC soup and rolls on October 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Team AGTS to Walk/Run a 2 mile or 10 K

If you would like to participate in the 26th annual sunshine run at 8:30 a.m. on October 12, please see Monty Galloway (268-1046 or for the registration form. Registration is $12. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a Team AGTS t-shirt.

Student Ministries

Victory Mission—A ministry team will lead services and serve supper at this homeless shelter on the fourth Thursday of every month starting October 24 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call Sheryl Shearer (866-3424).

Nursing Home Ministry—Students can help revive hope and plant an understanding of life purposes to the elderly on the first and third Sunday of the month from 2:15-3:30 p.m. For more information, please call Patrice Robichaux (889-3009).

Prison Ministry—Once a quarter students will have the opportunity to conduct a Pentecostal service at the Federal Medical Center for Prisoners. For more information, please contact Heather-Gail Belfon (833-5843).

Prayer Ministries

  • Missions Emphasis—Contact Ebby Anyamba (833-8543) or Roman Stefaniw (833-0911).
  • General Concerns—Contact Uzoma Ozojiofor (864-0520).
  • National Prayer Center at AG Headquarters—For information on signing up for a specific time to answer phones and pray for individuals who call in, contact Kim Simmons (693-3725 or 862-1032).

Hospital Ministry—This ministry is directed to hospital patients at Cox Hospital every Sunday at 1 p.m. For more information, please contact Heather-Gail Belfon (833-5843).

Chapel Worship Teams—If you would like to be involved in a chapel worship team, bring your instruments and voices to the Monday rehearsals at 4:30 p.m. Rehearsals will cover all music for Tuesday—Thursday chapel services. For more information, please contact Jim Risner (890-1866).

Street Evangelism Team—This ministry addresses individuals' need for truth, salvation and healing. The team will meet for prayer before going out in the community every two weeks. For more information, please contact Stephane and Tanya Jalbert (888-2489).


From the Cordas C. Burnett Library... (top)

Computer Lab Policies

The Student Computer Lab policy is posted in the library. Contact Rick Oliver (268-1059 or if you have any questions or concerns.

Library to Introduce Filtering Technology

Screendoor, an Internet program that blocks out questionable material, will be installed at the AGTS computer lab in the next several weeks. If you are unable to access a site that is necessary for research, you can fill out a site restoration form at the circulation desk. Library staff, faculty, or administration will review any such requests before the site is restored. Please note that Internet activity logs will be monitored to ensure compliance with the AGTS Internet policy.

Library Courtesy

The library staff would like to encourage all students to create an atmosphere of study and research in the library. Please observe common library courtesy in refraining from conversation and disruptive behavior in all study areas. Parents, do not leave children unsupervised in the library. Be considerate of others. Those who wish to socialize are encouraged to make use of the student lounge on the 2nd floor.


From the Office of Development... (top)

2002-03 Annual Fund Campaign Volunteers Needed

We need student volunteers to help us call AGTS donors and supporters for the 2002-03 Annual Fund Campaign. Each year the Annual Fund raises money for AGTS, specifically in the area of student scholarships. The campaign will take place later this semester. Please contact Paul Martinez (268-1020 or for more details.

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:26 AM


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