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CommuniquÉ—April 2003

Volume XXVI Number 8

Academic DeanAdmissions, Records and Financial AidContinuing Education | Library | President |  Spiritual Formation and Student ServicesStudent Advisory Council | Women's Fellowship Group

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

Upcoming Executive Series Chapels
  • James Bridges, General Treasurer—April 2
  • John Bueno, Executive Director, AG World Missions—April 3
  • Charles Hackett, Executive Director, AG Home Missions—April 15

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

Spring Course Evaluations

Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate each of their classes April 14-17.

Final Exam Week Schedule

Spring finals are scheduled for April 21-25. Please note the special class schedules during exam week which are listed in this Communiqué, in the student handbook and on-line at

Attention Summer Graduates

Please note the following dates and deadlines for comprehensive examinations, analytical reflection papers, and seminar-quality research papers:

  • Summer Session I—Mon., June 9
  • Summer Session II and Post Session—Mon., July 7

You can download the analytical reflection paper guidelines and the comprehensive exam guidelines for the MAIS from the current student page at Contact Kimberly Penrod (417-268-1070) for further details.

Faculty News

Jim Harris spoke at a marriage retreat for Chaplain Jeff Jay on February 21-22. Ten couples from Chaplain Jay’s ministry at Fort Leonard Wood attended.

Warren Newberry presented his paper, “Contextualizing Indigenous Church Principles: An African Model” at the International Symposium on Pentecostal Mission at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines, February 3-4.

Edgar Lee presented his paper, “Inerrancy and Interpretation,” and participated in a panel discussion during the Pentecostal Preachers Week at Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Mo., on March 12.

Byron Klaus spoke on “Preaching for Response” on March 11 at the Pentecostal Preachers Week at Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Mo. You can see his PowerPoint presentation on his faculty webpage.

Gary B. McGee's paper “The Calcutta Revival of 1907 and the Reformulation of Charles F. Parham’s ‘Bible Evidence’ Doctrine,” was published in the January 2003 issue of the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 6. This was the topic of Dr. McGee’s Fall 2002 Bible and Theology Department Lectureship. You can link to his lecture from his faculty webpage.

Stephen Lim conducted a seven-hour workshop on preaching for the Springfield Ministers Alliance (African-American) on March 1 and 8.

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

Spring Grades Available May 7
Spring grades will be available in the student mailboxes on May 7. If you prefer to have grades mailed to you, contact the Records Office (
Summer Registration May 5

The next possible date to register for summer or fall is Monday, May 5. To secure forms, stop by the Records Office.

Leaving Springfield?

The Records Office needs your forwarding address, telephone, and e-mail. Stop by the office, e-mail us (, or use the address update form at

Federal Financial Aid Deadline April 28

The secondary deadline for fall/spring federal financial aid is April 28. The benefits of observing this deadline include:

  • Electronic FAFSA allows prompt consideration for loan
  • Potential for receiving a Perkins loan increases (based on funds on hand)
  • First Stafford Loan check available first week of classes

To qualify, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other required forms must be electronically submitted and processed by April 28. The final deadline providing fewer benefits for you is July 14. Financial aid documents can be downloaded at Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details (268-1028 or

Summer Stafford Loans Available

There is still time to apply for a student loan for this summer. The final deadline for completing the process is April 4. If you are only taking three credit hours for summer and need financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office immediately (268-1028 or

Financial Aid Exit Interviews

The U.S. Department of Education requires all graduates or non-returning students who received a Stafford Loan while at AGTS to attend a Financial Aid Exit Interview. Select one of the following dates to attend this 60-minute session: April 9 or 10 at 1:30 p.m. in room 225. Non-graduates must inform the Financial Aid Office now so that the proper forms can be prepared in advance (268-1028 or

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

Good Friday

There will be no classes and no work scheduled on Good Friday, April 18. Final exams begin on Monday, April 21.

Theological Roundtable

This marks the end of the first year of the AGTS Theological Roundtable. We are greatly appreciative to those who presented papers and to all the students and faculty who participated. All papers presented this year are available under the public documents section of the hard drive. If you are interested in planning for the upcoming year or have any creative ideas concerning the facilitation of theological reflection and dialogue among the student body, please contact Sam Cartwright ( or 862-3811).

From the Women's Fellowship Group, Klasis... (top)

Brunch at the Klaus House

Join Klasis for a final spring get together with special speaker Beth Grant at the home of Lois Klaus, Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. Please sign up at Norma’s Desk or call Lois (833-6814). Child care will not be provided.

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

Upcoming Summer Modules
  • April 8-11—PCPE 643 “Critical Incident Stress Management Seminar” with Alvin Worthley at the Sheraton Hawthorne Park Hotel. Stop by the Continuing Education Office for a brochure.
  • May 5-9—PTHM 545 “Ministry Development Seminar” with Mark Bradford, Jay Taylor, and Randy Walls
  • May 12-16—PCPM 629 “Counseling with Special Populations” with Johan Mostert
  • May 22-27—MCSE 639 “Inter-Cultural Urban Ministries: Field Trip to Chicago” with Mark Hausfeld
  • June 9-13—BTHM 640 “The Charismatic Theology of Luke/Acts” with Roger Stronstad
  • June 16-20—PTHE 640 “Reach the U for Church Staff” with Chi Alpha Staff
  • June 16-28—PTHE 640 “Reach the U” with Chi Alpha Staff
  • June 30-July 3—MCSE 631 “Introduction to Islam” with Jim Bennett
  • June 30-July 3—MCSE 639 “Ministering in a Pluralistic Society” with Earl Creps and Byron Klaus
  • June 30-July 11—MCSE 632 “Children’s Ministries in a Multi-Cultural World” with Bruce Braithwaite
  • July 21-25—MHTM 529/PTHM 527/THEM 545 “Theology of Mission” with Jim Bennett
  • July 21-25 “Teologia Practica” (Practical Theology) with Luis Yepez
  • July 21-25 “Corrientes Teologicas Acutales” (Current Theological Trends) with Everett Ward
  • July 28-29—PTHE 640 “Communicating the Gospel in a Post-Christian America” with Leonard Sweet and Earl Creps

From Student Advisory Council... (top)

Student Directories

Please pick up your copy of the 2002-03 Student Directory at Norma’s desk.

Finals Week Snacks

SAC will offer bagels, donuts, and coffee during finals week, Tuesday-Thursday, April 22-24.

Student Ministries

Victory Mission—A ministry team will lead a service and serve supper at this homeless shelter on Thursday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m. Please meet at 5 p.m. in the chapel. For more information, contact Sheryl Shearer (417-866-3424).

Prison Ministry—Students will have the opportunity to conduct a Pentecostal service at the Federal Medical Center for Prisoners once each semester. For more information, contact Jerrod Ramirez (417-881-0702).

Hospital Ministry—This ministry is directed to hospital patients at Cox Hospital on Sunday, April 13, at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Charles Scrivener (417-869-1676).

Nursing Home Ministry—Students can help revive hope and plant an understanding of life purposes in the elderly on April 6 and 20, from 2:15-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Blaine Lee (417-877-8169) or Heather Kellermeier (864-9866).

Tuesday Prayer Meeting—If you are interested in praying for various needs within the AGTS community and around the world, please come to the weekly prayer meetings on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the prayer chapel. For more information, contact Amanda Bullock (417-882-4751).

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, contact Jim Risner (417-890-1866).

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

Library Hours

Good Friday/Easter Weekend

  • Friday, April 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 19 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

End of Spring Semester

The Library will operate according to the following schedule from Friday, April 25– Sunday, May 4:

  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday Closed

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:54 AM


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