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CommuniquÉ—December 2003
Volume XXVIII, Number 4
News and Information for the AGTS Community

A Word from the President

We will be having a special Day of Renewal on January 29, 2004. As president I have a growing burden that the entire community would take one day and "fast" all our usual activities and give ourselves to prayer and waiting on God for His touch on our lives. There will be no scheduled classes and all offices and the library will be closed this day. We will have services in the morning, afternoon and evening in the Seymour Chapel. There will be childcare in the evening. I am asking every employee and student to attend two of the three services on this day. Our greatest need as leaders of destiny for the 21st century is for God to intersect our lives with His empowerment. Our commitment to thorough development here at AGTS includes this central dimension of reliance upon the Holy Spirit to forge our lives for His redemptive purpose. This is a day where we as an entire community can say corporately " If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us from this place." Exodus 33:15

Cookie Day

  • December 11th on the AGTS Balcony
  • Celebrate the completion of your final exams by enjoying a variety of holiday cookies, hot cider or coffee and enjoy a time of fellowship with AGTS administration, faculty and staff

Spring Lectureship Series

  • January 20-23, 2004 with a special guest
  • In addition to daily chapel presentations, he and his wife will be speaking in classes
  • An all-campus pizza luncheon with the guest is planned

AGTS Christmas Banquet

  • Saturday, December 6, 6-8 p.m. at the Evangel Crusader Dining Hall
  • Come for a time of fun, food and fellowship as we celebrate The Greatest Gift.
  • Bring your whole family, and if you are single, feel free to bring a guest.
  • Sign up at the table by chapel doors no later than Wednesday, November 26

Final Exam Schedule

Academic News

Jan Maempa—dean@agts.eduor 268-1014
Norma Simmons—faculty@agts.eduor 268-1070

Bible & Theology Department Lectureship

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 2:30 p.m. in the AGTS Chapel
  • Guest lecturer: Rev. David Thomas
  • Topic: "On a White Horse: A Closer Look at the Divine Cavalry Charge of Revelation 19:11-19"

Student Computer Lab Update

  • Access the updated Child Abuse, Child Welfare & Adoptions database (1965-present)
  • Location: Local Databases folder on the Desktop; then click on the NISC DISCover icon

Computer Lab Policy Reminder

If you have a problem with the computer you are using, do not attempt to resolve the problem or re-boot your machine. Please contact a library staff member or a computer tech.

Chaplaincy Scholarship Applications

  • Available in the Academic Dean's Office, December 1-5
  • For Military, Veterans Affairs, Industrial, Institutional chaplaincy applicants
  • Provided by the Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Department
  • Application deadline: Friday, December 5

One-Credit-Hour Courses for Spring

  • Leading Worship: A Relational Model
    • Instructor: Dr. Tom McDonald
    • Enhance your understanding of this vital area of church life
  • Leadership Teams
    • Instructor: Dr. Lori O'Dea
    • Approach recognized to be key in motivating leaders to take ownership of the mission and function at optimal levels
  • Sexual Integrity in the Church
    • Instructor: Dr. Cheryl Taylor
    • Protect your church from the legal and spiritual consequences of moral failure
  • Writing for Ministry and Publication
    • Instructor: Dr. Steve Lim
    • Practical hands-on course on keys to superior writing and insights for marketing your work
  • Hospital Ministry
    • Instructor: Larry Cooper, D.Min candidate
    • Vital part of most ministries, learn to do it right and train your members for this ministry

Admissions, Records & Financial Aid News

Sarah Clark—admissions@agts.eduor 268-1025
Debbie Bourland—

or 268-1028

Fall Grades

  • January 2-fall grades will be available in your student mailbox
  • Report forwarding addresses or changes to the Records Office
  • An address update form is also available at

Spring Registration

  • If pre-registered for the spring semester, make all changes by January 2
  • Late spring registration for current students is January 6

Spring Loan Deadline

  • December 1-Final deadline for non-priority loan service
  • Documents required by the deadline

Loan Exit Interview

  • Required by Federal Government if you received federal loan and plan to:
    • Graduate in December 2003
    • Enroll for less than 6 hours in spring 2004
    • Will not return to Seminary in January
  • If so, you must attend the exit interview, December 4, 1:30 p.m., Room 114

Contact Financial Aid Office Immediately

  • If planning to withdraw from Seminary
  • If taking less than 6 hours in spring semester

Benevolence Offering

December's benevolence offering will be received during chapel on December 4

Student Life

Cristy Neuman—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081
Peter Dell—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1093

Christmas Holiday Library Hours

  • Standard hours December 17-January 6
    • Monday-Friday—8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday—Closed
  • Library will be closed the following days
    • Christmas week (Monday, December 22-Friday, December 26)
    • Thursday, January 1, 2004
  • Library will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31
  • Library hours will be posted on the Library door throughout the holiday season.

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Account Status

  • Please make sure your student account is up to date by the end of the fall semester.
  • Students whose accounts are not paid in full will not be permitted to enroll for any subsequent semesters until their outstanding balance has been paid.

Christmas Holiday Hours

Please make special note of the building hours during the weeks of December 15, 22 and 29

    • Mon.-Fri., Dec 15-19—7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Sat., Dec. 20—Closed
    • Mon.-Sat., Dec. 22-27—Closed
    • Mon.-Tues., Dec. 29-30—7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Wed., Dec. 31—7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    • Thurs., Jan. 1—Closed
    • Fri., Jan 2—7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Sat., Jan.—3 Closed

Regular building hours resume on Monday, January 5

Continuing Education News

Vicki Jacobson—agts-ext@agts.eduor 268-1044

Spring Modules

  • Ministry Development Seminary, January 12-16
  • Christian-Muslim Theological Issues, January 12-16
  • Counseling with Special Populations, January 19-23
  • Vision-Centered Leadership and Management, February 16-20
  • Special Studies: Hebrews, March 1-5

General Council Conferences

  • Pentecostal Preachers Week, March 8-10
  • Women in Ministry Conference, March 10-12

Faculty News

Conference Attended

Dr. Roger Cotton attended the annual national meetings of the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24.

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Tuesday, December 2, 2003 12:19 PM


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