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CommuniquÉ—March 2003

Volume XXVII Number 7

Academic Dean |  Admissions, Records and Financial Aid | Business Office | Chapel Schedule | Continuing Education | Enrollment Office | Final Exam Schedule | President | Spiritual Formation and Student Services | Student Advisory Council

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

The Executive Series

Come hear and meet the Executive Leadership of the Assemblies of God during the following AGTS chapel services:

  • Charles Crabtree, Assistant Superintendent, March 25
  • John Castellani, Teen Challenge National Director, March 26
  • 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)

Pentecostal Preachers Week Conference at Central Assembly, March 10-12

A limited number of scholarships have been made available to AGTS students by the General Council. Please submit your name to Steve Lim. First preference will be given to ministerial students. Sign up through the Office of Continuing Education. Richard Dresselhaus is serving as Professor of Record.

Reminder for Spring Graduates

The date for taking comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting seminar-quality research papers (if not in the Theological Studies Seminar class), and analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 17. Contact Kimberly Penrod (268-1070) for details.

Faculty News

Earl Creps's article, “Disciplemaking in a Postmodern World,” originally published by Enrichment (Fall 2002) has been chosen by the Asbury Seminary Online Institute ( for use in their Spiritual Formation & Discipleship topic area.

Stephen Lim represented the Evangelical position at a multi-religious forum presented by the Student Union Activities Committee at Kansas University on January 29. He also spoke at the Chi Alpha Fellowship on campus the following evening.

Adjunct Professor Receives National Recognition

(The following news item appeared in the AG NEWS #805: February 12, 2003. AG News is an e-newsletter put out by the Assemblies of God ( To subscribe send an email to:

Richard Hammar, the legal counselor for the Assemblies of God headquarters in Springfield, Mo., was named one of the 50 most influential Christians in America in the January 2003 edition of the “Church Executive" magazine.

Hammar's influence crosses all denominational lines as he is one of the nation's top legal experts on church law. His "Church Law and Tax Report" is required reading by leadership in many denominations. According to "Church Executive," most churches in America operate based on Hammar's interpretation of the law.

"I was taken totally by surprise when I was informed of this recognition," Hammar said. "But it demonstrates something I tell my 4th grade Sunday school class every week—if you place God first in your life, and do your very best to use the talents He has given you, there is no limit to what you can do."

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

Registration for Classes

Students who have not yet registered for summer or fall classes can do so in the Admissions and Records Office on the following dates: May 5, June 2, and June 30. Course changes can also be made any time prior to those dates.

Spring Grades

The spring semester formally ends on Friday, April 25. Grades will be placed in mailboxes by May 7.

Summer Financial Aid Deadline

March 10 is the priority deadline to apply for summer financial aid. The final deadline is April 4. If you received financial aid this semester, just complete a summer student loan data sheet. If not, the following documents are available in the Financial Aid Office or at and must be received by the deadline:

Apply Now for Fall Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid 2003-04 is available at The AGTS institutional financial aid forms must also be submitted to the AGTS Financial Aid Office. The deadlines to submit all financial aid forms for Fall 2003 are:

  • Fall Priority Deadline.................................March 31
  • Secondary Deadline.....................…….......April 28
  • Final Deadline.....................……................July 14

Please note that in order to provide the best service for students who complete the process on time, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the above deadlines.

From the Enrollment Office... (top)

Seminary Day

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS to help out with Seminary Day, March 21. If you are interested in helping out with parking, greeting, serving, hosting a student and helping (just to name a few), please sign up by March 14. Have any questions? Contact Kristi Thompson (268-1031) for details. Your participation is greatly appreciated!!!

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

Reminder to All New Resident Students

All new students need to make arrangements with Cristy McAtee (268-1081 or in room 218 to schedule a 1/2 hour meeting with Jay Taylor, Director of Spiritual Formation.

Attention Returning New Students from Fall 2002

Please download and complete the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire in the computer lab. Contact Cristy McAtee (268-1081 or in room 218 to make your second semester appointment with Jay Taylor, Director of Spiritual Formation, after completing this questionnaire.

Theological Roundtable Meetings

On March 12, Sheryl shearer will be reading her paper, “The Truth About Feminism.” On March 26, Hedy Hung will present her Paper, “The Song of the Sea: An Analysis of Exodus 15:1-18.” Both meetings will be held in room 229 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a brown bag event, so please bring your lunch. If you would like to read a paper or have any questions concerning the AGTS Theological Roundtable, contact Sam Cartwright (862-3811 or or Sheryl Shearer (866-3424 or

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

Remaining Spring Modules
  • March 3-7—BNTM 533/ BTHM 640 “Special Studies in the Letters of Paul: 1 Corinthians” with Russ Spittler
  • March 10-12—HOME 640 “Pentecostal Preachers Week” with Stephen Lim
  • March 17-21/24-28—MHTM 638 “Jewish Cultural History” with Ray Gannon
  • March 24-25—PTHE 640 “Ministry on the Edge: The Mission to Post-Christian America” with Leonard Sweet and Earl Creps in Carlinville, Ill. Leadership Roundtable.
Upcoming Summer Modules
  • 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.
  • July 21-25—MHTM/PTHM/THEM 529 “Theology of Mission” with Jim Bennett.
  • July 28-29—PTHE 640 “Ministry on the Edge: The Mission to Post-Christian America” with Leonard Sweet and Earl Creps.

From Student Advisory Council... (top)

Faculty and Staff Week in Chapel

The SAC theme for this year is “On the Journey to Know Him.” On March 18-20, Earl Creps, Edgar Lee and Dorothea Lotter will share on the subject, "Finishing the Journey" during chapel. Join us as these speakers expound on completing the tasks set before us during the crucial time of Seminary life.

Student Ministries

Victory Mission—A ministry team will lead a service and serve supper at this homeless shelter on Thursday, March 27, from 6-8 p.m. Please meet at 5 p.m. in the chapel. For more information, contact Sheryl Shearer (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 (881-0702).

Hospital Ministry—This ministry is directed to hospital patients at Cox Hospital on Sunday, March 9 and 30, at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Unyong Statwick (885-8083).

Nursing Home Ministry—Students can help revive hope and plant an understanding of life purposes to the elderly on March 2 and 16, from 2:15-3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Patrice Robichaux (868-0142).

Prayer Ministries:

  • 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).
  • 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 (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 (890-1866).

From the Business Office... (top)

March Deferred Payment

The third deferred payment is due by March 15, 2003. Delinquent accounts will be assessed a $25 late payment fee.

Overflow Parking

At certain times during the semester open parking spaces can be hard to find. Whenever the main seminary lot is full, please use the asphalt parking lot on the east side of the O'Reilly Gym. Please do not park on the lawn or in any of the Evangel University lots. Vehicles parked in unauthorized places are subject to being ticketed. Use the paved road that loops around the gym to access the O'Reilly parking lot and please do not drive across the unpaved parts of the property. Thank you for your cooperation.

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:55 AM


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