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CommuniquÉ—October 2003
Volume XXVIII, Number 2
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Pastor in Residence

  • September 30-October 3
  • Pastor Scott Rachels
  • Pastor at Newport Christian Center, Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to get acquainted with a successful leader and glean from his life experience in ministry.

SAC Lunch/Dinner

  • SAC Lunch
    • Thursday, October 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Lounge.
    • Great food and fellowship
    • Scott Rachels will join students for a time of Q&A.
  • SAC Dinner
    • Thursday, October 2 (for evening students)
    • 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
    • Enjoy a great meal before your evening class!

Spiritual Formation Requirement

Returning students who did not meet with Dr. Jay Taylor last semester to review their Christian Life Profile or the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire, please call to schedule this appointment. Call Cristy Neuman, 268-1081 or email at

Women's Seminar: Success in a Male Oriented Culture

  • Special Speaker: Sheri Benvenuti, Vice President of Student Life at Vanguard University
  • Date: Saturday, October 18
  • Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Place: AGTS
  • Who: All AGTS community women-students, faculty, staff and spouses
  • Childcare provided and brunch included

How many students attend AGTS?

  • 402 are currently registered this fall, an increase of 11%
  • 500 are projected to be enrolled by the end of the semester
  • 750 are projected to take classes through AGTS in 2003-04

Writing Seminar

  • "The Seven T's to Technical Writing" with Marshall Windsor
  • Thursday, October 16, 2:30 p.m., Room 116

AGTS Annual Hayride

  • Saturday, November 1
  • Meet in AGTS parking lot at 6 p.m.
  • Place: Doenning's Barn Swings
  • Bring: Your family, warm clothes, blankets, flashlight, marshmallows, chocolate or graham crackers
  • Special entertainment: Bluegrass Lights
  • Sign up at table by Chapel doors by October 20

Academic News

Attention Fall Graduates

Comprehensive examination and analytical reflection paper for fall graduates is due Monday, November 3

Spring 2004 Practicums

  • Must be approved and processed between September 30-October 3 and October 14-17
  • Pick up application from Norma Simmons
  • Counseling practicum applicants must complete the required application and present proof of malpractice insurance before approval

Summer 2004 Cross-Cultural Practicums

  • Practicums must be approved before Monday, November 17
  • Schedule an interview with Dr. Barbara Cavaness

New One-Credit-Hour Courses

  • How Children Learn (PTH 640)
    • Professor: Rev. Johanna Townsend
    • October 10-11
  • Engaging Millennial Generation (PTH 640)
  • The Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien (THE 640)

Student Life

Student Directory Photos

  • Returning students may update directory photo
  • Please contact Peter Dell to schedule a time

Name the Café

  • Submit your suggestion to Student Services Office by October 10
  • Winner will receive a $25 punch card to use at the coffee cart

aGts Café Cards

  • $25 punch cards available
  • Purchase from Cristy Neuman or Peter Dell in the Student Services Office or at the coffee cart

Editors Wanted

  • If you are a returning student and interested in editing papers during 2003-04, please contact Cristy Neuman
  • Requirements to be an editor
    • Been an English major or received A's in English grammar
    • Be knowledgeable in Turabian

Student Ministries

Admissions, Records & Financial Aid News

Register to graduate in May 2004

  • Do you plan to complete all your degree requirements between now and August 2004? If so, register to graduate by contacting Sarah Clark.
  • Deadline: October 31

Email Notifications

  • AGTS routinely sends messages via email, such as your class schedule
  • If you are not receiving information, send email address

Late Loans Available

  • Fall Stafford Loans, apply by October 10
  • Complete the FAFSA online at
  • Complete AGTS paperwork
  • Contact Debbie Bourland in Financial Aid office

Deadlines for Spring Loan

Business Office News

Scholarships for Spring 2003

  • Scholarship applications for spring 2004 semester are available in the Business Office or
  • Application deadline is Friday, October 3 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Awards will be determined in October and notification sent to applicants by October 31

Deferred Payment Schedule

  • The second deferred payment is due on October 15
  • Payments must be made on or before this date in order to avoid late charges.

Billing Statements

  • Scholarships and tuition discounts for the fall term posted to student accounts in mid-September
  • Please review your next billing statement carefully
  • If you are expecting a scholarship for the fall and it does not show on your statement or if the amount shown seems incorrect, please contact the business office as soon as possible.


  • Students and staff may park their vehicles on the north, south and west parking lots of the main seminary building and on paved portions of the O'Reilly gym
  • Please do not park on the grass or in visitor spaces
  • Violators are subject to a $10 parking fine

Continuing Education News

Fall Modules

  • Ethics in Post-Christian America: From Star Trek to the Simpsons
    • October 13-17
  • Foundations of Cross-Cultural Ministry
    • October 20-24 & 27-31
  • Methods of Biblical Preaching
    • November 3-7
  • Check the continuing education schedule on the web for more information,, or look at the fall class schedule

Network Partnership Credit Options

  • "Excellence in Ministry"
    • Hosted by Southern Missouri District
    • October 20-22
  • "Worship in the Church-Disarming the Worship War"
    • Hosted by Southern Missouri District
    • November 13
  • For further information, contact Vicki Jacobson in the Continuing Education Office

Faculty News

Overseas Ministry by Faculty

  • Dr. Jim Hernando
    • Completed an intensive 6-week Spanish course at a language school (CINCEL) in San Jose during a visit to Costa Rica, June 20-August 8.
    • He also preached at the school
  • Dr. Jim Railey
    • Taught "Initial Evidence and Spirit Baptism," at ATCEM in Singapore, August 9-23
    • Commission on Doctrinal Purity dialogue with Executive Presbytery, September 17 in Branson, Missouri
  • Dr.Byron D. Klaus
    • Taught "Principles of Church Leadership" at ATCEM in Singapore, September 8-19

Outstanding Research & Writing

  • Dr. Jim Railey
    • "How Much Does God Control? An Armenian View" Pneuma Review 6.4 (Fall 2003), 54-68
    • An Armenian contribution to a three-person dialogue (Open Theism, Pentecostal Calvinism, and Arminianism) about human freedom and God's control
  • Dr. Edgar Lee
    • "Pentecostals and Subordinate Revelation," which was originally published in Advance (June 1994) was reprinted in The Pneuma Review 6:2 (Spring 2003), 6-12
  • Other professors have articles and research that can be accessed on the website:

Chapel Schedule/Community Calendar

Updated: Monday, April 7, 2008 12:07 PM

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