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CommuniquÉ—September 2003
Volume XXVIII, Number 1
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Spiritual Emphasis Week

  • September 9-12, during regular chapel hour
  • Special Speaker—Rev. Gordon Anderson, President, North Central University


  • September 4 at 10:20 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Bring your family

Pastor in Residence

  • September 30-October 3
  • Pastor Scott Rachels, Pastor at Newport Christian Center, Costa Mesa, Calif.

AGTS Picnic

  • Saturday, September 13, 4-8 p.m. at Smith Park, directly west of AGTS on Division Street
  • Enjoy complimentary hot dogs, burgers and beverages
  • Individuals with last names beginning with
    • A-M, bring dessert
    • N-Z, bring salad


  • Mario Guerreiro, Director of Enrollment Management
  • Mario comes to AGTS with 9 years of successful experience in the area of enrollment and has pastored for 10 years.

1st Annual Phonathon

  • September 15-16; 5-10 p.m.
  • Free dinner and AGTS gear for participants
  • Great incentives and prizes
    • 10% of the amount you help raise will go toward your tuition cost
    • Gift cards to area restaurants and businesses
  • Calling not your cup of tea? Support persons needed, too!
  • For more information or to sign up for this opportunity, contact Veronica or Paul in the Development Office at 268-1012.

Writing Probation Policy

  • As of Fall 2003, students with below standard or failing papers will be placed on writing probation
  • All faculty have authority to place a student on writing probation
  • Probation means the student must take 15 hours of remedial instruction (one credit hour)
  • Helpful tip: seek editorial advice before submit

Academic News

Attention Fall Graduates

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

Bible & Theology Department Lectureship

  • Lecturer: Dr. James Railey
  • Wednesday, September 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel
  • Event open to entire AGTS community

Interested in a Cross-Cultural Practicum?

  • Spring 2004 cross-cultural practicums must be finalized between September 2-12
  • Contact Barbara Cavaness for further information, 268-1083

Fall Final Exam Schedule

Spring 2004 Practicums

  • Must be approved and processed between September 30-October 3 and October 14-17
  • Pick up application from Norma Simmons, 268-1070 or Angela Reid, 268-1085
  • Make appointment to see the appropriate professor

New One-Credit-Hour Courses

  • Legal Issues for Churches & Clergy (PTH 628)
    • Professors: Dr. Richard Hammar and Kevin Snider
    • August 29-30
  • How Children Learn (PTH 640)
    • Professor: Rev. Johanna Townsend
    • October 10-11
  • Engaging Millennial Generation (PTH 640)
    • Professor: Dr. Jay Taylor
    • October 24-25
  • The Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien (THE 640)
    • Professors: Rev. David Thomas & Jessica Dorn
    • November 14-15

Fall Library Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday Closed

    Schedule begins on Tuesday, September 2. Library will be closed during Chapel on Thursdays. Other exceptions will be posted in advance.

Student Life

2003-2004 SAC Team

  • Barbara Barnes—President
  • Roseanne Candell—Vice President
  • Marlin Williams—Treasurer
  • Kristi Webb—Secretary
  • Amanda Bullock—Student Ministries Representative
  • Raylene Cochrane—Student Representative
  • Kip Averett—Student Representative

SAC Lunch/Dinner

  • SAC Lunch—Wednesday, September 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on West Patio
  • Brown Bag Lunch—Wednesday, September 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Student Lounge
  • SAC Lunch—Wednesday, October 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Scott Rachels will join students for a time of Q&A.
  • SAC Dinner—Thursday, October 2 (for evening students). Details to follow.

Student Ministries

  • Additional information during Student Ministries chapel service on September 23 and online at
  • Amanda Bullock at 882-4751

Women's Fellowship Group

  • Next meeting: Saturday, October 18
  • Look for more details next month

Student Counseling Available

  • Counseling is available to currently enrolled students
  • Arrange appointment by calling Angela Reid, 268-1085, or Norma Simmons, 268-1070

Gym Membership at Evangel

  • Check at the Student Life Office for more details

Faculty Appointments

  • To schedule an appointment with faculty, either
    • Sign up on the appointment forms posted beside faculty members' office or
    • Call Norma Simmons, faculty secretary at 268-1070

Best Source for Student Information

Business Office News

Average Cost Per Student

  • The average educational cost for an AGTS student this year is $12,439
  • Tuition and fees cover only 62% of this amount and the remainder is funded by an annual $1 million grant from the General Council of the AG and faithful contributions from churches and individuals

Fall 2003 Fee Schedule

  • Deferred Payment Fee—Any account not paid in full on or before the first day of class will be charged a deferred payment fee of $50
  • Late Payment Fee—All past due accounts will be charged a $25 per month late fee
  • Full Cash Payment Discount—Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of class will receive a 1% discount on the net tuition. Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships

Emergency Communication

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    • Office: 268-1000
  • Early morning, evenings, and Saturdays
    • Library: 268-1058
  • All other times
    • Security: 268-1002

Deferred Payment Schedule

  • Deferred payments must be made on or before the following dates in order to avoid $25 per month late fee
    • September 2
    • October 15
    • November 15

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend

  • Friday, August 29 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 30 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 31 Closed
  • Monday, September 1 Closed

Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2

Photo ID for New Students

If you have not yet had your student ID picture taken please make arrangements with the Business Office as soon as possible.

Financial Aid & Admissions News

Last Day to Drop/Add

  • Deadline: Tuesday, September 16
  • Contact the Records Office to complete the drop/add forms necessary to update the records and credit your account where appropriate

New Email or Local Address?

Contact the Admissions and Records Office to update your contact information

Register to graduate in May 2004

  • Deadline: October 31
  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements anytime between now and August 2004, contact Sarah Clark, 268-1025 or

Stafford Loan Requirements

  • Did you miss the Stafford Loan entrance interview?
    • Contact Debbie Bourland in the Financial Aid Office, 268-1028

Late Loan Applications

  • Financial Aid Office will continue accepting late applications for loans through October 10, with loan funds available November 7
  • Contact: Debbie Bourland at 268-1028

Fall Tuition Refund Policy

Fall 2003
Prior to September 3
September 3-9
September 10-17
September 18-26
After September 26

*Tuition only, fees are nonrefundable. If withdrawing from class after September 16 or receiving federal loan, see the AGTS catalog.

Perkins Loan Awards

  • Deadline-September 12 to accept/decline loans
  • After that date, AGTS is required to award those monies to others on the waiting list
  • Contact: Debbie Bourland, 268-1028 or

Continuing Education News

Fall Modules

  • Introduction to Islam—September 2-18, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 6-9 p.m.
  • Approaches to Muslims—October 6-10
  • Christian Response to Human Suffering—September 8-12; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Studies in the Letters of Paul: Galatians/Philippians—September 15-19
  • Effective Relationships in Ministry—September 22-26
  • Ethics in Post-Christian America: From Star Trek to the Simpson's—October 13-17
  • Foundations of Cross-Cultural Ministry—October 20-4 & 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

  • "Jump Starting the Declining or Plateaued Church" Southern Missouri District, September 16
  • "Excellence in Church Ministry" Southern Missouri District, September 20-22

Faculty News


  • Commission on Christian Higher Education bestows awards on three AGTS members
  • R.B. andBarbara Cavanesswere honored as "Unsung Heroes" at School of Missions for their years of missionary service
  • Stephen Lim was approved as a General Presbyter for the General Council of the AG

Overseas Ministry by Faculty

  • Jim Railey taught at Asia Theological Centre for Evangelism and Missions in Singapore, August 12-22
  • Warren Newberrywas the graduation speaker at the AG Bible College in Jamaica on May 17
  • Stephen Lim spoke for a Chinese Camp in Belize, South America, on April 21-27

Outstanding Research & Writing

The following professors have written and published new materials

Chapel Schedule/Community Calendar

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


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