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CommuniquÉ—November 2004
News and Information for the AGTS Community
Volume XXVIII, Number 4

CBC Prayer

  • The North Central Association (NCA) will be visiting Central Bible College (CBC) on November 15-17 to evaluate CBC for accreditation recommendation.
  • Please set aside 30 minutes during these three days to pray for God’s favor during this NCA visit on the CBC campus.
  • Sign up at the Information Center for a 30-minute time slot to pray for CBC.

AGTS Christmas Party

  • Saturday, December 4
  • 6-8 p.m. at Evangel University Cafeteria
  • Plan to join friends, faculty and staff for a wonderful Christmas celebration.
  • More details to come!

Coming soon … A Coffee House!

  • Be on the alert for the new AGTS Coffee House, 268-1066.

Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Thanksgiving Holiday—November 25-26
  • Please open your home and make this a special season of giving to the people of our community.
  • As faculty and staff of AGTS, we want everyone to have a place to go for Thanksgiving. If you do not have a place to spend Thanksgiving, please contact Amy in the Student Services Office at 268-1081.

Where in the world is President Klaus?

  • October 24—First AG Visalia, California
  • October 27—First AG, Kailua, Hawaii
  • November 4—Saddleback Church, Purpose Driven Chaplains Conference, Orange County, California
  • November 7—Christian Outreach Center, West Columbia, South Carolina
  • November 10-12—Oxford Centre for Missions Studies, Oxford, England. Lecture at the World Mission Briefing. “The State of the Church Growth Movement in the U.S.—Focus on Young Adults.”  

Academic News

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

Thanksgiving Library Hours

  • Wed., November 24–8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thurs., November 25–Closed
  • Fri.-Sat., November 26-27–9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sun., November 28–Closed

Last Reminder for Fall Graduates

  • Monday, November 1
  • Comprehensive examination date and deadline for both the M.A.T.S. seminary-quality paper and the analytical reflection paper.
  • Guidelines available at

Summer 2005 Cross-Cultural Ministry Practicums

  • Domestic or foreign setting CCM practicums should be approved before Monday, November 15.
  • Schedule an interview with Dr. Barbara Cavaness.

Spring 2005 Practicums

  • Student must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing a practicum.
  • Credit will no longer be given for those requesting credit after completing a practicum.

Regular Library Hours

  • Monday-Wednesday–8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Thursday-Friday–8 a.m.-10:45 p.m.
  • Saturday–9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday–Closed

Student Life
Amy Turnage—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

International Students SAC Breakfast

  • Special breakfast for all students who are required to have a student visa
  • Saturday, November 6
  • Details will arrive in a personal invitation.

Thank you, SAC!

  • The SAC team has graciously served the AGTS students by providing the following services:
    • Wireless network access for the lower and upper classrooms. The access points are named SAC 1 and SAC 2.  SAC 1 requires an encryption key, which is available from Rick Oliver.
    • Self-service coffee in the student lounge. Courteous usage is requested.
    • A couch on the second floor of the library.

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Deferred Payment

  • The third deferred payment for the fall term is due November 15.
  • In order to avoid late charges, payments must be made on or before that date.

Spring 2005 Scholarships

  • The Scholarship Committee met in October to determine scholarship awards for the spring term.
  • Notifications of the committee's action were placed in student mailboxes.
  • Applications for fall awards will be available in the Business Office in January.

Thanksgiving Weekend Building Hours

  • Please note the building hours during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend
    • Wed., November 24–7 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Thurs., November 25–Closed
    • Fri., November 26–9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Sat., November 27–9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Sun.–Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Monday, November 29.

Student Ministries

  • Prayer Ministry
    • Every Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Prison Ministry
    • Sunday, November 28 at 1:45 p.m.
  • Background check required—by first week of November
    • Contact Jerrod Ramirez at 234-5830 or for more information or background check forms.

Records & Financial Aid News

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

or 268-1028

Deadlines for Spring Loans

  • November 1—Priority deadline
  • November 22—Final deadline for non-priority service
  • Following documents are due by deadline:
    • FAFSA, completed and processed,
    • Financial Aid Application/Student Loan Data Sheet,
    • Certification Statement Sheet,
  • Contact Debbie in the Financial Aid Office, 268-1028 or


Spring Registration

  • November 9-12
  • Check your email the week of November 1-5 for details.
  • Sign up to see faculty advisor.
  • Appointment sheets are posted on office doors November 2.

Student Records

Faculty News

Dr. Joseph Castleberry

  • Spoke at the missions convention at People’s Church in Arnold, Missouri on October 1-3
  • Spoke on October 21 at the missions service at Rockpointe Community Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan

Dr. Johan Mostert

  • Attended the Christian Community Development Association annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia on October 27-30

Dr. Edgar Lee

  • Was the morning speaker and Bible teacher for the General Assembly of the Assemblies of God Alliance in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, October 6-10. This is a meeting that occurs every four years and consists of missionary leaders and general superintendents from all over the African continent.

Dr. Melody Palm

  • Co-presented, with Dr. JoAnn Butrin, a workshop, “Post-traumatic Stress Disorders and Critical Incident Debriefing,” in Springfield, Missouri on October 18-19.

Faculty Writing

  • Dr. Hernando’s article, “What is the Church?” was published in Obreiro—Brazilian Journal for Pentecostal Ministry. The article argues that understanding what the church is (ontology) and the purpose it occupies in the redemptive plan of God (teleology) should determine the priorities we give to ecclesiastical programs and activities.

Enrollment News

Karen Partain —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

Upcoming Enrollment Trips

  • November 3-4—American Indian College, Phoenix, Arizona, to teach and speak in Chapel
  • November 8-10—Oklahoma District Council
  • November 18—Seattle Bible College
  • November 19—Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington
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