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Communiqué—September 2004
Volume XXVIII, Number 1
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Day of Renewal

  • September 16
  • Service times:  9:30 a.m.; 1:45 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.
  • Special guest:  Dr. Jim Bradford, Pastor of Central Assembly of God, Springfield, Missouri
  • No classes and offices will be closed.  
  • Students and employees are encouraged to attend two of the three services
  • Childcare will be provided for the 6:30 p.m. service for children under 5 years of age.

Welcome, Dr. Johan Mostert

  • The Practical Theology Department extends a warm welcome to Dr. Johan Mostert who will be joining the AGTS faculty this semester. Dr. Mostert has been a minister, educator, and social welfare advocate in South Africa for over 30 years. We are excited to have him as a part of our community.

AGTS Picnic

  • Saturday, September 11, 4-8 p.m. at Smith Park, directly west of AGTS on Division Street
  • Enjoy live music, inflatable toys, tug of war, sack races, face painting, food, and lots of fun.  
  • Complimentary hot dogs, burgers and beverages will be provided
  • Individuals with last names beginning with
    • A-M, side dish
    • N-Z, bring dessert


  • September 2 at 10:20 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Bring your family for this time of celebration and worship.

Annual Alumni Fund Phonathon

  • What is the phonathon?
    • An opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni and make a difference in your seminary.
  • What do you get?  
    • Dinner and free exclusive AGTS gear
    • Gift certificates to local restaurants
    • Chance to win $250 book scholarship
    • Chance to win 1 of 2 PC Study Bible v4 Software ($499 value)
    • 12% of the amount you raise will go toward your student account!
  • When and where?
    • September 13-14; 5-10 p.m. in Room 116
    • Space is limited to 20 people
    • For more information or to sign up, contact Veronica or Paul in the Development Office at 268-1012.

Apostolic Ministry in the Pentecostal/Charismatic Tradition

  • September 27-29
  • This class is open to all AGTS students. However, it can also be taken as a 3 credit class (BTH/HIS/PCS 640)   
  • Professors:  Dr. Gary McGee, Dr. William Menzies and Dr. Vinson Synan

New Student Ice Cream Social

  • September 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Klaus residence
  • This is a great time for new students and their family to get acquainted with President and Mrs. Klaus and other faculty and staff members.
  • Maps are available at the Information Center.


Academic News

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

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Comprehensive examination date/analytical reflection paper deadline:  Monday, November 1

Fall Final Exam Schedule

Global Missions Track Practicum

  • Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry and fits most AGTS degree programs
  • Contact Dr. Barbara Cavaness about 1) a GMT foreign or domestic practicum 2) Study in a foreign seminary in the completion of your AGTS program
  • Must finalize spring 2005 cross-cultural practicums: September 2-10 (Tuesday-Friday)

Spring 2005 Practicums

  • Must be approved/processed: September 28-October 1 or October 12-15
  • Pick up application forms from Norma Simmons
  • Make appointment to see the appropriate practicum professor

Counseling Practicums for Spring 2005

  • Mandatory informational practicum meeting for counseling students who will be completing their first practicum in the Spring of 2005
  • Tuesday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

Chaplaincy Scholarship Applications

  • Application available in the Academic Dean’s Office: August 31-September 14
  • For Military, Veterans Affairs, Industrial or Institutional Chaplaincy
  • Provided by the Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Department
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, September 15

New One-Credit-Hour Courses

  • Conflict Resolution in the Church (PTH 626)
    • September 11-12
    • Professor: Dr. Cheryl Taylor
  • Leading the Smaller Church (PTH 633)
    • October 8-9
    • Professor: Dr. Jay Lee
  • Narrative Preaching (PTH 640)
    • October 1-2
    • Professor: Rev. Mark Miller and Dr. Stephen Lim
  • Parliamentary Procedures (PTH 640)
    • October 15-16
    • Professors: Dr. Edgar Lee
  • All one-credit-hour courses are held Fridays 2-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1-5 p.m.

Library Orientation

  • New Student Library Orientation
    • Tuesday, September 7 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Library Orientation For All Students
    • Every Tuesday in September at 2:30 p.m.
    • Please sign up with Rick Oliver in the Library
    • Special arrangements may also be made for other times

New Library Website

  • Access site through the main AGTS website:
  • If using Student Computer Lab, access by clicking on the “AGTS Library Home” link on desktop

New Library Policies

  • As of Monday, August 30, loan periods for books, cassettes, and A/V items have been increased
    • Books—3 weeks & a renewal period of 3 weeks
    • Cassettes & A/V—1 week & a renewal period of 1 week
  • After 2 weeks, a book will be subject to recall if another student has requested it
  • All reserve materials are subject to immediate recall upon notification if situation warrants it     
  • Please review Library policies by clicking “Library Information” on the AGTS Library Homepage.

AGTS Electronic Journal

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

Emergency Communication

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
                Office: 268-1000
  • Evenings, and Saturdays
                   Library: 268-1058
  • All other times
                Security: 268-1002

Student Ministries

  • Additional information available during Student Ministries chapel service on September 8 and online at
  • For further information, contact Amanda Bullock at 882-4751.

Network for International AGTS Students

  • Transitional support and information for new and returning international students is now available.
  • Contact Susan Doak or sac@agts.edufor further information or to volunteer in this ministry

Seminar for Strengthening Marriages

  • Ozarks Marriage Matters will be hosting “Building the Foundation” a seminar for community leaders, counselors and students for sustaining healthy marriages.
  • Second Baptist Church
    • September 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • All day and half day options ($15-$25)
  • Discount for couples
  • For information, contact Angie Reid at 268-1085

Student Counseling Available

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

SAC Funding

  • SAC has made provisions to partially fund on-going student groups and organizations.  

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

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Average Cost Per Student

  • The average educational cost for an AGTS student this year is $12,101
  • Tuition and fees cover 67% of this amount.
  • Remainder is funded by a $1 million grant from the General Council of the AG and faithful contributions from churches and individuals.

Fall 2004 Fee Schedule

  • Deferred Payment Fee -Accounts 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.

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, September 3–7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 4–9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 5–Closed
    • Monday, September 6–Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7

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.

Records & Financial Aid News 

Sarah Clark—268-1025
Debbie Bourland—

or 268-1028  

Last Day to Drop/Add

  • Deadline:  Thursday, September 17
  • Contact the Records Office to complete the drop/add forms necessary to update the records and credit your account where appropriate

Free Audit for Spouses

  • Spouses of full-time seminarians can audit one class this fall free of charge. Register in the Registrar's Office before September 16.  You can download the "Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit" form at

New E-Mail or Local Address?

  • Contact the Records Office to update your contact information

Register to Graduate in May 2004

  • Deadline:  October 29
  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements anytime between now and August 2005, contact Sarah Clark, 268-1025

Stafford Loan Requirements

  • Did you miss the Stafford Loan entrance interview?

Late Loan Applications

  • The Financial Aid Office will continue to accept late applications for loans through October 1, with loan funds available by November 10

Perkins Loan Awards

  • Deadline to accept or decline a Perkins award: September 10
  • After September 10, the Financial Aid Office will award those monies to other students needing funds

Faculty News

Overseas Ministry by Faculty

  • Dr. Byron Klaus
    • Ministered in Dublin, Ireland in May
    • Made presentation at Oxford Centre for Mission Studies on the topic, “The Current Flux of Leadership and Emergent Church Models In the USA and Their Transmission Globally”
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • Visited Cuba in June to prepare for leading future construction teams there.  
    • Hosted a construction team and evangelistic campaign in El Salvador in July.  
  • Dr. Warren Newberry
    • Assisted new missionaries in Bible school administration in Belize, Central America.
  • Dr. Edgar Lee
    • Taught “Spiritual Gifts” course at Asia Theological Centre for Evangelism and Missions (ATCEM), Singapore, May 11-21.
    • Taught course, “Spiritual Formation,” at International Center for Christian Leadership (ICCL) in Kiev, Ukraine, July 5-9.
  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • Taught two courses at Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, India in July.

Outstanding Research &Writing

  • Dr. Earl Creps —“Fighting the Future,” Ministries Today , July/August 2004.
  • Dr. Beth Grant — “Theological Education in the Twenty-first Century: Re-evaluating Some Basic Assumptions, “ Evangelical Missions Quarterly , April 2004.
  • Dr. Gary McGee —“C. C. Ball (1896-1989),” El Embajador, Lesson 8.  GPH: September-November 2004.  He also wrote, “The Saints Join Hands—90 Years Ago in Arkansas,” Assemblies of God Heritage 24 (Spring 2004): 4-13.
  • Dr. Lori O’Dea —Book 1 of the “Unlimited!...Bible Studies for Today’s Pentecostal Woman” Bible study series produced by the National Women’s Ministries Department, GPH, August 2004.

Faculty Ministry

  • Dr. Gary McGee—spoke at the St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, Missouri in its Lenten Series.  The topic was “Responding to Pentecostals and Baptists in the Bible Belt.”
  • Dr. Roger Cotton and his wife, Bonnie , taught a workshop, “Teaching the Old Testament to Children” at the National Children’s Ministries Leadership Conference, April 28-30
  • Dr. James Hernando —preached July 21 in Newark, New Jersey at a national home missions church plant pastored by Paul and Andrea Valerius, AGTS alumnus.
  • Dr. Joe Castleberry —preached at First AG Lufkin, Texas and hosted an ATS visit to the AGTS extension site at American Indian College, Phoenix, Arizona. He taught a seminar in August on “Biblical Principles” for the National Teen Challenge Conference, Springfield, Missouri.
  • Dr. Byron Klaus —made presentation for National Teen Challenge Conference in Springfield, Missouri on August 11.  In June, he participated in the ATS Biennium meetings in Southern California.
  • Dr. Edgar Lee —conducted two workshops in June at Assemblies of God Financial Services Group (AGFSG) on Spiritual Antidotes for Stress and will do two more in August.
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