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CommuniquÉ—April 2005
News and Information for the AGTS Community
Volume XXVIII, Number 8

Women’s Spring Brunch

  • Saturday, April 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Special speaker: Arlene Allen
  • Location: Klaus residence
  • Map is available at front desk. Childcare will NOT be provided .

AGTS Graduation Events

  • Doctor of Ministry Symposium
    • Friday, April 29, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Chapel
  • Alumni Open House Reception
    • Saturday, April 30, 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Great Hall
  • Commencement
    • Saturday, April 30, 2:30 p.m. at Central Assembly
    • Reception immediately following

Where in the world is Dr. Klaus?

  • April 6-7—Association of Theological Schools, Taskforce for Theological Schools and the Church, Chicago, Illinois
  • April 22—North Central     University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • April 24—Preaching at First Assembly of God in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • April 26-28—Preaching at Alaska District Council, Fairbanks, Alaska

Daylight Savings Time

  • Begins Sunday, April 3
  • Spring your clock forward one hour on Saturday night, April 2.

Final Exams

  • Monday, April 18–Friday, April 22
  • Exam schedule is available at

Academic News

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

Comprehensive Examination Dates

  • Summer Session I–June 8
  • Summer Session II & Post session–July 5
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further details .

Records & Financial Aid News

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

or 268-1028


  • Still need to register for summer classes?
  • Stop by the Registrar's Office as soon as possible.

Leaving Springfield?

  • The Records Office needs your forwarding address, telephone and email.
  • Stop by the office, emailregistrar@agts.eduor use the address update form at .

April FA Deadline

  • The secondary deadline for fall/spring federal financial aid is April 30. The benefits of observing this deadline include:
    • Electronic FAFSA allows prompt consideration for loan
    • Potential for receiving a Perkins loan increases (based on funds on hand)
    • First Stafford loan check available first week of classes
  • To qualify, the FAFSA and other forms must be electronically submitted and processed by April 30.  
  • Other required forms must be submitted to AGTS on or before the final deadline.
  • Financial aid documents can be downloaded at
  • Final deadline for financial aid is July 15.
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Financial Aid Exit Interviews

  • The U.S. Department of Education requires all graduates or non-returning students who received a Stafford Loan while at AGTS to attend a Financial Aid Exit Interview.
  • Select one of the following dates to attend:
    • Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 p.m., Room 225
    • Thursday, April 7, 1:30 p.m., Room 225

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

2005-2006 Tuition and Fees

  • The average educational cost at AGTS is $11,670 per student per year and is funding by the following revenue streams:
    • Tuition fees–$7,623, 65.32%  
    • General Council Grant–$2,433, 20.85%
    • Contributions–$906, 7.76%
    • Other– $708, 6.07%
  • The AGTS Board of Directors has approved the following tuition/fee increases, effective fall 2005
    • Tuition–$356 per credit hour
    • Audit– $89 per audit hour
    • Technology fee–$125 per term
    • Student services fee–$100 per term

Fall 2005 Financial Registration

  • If you have not yet completed financial registration for the fall 2005 term, please stop by the Business Office and sign your promissory note as soon as possible.
  • Failure to complete financial registration will result in cancellation of enrollment.

Tuition Rebate

  • Resident student accounts paid in full on or before the first day of class are eligible for a 1% rebate on the net tuition.
  • Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.

Student Life

Amy Turnage—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081
Julie McDonald—268-1093

Spiritual Formation Appointments

  • All spiritual formation appointments must be completed with Jay Taylor by Friday, April 8.  
  • If you do not make your appointment, it could affect your summer and fall 2005 registration.

Library Hours for April 22–May 1

  • Monday-Thursday–8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday–8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday–Closed
  • Regular hours will resume on Monday, May 2, with the start of the first summer session classes.

Enrollment/Recruitment News

Jennifer Nieto— or 268-1031

Mario Guerreiro’s Trips

  • April 3-5—Southeastern College, Lakeland, Florida
  • April 25- 27—Kentucky District Council

Faculty News

Welcome, Dr. Doug Oss

  • Dr. Doug Oss will join AGTS as of fall 2005 as the James River Professor of Expository Preaching.

Society for Pentecostal Studies

The following AGTS professors participated at the Society for Pentecostal Studies in Virginia Beach, Virginia, March 10-12:

  •  Dr. Byron Klaus
    • Responded to a paper by Stephen Parker entitled, “Led by the Spirit: A Psychological Perspective on a Pentecostal Tradition”
    • Responded to a paper by Edley Moodley entitled, “Ancestors, Shembe, or Christ: Exploring the Religiocultural Worldview of the amaNazaretha”
    • Served on panel discussion on the topic   “Revisioning Pentecostal Theological    Education for the 21st Century?”
  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • Presented a paper entitled, “The Dilemma of the Apostolic Nature of Mission in the Modern Mission”
    • Responded to a paper by Masakazuy Suzuki entitled, “The Life and History of C.F. Juergensen and Takinogwa Mission in Japan”
  • Dr. Jay Taylor —presented a paper entitled, “Pentecostals and Spiritual Direction: Reflection on Spiritual Guidance within the Pentecostal Tradition in Order to Identify Beneficial Components for Contemporary Spiritual Formation.”
  • Dr. Barbara Cavaness —presented a paper entitled, “How Three Prominent First-Generation Pentecostal Leaders Viewed Women in Ministry.”
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry —responded to a    paper by Paul Joshua entitled, “Spirit, Word and the Reinvention of Tradition—Indian Instituted Churches and the Shaping of     Christianity in South Asia.”
  • Dr. James Hernando —presented a paper entitled, “Paul, His Opponents: Negotiating the Maze of Competing and Conflicting Spiritualities.”
  • James Hernando
    • Wrote two chapters in the Encounter: The Pentecostal Ministry Series, Apostolic Ministry in the 21st Century : “Imitatio Christi:The Character of Apostolic Ministry” and “The Scope and Authority of Apostolic Ministry”
    • Preached at New Life Assembly of God in Ruston, Louisiana, February 27
  • Gary McGee
    • Attended the Advisory Board meeting for the Ph.D. in Renewal Studies program at Regent University in February
  • Joseph Castleberry
    • Preached at First Assembly of God, Lufkin, Texas, February 27
    • Preached at First Assembly of God, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 13
    • Attended Chief Academic Officers Society in of the Association of Theological Schools, Savannah, Georgia, March 30-April 1
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