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CommuniquÉ —May 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Welcome, Dr. Deborah Gill

  • The Bible and Theology Department extends a warm welcome to Dr. Deborah Gill who will be joining the AGTS faculty this semester. Dr. Gill comes to AGTS after several years of service as Director of the Division of Christian Education and Commissioner of the Commission on Discipleship at the Assemblies of God Headquarters.
  • Dr. Gill is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.S., Music Ed.), AGTS (M.A., M.Div.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.d. in Biblical Studies). She has twenty years of experience as a     professor of Biblical Studies, Greek and Homiletics at North Central University and has also served as a pastor and missionary.  

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • May 2—Bi-State Preacher's Conference, Abundant Life Community Church, Alton, Illinois
  • May 29-June 13—Ministry in India and Greece
  • June 16-18—Plenary speaker at American Society of Missiology, Techny, Illinois
  • June 24-26—Association of Theological Schools Biennium—Chicago, Illinois

Summer Guest Faculty

  • AGTS will have three new guest faculty members this summer:
  • Rev. Gary Liddell—Hermeneutics
  • Ms. Christine Morgan—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Dr. Charles Self—Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society

Summer Chapel Schedule

  • May
    • May 10—8:30-9:40 a.m.
    • May 17—12:30-1:40 p.m.
    • May 24—8:30-9:40 a.m.
    • May 31—12:30-1:40 p.m.
  • June
    • June 7—9:50-11:00 a.m.
    • June 14—12:30-1:40 p.m.
    • June 21—9:50-11:00 a.m.
    • June 28—12:30-1:40 p.m.
  • July
    • July 5—11:15 a.m.-12:25 p.m.

Academic News

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

Attention Summer Graduates

  • Dates for comprehensive exams/deadlines for analytical reflection papers
  • Summer Session I—June 5
  • Summer Session II and Post Session—July 11
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further details.


  • Officially approved summer syllabi can be found on the AGTS website at
  • The library has hard copies, available upon request, from which students may make their own copies.
  • Paper copies of syllabi will not be distributed in class.

Registrar's News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025

You’ve Got Mail!

  • Check your email account periodically for special announcements, registration updates, etc.
  • If your email address changes, contact the registrar’s office—

Summer Registration

  • It is not too late to consider taking a summer class.
  • Contact the Records Office:
  • First summer session—May 8
  • Second summer session—June 5
  • Post summer session—July 3

Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly —

or 268-1028

Late Summer Financial Aid

  • If you missed the deadline for summer federal financial aid, you may still be eligible for a late summer loan.
  • Students applying late need to make regular deferred payments through the Business Office via personal funds, credit card, or a short-term loan from an outside lender.
  • For more information, contact Flo Byerly.

Final Deadline:Fall Stafford & Perkins Loans

  • The 2006-07 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all other financial aid forms must be received in the Financial Aid Office on or before July 14 in order for loan funds to be in place on the first day of classes.
  • Your FAFSA ( and all other financial aid forms ( can be electronically submitted and sent to our office.
  • If you need additional information email

    or call 268-1028 or come by the Financial Aid Office.


Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payment dates for the summer semester are May 8, June 15 and July 15.  
  • Past due accounts are subject to a $25 per month late fee.

Full Cash Payment Discount

  • If you pay off the summer balance of your    account in full on or before May 8, the Business Office will post a 1% tuition rebate to your account for the summer semester.  
  • To be eligible for this rebate, however, your entire summer balance must be paid in full no later than May 8, regardless of the session(s) in which you are enrolled.  
  • The 1% is calculated on the net tuition fee, which is the total tuition charge less institutional aid and other institutional discounts and is available only to regular, masters-level students in the resident program.

Enrollment News

Jennifer Berry —info@agts.eduor 268-1031

Farewell, Susan Doak!

  • The Enrollment Office bids farewell to Susan Doak.
  • She will be moving to Boston where her husband will be pursuing a Ph.D. at Harvard. Susan will be greatly missed! Thank you, Susan, for your faithful service!

Welcome, Rachel Pyles!

  • We would like to welcome Rachel Pyles who will be joining the Enrollment Office as a part-time recruiter!

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • If you have friends or family who may be interested in AGTS, please stop by the Enrollment Office and let us know. We would be happy to provide them with further information.

Faculty News

  • Dr. DeLonn Rance
    • March 14-16—Traveled to Barquisimeto, Venezuela for the Sixth Consultation of “Together in Missions,” a     network of AG Missions Agencies from Spain and 20 Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America.   He serves as secretary for this network that has approximately 650 appointed missionaries serving in 59 countries.   There were 50 leaders present at the consultation to give reports and strategize for the future.   He presented a 160-page document, which will serve as a model curriculum for missionary training in Latin America.   Great things are happening in Latin American missions!
  • Dr. Doug Oss
    • April 18-19—Spoke at the Central Europe Breakaway (missionary retreat) in Osiencznica, Poland.
  • Dr. Stephen Lim
    • March 31-April 2—spoke at the Leadership retreat for Restoration Church of Fountain, Colorado.
  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • April 9—Spoke at the Azusa Street Centennial Celebration at the AG Bible School in Mexico City.

Faculty Publications

  • Dr. Stephen Lim wrote “5 Questions for Better Team Decisions,” Leadership Weekly, March 21, 2006, published by
  • Dr. Gary McGee’s article, “Charismatic Renewal on the Church History IMAX” was published in the Spring 2006 issue of Enrichment Journal, pp. 154-159, 162.

Student Life

Lori Warning—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

Library Hours—April 28-May 7

  • 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 8, with the start of the first summer session classes.

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