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CommuniquÉ —May 2006
News and Information for the AGTS Community


  • Thursday, August 31 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel
  • President Byron Klaus will be preaching and communion will be served.
  • Bring your family for this time of celebration and worship.

AGTS Picnic

  • Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Smith Park, directly west of AGTS on Division Street
  • 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, bring side dish; N-Z, bring dessert

Partnership Program

  • If you are in the M.Div. program and would like to receive a 60% reduction in your tuition , we have a program for you!
  • The AGTS Partnership Program allows AGTS and your family and friends network to work together to support your ministry training and education.
  • For more information on this tremendous opportunity, stop by the Development Office and ask about the AGTS Partnership Program.

Welcome New Faculty Members

  • Dr. Deborah Gill , Professor of New Testament Exposition
  • Dr. Johnson, Professor of the J. Philip Hogan Chair for World Missions

4th Annual Alumni Fund Phonathon

  • WHO?   We need YOU (But space is limited to 20 people per night)
  • WHAT?   An opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni, and make a difference in your seminary
  • WHEN?   September 11 and 12, 5-10 p.m.
    • Dinner and free exclusive AGTS gear
    • Gift certificates
    • Chance to win $250 scholarship
    • Chance to win over $100 in AGTS Bookstore Gift Certificates
    • 12% of the amount you raise will go toward your student account!
  • Contact Mary or Paul in the Development Office—268-1012 or drop in to sign up.

New Student Ice Cream Social

  • Saturday, August 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Klaus residence
  • This is a great time for new students and their families to get acquainted with President and Mrs. Klaus and other faculty and administrators.  
  • Maps are available at the Information Center.

Women’s Conference

  • September 20-23 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Cost for AGTS student/faculty/staff/students’ spouse—$50
  • Cost covers transportation, lodging, registration fee, continental breakfasts
  • $20 due by Friday, September 8 with remaining $30 due the day of the trip.
  • Space limited to first 50 people who register

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 6.
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further information—268-1070.

Fall Final Exam Week

  • Monday-Friday, December 11-15

Counseling Practicum Lab

  • Counseling practicum lab will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 116.
  • First practicum lab is Tuesday, September 5.

Global Missions Track Practicum

  • Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry and fits most AGTS degree programs
  • Contact Dr. Warren Newberry about 1) a GMT foreign or domestic practicum, 2) Study at a foreign seminary in the completion of your AGTS program
  • Must finalize Spring 2007 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry I: August 31-Sept. 8

Practicums for Spring 2005

  • Must be approved/processed September 26-29 or October 1-13
  • Pick up application forms from Norma Simmons, or if a counseling practicum, from Holly Carlson.
  • Make appointment to see the appropriate practicum professor.

Fall Library Hours

  • Mon.-Tues.—8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday—8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday—8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Friday—8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday—10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday—Closed

Any exceptions to this schedule will be posted in advance.

Please note the Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 4 and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 5.

Library Orientation

  • New Student Library orientation—Tuesday, September 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library

AGTS Electronic Journal

One-Credit Weekend Courses for Fall

  • PTH 626 Conflict Resolution in the Church—Dr. Cheryl Taylor
  • PTH 614 Hospital Ministry—Dr. Larry Cooper

Student Life

Lori Warning—studentservices@agts.eduor 268-1081

New Vending Machines

  • Check out the new vending machines located in the back room of the Student Lounge.   We now have both a beverage and a snack machine.

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 Counseling Available

  • Counseling is available for currently enrolled students.
  • To arrange appointments, contact the counseling secretary (268-1085) or the faculty secretary (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
  • Call Norma Simmons, faculty secretary, at 268-1070

Best Source for Student Information

  • Check out the Current Student page at for resources, information and services of interest to you. The Communiqué and the community calendar are also available online.  

Business Office News

Jeff Dorn— or 268-1035

Fall 2006 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:
    • August 28
    • October 15
    • November 15

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

  • The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend
    • Friday, September 1—7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 2—10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, September 3—Closed
    • Monday, September 4—Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

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.

Registrar's News

Sarah Clark–registrar@agts.eduor 268-1025

Summer Grades

  • Grades for the summer semester have been posted and may be accessed through the Student Portal (

Last Day to Drop/Add

  • Deadline:   Monday, September 11
  • Secure change of schedule forms in the Registrar’s Office.

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 11.  
  • 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 2007

  • Deadline: October 31
  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements anytime between now and August 2007, contact Sarah Clark, 268-1025 or

Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly —

or 268-1028

Late Loan Applications

  • The Financial Aid Office will   continue to accept late applications for loans through October 2, with loan funds    available by   November 10.

Perkins Loan Awards

  • Deadline to accept or decline a Perkins award: September 8.
  • After September 8, the Financial Aid Office will award those monies to other students needing funds.

Faculty News

Where in the World is President Klaus?

  • October 6-9—Port Ludlow, Washington, Missions Convention
  • October 13-15—Bethel Temple, Parma, Ohio
  • October 16-22— Munich, Germany, Military Chaplains Conference
  • October 24-25—Chicago, Illinois, Association of Theological Seminaries Conference

Inaugural Addresses

  • Dr. Gary B. McGee—Distinguished Professor of Church History and Pentecostal Studies—September 13, 9 a.m.
  • Rev. Johnson—J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions—October 11, 10:30 a.m.
  • Dr. Deborah M. Gill—Professor of New Testament Exposition—November 15, 9 a.m.

Faculty Ministry  

  • Dr. Warren Newberry
    • Taught a master’s level course in Cultural Anthropology at All Nations Theological Seminary, Malawi, Africa in June. His wife, Annette, was the featured evening speaker for a multi-nation ladies convention with about 500 leaders in attendance.
  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry
    • July 6-10—Spoke at Norwegian Pentecostal Movement's Annual Summer Conference, Hamar, Norway
    • July 10-13—Met with Academic Deans of two AG seminaries to plan future cooperation with AGTS, Brussels, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr. Johan Mostert
    • Conducted an AIDS Safari in South Africa
    • Taught an AIDS Awareness Seminar in rural South Africa
  • Dr. De Lonn Rance
    • May 15-26—taught “Introduction to Missions” at the Bible School in San Jose, Costa Rica (41 students from 7 countries of ISUM, a modular post-Bible School training program for Latin American leaders)
    • May 29-June 2—taught “Holy Spirit and Missions” at Cincel (an intensive course with U.S. AG missionaries)
    • Traveled to El Salvador for two weeks to coordinate the Institute for Islamic Studies for Latin America.   He served as a translator for AG missionaries from Bangladesh and Burkina Faso.   Lisandro Bojorques, the national missions president of El Salvador, committed to sending 50 new missionaries from El Salvador to Muslim lands.
  • Dr. David Thomas
    • Preached in Centro Christiano de Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest church, August 17-28.  

Outstanding Research & Writing

  • Dr. Earl Creps
    • Off Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders. (San Francisco: Leadership      Network/Jossey Bass), 2006.
  • Dr. Gary McGee
    • Wrote chapter, “True or False?” which has been published in Understanding the Five-fold      Ministry edited by Matthew Green (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House), 2006.
    • Wrote article, “From Azusa Street to the Ends of the Earth,” Christian History and Biography , Spring 2006, 46-47.
  • Dr. James Hernando
    • Wrote a college course on 1 and 2 Corinthians for Global University
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