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CommuniquÉ—February 2007
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Spring Lectureship Re-scheduled

Due to the ice storm, the Spring Lectureship with Dr. Gary Collins has been re-scheduled for February 6-9.

  • Tuesday, February 6—6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 7—9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 8—9:00 a.m.

SAC will provide lunch and a Q&A session with Dr. Collins on Wednesday, February 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Seminary Day

  • Friday, March 16
  • Mark your calendar because Seminary Day is fast approaching.
  • If you know anyone interested in attending AGTS, please stop by the Enrollment Office.  We would love to send them further details and invite them to attend Seminary Day.

Soul Quest

  • When: February 9-11
  • Where: The Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri
  • Cost: $25 (due in advance to secure reservation)
  • Space is limited to 8 people, so sign up early! 
  • Deadline is Friday, February 3.
  • To sign up, pay registration fee or obtain further information, contact Treasa Edmond—268-1081.

Inaugural Address

  • Dr. Deborah M. Gill, Professor of New Testament Exposition
  • Wednesday, February 21—10:30 a.m. in the William Seymour Chapel
  • Topic—“Intellectual But Not Thoughtful, Righteous But Not Just:  Trumping Hermeneutical A Prioris for the Sake of the Truth”
  • Members of the AGTS Board of Directors and other distinguished guests will be present.
  • Reception immediately following in the Great Hall

AGTS Women’s Event

  • All women from the AGTS community are invited to attend an evening of fun and fellowship.
  • February 2, 7-9 p.m. at AGTS
  • Soup, salad and dessert will be served.
  • Childcare facilitated at Central Assembly—RESERVATION REQUIRED!
  • RSVP your attendance and childcare needs by noon, Thursday, February 1. 
  • Call Norma Davies at 268-1000 or email her at

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Academic News

Jan Maempa— or 268-1014
Norma Simmons— or 268-1070

Fall 2007 Practicums

  • Fall practicums (excluding counseling practicums) must be approved and processed by February 6-9.
  • Applications are available from Norma Simmons.

Attention Spring Graduates

Spring Study Week

  • Mark your calendar for Spring Study Week: February 26-March 2. 
  • Use this week to catch up on reading and writing papers.

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Registrar’s News

Sarah Clark— or 268-1025

Records Office needs your email address

  • If you are not receiving AGTS information via email, please contact the Registrar’s Office with your current email address. 
  • See Geneva or Sarah.

Summer & Fall Registration

  • Plan to register during March 5-9.
  • Details available on the web and via email.
  • Be sure to meet with your advisor prior to registration. 
  • Faculty sign-up sheets available February 22. 

AGTS Rings & Graduation


  • To order a class ring, visit the AGTS Bookstore.
  • To order your graduation announcements, call 1-800-854-7464.

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Student Life

Treasa Edmond— or 268-1081

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • New students need to make an appointment with Dr. Jay Taylor to fulfill the Spiritual Formation requirement. 
  • Second semester students who have not met with Jay Taylor, please schedule an appointment to review the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire. 
  • See Treasa Edmond to schedule an appointment or get a copy of the questionnaire.

The Forum

  • Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m. in the Student Lounge
  • Event is free to the first 25 students who sign up in the Student Lounge. 
  • Join for this informal time to interact with a professor over dinner.  KFC will be served.

AGTS Game Night

  • Friday, February 16 at 6 p.m.
  • This event is free to all members of the AGTS community.
  • Subs and chips will be served.
  • Bring your favorite game. 

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Enrollment News

Jennifer Berry— or 268-1035

February Enrollment Trips

  • Mario Guerreiro will be teaching at Zion Bible College in Barrington, Rhode Island.

Word of Mouth Referrals

  • Know someone interested in AGTS?  Contact a member of the enrollment team to arrange a personal visit while an AGTS representative is in their area.

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Business Office News

Steve Miramonti— or 268-1035

Account Statements

  • Scholarships for the spring term will be posted to student accounts in January.
  • If you are a recipient, please review your February account statement carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount have been posted.
  • Please report any discrepancies to the Business Office as soon as possible.

Deferred Payment Dates

  • The second and third deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before February 15 and March 15.
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before these dates in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee.

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Development News

Mary Miramonti— or 268-1012

Partnership Program

  • Interested in receiving a 60% tuition discount for the M. Div. program?
  • Pick up a brochure or see Paul Martinez or Mary Miramonti in the Development Office for details.

Del Tarr Online Auction

  • Remember the beautiful photographs that used to adorn our walls?
  • These were taken by beloved former AGTS president, Dr. Del Tarr.  To honor Dr. Tarr, an online auction of these photos will take place during the month of March.  Proceeds will go to the Del Tarr Scholarship Fund.
  • More details coming soon!

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Faculty News

Faculty Writing and Speaking

Dr. David Thomas

  • Taught “History of Christian Mission” for the Facultad de Teologia to the faculty of the Instituto Biblico Rio de Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 8-15.

Dr. Gary B. McGee

  • Published two articles in Religion Past and Present:  Encyclopedia of  Theology and Religion, ed. Han Dieter Betz, et al, (Tübigen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006):    1) Inter-denominational and Pentecostal-charismatic Missions and 2) Smith, Amanda Berry.
  • Featured speaker at the Southwest regional Chi Alpha SALT Conference in Texas, January 4-7.

Dr. Byron Klaus

  • Published an article entitled, “Lifelong Learning:  Developing Excellence and Finishing Strong” in Enrichment, Winter 2007  
  • Published an article entitled, “Pentecostalism and Mission in Missiology: An International Review," January 2007

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • February 1-4—Speaking at alumni weekend, Bethany University, Santa Cruz, California
  • February 28—Speaking at Mattersey Hall, United Kingdom
  • March 1-12—Ministry in Turkey
  • March 13—Association of Theological Schools meeting, Chicago, Illinois
  • March 25—Speak at Bethany AG, San Diego, California
  • March 27-29—Present the Wayne Kraiss Preaching Series at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California

Updated: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:22 AM


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