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CommuniquÉ—February 2008
News and Information for the AGTS Community

Final Hogan Lectureship

  • Tuesday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel
  • Topic: Islam in America: Developing Strategy to Reach Diaspora Muslims through the Local Church (Pt. II)

Soul Quest

  • When: February 8-10
  • Where: The Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri
  • Retreat will center around the traditions, theology and practical tips for silence, solitude and prayer.
  • See Treasa in the Student Services office or call 268-1081.

Each One Pray One

  • Coming in March!
  • Prayer campaign on March 10 and 11, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • We anticipate each member of the AGTS Community (students, staff, faculty, administration) to commit at least one hour to call and pray for AGTS alumni.
  • Your participation can make a difference in someone’s life.
  • See Paul or Mary in the Development Office to sign up and reserve your space today!

AGTS Women’s Event

  • All women from the AGTS community are invited to attend an evening of fun and fellowship.
  • Friday, February 1, 7-9 p.m. at AGTS
  • Enjoy a light soup supper.
  • Childcare facilitated at Central Assembly—RESERVATION REQUIRED!
  • RSVP your attendance and childcare needs by noon, Thursday, January 31.
  • Call Norma Davies at 268-1000 or email her at

Incredible Pizza Night

  • Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m.
  • All students, faculty and staff and their families are invited to join in an evening of fun and fellowship as a Community!
  • There is no cost for AGTS community members to attend this event.
  • The evening includes an unlimited pizza buffet and drinks. Each participant will also receive a $5 game card to enjoy.
  • Sign up in the Student Lounge.

AGTS Golf Tournament

  • Thursday, May 1 at 1 p.m. at Rivercut Golf Course
  • All proceeds will go to student scholarships.
  • Special pricing available for AGTS alumni and students. Contact Paul or Mary in the Development Office for more details.

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Academic News

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

Fall 2008 Practicums

  • Fall practicums (excluding Intercultural Ministry practicums) must be approved and processed by February 5-8.
  • Applications are available from Norma Simmons.

Attention Spring Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 10.
  • Guidelines are available at
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further information.

Spring Study Week

  • Mark your calendar for Spring Study Week: February 25-29
  • Use this week to catch up on reading and writing papers.

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Registrar’s News

Sarah Clark— or 268-1025

Registrar’s Office needs your email address

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

Summer & Fall Registration

  • March 3-7
  • Check your email for details.
  • Appointment sheets posted on office doors on February 21.
  • Sign up to see faculty advisor.
  • Graduates should plan to register early to ensure enrollment.

AGTS Rings & Graduation Announcements

  • To order a class ring, visit the AGTS Bookstore.
  • To order your graduation announcements, call 1-800-543-7464.

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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.

SAC Lunch

  • Thursday, February 21, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy a time of fellowship with classmates, faculty and staff.

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Enrollment Office

Alison Young — or 268-1031

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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Institutional and Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler— or 268-1022

Alumni E-News

  • Access the monthly AGTS Alumni Connection at for news, announcements, resources, opportunities and events.

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Business Office News

Steve Miramonti—businessoffice@agts.eduor 268-1035

Account Statements

  • Scholarships for the spring term will be posted to student accounts by February 1.
  • 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 deferredpayments 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.

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2008

  • Scholarship applications for the fall semester are available in the Business Office.
  • The forms must be completed and submitted by 4:00 p.m. on February 1.
  • Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and scholarship notifications made by March 15.

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Continuing Education News

Barbara Touchstone— or 268-1044

New AGTS Branch

  • Branch Name: AGTS West at Sacramento
  • Branch Director: Dr. Charles Self
  • Location of classes: Capital Christian Center
  • First class: PTHE 533—The Person of the Leader. Begins: February 7
  • Dr. Randy Walls, Director of Continuing Education, will be visiting for the first class
    and meeting the students!

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Faculty News

Faculty Writing

  • Stephen Lim
    • Had the following articles in Enrichment Journal, Winter 2008
      • Feature article: “Why Churches Don’t Disciple & How Yours Can”
      • “Six Ways to Motivate Your Church for Serious Discipleship”
      • "Discipleship for All of Life”
      • "Four Hindrances to Discipleship”
    • He also had the article, “Making Space for God to Fill and Transform,” printed in Encounter, the AGTS e-journal.

Faculty Speaking

  • Cheryl Taylor
    • January 18-20—spoke at the Great Plains SALT gathering (a regional Chi Alpha conference) in Rochester, Minnesota
    • January 25-February 2—ministered in Singapore
  • Ray Gannon
    • Taught two modular courses at The King’s Seminary in Los Angeles, October 29-November 3 on “The Spectrum of Jewish Religion” and “Isaiah and the Spirit of Prophecy.” This was the official launch of their new Messianic Jewish Studies program.
    • Taught two 2-week courses at AG Bible College in Columbo, Sri Lanka (Hebrew Bible and Worldview: Customs and Culture in Theological Interpretation) and at Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, India (History of Jewish- Christian Relations) in November and December.

Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:37 AM

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