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CommuniquÉ—October 2008
News and Information for the AGTS Community

AGTS Girls’ Night Out

  • Friday, October 3—7-9 p.m. at AGTS
  • All women from the AGTS Community are invited to attend an exciting evening of fun around the theme of “Survivor—Springfield!”
  • Enjoy a light salad supper.
  • Childcare provided by Central Assembly of God
  • Reservation required—by noon, Thursday, October 2.
  • To RSVP attendance or childcare needs, contact Norma Davies at 268-1000 or

Inaugural Lecture

  • Wednesday, October 15, 10:30 a.m., in the William Seymour Chapel
  • Dr. DeLonn Rance will be installed as the third professor of the J. Philip Hogan Chair for World Missions.
  • Faculty and administration will be in full academic regalia.
  • Everyone is invited to a reception in the Great Hall, immediately following the service.

Missions Convention

  • Students interested in missions are invited to join in the missions convention at First Assembly at Des Moines, Iowa on October 18-22.
  • The church covers all travel and meal expenses and provides housing. If interested, contact DeLonn Rance at 268-1078 or

SAC Lunch

  • Students, staff and faculty are invited to enjoy a relaxing SAC lunch on Tuesday, October 7—11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Breakfast Connection

  • Don’t miss the AGTS Big Breakfast Buffet for students, faculty, and staff hosted by the Alumni Office.
  • Wednesday, October 8, 8:30-10:00 a.m. in the Great Hall
  • Connect with friends over scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, griddle hash browns, biscuits and gravy,
    fresh fruit, OJ, coffee and tea.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • October 19—First Assembly of God, Ocala, Florida
  • October 25—Presenter at the McMaster Divinity School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Topic: “Implications of Globalization on Pentecostal
  • Leadership and Mission”

Science & Faith Presentation

  • Stephen Krstulovich, award-winning lead engineer at FERMI National Accelerator Laboratory, will make a presentation entitled, “Revolutionary Discoveries in Physics and Cosmology.”
  • November 4—Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 116
  • Feel free to bring your own lunch, if desired.
  • Please RSVP your attendance to Jan Maempa by calling 268-1014 or emailing

Fourth Annual Alumni Phonathon

  • Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2008 Phonathon a huge success! We appreciate all the student callers, the alumni who made financial commitments, and faculty and staff who provided meals, goodies, and prayer support.
  • Final results coming soon!

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Academic News

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

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Monday, November 3
    • Comprehensive examination date
    • Analytical reflection paper deadline

Spring 2009 Practicums

  • Students must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing a practicum; credit will no longer be given for those requesting credit after completing a practicum.
  • October 7-10—Schedule interview with practicum coordinator
  • Pick up practicum form from Norma Simmons, faculty secretary.
  • Counseling practicum applicants must complete the required application and present
  • proof of malpractice insurance before approval.

Free E-Journal for Students

  • One year subscription (four issues) of International Bulletin of Missionary Research
  • Includes thought-provoking research and reflection
    • In depth feature articles and research
    • Reports on mission trends
    • Statistical updates on global Christianity
  • Go to

Fall Study Week

  • October 20-24
  • Students are encouraged to use this week to read, study and write papers.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

  • Don’t forget to turn your clock back an hour on Sunday morning, November 2.

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Registrar’s News

Sarah Clark— or 268-1025

Registration Notice

  • Mark your calendars.
  • Registration for the 2009 spring semester is scheduled for the week of November 3-7.
  • More information will be forthcoming.

Register to Graduate in April 2008

  • If you plan to complete all your degree requirements between now and August 2008, please register to graduate in the Registrar’s Office by October 31.

Email Notifications

  • The Registrar’s Office routinely sends messages via email.
  • To ensure that you don’t miss any important notices and/or announcements, be sure to notify the office if your email address changes (

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Business Office News

Steve Miramonti— or 268-1035

Deferred Payments

  • Second deferred payment date is October 15
  • Payments must be received on or before this date to avoid a $25 monthly late fee.

Spring Scholarship Applications

  • Scholarship applications for the 2009 spring semester are available in the Business Office.
  • Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 5
  • Award notifications will be sent out by November 15.


  • Students and staff may park vehicles on the north, south and west parking lots of the main seminary building or on the paved portions of the O'Reilly gym.
  • Please do not park on the grass or in visitor spaces. Violators subject to a $10 parking fine.

Billing Statements

  • Scholarships and tuition discounts for the fall posted to student accounts in September.
  • Please review your next billing statement carefully.
  • If you are expecting an award for the fall and it does not appear on your statement or if the amount shown seems incorrect, please contact the Business Office as soon as possible.

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Counseling News

Prepare/Enrich Seminar

  • This seminar with Gabe Lett is open to all AGTS students.
  • November 1—9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
  • Reduced cost is $135 and includes training manual and testing materials
  • Contact Dr. Reid for further information or download registration materials at workshop_schedule.cfm?state=mo

Midwest Christian Psychology Conference

  • November 15 at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri. Cost: $15
  • Register at C of O website or at the door.
  • Want to ride the AGTS van? Contact Dr. Reid.

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Student Life

Treasa Edmond— or 268-1081

Spiritual Formation Requirement

  • If you are a returning student and did not meet with Dr. Jay Taylor last semester, please contact Treasa Edmond to schedule appointment.
  • Pick up the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire from the Student Services Office.
  • If you are a new student and have not made your 30 minute appointment with Dr. Taylor, please see Treasa Edmond to set up an appointment.

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Faculty News

  • Roger Cotton
    • September 25—Reviewed the latest edition of Randy Tate’s book, Biblical Interpretation: An Integrated Approach, at a meeting of The Greater Springfield Professors of Bible at Evangel University
  • Stephen Lim
    • September 15-16, New Orleans—Engaged in discussions with other seminaries and the Association of Theological Schools concerning residency requirements for Ph.D. programs
    • September 18-19, Pittsburg—Attended ATS workshop on institutional self-study and accreditation
  • Gary McGee
    • Elected second vice-president of the American Society of Missiology at its June 2008 meeting in Techny, Illinois.
    • Published an article, “’The New World of Realities in Which We Live’: How Speaking in Tongues Empowered Early Pentecostals,” Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 30:1 (2008): 108-135.
  • Johan Mostert
    • Presented a course in cross-cultural counseling and ministry at American Indian College in Phoenix in June
    • Travelled to South Africa in July/August and participated in research projects on HIV/AIDS and the role of the local church
    • Was the featured guest speaker at the Northwest University faculty retreat in August
    • Presented a paper to the AGWM Compassion Ministries Conference in St. Louis on AIDS in Africa
  • DeLonn Rance
    • August 29-September 6—Lectured in an MA program on Anthropology and Mission at Mattersey Hall, United Kingdom
    • September 15-16—Participated in an ATS consultation at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Sept. 21-28—Spoke for a Latin American Missionary Retreat in Goa, India.
  • Angela Reid
    • Welcomed Rossiana Brooks Reid to the family on June 6, 2008
    • Attended the annual Missouri Association for Play Therapy Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in July
  • Cheryl Taylor
    • September 15-16—Spoke at the Kansas District Council Minister’s Conference
  • Mark Hausfeld
    • August 10—Spoke at New Life AG in Marshall, Illinois
    • September 2—Spoke at GC Chapel
    • September 4—Spoke at EU chapel
    • September 10-12—Spoke on reaching Muslims through the local church at the Muslims in America Summit at Calvary Church, Naperville, Illinois
    • September 14—Spoke at Abundant Life AG
    • September 15—Spoke at the Retired AG Minister’s Council
  • James Hernando
    • Published an article, “Lessons from the Kings of Contrasts,” which appeared in the July 13 issue of Today’s Pentecostal Evangel.
    • Published an article, “The Church as Agent of Change in the Story of Zacchaeus: Luke 19:10,” in the Pneuma Review, Vol. 11, No. 4, Fall 2008.

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

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