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CommuniquÉ—September 2008
News and Information for the AGTS Community


  • Thursday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Seymour Chapel
  • Celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Stephen Lim as Academic Dean
  • Bring your family for this time of celebration and worship.
  • Reception following service—Great Hall

Inaugural Hogan Lecture

  • On Wednesday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. DeLonn Rance will be installed as the 2008 J. Philip Hogan Professor of 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 participate in the missions convention at First
    Assembly at Des Moines, Iowa—October 18-22.
  • Church covers all travel expenses and provides housing and meals.
  • If interested, contact DeLonn Rance at 268-1078 or

Cry Out America!

  • Students are encouraged to participate in a national prayer rally.
  • September 11—Noon-1 p.m.
  • County Courthouse on Boonville Ave.
  • Parking and shuttle service available at Central Assembly.
  • Bring lawn chairs, if desired; seating not provided.

6th Annual Alumni Phonathon

  • Would you like dinner, a cool AGTS t-shirt, gift certificates to area restaurants, hair salons, auto repair
    shops and video stores, as well as a chance to win a $300 scholarship?
  • Sign up today for the 6th Annual Alumni Phonathon on September 8 & 9 to make calls to AGTS alumni and raise scholarship funds.
  • Three shifts to choose from:
    • September 8—Noon-5 p.m.
    • September 8—5-10 p.m.
    • September 9—5-10 p.m.
  • In addition to the great free stuff listed above, you will earn 15% of every dollar you raise to go
    toward your student account.
  • This is a great opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni, and make a
    difference in your seminary.
  • Contact Mary in the Development Office—268-1012 or or drop in to sign up.

AGTS Picnic

  • Saturday, September 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dickerson Park Zoo on Norton Ave.
  • In addition to the free picnic, enjoy admission to the Dickerson Park Zoo for
    only one dollar!
  • Complimentary hot dogs, burgers and beverages will be provided.
  • Individuals with last names beginning with:
    • A-M, bring side dish
    • N-Z, bring dessert

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Academic News

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

Attention Fall Graduates

  • Comprehensive examination date/analytical reflection paper deadline: Monday, November 3.
  • Contact Norma Simmons for further information—268-1070.

Fall Final Exam Week

  • Monday-Friday, December 8-12

Counseling Practicum Lab

  • Meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Room 114
  • First practicum lab is Tuesday, August 26.

Global Missions Track Practicums

  • 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 2009 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry I: August 30-September 7

Spring Practicums

  • All Other Spring Practicums:
    • Must be approved/processed: September 23-26 or October 7-10
    • Pick up an application form from Norma Simmons, or if a counseling practicum, from Valerie Rance.
    • Make appointments to see the appropriate practicum professor.

Fall Library Hours

  • Mon.-Wed.—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 1, and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 2.

For Appointments With Faculty

  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted beside faculty members’ office door.
  • If off campus, call Norma Simmons, faculty secretary, at 268-1070.

Library Orientation

  • New Student Library Orientation—Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library—meet at circulation desk.

Writing Tutorials

  • Free writing workshop!
  • September 10 or 11—3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Each session limited to 15 students
  • Sign up with Dr. Lois Olena at
  • Other writing tutorials
    • Writing tutorial is available through Evangel University for students who need one-on-one coaching. Sign up at the AGTS Academic Dean’s Office, if interested.
    • Turabian tutorial by Dr. Jim Railey is available online at
    • Biblical Theological Research and Writing tutorial (3 hours) by Dr. Edgar Lee is available at

One-Credit Weekend Courses for Fall

  • PTH 626—Conflict Resolution in the Church—Dr. Cheryl Taylor
  • PTH 640 Stu:—Weddings, Funerals & Other Services—Rev. Charles Arsenault

Muslims in America Summit

  • September 10-12—Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois
  • One credit option is available for this venue.
  • If interested, contact Barb in the Office of Continuing Education or call 268-1044.

Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?

  • September 10-12—Muslims in America Summit at Calvary Church, Naperville, Illinois
  • September 16-18—Annual Lectureship at Southern Cross

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Registrar’s News

Sarah Clark— or 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 8
  • 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 8.
  • You can download the “Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit” form at

Student Records

  • Please see the student handbook for guidelines related to privacy of student records at:
  • New E-Mail or Local Address?
    • Contact the Registrar’s Office to update your contact information (

Register to Graduate in May 2009

  • Deadline: October 31
  • Plan to complete all degree requirements between now and August 2009? Contact Sarah Clark at
    268-1025 or

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Financial Aid News

Flo Byerly— or 268-1028

Perkins Loan Awards

  • Deadline to accept or decline a Perkins award: September 12.
  • After September 12, the Financial Aid Office will award those monies to other students requesting Federal Perkins Funds.

Stafford and Direct Student Loans

  • If you have not received your Federal Stafford and Federal Direct Student loans by September 23, please notify the Financial Aid Office.

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Business Office News

Steve Miramonti— or 268-1035

Average Cost Per Student

  • The average educational cost for an AGTS student this year is $13,683.
  • The General Council of the AG provides a grant to cover $3,200 or 23.52 percent of this amount.
  • Tuition and fees cover 65 percent.
  • Remainder is funded by the faithful contributions from churches and individuals.

Fall 2008 Fee Schedule

  • Deferred Payment Fee—Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of the semester 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 25; October 15; November 15

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.

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

  • The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend:
    • Friday, August 29 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 30 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 31 Closed
    • Monday, September 1 Closed
  • Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday,

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Institutional and Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler— or 268-1022

Breakfast Connection

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

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Student Life

Treasa Edmond— or 268-1081

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

Attention All New Students!

  • Please stop by the Student Life Office and sign up for your first semester Spiritual Formation meeting with Dr. Jay Taylor.
  • For more information, please contact Treasa Edmond at 268-1081 or email her at

SAC Lunch

  • Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a SAC lunch on Thursday, September 25, Noon till 1 p.m. in the Great Hall.

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

  • More information is available at the front desk of the Evangel Gym.

Other Upcoming Events

  • AGTS Women’s Fellowship—Friday, October 3, 7-9 p.m.—Great Hall. Childcare will be provided.
  • Pastor in Residence Week—November 3-6, Al Toledo, founding pastor of Chicago Tabernacle
    in Chicago, Illinois.

Direct Access to Student Portal

  • Link to the Student Portal directly from the AGTS homepage. Find it under the Current Student dropdown menu.

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Faculty News

Faculty Ministry

  • Dr. Warren Newberry
    • Taught a masters-level course, Cultural Anthropology, in Malawi, May 12-20
  • Dr. Stephen Lim
    • May 30-June 1— Ministered at five services at Grace Assembly, Singapore
    • May 3-5—Featured speaker for AG Alliance of Theological Educators in Southeast Asia, held in Bangalore, India. Topic: “Theological Education for the Whole Church”
    • June 6—Presented workshops to the faculty and staff at South Asia Bible College: “Growing Spiritually through the Circumstances of Life” and “Empowering Leadership.”
    • June 7-8—Ministered at First AG in Bangalore
  • Dr. Johan Mostert
    • Spent six weeks in South Africa where he negotiated contacts for a proposed research grant from the Templeton Foundation on behalf of AGTS.
    • While visiting the country, he also officiated at the wedding of his son and new daughter-in-law in the middle of Kruger National Park where three armed guards protected the guests from wild animals. Guests included a few hippos, a giraffe, and an African fish eagle who continuously disrupted the proceedings.
  • Dr. DeLonn Rance
    • May 5-10—Taught “Pentecostal Theology of Leadership Development” at CINCEL in San Jose, Costa Rica
    • May 20-26—Attended World AG Congress in Lisbon, Spain and presented and translated for the Act 1:8 World Missions breakfast
    • May 28-June 7—Coordinated and translated for the Institute of Islamic Studies for Latin America in San Salvador, El Salvador
    • July 22-25—Served as secretary for the Together in Mission Committee for Latin America, Panama City, Panama
  • Dr. James Hernando
    • Preached the Sunday service at Rock Road Christian Church in Semmes, Alabama for Pastor Joseph Pileggi—the minister who performed Moira and his wedding.
    • Helped lead a church construction crew to Newark, New Jersey, to renovate the church building for Central Assembly of God; the pastors are Paul and Andrea (alumna) Valerius.
  • Dr. Cheryl Taylor
    • conducted a weeklong orientation session for 18 new Doctor of Ministry students at Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, India.
  • Dr. Jay Taylor
    • May 28-June 6—Taught at ATCEM in Singapore
    • June 9-13—Preached for Victory Family Centre church camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • June 15-21—Taught Life and Ministry in the Spirit in Kuching, Malaysia
  • Dr. Roger Cotton
    • August 10, preached at Hillside Assembly in Ripon,Wisconsin

Faculty Writing

  • James Hernando wrote “Lessons from the Kings of Contrast,” an article about Manasseh and Josiah, in the Pentecostal Evangel,July 13, 2008.
  • DeLonn Rance wrote a book review, “Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism,” by Allan Anderson, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, April 2008.

Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:41 AM

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