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CommuniquÉApril 2002

Volume XXVI Number 8

Admissions, Records and Financial Aid | Chapel Schedule | Continuing Education | Final Exam Schedule | President | Student Life | Sudent Advisory Council |Vice President for Academic Affairs | Women'a Fellowship Group

From the President's Office... (top)

President to Conduct Communion Service

All AGTS students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Communion service during chapel on Thursday, April 18, 10:20 a.m. President Byron Klaus will conduct the service.

From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs... (top)

Spring Course Evaluations

Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate each of their classes April 15-19.

Final Exam Week Schedule

Spring finals are scheduled for April 22-26. Please note the special class schedules during exam week which are listed in this Communique, in the student handbook and online at

Attention Summer Graduates

Please note the following dates and deadlines for comprehensive examinations, analytical reflection papers, and seminar-quality research papers:

  • Summer Session I: Mon., June 10
  • Summer Session II and Post Session: Mon., July 8

Contact Lois Hubbard (417-268-1070, for further details.

Faculty News

Barbara Cavaness was chosen to receive the School of World Mission’s History Award which will be presented at the Fuller Seminary Student Awards Convocation on May 29. The History Award honors the graduate whose thesis or dissertation best handles some significant aspect of the historical development of the Christian movement. Congratulations Dr. Cavaness!

Stephen Lim’s case study, “What Is God’s Will?” was published by the Journal for the Association of Case Teaching, Fall 2001 and can be found online.

Edgar Lee’s article, “There is One True God: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit,” was published in the Pentecostal Evangel on March 24. This is part of a series called “The 16 Foundational Truths Series” All articles will be written by AGTS faculty and administration. It can be found online.

Gary B. McGee spoke at the Institute for Mature Learning at Drury University on March 26 on the subject: "Hymnody of Foreign Missions." The presentation focused on how missionary hymnody enlarged the global consciousness of Americans at the turn of the 20th century.

Edgar Lee, Gary McGee, James Harris, James Hernando, Stephen Lim, and James Railey attended the Society for Pentecostal Studies Meeting at Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland Florida, March 14-16, 2002.

Three responded to papers: Gary McGee to a paper by Robert Gallagher from Wheaton College Graduate School entitled “Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians: Pioneers in Leadership Selection and Training”; Edgar Lee to a paper by Charles Estridge from Southeastern College on “Ecumenism and Spirituality”; and Jim Harris to Doug Slocumb’s paper, “Spirituality in Family Therapy: A Pentecostal Perspective.”

From the Women's Fellowship Group, Klasis... (top)

Brunch at the Klaus House

Join Klasis for a final spring get together at the home of Lois Klaus, Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Check your mailbox for more details or call Lois (417-833-6814).

From the Office of Admissions, Records, and Financial Aid... (top)

Grades Available May 10

Spring grades will be available in the student mailboxes on May 10. If you prefer to have grades mailed to you, contact the Records Office (

Summer Registration May 6

The next possible date to register for summer or fall is Monday, May 6. Preregistered students should make any summer course changes prior to that date to avoid financial penalties (

Leaving Springfield?

The Records Office needs your forwarding address, telephone, and email. Call 417-268-1021 or email us (

Federal Financial Aid Deadline April 15

The secondary deadline for fall/spring federal financial aid is April 15. Benefits include:

  • Electronic FAFSA may allow priority consideration.
  • Perkins loans are awarded based on funds availability.
  • First disbursement of Stafford loans are available three business days after the first day of class.

To qualify, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other required forms must be electronically submitted and processed by May 15. The final deadline providing fewer benefits for you is July 15. If you have any questions, call or email the Financial Aid Office at 417-268-1028 (

Summer Stafford Loans Available

There is still time to apply for a student loan for this summer. The final deadline for completing the process is April 1. If you are taking three credit hours for summer and need financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office immediately (417-268-1028 or

Financial Aid Exit Interviews

The U.S. Department of Education requires all graduates or non-returning students who received a Stafford Loan while at AGTS to attend a Financial Aid Exit Interview. Students receiving aid have two selections for this 30-minute session: April 10 or 11 at 1:30 p.m. in room 225. Non-graduates must inform the Financial Aid Office now so that the proper forms can be prepared in advance (call 417-268-1028 or

From the Office of Student Life... (top)

Special Chapel Service

John Bueno, Executive Director of Department of World Missions, will speak in chapel on Wednesday, April 3. The entire AGTS community is encouraged to attend this chapel service.

Summer Community Worship and Prayer Services

There will be summer community worship and prayer services held every Tuesday of summer school during the lunch break from 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in the chapel. Services will start Tuesday, May 14 and will run through Tuesday, June 25 (except June 4). The entire AGTS community is welcome to join in a time of worship, reading of the Word, exhortation, and corporate and individual prayer.

From Student Advisory Council... (top)

Prayer for the Muslim World

Everyone is invited to join in "Praying for the Muslims" every Friday at Noon upstairs in the Prayer Chapel. For more information please contact Katherine Sobey or Ebby Anyamba at 417-268-1066.

AGTS Community Prayer

There will be a general prayer time in the AGTS Prayer Chapel every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The whole AGTS community is encouraged to participate in this time of spiritual renewal.

Art Extraordinaire

Special thanks to those who have brought pictures. We need more!!! If you have a framed piece of art or a sculpture you would like to display in the Student Lounge, please bring it to the Sac Office ASAP—attention: Kimberly. Please type your name and any pertinent information on a 2” x 1” card to be displayed with the piece. The artwork will stay indefinitely or as long as you choose. Please call Kimberly Fredricks at 417-877-1704 or the SAC Office at 417-268-1066 if you have any questions.

Student Ministries Update
  • The Victory Mission Ministry will meet Thursday, April 25 at 5:15 p.m. in the Great Hall at AGTS. Contact Michael Ramey (417-866-8875) for more information.
  • The Nursing Home Ministry will meet April 7 and 21 at 2:15 p.m. at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Contact Sharon Erion (417-862-4649) if you would like to attend.
  • The Prison Ministry will not meet this month.
  • The Hospital Ministry is now meeting in 2 locations: Cox Walnut Lawn (S. National) and Cox North on Sunday, April 14. Please contact Raquel Johnson (417-877-1714) for more information.
  • The Chapel Worship Team meets a few minutes before chapel on Tuesday-Thursday every week. Contact Jonathan Distaulo (417-869-9197) to get involved.
  • Open Gym occurs every Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Come get involved in a game of basketball and/or volleyball. Contact Cheryl Adcock (417-343-8491) for more information.
New Student Ministry Possibilities

If anyone is interested in doing Street Ministry, please contact Patrice Robichaux at 417-889-3009 or Tonya Jalbert at 417-888-2489.

If you are interested in ministering at nursing homes on Wednesday evenings, please contact Heather-Gale Belfon at 417-883-9024.

Please Note

Student Ministries will continue over the summer, and your help is needed. If you have extra time this summer, please contact the Student Ministries Rep. or the individual Student Ministry leaders as previously listed.

Parent's Night Out

SAC will sponsor an all community Parent's Night Out on Friday, April 5 from 6:30-9 p.m. Parents are encouraged to sign their children up outside the chapel doors. Please check your student boxes for more detailed information.

SAC Lunch

The 2001-2002 SAC team will be hosting their last SAC lunch on Tuesday, April 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The entire AGTS community is welcome to attend. Menu: pizza, pop, and dessert.

Administration, Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week

The Student Advisory Council is providing an opportunity for students to show their appreciation and thanks to the AGTS Administration, Faculty and Staff from April 8-11. A basket with slips of paper and a current list of all the Administration, Faculty and Staff will be placed outside the chapel doors allowing students to write their notes of appreciation and thanks to them. Please check your student boxes for more info.

Special Chapels

The 2001-2002 SAC team will conduct their last chapel service on Thursday, April 11. Special gifts and awards will be given out to students for their servant-leadership in SAC and the AGTS community. All students are encouraged to attend this special end of the year SAC chapel service.

The 2002-03 SAC team will be introduced in the chapel service on Wednesday, April 17. All students are encouraged to attend this special chapel to hear the vision of SAC for this upcoming year.

From the Office of Continuing Education... (top)

Leadership Roundtable Conference

Byron Klaus, Earl Creps and Randy Walls attended the AGTS Leadership Roundtable Conference with Brian McLaren in Sacramento, Calif., March 4-5, 2002.

Brian McLaren, Dr. Klaus and Dr. Creps taught on Emerging Models of Ministry in the 21st Century. There were 56 in attendance.

Upcoming Module Options:
  • May 6-10, 2002 PTHM 545 “Ministry Development Seminar” with Mark Bradford and Jay and Cheryl Taylor.
  • May 13-17, 2002 PCPM 629 “Counseling with Special Populations” with Johan Mostert.

All module syllabi available in the Continuing Education Office or online.

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Friday, May 28, 2010 4:29 PM


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