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CommuniquÉ—November 2001

Volume XXVI Number 3

Admissions, Records and Financial Aid | Business Office | Chapel Schedule | Continuing Education | Counseling Office | Library | President | Public Relations | Student Life | Student Advisory Council |Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

What is President Klaus up to?

President Klaus presented a paper entitled “Pentecostal Leadership for the Long Haul” at the Trinity Bible College Inaugural Ministry Symposium, September 25, which will appear in the Spring 2002 issue of Enrichment.

He will speak at the Lay Leadership Summit sponsored by the Northern California/Nevada District, Sacramento, Calif., October 12.

Recent publications include 4 entries in the Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education published by Baker Book House and an entry in College Faith: 150 Presidents Speak on Their Journeys of Faith, published by Andrews University Press.

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

Theology of Women in Ministry

Barbara Cavaness will offer the course “Theology of Women in Ministry” in spring 2002.

Comprehensive Exam Date/Papers Deadline

The deadline for analytical reflection papers for fall graduates is Monday, November 5. The comprehensive examination date is also November 5. Please contact faculty secretary, Lois Hubbard (268-1070 or, if you have any questions. See guidelines for the analytical reflection paper (small PDF).

Bible & Theology Departmental Lectureship

Mark your calendars now for the second Bible and Theology Departmental Lectureship on Thursday, February 7, at 3:30 p.m. Watch for further details.

Syllabi Review

Students are welcome to review current and previous course syllabi in the library at any time or check the Syllabi Archives on the AGTS website. These can be especially helpful when trying to decide on courses prior to pre-registration.

Faculty News

Ben Aker addressed the Chaplains Seminar on June 12, 2001, on the topic, “Renewing the Christian Minister.” This address will soon be posted on Dr. Aker’s webpage on the AGTS website.

Mark Bradford attended a conference on “Clinical Supervision Skills in Behavioral Health,” August 16, 2001, Columbia, Mo. Also in August, he received the APA Certificate in the Treatment of Alcohol and other Substance Abuse Disorders. This is the highest certificate available and endorsed by the APA for substance abuse treatment providers. In July Dr. Bradford was inducted into the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology. He is also a new member of the National Association of Sex Educators and Therapists.

Roger Cotton presented the first in a series of Bible and Theology Departmental Lectureships, September 25, 2001. His topic was “Numbers 11 and Doing a Pentecostal, Biblical Theology of Church Leadership.” Read his lecture.

Gary B. McGee wrote a chapter entitled “Assemblies of God Missions: Strategy on the Run” in the book Working Together With God To Shape the New Millennium: Opportunities & Limitations, editors Gary Corwin and Kenneth B. Mulholland (Pasadena: William Carey Library, 2000).

Stephen Lim has had the following articles published:

  • “Smaller Churches Can Do It Better—How to Take Advantage of Your Size,” in Enrichment, Fall 2001
  • “Science Reconsiders Faith,” in Signs of the Times, June 2001
  • “The Power of Money,” in Lookout, July 22, 2001
  • “Five Myths about Sex and the Bible,” in Plain Truth, July-August 2001

From the Public Relations Office... (top)

Resources at

Check out the resource section on the AGTS website. Click on the Ministry Tools option at the top right of any AGTS page. You’ll find articles written by our faculty as well as recommended books, commentaries, articles, websites and video resources.

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

Spring Registration

On November 9, registration packets will be placed in the student mailboxes. Sign up for an appointment with your faculty advisor upon receipt of these materials. A schedule will be posted on his/her office door. Register for your classes on November 13-16, in the Admissions and Records Office, to avoid long lines in January. Spring tuition and fees are not due at that time. See the latest spring course schedule.

Benefit for Married Students

Spouses of full-time seminarians are invited to audit one class per semester without cost. Just complete the “Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit” form and return it to the Admissions and Records Office before the spring semester begins. For details, contact Cherda Pino (268-1022 or

Final Deadline for Spring Loans

December 3 is the absolute final deadline to apply for spring loans. The following steps must be totally completed and forms received in our office by December 3:

If your FAFSA is selected for verification, Department of Education (DOE) will require additional forms be submitted promptly. Contact Marilyn Erickson (268-1028 or in the Financial Aid Office for details on the above process and/or see How to Apply for Financial Aid at AGTS.
Payment Options if Loan Deadline Missed

In the event you miss the deadline, the following payment options are available:

  • Payment in full on the first day of class (cash, check or credit card).
  • Deferred Payment Arrangement (1/3 balance due first day of class).
  • Short-term loans may be available through a local lender (contact Jeff Dorn at 268-1035 or

From the Business Office... (top)

Final Deferred Payment for Fall 2001

The final deferred payment for the fall 2001 semester is due November 6. Thank you for your prompt payment. Please make sure your accounts are current prior to spring preregistration

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

Pastor In Residence

We are pleased to announce that our Pastor In Residence for the month of November is Alton Garrison, Superintendent of the Arkansas District. Rev. Garrison is a member of the AGTS Board of Directors and pastors a church in Little Rock, Ark. He will speak during chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13-14. Students who are interested in meeting one-on-one with Rev. Garrison can do so by signing up for an interview time-slot. The sign-up sheet will be available at the information desk starting Thursday, November 1. Please contact Jay Taylor (268-1093 or if you have any questions.

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

Last Module this year

November 5-9, HOMM 531 “Methods of Biblical Preaching with Richard Dresselhaus.”

Great New Year Module Options (See latest course schedule)
  • January 14-18—PTHM 545 “Ministry Development Seminar” with Mark Bradford, John Spurling, and Randy Walls
  • January 21-25—BTHM 640 “Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience” with Robert and William Menzies
  • February 11-15—PTHM 528 “Vision Centered Leadership and Management” with Mel Ming
  • March 4-8—BTHM 632/THEM 639 "Biblical Theology of Signs and Wonders" with Ben Aker
CE Office Staff News

Paula Davis, CE Secretary, and her husband Glen (1999 AGTS alumnus) have been appointed missionaries by the AG Home Missions department. They are presently itinerating and plan to minister on the campus of Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., as Chi-Alpha directors. Congratulations, Paula and Glen!

From Student Advisory Council... (top)

Coffee House: Open Mic Nite, November 9

We would like to invite you to join us for a fabulous evening of talent, fun, and good coffee. What can you do? Read poetry? Perform skits? Play an instrument? Sing? Do a comedy act? Whatever you can think of this is your night to shine! Bring your favorite dessert to share and SAC will provide the delicious gourmet coffee. The Coffee House will take place in the Great Hall on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Keep a look out for a sign-up sheet.

Annual Chili Cook-Off, November 15

Can you make some stinkin’ good chili? Join us for the Annual SAC Lunch Chili Cook-Off, Thursday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Lounge. SAC will give away prizes from the AGTS Bookstore to winning participants in various categories. Bring your crockpot. We would love to taste your expertise. (SAC also has some free meat available, see any SAC member.) That evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge SAC will provide a Chili Dinner for the evening class students.

Brown Bag Lunch with Edgar Lee, November 29

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lee will present a discussion on “Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership” for this month’s Brown Bag event, room 226, Thursday, November 29, 12-1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion.

Think Sparkle, Think Music, Think Christmas!

Your enthusiasm and abilities are needed for the 2001 AGTS Christmas Party, December 1, 6-9 p.m., Praise Assembly. Half hour informational meetings will be held Monday, November 5 and 19 at 8 p.m., and Tuesday November 13 at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 13 at 3 p.m. in room 233. Christmas cookies will be served at these merry meetings.

Thanks for Praying: Prayer Works!

Join us in any of these corporate prayer meetings:

  • Mondays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9 a.m. in upstairs prayer chapel.
  • Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and Fridays, 2-3 p.m. in Seymour Chapel.
  • Your leadership initiating other times of prayer is encouraged. AGTS is the place for knowledge on fire!
Student Ministries

Praise the Lord! God is moving in our services! During the month of September we had one rededication in the Victory Mission service and eight salvations in the Prison Ministry service. We would love to have you come and take part in this special move of God’s spirit in each of our Student Ministries services. Please contact the following persons if you are interested in joining a Student Ministry team:

  • Nursing Home Ministry: Sharon Erion (862-4649)
  • Hospital Ministry: Racquel Johnson (877-1714)
  • Prison Ministry: Brian Shearer (866-3424)
  • Victory Mission: Michael Ramey (866-8875)
Student Chapel Highlights
  • Katherine Sobey, SAC student representative, Wednesday, November 6.
  • Nobu Funatsu, SAC student representative, Tuesday, November 20.
  • Ebby Anyamba, SAC treasurer, November 28

From the Counseling Office... (top)
Mental Health Luncheon, November 7

The AGTS Counseling Office will sponsor a Mental Health Luncheon on November 7, 12-1 p.m., room 226. The topic is “Self-Awareness in Ministry and Counseling.” Contact Angela Reid (268-1085 or for more information.

From the Cordas C. Burnett Library... (top)

Thanksgiving Library Hours
  • Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving)—CLOSED
  • Friday, November 23—9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 24—9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:29 AM


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