and Information for the AGTS Community
Inauguration of Dr. Mostert
- Wednesday, February 18, 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel
- Topic: “The Psycho-Social Implications for the Pentecostal Academy in a Destabilized World”
Each One Pray One
- Coming in March!
- Prayer campaign on March 23 and 24
- 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 Mary in the Development Office to sign up and reserve your space today!
- Sign up online at www.agts.edu/partners/ each_one_pray_one.html.
AGTS Golf Tournament
- Thursday, April 30 at 1 p.m. at Rivercut Golf Course, in Springfield
- All proceeds will go to student scholarships.
- Special pricing available for AGTS alumni and students.
- Special pricing for 2009 AGTS graduates.
- Contact Mary in the Development Office at email@example.com or 268-1012 for more details.
Girls’ Nite Out
- All women from the AGTS community are invited to attend an evening of fun and fellowship.
- Friday, February 6, 7-9 p.m. at AGTS
- Enjoy chocolate, relaxation, door prizes, scholarship give-away, and inspiration.
- Childcare facilitated at Central Assembly— RESERVATION REQUIRED!
- RSVP your attendance and childcare needs by noon, Thursday, February 5.
- Call Norma Davies at 268-1000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGTS Receives $500,000 grant
AGTS was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The grant is part of a new matching grants initiative by the Kern Family Foundation entitled, “Leading Through Change: Innovation in Theological Schools.” The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen Evangelical seminaries accredited by the Association of Theological Schools through fresh thinking about how theological teaching, learning, research, governance and administration are done. AGTS is one of five seminaries across the nation selected to receive matching grants of up to $500,000. In 2008, the Foundation also awarded AGTS a $30,000 planning grant for this initiative. President Byron Klaus said,
“This significant grant will help AGTS in its continuing quest to be effective in providing our supporting publics with church leadership capable to lead in challenging times.”
Jan Maempa—email@example.com or 268-1014
Norma Simmons—firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1070
Student Appointments with Faculty
- Sign up on the appointment forms posted by office doors.
- If off campus, contact the faculty secretary, Norma Simmons, at 268-1070.
- Email faculty by using their first initial and last name, as in this example: email@example.com.
- If you will begin your first counseling practicum in Summer 2009, please make an appointment
to meet with Dr. Reid in January. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Faith and Science Blog
- See Facebook under “Steve Krstulovich”
- Check weekly for new discoveries and insights
Sarah Clark—email@example.com or
Spring Course Changes
- Tuesday, January 20 is the final deadline to make spring course changes.
- The tuition refund policy for spring courses dropped:
- 90% January 6-12
- 80% January 13-20
- 70% January 21-29
- No refund after January 29.
Free Audit for Spouses
- Registration is Monday-Friday, March 2-6.
- Summer graduates should plan to register early that week.
Financial Aid News
Flo Byerly—firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1028
Deadline for Late Spring Loans
- February 11 is the deadline to secure a Stafford Loan for the spring semester.
- Forms are available at www.agts.edu.
Linda Smith—email@example.com or 268-1028
Word of Mouth Referrals
- If you have friends or family who might be interested in AGTS, please stop by the Enrollment Office and let us know. We would be happy to provide them with further information.
- Mario Guerreiro will visit Northwest University on January 30.
- Bethany Bosworth and Amanda Bullock will visit Sheffield Family Life Center/Sheffield School of Ministry in Kansas City, Missouri on January 20.
Business Office News
Steve Miramonti—firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1035
Spring 2009 Scholarships
- Scholarships for the spring term will post to student accounts by the first of February.
- 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
- Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before January 5, February 15 and
- 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 2009
- Scholarship applications for the fall semester are available in the Business Office in January.
- The forms must be completed and submitted by 4:00 p.m. on January 30.
- Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and scholarship notifications made
by March 1.
- In the rare event that classes are canceled due to severe winter weather, the major television and radio stations in Springfield will be notified that the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (not the same as the Assembly of God Christian School) has canceled classes.
- Before calling the Seminary, listen for such announcements.
- The Khoo Kay Peng Prayer Room is literally at the center of the AGTS complex; we want to insure that it is at the spiritual center of our life together.
- As we enter a new year, please make time for prayer in the prayer room.
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 Dr. Jay Taylor need to pick up the Wagner-Modified Houts Questionnaire in the Student Services office.
- Please contact Treasa in the Student Services Office to schedule an appointment or call 268-1081.
- Food and drinks are not allowed in the Library or Chapel.
- Thank you for helping keep our facilities neat and clean.
Ladies Night Out
- Friday, February 6, 7-9 p.m. in the Great Hall
- Ladies from the AGTS community are invited to attend an evening of fun and fellowship .
- Childcare available by request.
- Additional information will be sent by mail.
Institutional & Alumni Relations
Seminary Receives Grant
- AGTS received a $25,000 grant from the V. Eugene and Rosalie DeFreitas Charitable Foundation in Saugus, MA. The grant increases their scholarship endowment at AGTS to $50,000 and provides financial aid to students preparing or appointed as missionaries.
Alumni Support Scholarships
- Alumni quickly responded to the need for more student scholarships by sending year-end gifts to increase scholarships awarded through the AGTS Pentecostal Leaders Fund. Their total giving will be tabulated by mid-January to provide additional scholarships.
- Dr. James Hernando
- November 30—taught a Sunday School class on “Christian Character: Modesty” at Leominster AG, pastored by AGTS alum, Mark Boucher.
- Dr. Roger Cotton
- Will be on sabbatical during the 2009 spring semester.
- Mark Hausfeld
- October 4—Participated in the mortgage burning ceremony for the church he pioneered and built, Maranatha Assembly of God, Chicago.
- October 14-20—Tajikistan--Convoy of Hope outreach in Tajikistan. Preached in first Tajik speaking Pentecostal church in the capital, Dushanbe.
- October 21-25—Visited AGWM missionaries and national leaders in Kazakhstan
- November 8—taught Islam in America Seminar at Grace AG, New Whiteland, Indiana.
- November 14—Contextualized Theology class went to the Islamic Center of Springfield to experience in real time Muslims at prayer and a sermon in a mosque. Q & A time followed with the leadership of the mosque.
- DeLonn Rance
- November 21-22—taught "Introduction to Missions” at the Ohio School of Ministry in Columbus, Ohio.
- November 24-29—participated in the “Missionary Fellowship of Central America” in El Salvador.
- December 1-4—served on the “Together in Missions” committee, which represents AG missions sending agencies in Spanishspeaking Latin America, Miami, Florida
- Johan Mostert, Angela Reid and 5 students
- November 15—attended the Midwest Christian Psychology Conference at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri
Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:22 AM