Volume XXVI Number
From the President's Office... (top)
AGTS will conduct its Fifth Annual Convocation on Thursday, August 30, at
10 a.m. in the chapel. This is a great opportunity to bring your families to participate
in your Seminary experience by attending a chapel service.
To accommodate Convocation, class schedules will be adjusted on August 30 as follows:
- First Period 7:30-8:30 a.m.
- Second Period 8:40-9:40 a.m.
- Convocation 10-11 a.m.
- Classes Resume Usual Schedules 11:15 a.m.
From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs...
Sign up for one
of these exciting elective courses!
The AGTS administration and faculty work hard to schedule
exciting elective courses in addition to the required courses of your degree program.
The following courses are presently under subscribed and we would urge you to consider them
for your fall schedule. We will even waive the drop/add fee for those of you who have
- PHI 631/THE 628 Apologetics (Railey)
- RES 531 Research and Writing (J. Lee)
- BIB 637 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation
- MSS 630/CE 627 Instruction & Assessment in Theological
- MCS 632 Area Studies: Korea (J. Lee)
- PTH 628 Legal Issues for Churches & Clergy (Hammar)
- THE 549 Doctrine of Christ (Railey)
- HIS 642 History of Signs & Wonders in Ministry
- BTH/HIS/THE 646 Theological Studies Seminar (Aker)
- MHT 533/HIS 547 History of Christian Missions (Cavaness)
- BTH 532 New Testament Theology (Aker)
- PTH 640 Hospital Ministry (Cooper)
- MTHM 534/HISM 548 History of Jewish Christian Relations
For emergencies only, family members may reach AGTS students by calling the
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Office: (417) 268-1000
- Early mornings, evenings, and SaturdaysLibrary: (417) 268-1058
- All other timesSecurity: (417) 268-1002
Applications for chaplaincy scholarships (military, veterans affairs, industrial,
institutional) from the Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Department are now available online
or from Jan Maempa in the Vice Presidents Office. The application deadline is September
Free Audit for Spouses
Spouses of full-time students enrolled in nine hours or more are encouraged
to unofficially audit one course free of charge. To register, complete the Student
Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit form ( file or pick one up from the
Admissions and Records Office) and return it to the Admissions and Records Office by September
Students seeking appointments with faculty members should sign up on the appointment
forms posted by their respective office doors. Students who phone from off-campus should
contact the faculty secretary, Lois Hubbard, at 268-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Fall Graduates
Please be reminded that the comprehensive examination date and both the M.A.T.S.
seminary-quality paper and the analytical reflections paper (see guidelines
for analytical reflection paper,) deadline for fall graduates is Monday, November
Bible and Theology Departmental
Roger Cotton will lecture on the topic, Numbers 11 and Doing a Pentecostal,
Biblical Theology of Church Leadership, on Tuesday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m. in
room 114. Immediately following his presentation, Dr. Cotton will lead an open discussion
on how one might go about producing a Pentecostal, biblical theology of church leadership.
The lectureship will be based on Dr. Cottons article, The Pentecostal Significance
of Numbers 11, which is scheduled for publication in the October 2001 edition of the
Journal of Pentecostal Theology.
Students planning to do a practicum during the 2002 spring semester must schedule
an approval interview with the appropriate practicum coordinator (see course
offering schedule for coordinator) on October 2-5 or October 16-19. Pick up appropriate
forms from the faculty secretary.
Final Exam Week Schedule
In planning your semester schedule, please note the final
exam schedule on this website or in the AGTS Student Handbook, which can be downloaded
Global Missions Track
For students interested in overseas ministry, the Global
Missions Track may be fitted into almost any AGTS degree program. Contact Barbara Cavaness
(268-1083) about the possibility of study in a domestic or foreign setting.
Currently enrolled students may arrange appointments with the counseling faculty
through the counseling faculty secretary, Angela Reid (268-1085 or email@example.com).
Edgar Lee receives awards during the Christian Higher
Education Luncheon at General Council.
News: AGTS Faculty Receive Awards at General Council
We are very pleased to announce that three of our people
were recognized for their outstanding service to AG schools during the General Council
of the Assemblies of God in Kansas City, Mo. Awards were presented during the Christian
Higher Education Luncheon on August 9.
- Edgar Lee
was awarded both the Administrator Award and the Distinguished
- Gary McGee
was presented the Distinguished Educator Award based on his exemplary faithfulness and
distinction as a minister and educator for 34 years. Read Gary McGee's sermon entitled,
"The Gift of Teaching in a Pentecostal
Context: A Personal Reflection," spoken in Chapel on 9/19/2001.
- Ben Aker
received the Educator Award for his outstanding service as a minister and educator for
over 25 years.
Our heartfelt congratulations to each of these outstanding
had three articles published.
- "Telling the TruthDoes It Pay?" in
Plain Truth, May-June, 2001
- "Your JobCurse, Career, or Calling?"
in Plain Truth, May-June, 2001
- "Discover Who You AreThe Secret of Self-esteem"
in Today's Christian Youth, Spring, 2001
Gary McGee's article "Pentecostalism"
was published in A Dictionary of Asian Christianity, edited by Scott W. Sunquist
(Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2001).
From the Office of Admissions, Records, and Financial
Last Day to Register
or Change Classes
Fall resident course changes will be accepted through Thursday, September
13. Drop/add forms must be submitted promptly to the Records Office for your account to
Tuition Refund Policy*
|Prior to August 30
|August 30-September 7
| September 10-17
||After September 25
*Fees are nonrefundable
(If withdrawing from a class after September 13 or if receiving a federal
loan, see the AGTS catalog.)
Keep AGTS updated regarding your address, telephone, and email changes by
contacting the Admissions and Records Office ( use the Student
Update web form or see Cherda Pino, 268-1022).
Register for May 2002
October 1 is the deadline to apply for graduation. If you plan to finish your
degree requirements anytime between now and August 2002, you must register now. Contact
Sarah Clark (268-1025) in the Records Office for the appropriate form .
Stafford Loan Entrance
If you missed the Stafford Loan Entrance Interview during registration, contact
Marilyn Erickson (268-1028) in the Financial Aid Office, or complete the entrance interview
online at mapping-your-future.org. (This is
a federal requirement for first-time AGTS borrowers.)
Late Loan Applications
All loan paperwork submitted now will be processed in November. Late applications
will be accepted through October 8.
If you have been awarded a fall Perkins Loan, September 4 is the deadline
to sign a promissory note and complete the form to accept or decline the award. After that
date, those monies must be awarded to other Seminarians. Contact Marilyn Erickson (268-1028)
in the Financial Aid Office.
From the Office of Continuing Education... (top)
Transforming the Church for the 21st Century with Brian McLaren was a huge
success with 87 in attendance. We have been receiving positive reports from the participants.
We appreciated being able to network with other GC seminars and include additional
options for our students. We felt it was just a beginning to many more networking opportunities.
Ninety credit hours were taken during the week of General Council in the following
courses: Transforming Church Ministry, Writing with a Difference, Equipping Women for Leadership,
Focus on Your Financial Future.
Randy, Paula and Linda would like to thank each department for teaming with
the Continuing Education Office concerning these efforts, which yielded such a positive
- PTHM 624 Renewing the Established Church with John Spurling, Sept. 10-14
- PTHM 526 Leading Church Outreach and Assimilation with David Watson, Sept.
- PCPM 632 Test and Measurements with Melody Palm, Oct. 8-12
- BTHM 530 Old Testament Theology with Roger Cotton, Oct. 15-19
- HOMM 531 Methods of Biblical Preaching with Richard Dresselhaus, Nov. 5-9
- MHTM 534/HISM 548 History of Jewish-Christian Relations with Ray Gannon,
NOTE: All fall modules are Monday-Friday from 1-5 p.m./6-10 p.m. Syllabi
available in the C.E. Office
Branch Campus Information
AGTS has 11 courses offered this fall at our Branch Campuses, Valley Forge
Christian College, Southeastern College and North Central University. We would like to express
appreciation to Steve Nichols for working so diligently to assist the Continuing Education
participants attending class at the various Branch Campuses.
learning courses are available to resident students. If you are interested, please
check with the CE Department for a complete listing and request form or visit
Distance Learning on this website.
From the Office of Student Life... (top)
Guest Chapel Speakers
- John Marshall, pastor of Second Baptist, Springfield, Mo., will
speak on Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13.
- Wayne Benson, new Central Bible College (CBC) president will speak
on Thursday, September 27.
- On Tuesday, September 25 Jerry Snavely, North Springfield Presbyter,
will speak. He will address the topic "Participating and getting involved in
the local church."
AGTS Community Worship
& Praise Service
All AGTS students/families, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a Community
Worship & Praise Service on Friday, September 14 in the AGTS chapel from 7:15 to 8:15
p.m. Babysitting will be provided. Don't miss this opportunity for uplifting
worship and encouraging fellowship!
Legal Reporting Requirements
For Students and Employees
For continued participation in federal financial aid programs, AGTS is legally
required to release several reports each year, many of which with sensitive and easily misunderstood
information on security, sexual offenses, and alcohol/drug abuse. The following are available
on the computers in the student computer lab under Public Documents. Please feel free to
print copies of these documents. AGTS makes every effort to cooperate with federal mandates
and to ensure the safety and spiritual well being of our student body. Let us be attentive
and sensitive to the implications of our personal and corporate behavior.
a. Campus Security/Drug and Alcohol Policies: This document is a crime report
on campus for the last three years that provides vital information to enhance your security.
It also clearly establishes policies and provides legal guidance with reference to drug
and alcohol abuse.
b. Policies Regarding Sexual Offenses and Sexual Harassment: This document
clearly identifies sexual offenses and harassment and provides appropriate penalties to
be assessed by the Seminary as well as procedures to be followed if abuse occurs.
From the Cordas
C. Bernett Library... (top)
Closed Labor Day
The Library will be closed Labor Day weekend, Saturday-Monday, September 1-3.
Library announces faster
connections and greater access to periodicals/journals online!
AGTS is now on MOREnetwhich means faster connections, better service,
and access to EBSCOhost Web. EBSCO has an unparalleled collection of full text periodicals
and scholarly journals, U.S. and international newspapers, reference books and detailed
pamphlets. EBSCOhost Web is available to students on all public computers in the library
and to staff/faculty/administration on their network computers.
From the Women's Fellowship Group, Klasis... (top)
of Women Called
- to God
- to each other
- to the world.
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us! The AGTS Womens Fellowship
is open to all women associated with the seminary. This includes students, student wives,
staff, faculty and staff/faculty wives. We look forward to your attendance and encourage
you to bring someone with you!
Fall Meeting: Brunch
at the Klaus House
When: Saturday, October 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: 6527 N. Crystal Valley Lane. Go north on Glenstone, make a left on
farm road 68, the second left is Crystal Valley. Turn into the third driveway on the right
(approximately nine miles north of the seminary). Farm road 68 is 1.5 miles north of the
flashing light/stop sign intersection at AA. If you get to WW or KK you have gone too far.
Childcare is not provided. Call Lois (833-6814) if you have any questions
or need additional information. Please RSVP attendance only to Lois.
From Student Advisory Council... (top)
What is SAC?
The AGTS student body elects a Student Advisory Council (SAC) annually. This
team coordinates projects and activities that enhance student life, oversees and enables
a variety of student ministry groups, and serves as a liaison between the student body and
faculty and administration. SAC is available for the student body's needs, questions, suggestions
and ideas to better empower and enrich the AGTS community. We are excited about this year
and our theme, "Vessels of Destiny."
We believe God has incredible plans in store for each member of the AGTS community.
The SAC Office is located upstairs, room 219, across from the faculty lounge. You are welcome
to visit anytime the doors are open. If you would like to contact us, please choose one
of the following options:
Ice Cream Social
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) invites all new students and their families
to attend the complimentary Ice Cream Social at Dr. Klaus' house August 29 from 6-8 p.m.
There will be games, swimming, good fellowship and great ice cream with the faculty and
new members of the AGTS community. Welcome to this annual event!
Classes begin August
Feeling overwhelmed? Hey, relax, you only have 14 more weeks to go!
Tour of the Springfield
There will be a tour of the Springfield area to help international students
and/or spouses become acquainted with local practical sites, e.g. banks, shops, areas of
interest, etc. Date and time to be announced.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Pray with us for our annual Spiritual Emphasis Week September 4-7 with Alicia
Chole, national Chi Alpha field staff. Services will include daily chapels as well as an
evening service, Thursday, 7 p.m. Your entire family is invited to attend these important
meetings which set the spiritual tone for the year.
Don't miss the community-wide AGTS Picnic on September 8! This popular event
for the entire family will be held at Smith Park directly west of AGTS on Division Street.
Children's activities, outdoor games and the annual faculty-student softball match will
introduce us to each other at our best. Bring a salad or dessert. Enjoy complimentary hotdogs
and burgers fresh off the grill. Beverages and condiments will be provided.
SAC Lunch & Dinner
Join us for the first SAC Lunch outdoors on the west patio September 11. You
may visit anytime from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for the free barbecue lunch and good fellowship.
Dr. Jay (Taylor) grills up a mean hotdog!
Also, night class students are invited to the first ever SAC dinner on the
same evening from 5-6:30 p.m. Don't miss it!
Brown Bag Lunch with
Every month we will host an opportunity to discuss some intellectual topics
with your favorite profs! The first Brown Bag Lunch with Faculty will be held on Tuesday,
September 25 in the newly redecorated student lounge. Bring your lunch and plan on spending
the noon hour in good conversation. More details TBA.
Gym Fun Night
Seminary students and their children are invited to relax and have fun with
special games and activities in the neighboring gym on Friday, September 28. More details
to be announced.
September Gym (Activities
The gym schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday2-4:30 p.m. Volleyball
- Tuesday4:30-7 p.m. Open Gym
- Thursday2-4:30 p.m. Basketball
- Friday10-11:30 a.m. Moms' & Kids' Open Gym
For more information, please contact Cheryl Adcock at the SAC Office (268-1066).
See the Student Ministries webpage for
SAC sponsors several outreach ministries to the local community. This is an
opportunity to enable you, the AGTS student body, to gain practical experience. It is our
goal for you to have the opportunity to minister and be stretched in new ways. We welcome
your faithful involvement! These ministries include outreach to: Cox North Hospital the
second and fifth Sundays of every month, Springfield Rehabilitation Center (nursing home)
the first and third Sundays of every month, Victory Mission (homeless shelter) the fourth
Thursday of every month, a prison ministry, and the AGTS community chapel worship teams.
Further information will be given at the Student Ministry Chapel, September 18. Plan on
attending and signing up!
Thursday, August 12, 2010 11:30 AM