Summer 2004 Rapport: Annual Report 2003-2004
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From the Office of the Academic Dean...
|Dr. Joe Castleberry
In the fall of 2005 AGTS will implement its new curriculum—Missio
Dei and the 21st Century Church. Both faculty and students, as
well as board members and other stakeholders, are expressing
great excitement over this innovative new program of studies.
program is designed to form theologically reflective ministers
who are deeply committed to the fulfillment of God’s mission
in Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, through the Church.
In an age when “organized religion” has become an
epithet and society is abandoning churches, we are committed
to the belief that the Church—in all of its forms from
megachurches to local congregations to military chapels to Chi
Alpha groups to rescue missions to house churches—is the
primary instrument for the completion of the Great Commission.
curriculum consists of four conceptual elements that organize
course offerings and areas of study. Each of these elements
involves a deeply integrative, interdisciplinary approach to
ministerial training. By linking all theological and biblical
material directly to ministry and society, we will train ministers
who are able to think on their feet, ready to contextualize the
gospel in new situations for a world that suffers drastic changes
constantly. Take a look at our catalog at www.aGts.edu for more
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 5:21 PM