Volume XXVII Number
Records and Financial Aid | Business Office
| Chapel Schedule | Continuing Education
| Enrollment Office | Final Exam Schedule
| President | Student Advisory Council |Vice
President for Academic Affairs
From the President's Office... (top)
Article on Leadership
Check out the article Pentecostal
Leadership for the Long Haul written by President Klaus
in the Spring 2002 issue of Enrichment.
From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs...
The AGTS self-study has been chosen for inclusion in the North Central
Association (NCA) self-study fair at the annual meeting in March. Congratulations to a
superb AGTS team!
Reminder for Spring
The date for taking comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting
seminar-quality research papers (if not in the Theological Studies Seminar class), and
analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 18. Contact Lois Hubbard (417-268-1070,
firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Edgar Lee Chaired
Edgar Lee chaired the collaborative
evaluation team visiting Lutheran Theological Seminary-Philadelphia on February 24-27.
It was a joint visit by both the Association of Theological Schools in the United States
and Canada (ATS) and the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Commission on Higher
Roger Cotton had his article
The Pentecostal Significance of Numbers 11 published in the October 2001 issue
of the Journal of Pentecostal Theology.
Visiting Professor of Missions and an experienced career missionary, has made a valuable
contribution to our program for nine years. We are proud to announce that she has successfully
defended her dissertation Factors Influencing Decrease in the Number of Single Women
in Assemblies of God World Missions for the Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary.
The degree will be formally conferred at graduation exercises this summer,
but we may now appropriately address her as Dr. Cavaness. Our sincere congratulations
to a most deserving and hard-working colleague!
From the Enrollment Office... (top)
Invite your friends and colleagues to visit AGTS on March 22 for Seminary
Day. Activities range from attending classes to a job/housing fair to a coffee house at
night. Register online or by calling
Joyce Swartz (417-268-1031, email@example.com). If you
are interested in hosting a student on Thursday and Friday nights, March 21-22, please
contact Joyce Swartz.
Seminary Day Schedule
From the Office of Admissions,
Records, and Financial Aid... (top)
If you wish to borrow federal financial aid for this summer, you must have
a 2001-2002 Student Aid Report (FAFSA) on file and submit a completed summer loan
data sheet. The final deadline to have all required documents to the AGTS Financial
Aid Office is April 1. Please see Marilyn in the Financial Aid Office or call 417-268-1028
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain a summer loan data sheet.
Aid for 2002-2003
Free Applications for Federal Student Aid can be filled out at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Application for Financial
Aid, the Data Sheet,
and Work Study Sheet can be picked
up at the Financial Aid Office or downloaded online. You must complete these forms and
return them to the Financial Aid Office by March 4 in order to receive priority consideration
for the 2002-2003 academic year. April 15 is the secondary consideration date.
If you need assistance completing the FAFSA online please contact Marilyn
Erickson (417-268-1028, email@example.com) to set up
an appointment to sit down in the Financial Aid Office to complete your application.
From Student Advisory
Prayer for the
Everyone is invited to join in prayer for Muslims every Friday at noon
upstairs in the Prayer Chapel. For more information please contact Katherine Sobey or
Ebby Anyamba (417-268-1066, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do you have a gift of painting, sculpture, photography or drawing? You
could have your work displayed in the student lounge. Bring your items to the SAC Office
by March 19 and leave your name and phone number for SAC to contact you. Please also make
a small card with the artists name and the title for display. All artwork will be
featured in the student lounge during Seminary Day. For more information, please contact
Kimberly Fredricks (417-266-1066 or 417-877-1704, email@example.com).
- The Victory Mission Ministry will meet Thursday, March 28 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 March 3 and 17 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 meet on March 24 at the Federal Medical Center.
Clearance must be obtained by March 5. Contact Brian Shearer (417-866-3424) for more information.
- The Hospital Ministry will meet on Sunday, March 10 and 31 (Easter) at
12 p.m. in the lobby of Cox North hospital. Contact Raquel Johnson (417-877-1714) for
- 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 (343-8491, , firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more information.
New Student Ministries
If anyone is interested in doing Street Ministry, please contact Patrice
Robichaux (417-889-3009) or Tonya Jalbert (417-888-2489).
If you are interested in ministering at nursing homes on Wednesday evenings,
please contact Heather-Gale Belfon (417-883-9024).
There will be a general prayer time in the AGTS Prayer Chapel every Thursday
at 8:30 p.m. The whole AGTS community is invited and encouraged to participate in this
time of spiritual renewal.
Spud and Game
Have you ever said the wrong word when complementing someone? Like Spud
for Stud? If it was a female she probably took her purse and hit you on the head saying
that you just called her fat! If it was a male...well, there's no telling there. If you
are looking for a night filled with baked potatoes & dessert, cards and games, and
where you can call em spuds all night long (with no repercussions) then be
at the Spud & Game Night in the Student Lounge from 6-10 p.m. on March
15. Bring your games and your favorite potato toppings to share. SAC will provide the
spuds, but remember...only the true studs...I mean spuds will be there!
and Elections for 2002-2003
SAC nominations for 2002-2003 will take place from February 28-March 15
at the table outside the chapel doors. Take five minutes to VOTE! Vote for your next year's
Student Advisory Council servants. Elections for the new SAC officers are from March 25-April
5. Tell us 10, 5, even 2 people who have a heart for students and their families. I
dont know anybody. You dont? Well, youve got a perfect opportunity
to meet students and learn about their giftings and passions during the next several weeks.
Please take a few minutes to nominate and elect next years SAC members who will
serve AGTS and its students. Your investment of time will definitely bear fruit.
SAC Lunch: March 21
The whole AGTS community is invited and encouraged to attend the International
SAC Lunch (Pot Luck style) on Thursday, March 21 in the Student Lounge from 11:30-1 p.m.
We are asking everyone to bring their favorite international dish to share. Please contact
Nobu Funatsu (417-268-1066, email@example.com) to let him
know what international dish you plan to bring.
1. We are so happy that many of you have adopted the Student Lounge as
your home away from home! We would ask that you please remember that everything
in the lounge is for students and is kept clean by students. Please be respectful of others
by cleaning your dishes, table and counter area. Also, remember that left-over food items
in the fridge will be discarded every Friday.
2. We are pleased to introduce some new items in the lounge: more dishes,
pots-n-pans, a new microwave, as well as a few storage containers. If you own any tupperware
currently located in the cupboards, please remove it to make space for the new items.
Also, please make sure to put away your dishes when you are finished with them. We ask
you to keep the lounge better than your own kitchen so the entire student population may
3. If anyone has time to help label the kitchen items, please contact Kimberly
Fredricks (417-877-1704) ASAP.
From the Business Office... (top)
The next deferred payment for the spring semester is due on March 5.
A recent study shows that approximately 60% of AGTS educational expenses
are covered by tuition and fees, the remainder by a grant from the General Council and
faithful contributions of our donors. While the seminary makes every effort to hold down
the costs of tuition, due to the spiraling costs of graduate education increases in student
fees are unavoidable.
The seminary's Board of Directors recently voted to increase tuition by
6%, effective the Fall 2002 term. The new hourly tuition rate for the fall is set at $296
per credit hour and $74 per audit hour.
In previous action, the Board voted to increase the deferred payment fee
to $50 and to eliminate interest charges on unpaid balances effective the Fall 2002 term.
In addition, all accounts will be charged a $25 late fee for payments not made on time.
Students who pay their account balances in full on or before the first day of class, will
receive a 1% discount on the net tuition. Net tuition is the full tuition charge less
tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.
If you have any questions regarding these changes in billing procedures,
please stop by the Business Office.
From the Office of Continuing
Earn Credit at
the Following Conferences
Friday, August 1, 2003 4:27 PM