Volume XXVII Number
Dean | Admissions, Records and Financial
Aid | Development |Library | Public
Relations |President | Spiritual Formation
and Student Services | Student Advisory Council
From the President's Office... (top)
AGTS Welcomes New Academic Dean
Joseph L. Castleberry has been appointed by the AGTS board of directors to be the new
academic dean beginning January 2003. He has been a missionary under appointment with
Assemblies of God World Missions since 1988 serving in El Salvador and Ecuador. Throughout
his missionary career Castleberry has divided his efforts between church planting and
theological education. He recently established the first Evangelical church among the
previously unreached descendants of African slaves of the Chota Valley, Ecuador.
Castleberry has served as academic vice president for the AG Biblical
Seminary in Quito, Ecuador (1997-2001). He was also associate dean for curriculum Development
at Global University, School of Graduate Studies (1993-97) and associate dean for Latin
America, Global University of the AG, School of Bible and Theology (1993-1994). While
serving in El Salvador he taught on the Biblical Studies and Theology Faculty at Assemblies
of God Christian University and at Bethel Bible Institute.
He received a B.A. from Evangel University, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological
Seminary and an Ed.D. in International Educational Development from Columbia University
in New York City. Castleberry is married to Kathleen. They have three daughters, Jessica,
Jodi, and Sophie.
From the Office of Academic Affairs... (top)
Exam Date/Papers Deadline
The deadline for analytical reflection papers for fall graduates is Monday,
November 4. The comprehensive examination date is also November 4. Please contact faculty
secretary, Kimberly Penrod (268-1070 or email@example.com)
if you have any questions.
Bible and Theology
Mark your calendars now for the next Bible and Theology Department Lectureship
on Thursday, January 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. Watch for further details.
Students are welcome to review current and previous course syllabi in the
library at any time or check online. These can be
especially helpful when trying to decide on courses prior to preregistration.
Roger Cotton was a guest speaker
at the Chi Alpha fall retreat for Southwest Missouri State University from October 4-6.
Jim Harris was awarded the designation
of Approved Supervisor in October by the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy
(AAMFT), the primary professional certification body in the United States for marriage
and family. This credential is needed in order to supervise marriage and family therapy
students and those seeking licensure. Congratulations Brother Harris!
Dr. Harris also spoke on the topic of Teen Pressure at
the Simply Pure: A Teen-Only Weekend rally at Webster Heights AG in Springfield on October
From the Office of Admissions,
Records, and Financial Aid... (top)
On November 7, 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 or her office door. Preregistration for spring classes
is from November 12-15 in the Admissions and Records Office. Spring tuition and fees are
not due at that time.
Benefit for Married
Spouses of full-time seminarians are invited to audit one class per semester
without cost. Complete the Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit form and return
it to the Admissions and Records Office before the spring semester begins. You can download
the form online (small PDF, Download
Help). For details, contact Sarah Clark (268-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
for Spring Loans
November 4 is the priority deadline to apply for a Stafford Loan for spring
2003. This deadline will facilitate your loan being available when spring classes begin
The final cutoff date is December 2. The Financial Aid Office must receive
the following documents (available online) before
- FAFSA form completed and processed by the Central Processor on or before
- Financial Aid Application and certification statement
- Student Loan Data Sheet
- Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (Only one promissory note
is required while attending AGTS)
For questions, forms, or further information contact the Financial Aid
From the Public Relations Office... (top)
The Student Handbook is now available online as a collection of webpages.
You no longer have to download it as a PDF file. You can find the link on the Current
From the Office of Spiritual
Formation and Student Services... (top)
Nomad TrainingIf you would like to learn several different
methods of media for class presentations, please come to a 20-minute Nomad training session
on one of the following days in room 225:
- Tuesday, November 12, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 13, 2 p.m.
Chapel Sound and PowerPointIf you are interested in running
the sound board and/ or PowerPoint during chapel services, please contact Alaine Thomson
(268-1018 or 860-8089) and/or come to the following training sessions:
- Monday, November 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
- Monday, November 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
If you are at AGTS after dark and would like an escort to your car, please
contact security at 268-1002. Help keep AGTS a safe campus.
Thanksgiving will soon be here, and many of us will be spending the holiday
with family or friends. We, the faculty and staff at AGTS, want everyone to have a place
to go for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you know of someone who needs a place to go, please
open your home and make this a special season of giving to the people in our community.
If you do not have a place to go for Thanksgiving, please contact the Student Services
office at 268-1081; and we will help you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Sam Cartwright will be reading "A Study of Paul's Usage of Sarx with
Special Reference to Romans 7:13-25 and Galatians 5:17." This meeting will be held
on Tuesday, November 12, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Room 228. Check out the papers in
the student computer lab under Public Documents.
From Student Advisory
Annual Chili Cook-Off
Is your secret family recipe one of the best? Are you creative? Do you like
your chili spicy? Bring your crock pot of Chili to share on Thursday, November 21 in the
Student Lounge for the Annual Chili Cook-off. Let the contest begin and let the judges
decide on the 2002 Chili winners.
You could win prizes ranging from cooking appliances to gift certificates.
Participants will have a number of categories in which to compete. So, get out those aprons,
sign up at the table outside the chapel doors, and come on down to the annual chili cook-off!
You are invited to come for a time of fun and fellowship at the singles'
potluck on Friday, November 8 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Please bring your
favorite dish to share. Don't miss it!
If you need a fun, relaxing night out away from the kids, SAC is offering
free babysitting, Friday, November 8, 6:45-9:15 p.m. For more information contact SAC
(268-1066) or stop by the SAC Office. Office hours are posted on the door.
Victory MissionA ministry team will lead services and
serve supper at the Victory Mission homeless shelter on Thursday, November 21, from 6-8
p.m. We will meet in the chapel at 5:45 p.m. for prayer. For more information, please
call Sheryl Shearer (866-3424).
Prison MinistryStudents will have the opportunity to
conduct a Pentecostal service at the Federal Medical Center for Prisoners in December.
For more information, please contact Heather-Gail Belfon (833-5843).
Hospital MinistryThis ministry is directed to hospital
patients at Cox Hospital on Sunday, November 10, at 1 p.m. For more information, please
contact Heather-Gail Belfon (833-5843).
Chapel Worship TeamsIf you would like to be involved
in a chapel worship team, bring your instruments and voices to the Monday rehearsals at
4:30 p.m. Rehearsals will cover all music for Tuesday-Thursday chapel services. For more
information, please contact Jim Risner (890-1866).
Nursing Home MinistryStudents can help revive hope and
plant an understanding of life purposes in the elderly on Sunday, November 3 and 17, from
2:15-3:30 p.m. For more information, please call Patrice Robichaux (868-0142).
Missions EmphasisContact Ebby Anyamba (833-8543) or
Roman Stefaniw (833-0911).
General ConcernsContact Uzoma Ozojiofor (864-0520).
National Prayer Center at AG HeadquartersFor information
on signing up for a specific time to answer phones and pray for individuals who call
in, contact Kim Simmons (693-3725 or 862-1032).
Street Evangelism TeamThis ministry addresses individuals'
needs for truth, salvation and healing. The team will meet for prayer before going out
in the community on Friday, November 8 and 22. For more information, please contact Stephane
and Tanya Jalbert (888-2489).
From the Cordas C. Burnett
- Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving)Closed
- Friday, Nov. 299 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 309 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From the Office of Development...
We need student volunteers to help us call AGTS donors and supporters for
the 2002-03 Annual Fund Campaign. Each year the Annual Fund raises money for AGTS, specifically
in the area of student scholarships. The campaign will take place later this semester.
Please contact Paul Martinez (268-1020 or email@example.com) for more details.
Monday, August 4, 2003 1:20 PM