and Information for the AGTS Community
Volume XXVIII, Number 5
a $30,000 grant from The Chatlos Foundation for the M.A.T.S.
Degree Completion Program. “This program is
a reflection of the seminary’s commitment to provide
practical biblical and theological resources to ministers
and laity in full-time ministry who live within driving
distance of Springfield,” said
President Byron Klaus.
are especially thankful for The Chatlos Foundation’s affirmation
and partnership, and look forward to the successful implementation
of the grant proposal in 2005 which will facilitate the program’s
growth and provide more scholarships,” said
Dorothea Lotter, director of the program and institutional relations.
Chatlos Foundation, based in Longwood, Florida,
supports Bible colleges and seminaries, religious
causes, medical and social concerns, and liberal
speaker: Dr. Stanley Grenz
- Topic: “What
Does It Mean to Be Trinitarians?”
- January 18-20
Grenz will speak in Chapel Tuesday through Thursday.
Grenz will lecture in six classes—see bulletin boards
provided by SAC, and Q&A with Dr. Grenz on January
19, 11:30-12:30 —Great
signing, January 19, immediately following SAC luncheon.
Bible & Theology Lectureship
February 2—2:30 p.m. in the Chapel
lecturer: Dr. Roger D. Cotton
- Topic: “Prescribing
Old Testament Law: A Proposal”
January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
guest speaker: Janet Creps
women from the AGTS community are invited to join for a time
of fellowship and fun.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
George Westlake, pastor of Sheffield Family Life Center in Kansas
City, will be speaking in chapel and in many classes.
plans to join this time of spiritual renewal.
Where in the World is
5-8—Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents, Phoenix,
25-26—Chapel speaker at Northwest College, Kirkland, Washington
26-27—Chapel speaker at Bethany College, Scotts Valley,
27—Leading Edge Fund Raising Dinner, Newport Beach, California.
21 & 22
are not required to be AGTS students.
- Cost: $189.99
(single or married couple); includes materials, instructions
by a certified FPU counselor, a sack dinner on Friday and breaks
Amy Turnage at 268-1081 for details.
Appointments with Faculty
up on the appointment forms posted by office doors.
off-campus, contact the faculty secretary, Norma Simmons, at
faculty by using their first initial and last name as in this
form for Spring Chaplaincy Scholarships will be available in
the Academic Dean’s office on January 5.
Military, Veterans Affairs, Industrial and Institutional Chaplaincy
by the Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Department.
deadline: Thursday, January 20
Courses for Credit or Audit
approach is recognized by secular and Christian experts to
be a key in motivating leaders to take ownership of the
mission and to function at optimal levels.
- Professor: Dr.
Integrity in the Church
our culture, Christian youth and adults, even
ministers, are vulnerable. Learn
how to maintain and teach purity. Protect
your church from the legal and spiritual consequences
of moral failure.
- Professor: Dr.
Website Address Change
AGTS library website has been updated and moved to a new address.
can either access the site directly at www.agts.edu/lib or link
to it from the main page of the AGTS website (www.agts.edu).
you are working in the AGTS Student Computer Lab, you may access
it by clicking on the AGTS “Library Home” link on
Records & Financial Aid News
- Thursday, January 20, is the final deadline
to make spring course changes in the Registrar’s Office.
tuition refund policy for spring courses dropped:
January 24-February 2
refund after February 2.
of full-time seminarians can audit one class this spring free
of charge. Register in the Records Office before January
can download the "Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial
Audit" form at www.agts.edu.
is Tuesday-Thursday, March 8-10 and 15-17.
To Apply for 2004-05 Student Loans
the following items on hand:
Department of Education PIN number
Social Security number
of your 2004 income taxes
online to www.FAFSA.ed.gov
on“Fill out a FAFSA” or fill
out a “Renewal
FAFSA” (for students who borrowed
completing the FAFSA, submit your request
with your PIN number. (The PIN serves as
an electronic signature and will transmit
your FAFSA to the Financial Aid Office.)
Deadline for Late Spring Loans
11 is the deadline to secure a Stafford Loan for the spring
- Forms are
available at www.agts.edu.
the 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
calling the seminary, listen for such announcements.
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.
we move into the new year, please make time for prayer in the
and returning students who have not met with Dr. Taylor to
review either the Christian Life Profile or the Wagner-Modified
Houts Questionnaire, please contact Amy in the Student Services
Office to schedule an appointment or call 268-1081.
Business Office News
Jeff Dornbusinessoffice@agts.edu or
for the spring term will post to student accounts after January
you are a recipient, please review your February account statement
carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount
have been posted.
report any discrepancies to the Business Office as
soon as possible.
payments for the spring semester are due on or before January
9, February 15 and March 15. Payments must be received in the
Business Office on or before these dates in order to avoid
the $25 per month late fee.
for Fall 2005
applications for the fall semester will be available in the
Business Office in January. The forms must be completed
and submitted by 4:30 p.m. on January 31. Awards will be determined
by the Scholarship Committee and scholarship notifications
will be made by March 1.
Veronica Smith—firstname.lastname@example.org or
Edge Fund Raising Dinner
Development Office will be hosting a fundraising dinner in
California on January 27 for the Leading Edge Fund, which is
scholarship money directed to church planters, women in ministry
and international students.
- Dr. Ben Aker
the Institute of Biblical Research and the Society of
Biblical Literature, November 19-22, in San Antonio,
invitation from Abingdon Press, served on a focus group
at a working luncheon to provide feedback on a proposed
textbook on New Testament introduction.
book review on The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts: Divine
Purity and Power by Craig Keener (Peabody: Hendrickson
Publishers) in Enrichment: A Journal for Pentecostal
Ministry (Winter 2005): 138-139.
- Dr. Stephen Lim
in Tanzania, November 13-21.
on “Empowered Leadership” at a pastors and
wives conference on two university campuses and preached
Sunday services at local churches.
in a Presidents’ Summit for National Ethnic Fellowships
of the Assemblies of God in New York on December 3-8.
at Chi Alpha Regional Conference in San Diego, California
on December 27-31.
- Dr. Johan Mostert
biannual meeting of the Overseas Ministries Study Group
(OMSC) in New Haven, Connecticut on December 3-5. They
dedicated this consultation to the role of the church
in responding to the AIDS pandemic.
to a paper by Professor Alan Donald, a noted physician
and microbiologist from Canada, who had devoted many
years helping to set up anti-retroviral therapy (ARV)
program in Uganda to fight AIDS.
Karen Partain email@example.com
- January 11-15—Mario Guerreiro
will be at Valley Forge for the AG Basketball Tournament.