Volume XXVII Number
From the President's Office... (top)
Welcome Dr. Dresselhaus
AGTS is proud to welcome Richard
Dresselhaus as the interim academic dean this fall. Dr. Dresselhaus pastors First
Assembly of God in San Diego, Calif. and is a member of both the AGTS
Board of Directors and the Executive
Presbytery for the Assemblies of God.
AGTS will conduct its Sixth Annual Convocation on Tuesday, September 3,
at 10:20 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.
Where will the
- September 18-19Church Planters Forum in Dallas, Texas
- October 12-13Christian Life Center Missions Convention in Dayton,
- October 14-15Indiana AG District Council in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
- October 27Faith AG in Imperial, Calif.
- October 28Seminary Leadership Conference at the Skirball Institute
on American Values, in Los Angeles, Calif.
- November 2-5Plenary speaker at the Timberline Church Conference
in Ft. Collins, Colo.
- November 18-19AGTS Leadership Roundtable in Philadelphia, Pa.
- December 27-31All Missionary Conference for Latin America and the
Caribbean AGWM in Orlando, Fla.
From the Office of Academic Affairs... (top)
For emergencies only, family members may reach AGTS students by calling
the following numbers:
- 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 from Jan Maempa in the Deans Office. The application
deadline is September 16.
legal counselor for the Assemblies of God, will teach PTH 628 Legal Issues for Churches
and Clergy, a course designed to acquaint ministering persons with substantive legal issues
of special relevance to churches and clergy.
Robert Turnbull, Evangel University
Humanities Department chairperson, will teach the course THE 639 Theological French, geared
to introduce the French language and to serve as a prerequisite in preparing one to sustain
language entrance exams into some doctoral programs.
Students seeking appointments with faculty members should sign up on the
appointment forms posted by their respective office doors. Students who call or e-mail
from off-campus should contact the faculty secretary, Lois Hubbard (417-268-1070 or email@example.com).
Please be reminded that the comprehensive examination date and both the
M.A.T.S. seminary-quality paper and the analytical reflections paper deadline for fall
graduates is Monday, November 4.
Free Audit for
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 on the website or pick one up from the
Admissions and Records Office and return it to the same office by September 16.
Bible and Theology
Gary McGee will lecture on the
topic, "The Calcutta Revival of 1907 and the Reformulation of Charles F. Parham's
Bible Evidence Doctrine," on Thursday, September 26, at 2:30 p.m. in
the chapel. The earliest Pentecostals believed that God bestowed unlearned languages on
the Spirit-baptized for missionary evangelism. This paper examines events in Calcutta
that led Pentecostals to revise their understanding of the function of tongues and view
the experience as prayer in the Spirit. This event is open to the entire AGTS community.
Students planning to do a practicum during the 2003 spring term must schedule
an approval interview with the appropriate practicum coordinator (see course
offering schedule for coordinator) on October 1-4 or October 15-18. Pick up appropriate
forms from the faculty secretary.
Final Exam Week
In planning your semester schedule, please note the final exam schedule
on the web at http://www.agts.edu/finals.html.
For students interested in cross-cultural ministry, the Global
Missions Track can be fitted into almost any AGTS
degree program. Contact Barbara Cavaness (417-268-1083) about a GMT foreign or domestic
practicum and/or the possibility of studying at a foreign seminary in the completion of
your AGTS program.
Currently enrolled students may arrange appointments with the counseling
faculty through the counseling faculty secretary, Angie Reid (417-268-1085 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Counseling students are invited to a fall party at Mark
Bradfords home at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13. A trip to Des Moines, Iowa,
is planned on September 22-23 for the Albert Ellis Conference. For more information or
to sign up, please see Angie Reid (417-268-1085 or email@example.com).
Earl Creps wrote Disciplemaking
in a Postmodern World published in the Fall 2002 issue of Enrichment. This article
can be linked to from his faculty webpage under resources
and leading postmodern ministry.
Edgar Lee wrote the article The
Openness of God From a Pentecostal Perspective, published in Enrichment, Fall,
2002. This article can be linked to from his faculty webpage.
Stephen Lim wrote the article Let
Go of the Blimp,published in Church of God Evangel, April, 2002. He also wrote Overcoming
the Superman Syndrome: Meeting Needs While Ignoring Our Own in MinistryInternational
Journal for Pastors, May, 2002. Both articles can be found on his
faculty page on the agts website.
Gary McGee wrote several articles
in The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, edited by
Stanley M. Burgess, May, 2002. Major articles include:
- Initial Evidence
- Missions, Overseas (N. American Pentecostal)
- Signs and Wonders.
He also wrote Pentecostalism, in the Dictionary of Asian Christianity,
June, 2002 and Assemblies of God (U.S.A.) in Religions of the World: A Comprehensive
Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 4 vols., edited by J. Gordon Melton and Martin
Baumann (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2002).
At the annual meeting of the American Society of Missiology (ASM) in Techny,
Ill., June 21-23, McGee was reelected by the Board
of Publication to another three-year term as chair of the ASM Dissertation Series, published
jointly by the ASM and University Press of America. The series contains dissertations
selected for the outstanding contributions they make to mission studies.
From the Women's
Fellowship Group, Klasis... (top)
of women called to God, to each other and to the world.
Open to all women in the AGTS communitystudents, faculty, staff, wives.
- Fall Meeting: Coffee and Fellowship
- When: Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m.
- Where: Upper balcony at AGTS
Come expecting to develop new relationships within the AGTS community For
more information, contact the SAC Office (417-268-1066) or Lois Klaus (417-833-6814).
From the Office of Admissions,
Records, and Financial Aid... (top)
Last Day to Register
or Change Classes
Fall resident course changes will be accepted through Monday, September
16. Drop/add forms must be submitted to the Records Office for your records and account
to be credited.
- Prior to September 4100%
- September 4-1090%
- September 11-1880%
- September 19-2770%
- After September 270%
*Fees are non-refundable
(If withdrawing from a class after September 16 or if receiving a federal
loan, see the AGTS catalog.)
Keep AGTS updated regarding your address, telephone, and e-mail changes
by contacting the Admissions and Records Office (call Judy Heide, 417-268-1022, or use
the Student Update web form at http://www.agts.edu/community/student_update.html).
Register for May
October 31 is the deadline to apply for graduation. If you plan to finish
your degree requirements anytime between now and August 2003, now is the time to register.
Contact Sarah Clark (417-268-1025) in the Records Office for the appropriate form.
If you missed the Stafford Loan Entrance Interview during registration,
contact Marilyn Erickson (417-268-1028) in the Financial Aid Office, or complete the entrance
interview on-line 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 by November 8. Late
applications will be accepted through October 15. Contact Marilyn Erickson (417-268-1028)
in the Financial Aid Office for more information.
If you have been awarded a Perkins Loan, September 13 is the deadline to
sign a promissory note and complete the forms to accept or decline the award. After that
date, those monies must be awarded to other Seminarians. Contact Marilyn Erickson (417-268-1028)
in the Financial Aid Office for details.
From the Office of Spiritual
Formation and Student Services... (top)
New Student Services Secretary
Cristy McAtee joins the AGTS Department of Spiritual Formation and Student
Services as the new student services secretary. Cristy formerly worked as an administrative
coordinator to the Singles Adult Ministries at the AG Headquarters. She has previous
work experience as a loan processor at the General Council Credit Union and as an admissions
office application processor at Central Bible College. In addition, she enjoys gardening,
outdoor activities, and singing in her church choir.
Reminder To All
New Resident Students
All new resident students need to make arrangements with Cristy McAtee
(417-268-1081 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
to schedule a 1/2 hour meeting with Jay Taylor, Director of Spiritual Formation.
Emphasis, September 18-19
To accommodate longer chapel services for Spiritual Emphasis, the class
schedules on Wednesday and Thursday, September 18-19, will be adjusted as follows:
- First Period7:30-8:30 a.m.
- Second Period8:40-9:40 a.m.
- Spiritual Emphasis Service9:50-11 a.m.
- Classes Resume Usual Schedules11:15 a.m.
Throughout this school year, we will be going through the different stanzas
of the Apostles Creed in our chapel services. Look for the first of 12 sessions on September
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 deal with sensitive
and easily misunderstood information on security, sexual offenses, and alcohol/drug abuse.
The following have been placed in your mailboxes or, in the case of new students, your
- Campus Security/Drug and Alcohol Policies: This document
is a crime report on our 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.
- 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 the procedures to be followed if
Extra copies of these documents are available in the Student Life Office.
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 vigilant and sensitive to the implications
of our personal and corporate behavior.
Dressing in good taste and with modesty enhances the appearance of both
the individual and the AGTS community. Shorts and caps are prohibited during class/business
hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and in evening classes.
From the Office of Continuing
New Team Members
The Continuing Ed. Office welcomes two new team members: Mark Atterson
and Monty Galloway. Mark is the Coordinator of Continuing Education, and Monty is the
CE Administrative Assistant. Both are also M.Div. students.
Fall Module Options:
- PTHM 626 Conflict Resolution in the Church with Gary Allen, September
16-20, 1-10 p.m. (Dr. Allen is the National Director of the AG Ministerial Enrichment
- MCSM/PTHM 548 Jewish People & Local Faith Community with Ray Gannon,
September 16-20/23-27, 6-10 p.m. (Dr. Gannon is a missionary to Israel and an AGTS visiting
- BNTM 533 Studies in the Letters of Paul: Romans with Isaac Canales, October
14-18, 1-10 p.m. (Dr. Canales is the president of Latin America Bible Institute in La
- HOMM 531 Methods of Biblical Preaching with Richard Dresselhaus, November
4-8, 1-10 p.m. (Dr. Dresselhaus is the AGTS interim academic dean and pastor of First
AG in San Diego, Calif.)
Join us for this great two-day conference, Ministry
on the Edge: The Mission to Post-Christian America, held November 18-19 at the Renaissance
Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. Brian McLaren will be the featured speaker.
- Registration: $75 (AGTS Student Discount)
- Hotel: $115/night. Call to make your own reservations at (610)
- 2 or 3 Credit Option: syllabus online at www.agts.edu (registration
fee waived for credit participants)
For students who are interested in church planting, the Wisconsin/Northern
Michigan District will be hosting a Church Planting Boot Camp at the Interlaken Resort
in Lake Geneva, Wis. September 6-10. You can arrange to attend this boot camp for
graduate credit. Please see Jay Taylor (417-268-1065 or email@example.com)
for more information.
The first annual Leadership Conference at Timberline Church will be held
in Fort Collins, Colo. November 3-5. If you are interested in attending this leadership
conference, please see Jay Taylor (417-268-1065 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Cristy McAtee (417-268-1081 or -).
From Student Advisory
What: The annual AGTS community-wide picnic
Where: Smith Park, directly west of AGTS on Division Street
When: Saturday, September 7, 4-8 p.m.
Join us for a time of fun, games, food, and fellowship. Come see who wins
the faculty and student softball tournament. Enjoy complimentary hot dogs, burgers, and
beverages. Individuals with last names beginning with A-O bring salad and N-Z bring dessert.
What is SAC?
The AGTS student body elects a Student Advisory Council (SAC) annually.
The purpose of this team is to promote spiritual awareness, student unity, and assist
students in making the transition to seminary life by coordinating projects and activities
to enrich and enhance the AGTS community. SAC also serves as a liaison to students, faculty,
The SAC Office is located in room 219. Feel free to bring any questions
or concerns you have to SACs attention. SAC is here to serve you. We welcome the
new students as they join us On the Journey to Know Him. SAC can be contacted
using the following options:
2002-03 SAC Team
- PresidentUzoma Ozojiofor
- Vice PresidentMonty Galloway
- SecretaryRobin Storer
- TreasurerFaith McGhee
- Student Ministries RepresentativeHeather-Gail Belfon
- Student RepresentativeKathryn Adamson
- Student RepresentativeElmer Torrens
Tour of Springfield
International students and/or spouses are invited on a tour of the Springfield
area. The purpose of this tour is to familiarize international students with practical
sites such as grocery stores, banks, malls, and other areas of interest. For more information,
please contact Elmer Torrens (417-268-1066) at the SAC Office.
Our annual spiritual emphasis week is September 17-20. Dick Foth, minister-at-large
in Washington, D.C. and former president of Bethany Bible College, will be our speaker.
He is a spiritual adviser to a number of political figures and is a popular conference
***Please note the class schedule modifications during this week under
the Spiritual Formation section.
SAC will be sponsoring its first lunch for this year on September 18 from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the student lounge. Come enjoy food and fellowship.
Beginning on Thursday, September 12, the gym will be open weekly to all
students who want to play basketball from 2-4:30 p.m. Contact Monty Galloway (417-268-1066)
for more information.
The AG Healthcare Ministries is in need of old prescription glasses and
hard-cover suitcases to ship the glasses to those in need. Please drop off any glasses
you wish to donate in the designated box at the student lounge. Contact Heather-Gail Belfon
(417-883-9024) for more information.
Help Needed in
Chapel worship services are a crucial part of the day as it provides a
time of refreshing, encouragement and intimacy with God. To ensure smooth transitions
during the worship event, a Power Point operator is needed to manage song lyrics and speaker
notes. If you are proficient in using Microsoft PowerPoint and would like to participate
in this very important ministry, please contact Heather-Gail Belfon (417-833-5843), Todd
Monger (417-742-2549) or Jim Risner (417-890-1866).
From the Business Office... (top)
Labor Day Weekend
The Seminary building will be open the following times during the holiday
- Friday, August 307 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 319 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Sunday, September 1Closed
- Monday, September 2Closed
Please note that the library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday and re-open
on Tuesday morning. Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3.
Average Cost Per
The average educational cost for an AGTS student this year is $12,207.
Tuition and fees cover only 60% of this amount, and the remainder is funded by an annual
$1,000,000 grant from the General Council of the Assemblies of God and faithful contributions
from churches, districts and individual donors.
The following fees are effective with the 2002 fall semester.
- Deferred Payment FeeAny account not paid in full on or before
the first day of class will be charged a deferred payment fee of $50.
- Late Payment FeeAGTS will no longer be assessing interest charges
on outstanding balances. All past due accounts, however, will be charged a $25-per-month
- Full Cash Payment DiscountAccounts paid 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.
Attention new studentsIf you have not yet had your student ID picture
taken, please make arrangements with the Business Office as soon as possible.
Deferred payments must be made on or before the following dates in order
to avoid $25 per month late fee:
- September 3
- October 15
- November 15
Monday, August 4, 2003 11:23 AM