From the President's Office... (top)
After 14 years of service, Edgar Lee
will be retiring as the vice president for academic affairs effective July 31. He will
continue teaching in the Practical Theology
Department this fall. The AGTS community is appreciative of his commitment, contribution,
and faithfulness to the Seminary. In recognition for his outstanding service, the Board
of Directors has bestowed upon him the title of Senior Professor. Congratulations
Interim Dean for
has been appointed to serve as Interim Dean this fall. Dr. Dresselhaus pastors First Assembly
of God in San Diego, Calif. He is a member of the AGTS Board
of Directors and also a member of the Executive Presbytery for the Assemblies
of God. Welcome Dr. Dresselhaus!
the General Superintendent
Thomas E. Trask writes weekly email messages on personal insights from
his life-long journey as a leader. The content of AGMinister is geared toward clergy and
leaders in the local church. AGToday is written for the broader audience of church membership.
From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs...
Warren Newberry will
return to AGTS this fall as a Missionary-in Residence. He joins professors Dene
Wood, Paul Wood and Barbara
Cavaness in the Global Missions Department.
Great News for
Returning Chaplaincy Candidates
Department has announced that they will be awarding summer scholarships to applicants
who have previously received scholarships and have met the age and academic requirements.
Awards will be based on the number of credit hours taken (maximum of 12 credit hours).
Applicants must have completed a Chaplaincy Department application form showing their
intent to become ordained, Assemblies of God Chaplains after graduation to be eligible.
If interested, please contact Jan Maempa (417-268-1014) by May 10.
Legal Issues Course
legal counsel for the Assemblies of God, will offer the course, PTH
628 Legal Issues for Churches and Clergy, on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:55-10:10 a.m.
Please note the following dates and deadlines for comprehensive examinations,
analytical reflection papers, and seminar-quality research papers:
- Summer Session I: Mon., June 10
- Summer Session II & Post Session: Mon., July 8
Contact Lois Hubbard (417-268-1070) for further details.
Department chairs for the 2002-03 academic year are as follows: Jim
RaileyBible and Theology, Stephen
LimPractical Theology, and
Officially approved summer syllabi can be found on the AGTS
website or in the library upon request.
Ben Aker, Roger
Cotton, and Bob Caldwell (MATS student)
attended the Annual Central States Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature
in Kansas City, Mo. on April 7-8.
Jim Harris presented The
Problem with Pornography at a barbecue at Second Assembly of God in Joplin, where
men from three Joplin area churches gathered.
If you are planning doctoral studies after AGTS and your anticipated program
requires French as a pre-requisite language, or if you would like an introduction to French,
you should consider taking THE 639 Theological
French. The course, designed to prepare one to sustain language entrance exams, will
be offered in the fall on Monday evenings, 6:30-9:10 p.m. Robert Turnbull, Chairperson
of the Humanities Department at Evangel
University, will be the professor.
From the Office of Admissions,
Records, and Financial Aid... (top)
- First summer session ...........May 7
- Second summer session .......June 3
- Post summer session ............July 1
Contact the Records Office (417-268-1022) to register.
Late Summer Financial
If you missed the April 1 deadline for Federal Financial Aid, you may be
eligible for a late summer loan. Students who apply late will need to make regular deferred
payments through the Business Office via personal funds, credit card, or pay their balance
in full with a short-term loan from an outside lender. See Marilyn Erickson (417-268-1028)
in the Financial Aid Office for further information.
Financial Aid Deadline
July 15 is the final deadline for all financial
aid forms to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office and the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2002-03 to be processed by the Central Processor. Submit your
forms and FAFSA electronically to meet the deadline. Contact the Financial Aid Office
(417-268-1028) if you have any questions.
Exit Interview on the Web
The federal government requires all graduates or non-returning students
who borrowed a Stafford Loan to receive exit interview counseling. Now you may fulfill
this requirement at your convenience by going to www.mapping-your-future.org
and clicking first on the yellow "Online Student Loan Counseling" icon and then
on the orange "Exit Interview Counseling" icon. Choose the state of Missouri
and AGTS at the start. After you submit the completed session, AGTS will be notified via
email. Questions should be directed to Marilyn Erickson (417-268-1028) in the Financial
From the Office of Continuing
CE Director on
Randy Walls will be representing AGTS at several District Councils during
the month of May:
- Northern New England District Council, Port Smith, N.H. May 6-8
- Rocky Mountain District Council, Grand Junction, Colo. May 8-10
- Southern New England District Council, Brookfield, Conn. May
- New York District Council, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. May 14-16
- Illinois District Council, Springfield, Ill. May 20-22
New MACM Cohort
A new program delivery system is set in place for the first MACM Cohort.
Twelve CE students begin the four-year program with the Ministry Development Seminar,
May 27-31. The cohort was designed from the example of the Doctoral Department.
Contact the Continuing Ed. Office (268-1044) for syllabi and more information.
- PTHM 545 Ministry
Development Seminar with Mark Bradford, Jay
and Cheryl Taylor, May 6-10.
- PCPM 629 Counseling
with Special Populations with Johan
Mostert, May 13-17.
- PTHM 640 Managing
Gods Money with Rich Schulz, June 10-14.
- BTHM/MHTM/PTHM 640
Theology & Practice of Spiritual Gifts in a Multicultural Ministry with David
Lim, July 22-26.
Randy Walls and Earl Creps are attending
Search Party 2002 in St.
Louis, May 15-18. This conference involves bringing church leaders together from around
the States and the world for roundtable discussions on issues that postmodern ministry
Dr. Creps has prepared a syllabus which provides a two or three credit
option. Attendance at the conference is required for those who want to take advantage
of the credit option. Go to www.agts.edu/conferences/search_party2002.html
for more information about the conference and the credit option.
2002 Ministerial Enhancement Conference Southern Missouri
PTHE 640 Establishing
an Effective Evangelism and Discipleship Program with Dr.
David Watson, May 16.
Chi Alpha AGTS
- Reach the U with Chi Alpha Staff June 10-22
- Reach the U for Church Staff with Chi Alpha Staff June 11-25
Assemblies of God World Missions Central Bible College
- Pre-Field Orientation with Cary Tidwell June 17-July 8
- School of Missions with Cary Tidwell July 9-18
- MHTE 639 Sp. Stu: Roman Catholicism
& Orthodoxy European Missions with Gary McGee
Facultad AGTS (Spanish Language Only)
- BIBE 532 Hermeneutics
and Exegesis with Denis Rivera
- HOME 640 Expository
Preaching with Reginald Stone July 22-26
Center for Ministry to Muslims Central Bible College
- MCSE 631
Introduction to Islam with Harry Morin July 22-26
- MSSE 639 Approaches
to Islam with Phil Parshall
July 29-August 2
From Student Advisory
2002-03 SAC Team
- PresidentUzoma Ozojiofor
- Vice PresidentMonty Galloway
- SecretaryRobin Storer
- TreasurerFaith McGhee
- Student Ministries Rep.Heather-Gail Belfon
- Student RepresentativeKathryn Adamson
- Student RepresentativeElmer Torrens
Nursing Home Ministry
The Nursing Home team had two opportunities in March to reach out to the
residents in a tangible way. They bought the Springfield Rehabilitation Center 10 new
hymnals for use at their church services and also prepared and delivered Easter baskets
to some of the residents on Easter Sunday.
From the Office of Student
There will be summer community worship and prayer services held every Tuesday
of summer school during the lunch break from 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in the chapel. Services
will start Tuesday, May 14 and will run through Tuesday, June 25 (except June 4). The
entire AGTS community is welcome to join in a time of worship, reading of the Word, exhortation,
and corporate and individual prayer.
FREE Summer B-B-Qs
The whole AGTS community and their families are invited to attend our FREE
Summer B-B-Qs (provided by SAC) outside on the Icthus patio from 11:50
a.m. - 12:30 p.m. These B-B-Qs will take place on the following Fridays: May 17
and 31, and June 7 and 21.
Summer Dress Policy
Since summer has arrived, the following dress policies should be kept in
mind. Shorts and caps are prohibited during class/business hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m. and in evening classes and events. The following apparel is not acceptable
campus dress at any time: shorts above mid-thigh, tank tops, mini-skirts, strapless sun
dresses, exercise clothing, and torn or unkempt clothing, etc. Admittance to the Seminary
complex will be denied to students who dress inappropriately. Remember, dressing in good
taste and with modesty enhances the appearance of both the individual and the AGTS community.
Friday, May 18, 2012 12:44 PM