Releases: Dr. George Wood To Speak at 36th AGTS Commencement
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Springfield, Mo.—April 22, 2009—Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God (AG), will deliver the keynote address at the 36th annual Commencement of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Central Assembly of God, Springfield, Mo. AGTS will award Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees to 125 graduates from 33 states and Puerto Rico, 5 countries and 9 different denominations.
Dr. Wood has served as the general superintendent of the AG since 2007 and as chair of the Board of Directors of AGTS since 1993. The Assemblies of God have over 12,300 congregations in the U.S. with some 2.8 million members and adherents. The U.S. AG is part of a larger World AG Fellowship with a membership of over 60 million. Dr. Wood was elected to serve as chairman of the World AG Fellowship at its meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2008.
A public Doctor of Ministry symposium will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. in the seminary’s chapel. Fourteen graduates will present summaries of field-based doctoral projects. Among the topics to be presented:
- The role of a Doctor of Ministry education in personal transformation of Pentecostal leaders
- Developing young women for church leadership
- Revitalization and its application to the context of Hispanic ministers
- Helping parents maximize the spiritual growth of children
AGTS is one of the world’s leading Pentecostal seminaries. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Kirkland, Wash.; Phoenixville, Pa.; Orlando, Fla.; Northern Calif. and Costa Rica. A variety of flexible class formats includes online classes, independent studies, week-long modules and weekend classes. For more information visit www.agts.edu or call 1-800-467-AGTS.
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Listen to the Commencement Service and the D.Min. Symposium
Friday, June 19, 2009 6:28 PM