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Summer 2007 Rapport: AGTS news

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Nationally Known Church-Planting Strategist Speaks on Discerning the Times

Dean Castleberry to Be Northwest University President New Northwest D.Min. Branch Provides More Options/Flexibility

In a February 2007 seminar hosted by AGTS, Dr. Ed Stetzer spoke of the decline of the church in North America and encouraged leaders to be wise in discerning the times.

“[People] have rejected the church because they’ve gone and found it wanting,” said Stetzer. “I think that is a strong rebuke to us. We should receive that rebuke in humility and listen to God as he guides us in a different direction.”

Stetzer has planted churches in three states and trained pastors and church planters on five continents. He is currently the director of Lifeway Research.
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AGTS Academic Dean Dr. Joe Castleberry has been named the next president of Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash., effective August 15, 2007.

Castleberry has served as academic dean at AGTS since January 2003. Prior to this, he was a missionary church planter in Ecuador.

During Castleberry’s tenure as academic dean, faculty have increased their publication record significantly, developed creative new delivery systems and initiated the new Doctor of Missiology Program.

Beginning in 2008, AGTS will offer the Doctor of Ministry degree on the campus of Northwest University (NWU) in Kirkland, Wash.

Dr. Kent Ingle (D.Min. 2002), NWU’s School of Ministry director, will serve as branch coordinator. The AGTS/NWU partnership will allow easier access for West Coast and Pacific Rim participants and offer greater flexibility to current participants.


AGTS, CBC and EU Collaborate to Offer B.A. and M.Div. in Six Years

AGTS Publishes King/Seymour Reflections World-Renowned Counseling Author Addresses Impact of Emerging Culture

AGTS, Central Bible College (CBC) and Evangel University (EU) have formed a strategic network for ministry development. Qualifying CBC and EU students will be admitted to AGTS one semester before they complete their undergraduate degrees. Fifteen credits earned during the students’ first semester at AGTS will be transferred to complete their B.A. Students will incur one semester less expenses while reaching full-time ministry sooner.

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In July 2007, AGTS will publish the second book in the Encounter: Pentecostal Ministry Series, We’ve Come This Far: Reflections on the Pentecostal Tradition and Racial Reconciliation.

The book is a critical reflection on the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. and William J. Seymour to the church and society. The book seeks to understand the religious and social aspect of the church’s moral leadership in society through the lens of their lives.

The book will be available at in August 2007.

This fall AGTS started several audio podcasts. The first features spots recorded by President Klaus on society, the Bible and the church’s role in today’s world.

The second features AGTS chapel services, allowing students and friends to hear leading speakers from around the world. Other podcasts will be added in the near future.

To listen to these recordings or signup for free podcasts, visit

Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010 2:16 PM


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