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Summer 2003 Rapport: Annual Report 2002-2003

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From the Office of Spiritual Formation and Student Services...

Dr. Jay Taylor
Director of Spiritual Formation

This year the AGTS Spiritual Formation Office charted new territory in its efforts to facilitate holistic spiritual growth in students! Recognizing that preparation for effective ministry must extend beyond a mere academic experience, we have committed to provide personalized opportunities for spiritual development. This includes: a mentoring program for women; self-directed accountability groups for all students; a sexual integrity in ministry seminar; and personal contact with each entering student, specifically for the purpose of facilitating individual spiritual transformation.

I met personally with each new student at least twice during the year in order to assist students in discovering how God wants to work uniquely in and through them. This involved utilizing various personal assessment tools and spiritual gifts tests and reflective discussion regarding what God is doing in the students’ lives. The personal touch has been a source of encouragement to students who appreciate the genuine concern and practical help AGTS offers to facilitate intentional spiritual growth.

The Student Services Office also expanded this year in response to learning challenges faced by deaf and blind students. The ability to work with students’ special learning needs is an important aspect of the development of Student Services at AGTS.

Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:15 PM


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