Volume XXVII Number
Dean | Admissions, Records and
Financial Aid | Business Office | Continuing Education
| President | Spiritual Formation
and Student Services
From the President's Office... (top)
- April 25-27Overseas Ministries Study Center, Yale University
- May 6-7Evening speaker, Rocky Mountain AG District Council
- May 10Graduation speaker, Bethany College
- May 12-13Seminar on Emerging Culture, Arkansas District Council
- May 24Graduation speaker, Ethiopian Bible College
- June 30-July 3Ministry in a Pluralistic Culture and Pre-field Orientation
for Missionary Candidates, AG World Missions, Springfield, Mo.
- July 7-11Morning Bible teacher, Oklahoma AG Family Camp
- July 28-29AGTS Leadership Roundtable with Leonard Sweet, General
From the Office of Academic Affairs... (top)
Exciting New Summer
Childrens Ministries in a Multicultural World will be taught June
30-July 11 by Bruce Braithwaite, who has been a fully-appointed AG missionary since 1975,
and co-founded BEST (Brazilian Extension Schools of Theology), the world's largest extension
He co-founded the Children of Brazil Outreach, which at one time was reaching
120,000 children each week in public school release-time Christian Education classes.
His commitment is to practical hands-on training to develop meaningful ministry tools
for developing churches around the world. Dr. Braithwaite authored several books and is
currently Director of Special Projects for Life where he is coordinating a five-year Christian
education curriculum project designed for reproduction by the local and national church.
This new course will provide a broad spectrum of exposure to various types
of children's ministries and materials, as well as practical techniques needed in the
actual production phase. It will include on-site visits to several ministries that specialize
in working with children around the world.
Courses Coming This Fall
- PTH 628 Legal Issues
for churches & Clergy (Part 1) taught by Dr. Richard Hammar, legal counsel for the
Assemblies of God
- PTH 640 Childrens
Ministry (Part 1) taught by Johanna Townsend, director of For Kids Only ministry
- PTH 640 Engaging
the Millennial Generation taught by Jay Taylor, AGTS Director of Spiritual Formation
- THE 640 The Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, team-taught by David Thomas,
AG missionary and AGTS adjunct professor, and Jessica Dorn, 2003 M.Div. AGTS graduate
Free New Testament
Zondervan has donated copies of Walking with Jesus New Testament (Todays
New International Version) to the Seminary. While AGTS does not endorse any particular
Bible translation, we encourage you to critically examine this new offering from Zondervan.
Copies have been placed in your mailboxes.
Please note the following dates and deadlines for comprehensive examinations,
analytical reflection papers, and seminar-quality research papers:
- Summer Session I: Mon., June 9
- Summer Session II &
- Post Session: Mon., July 7
You can download the analytical reflection paper guidelines and the comprehensive
exam guidelines for the MAIS from the current
student page at www.agts.edu. Contact the Faculty Secretary at 268-1070 for further
Officially approved summer
syllabi can be found on the AGTS website at www.agts.edu or in the library upon request.
Dorothea Lotter presented
the results of a research paper, A Study of Enrollment Management Models,
in a theological schools and seminaries workshop at the American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers Conference in Washington, D.C., in April.
In June, she will present a workshop in the professional development track
for graduate schools and seminaries at the National Association of Christian College Admissions
Personnel Conference in Seattle, Wash.
Earl Creps wrote the chapter
Moving from Absolute to Authentic in the book, Stories of Emergence, edited
by Mike Yaconelli of Wittenberg Door Youth Specialties fame and published by Zondervan
Ben Aker read a paper, Pros
and Cons of the TNIV on April 7 at the regional meeting of the Society for Biblical
Literature. Dr. Aker gave a brief history of the translation and the debate surrounding
it, followed by a discussion of some of the issues. Two methods of translation were providedviability
for both were urged.
Roger Cotton read his paper
Relationship of the Spirit to Holiness from the book of Numbers at the Society
for Pentecostal Studies in Lexington, Ky. on March 21. He also attended the Central States
Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in St. Louis on April 6-7.
Edgar Lee will speak at the District
Superintendents Retirement Banquet and preach the ordination service for the Georgia
District Council, May 7-8.
Dr. Lees article The Openness of God from a Pentecostal
Perspective first printed in Enrichment has now been reprinted in Enrich (Pentecostal
Assemblies of Canadas equivalent to our Enrichment magazine).
* Some papers may be found on the respective professors
web page at www.agts.edu.
From the Office of Admissions,
Records, and Financial Aid... (top)
Be sure to check your e-mail account periodically for special announcements,
registration updates, etc. Contact the Records Office if your e-mail address changes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It's not too late to register for a summer class. Contact the Admissions
and Records Office staff (417-268-1000 or email@example.com)
for details. The following dates are scheduled for registration:
- First summer session..............May 5
- Second summer session.........June 2
- Post summer session.............June 30
Late Summer Financial
If you missed the April 4 deadline for federal financial aid, you may still
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. Contact Debbie Bourland
(417-268-1028 or firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Financial
Aid Office for further information.
Stafford & Perkins Loans
July 14 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) 2003-04
to be processed by the Central Processor. Submit your forms and FAFSA electronically to
meet the deadline. See www.agts.edu or contact
the Financial Aid Office (417-268-1028 or email@example.com)
if you have any questions.
From the Office of Spiritual
Formation and Student Services... (top)
Worship & Prayer Services
There will be summer community worship and prayer services held each 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 13 and will run through June 24. The format will consist of a
scripture reading/exhortation, a brief time of worship, and a time for prayerboth
corporate and individual. We encourage those who are willing to attend to fast lunch on
this day. While fasting is not a prerequisite for participation, we would ask that, as
usual, no food or drink be brought into the chapel. We look forward to seeing you there.
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 unkept 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.
From the Office of Continuing
CE Director on
Randy Walls will represent
AGTS at two District Councils during the summer:
- Arkansas District Council in Little Rock, Ark.May 12-14
- Illinois District Council in Peoria, Ill.May 19-21
- PTHE 640 Reach the U for Church Staff with Chi Alpha staff, June 19-23
- PTHE 640 Reach the U with Chi Alpha staff, June 16-28
- NACBA Certification (National Association of Church Business Administrators)
with Richard Hammar, Randall
Barton, Merwyn Pickney and Phil Martin, June 16-27
- Assemblies of God World MissionsEvangel University
- Pre-field Orientation with AGWM staff, June 14-July 4
- School of Missions with AGWM staff, July 8-17
- Introduction to Islam with Harry Morin, June 30-July 3
- MCSE 639 Ministering in a Pluralistic Society with Earl
Creps, June 30-July 3
- FacultadAGTS (Spanish Language Only)
- Teologia Practica (Practical Theology) with Luis Yepez, July 21-25
- Corrientes Teologicas Acutales (Current Theological Trends) with Everett
Ward, July 21-25
- 2003 Ministerial Enhancement ConferenceSouthern Missouri District
- Ministers Financial Planning Conference with Assemblies of God Financial
Services staff, May 15
* Contact Vicki Jacobson (417-268-1044 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
in the Continuing Education Office for syllabi and more information.
From the Business Office... (top)
Deferred payment dates for the summer semester are May 5, June 15, and
July 15. Past due accounts are subject to a $25 per month late fee.
Full Cash Payment
If you pay off the summer balance of your account in full on or before
May 5, the Business Office will post a 1% tuition rebate to your account for the summer
semester. To be eligible for this rebate, however, your entire summer balance must be
paid in full no later the May 5, regardless of the session(s) in which you are enrolled.
The 1% is calculated on the net tuition fee, which is the total tuition charge less institutional
aid and other institutional discounts. If you have questions, please stop by the Business
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