and Information for the AGTS Community
- Thursday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Seymour Chapel
- Celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Stephen Lim as Academic Dean
- Bring your family for this time of celebration and worship.
- Reception following service—Great Hall
Inaugural Hogan Lecture
- On Wednesday, October 15 at 10:30 a.m., Dr. DeLonn Rance will be installed as the 2008 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions.
- Faculty and administration will be in full academic regalia.
- Everyone is invited to a reception in the Great Hall immediately following the service.
- Students interested in missions are invited to participate in the missions convention at First
Assembly at Des Moines, Iowa—October 18-22.
- Church covers all travel expenses and provides housing and meals.
- If interested, contact DeLonn Rance at 268-1078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cry Out America!
- Students are encouraged to participate in a national prayer rally.
- September 11—Noon-1 p.m.
- County Courthouse on Boonville Ave.
- Parking and shuttle service available at Central Assembly.
- Bring lawn chairs, if desired; seating not provided.
6th Annual Alumni Phonathon
- Would you like dinner, a cool AGTS t-shirt, gift certificates to area restaurants, hair salons, auto repair
shops and video stores, as well as a chance to win a $300 scholarship?
- Sign up today for the 6th Annual Alumni Phonathon on September 8 & 9 to make calls to AGTS alumni and raise scholarship funds.
- Three shifts to choose from:
- September 8—Noon-5 p.m.
- September 8—5-10 p.m.
- September 9—5-10 p.m.
- In addition to the great free stuff listed above, you will earn 15% of every dollar you raise to go
toward your student account.
- This is a great opportunity to get together with classmates, connect with alumni, and make a
difference in your seminary.
- Contact Mary in the Development Office—268-1012 or email@example.com or drop in to sign up.
- Saturday, September 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Dickerson Park Zoo on Norton Ave.
- In addition to the free picnic, enjoy admission to the Dickerson Park Zoo for
only one dollar!
- Complimentary hot dogs, burgers and beverages will be provided.
- Individuals with last names beginning with:
- A-M, bring side dish
- N-Z, bring dessert
Jan Maempa—firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1014
Norma Simmons—email@example.com or 268-1070
Attention Fall Graduates
- Comprehensive examination date/analytical reflection paper deadline: Monday, November 3.
- Contact Norma Simmons for further information—268-1070.
Fall Final Exam Week
- Monday-Friday, December 8-12
Counseling Practicum Lab
- Meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Room 114
- First practicum lab is Tuesday, August 26.
Global Missions Track Practicums
- Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry and fits most AGTS degree programs.
- Contact Dr. Warren Newberry about: 1) a GMT foreign or domestic practicum, 2) Study at a foreign seminary in the completion of your AGTS program
- Must finalize Spring 2009 Practicum in Intercultural Ministry I: August 30-September 7
- All Other Spring Practicums:
- Must be approved/processed: September 23-26 or October 7-10
- Pick up an application form from Norma Simmons, or if a counseling practicum, from Valerie Rance.
- Make appointments to see the appropriate practicum professor.
Fall Library Hours
- Mon.-Wed.—8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
- Thursday— 8:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
- Friday—8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
- Saturday—10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Sunday— Closed
- Any exceptions to this schedule will be posted in advance.
- Please note the Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 2.
For Appointments With Faculty
- Sign up on the appointment forms posted beside faculty members’ office door.
- If off campus, call Norma Simmons, faculty secretary, at 268-1070.
- New Student Library Orientation—Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Library—meet at circulation desk.
- Free writing workshop!
- September 10 or 11—3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Each session limited to 15 students
- Sign up with Dr. Lois Olena at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Other writing tutorials
- Writing tutorial is available through Evangel University for students who need one-on-one coaching. Sign up at the AGTS Academic Dean’s Office, if interested.
- Turabian tutorial by Dr. Jim Railey is available online at www.agts.edu
- Biblical Theological Research and Writing tutorial (3 hours) by Dr. Edgar Lee is available at
One-Credit Weekend Courses for Fall
- PTH 626—Conflict Resolution in the Church—Dr. Cheryl Taylor
- PTH 640 Stu:—Weddings, Funerals & Other Services—Rev. Charles Arsenault
Muslims in America Summit
- September 10-12—Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois
- One credit option is available for this venue.
- If interested, contact Barb in the Office of Continuing Education or call 268-1044.
Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?
- September 10-12—Muslims in America Summit at Calvary Church, Naperville, Illinois
- September 16-18—Annual Lectureship at Southern Cross
Sarah Clark—email@example.com or
- Grades for the summer semester have been posted and may be accessed through the Student Portal (www.agts.edu/estudent).
Last Day to Drop/Add
- Deadline: Monday, September 8
- Secure Change of Schedule forms in the Registrar’s Office.
Free Audit for Spouses
- Spouses of full-time seminarians can audit one class this fall free of charge. Register in the Registrar’s
Office before September 8.
- You can download the “Student Spouse Registration for Unofficial Audit” form at www.agts.edu/apply/
- Please see the student handbook for guidelines related to privacy of student records at:
- New E-Mail or Local Address?
- Contact the Registrar’s Office to update your contact information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register to Graduate in May 2009
- Deadline: October 31
- Plan to complete all degree requirements between now and August 2009? Contact Sarah Clark at
268-1025 or email@example.com.
Financial Aid News
Flo Byerly—firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1028
Perkins Loan Awards
- Deadline to accept or decline a Perkins award: September 12.
- After September 12, the Financial Aid Office will award those monies to other students requesting Federal Perkins Funds.
Stafford and Direct Student Loans
- If you have not received your Federal Stafford and Federal Direct Student loans by September 23, please notify the Financial Aid Office.
Business Office News
Steve Miramonti—email@example.com or 268-1035
Average Cost Per Student
- The average educational cost for an AGTS student this year is $13,683.
- The General Council of the AG provides a grant to cover $3,200 or 23.52 percent of this amount.
- Tuition and fees cover 65 percent.
- Remainder is funded by the faithful contributions from churches and individuals.
Fall 2008 Fee Schedule
- Deferred Payment Fee—Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of the semester will be charged a deferred payment fee of $50.
- Late Payment Fee—All past due accounts will be charged a $25 per month late fee.
- Full Cash Payment Discount—Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of class will receive a 1% discount on the net tuition. Net tuition is the full tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.
Deferred Payment Schedule
- Deferred payments must be made on or before the following dates in order to avoid $25 per month late fee: August 25; October 15; November 15
Photo ID for New Students
- If you have not yet had your student ID picture taken, please make arrangements with the Business Office as soon as possible.
Labor Day Weekend Schedule
- The building will be open the following times during the holiday weekend:
- Friday, August 29 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Saturday, August 30 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sunday, August 31 Closed
- Monday, September 1 Closed
- Regular building hours will resume on Tuesday,
Institutional and Alumni Relations
Deborah Fegler—firstname.lastname@example.org or 268-1022
- Don’t miss the AGTS Big Breakfast Buffet for students, faculty, and staff hosted by the Alumni Office on Wednesday, October 8, 8:30-10 a.m. in Great Hall.
- Connect with friends over scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, griddle hash browns, biscuits and gravy,
fresh fruit, OJ, coffee and tea!
Treasa Edmond—email@example.com or 268-1081
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
- Evenings and Saturdays
- All other times Security: 268-1002
Attention All New Students!
- Please stop by the Student Life Office and sign up for your first semester Spiritual Formation meeting with Dr. Jay Taylor.
- For more information, please contact Treasa Edmond at 268-1081 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a SAC lunch on Thursday, September 25, Noon till 1 p.m. in the Great Hall.
Student Counseling Available
- Counseling is available for currently enrolled students.
- To arrange appointments, contact the counseling secretary (268-1085) or the faculty secretary (268-1070).
Gym Membership at Evangel
- More information is available at the front desk of the Evangel Gym.
Other Upcoming Events
- AGTS Women’s Fellowship—Friday, October 3, 7-9 p.m.—Great Hall. Childcare will be provided.
- Pastor in Residence Week—November 3-6, Al Toledo, founding pastor of Chicago Tabernacle
in Chicago, Illinois.
Direct Access to Student Portal
- Link to the Student Portal directly from the AGTS homepage. Find it under the Current Student dropdown menu.
- Dr. Warren Newberry
- Taught a masters-level course, Cultural Anthropology, in Malawi, May 12-20
- Dr. Stephen Lim
- May 30-June 1— Ministered at five services at Grace Assembly, Singapore
- May 3-5—Featured speaker for AG Alliance of Theological Educators in Southeast Asia, held in Bangalore, India. Topic: “Theological Education for the Whole Church”
- June 6—Presented workshops to the faculty and staff at South Asia Bible College: “Growing Spiritually through the Circumstances of Life” and “Empowering Leadership.”
- June 7-8—Ministered at First AG in Bangalore
- Dr. Johan Mostert
- Spent six weeks in South Africa where he negotiated contacts for a proposed research grant from the Templeton Foundation on behalf of AGTS.
- While visiting the country, he also officiated at the wedding of his son and new daughter-in-law in the middle of Kruger National Park where three armed guards protected the guests from wild animals. Guests included a few hippos, a giraffe, and an African fish eagle who continuously disrupted the proceedings.
- Dr. DeLonn Rance
- May 5-10—Taught “Pentecostal Theology of Leadership Development” at CINCEL in San Jose, Costa Rica
- May 20-26—Attended World AG Congress in Lisbon, Spain and presented and translated for the Act 1:8 World Missions breakfast
- May 28-June 7—Coordinated and translated for the Institute of Islamic Studies for Latin America in San Salvador, El Salvador
- July 22-25—Served as secretary for the Together in Mission Committee for Latin America, Panama City, Panama
- Dr. James Hernando
- Preached the Sunday service at Rock Road Christian Church in Semmes, Alabama for Pastor Joseph Pileggi—the minister who performed Moira and his wedding.
- Helped lead a church construction crew to Newark, New Jersey, to renovate the church building for Central Assembly of God; the pastors are Paul and Andrea (alumna) Valerius.
- Dr. Cheryl Taylor
- conducted a weeklong orientation session for 18 new Doctor of Ministry students at Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore, India.
- Dr. Jay Taylor
- May 28-June 6—Taught at ATCEM in Singapore
- June 9-13—Preached for Victory Family Centre church camp in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- June 15-21—Taught Life and Ministry in the Spirit in Kuching, Malaysia
- Dr. Roger Cotton
- August 10, preached at Hillside Assembly in Ripon,Wisconsin
- James Hernando wrote “Lessons from the Kings of Contrast,” an article about Manasseh and Josiah, in the Pentecostal Evangel,July 13, 2008.
- DeLonn Rance wrote a book review, “Spreading Fires: The Missionary Nature of Early Pentecostalism,” by Allan Anderson, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, April 2008.
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