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CommuniquÉJanuary 2002

Volume XXVI Number 5

Admissions, Records and Financial Aid | Busies Office | Chapel Schedule | Continuing Education | Final Exam Schedule | President | Public Relations | Student Life | Student Advisory Council |Vice President for Academic Affairs

From the President's Office... (top)

Where will Pres. Klaus be hangin’ out?
  • Jan. 3-6—Attending the Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents meeting, Fla.
  • Jan. 6-9—Speaking at the Ohio District Ministers Retreat
  • Feb. 4—Speaking at American Indian College, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Feb. 10—Missions Convention, Christian Center AG, Kalispell, Mont
  • Feb. 17—Preaching all services at Central AG, Springfield
  • Feb. 25-March 1—Teaching “Leadership Dynamics in the Two-Thirds World” for AGTS D.Min program

From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs... (top)

Spring 2002 Lectureship Series
An exciting spring 2002 Lectureship is scheduled for January 15-17, with Siang-Yang Tan. Dr. Tan is professor of Psychology in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif., and currently serves as senior pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, Calif. He has written a number of books and articles. The topic for this series will relate to two of his published works, Disciplines of the Holy Spirit and/or Experiencing God’s Peace in a Restless World. Check the posters for his schedule.  
Winter Weather
In the rare event that classes are canceled due to severe winter weather, the major television and radio stations in Springfield will be notified that the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (not the same as the Assemblies of God Christian School) has canceled classes. Before calling the seminary, listen for such announcements.
Chaplaincy Scholarships
Applications for chaplaincy scholarships (Military, Veterans Affairs, Industrial, Institutional) from the AG Chaplaincy Department are available from Jan Maempa in the Vice President’s Office. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 22.
Graduation Honors and Awards
Only those students whose accounts are paid on time may be considered for graduation honors and awards. Be sure to handle accounts promptly.
Faculty News

John Spurling has resigned his position on the faculty of AGTS, effective December 31, 2001, to assume the pastorate of First AG, Colleyville, Texas. We will miss him!

Gary McGee presented a paper, “Surprises of the Holy Spirit: How the Emergence of Pentecostalism has Changed the Landscape of Modern Mission,” on December 8 to the Evangelical Study Group (mission executives and academics) at the Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, Conn.

Interim Chair for the Practical Theology Department
Stephen Lim has been appointed “Interim Chair of the Practical Theology Department,” effective January 1, and will serve as department chair for the next two academic years.
Student Appointments with Faculty
Students seeking appointments with faculty should sign the appointment forms posted by the faculty member’s office door. Students who phone from off-campus should contact the faculty secretary, Lois Hubbard (417-268-1070). Faculty may be emailed at their offices by using their first initial and last name as in this example, jrailey@agts.edu.
Procedure for Summer Practicums
Applications for summer practicums must be approved and processed Tuesday-Friday, January 22-February 1. Applications are available from Lois Hubbard, or if a counseling practicum—from Angela Reid. Make an appointment now to see the appropriate professor.
Global Missions Track Reminder
Anyone interested in ministering in a Global Missions Track practicum in a cross-cultural setting needs to make an appointment with Barbara Cavaness before Friday, February 1.
Prayer Opportunities
The Khoo Kay Peng Prayer Room is literally at the center of the AGTS complex; we also want to insure that it is at the spiritual center of our life together. As we move into the new year, please consider the following opportunities for a growing spiritual vitality through prayer:
  • The General Council’s annual week of prayer is set for January 6-13. Be sure to schedule special time each day in the prayer room in observance of this very important week.
  • SAC sponsored weekly prayer meetings—visit the Student Ministries webpage for detailed times.
  • Make time for personal weekly prayer in the prayer room.

From the Public Relations Office... (top)

Rapport Alumni Magazine Online
You can now browse the Rapport Alumni Magazine online (or download a PDF copy). Check out the January 2002 issue which highlights our chaplaincy candidates and the Balkans ministry team.
AGTS Counseling Community Online
The AGTS counseling community now has a presence online. Visit this Counseling and Family Therapy section for counseling news and events, as well as resources and links to courses, faculty and the counseling program.

From the Office of Admissions, Records, and Financial Aid... (top)

Course Change Deadline, Jan. 22
Tuesday, January 22 is the final deadline to make spring course changes in the Records Office. The tuition refund policy for spring courses dropped is 90% (January 7-14), 80% (January 15-22), 70% (January 23-30), no refund beginning January 31.
Free Audit for Spouses
Spouses of full-time seminarians are encouraged to audit a course this spring free of charge. Register in the Records Office before January 22.
Summer/Fall Preregistration, Feb. 19-22
The dates for summer and fall preregistration are February 19-22.
Financial Aid PIN Drawing Awarded  
Lucas Hunt won the $25 drawing for securing a PIN number. Watch for another drawing in February for students who complete their Free Application for Financial Assistance (2002-03).
Electronically Complete FAFSA 
Students should electronically complete their Financial Aid (FAFSA) now. Applications can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Paper forms will be available in the Financial Aid Office starting January 14.
Deadline for Late Spring Loans 
February 15 is the deadline for all financial aid application paperwork to apply for late spring federal loans.

From the Office of Student Life... (top)

Missions Convention with Al Johnson, Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Al Johnson is a missionary to Thailand and presently serving for a year as Missionary in Residence at Northwest College, Kirkland, Wash. Johnson is an AGTS graduate and a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, England. His presentations in chapel January 29-February 1 will include his personal testimony about his journey to missions, a scholarly presentation, a preaching challenge toward missions, and a Q & A session.
Brown Bag Lunch with Al Johnson, Jan. 30
All AGTS students and faculty are invited to bring their own lunch and join in discussion with Al Johnson in the Student Lounge on Wednesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Light for the Lost Banquet, Jan. 31
There will be a Light for the Lost banquet on Thursday, January 31, 5 p.m., Great Hall. Al Johnson will speak. The entire AGTS community is encouraged to attend. Sign up at the information desk.
Training and Orientation
  • Library Orientation—January 15, 2:30-3:15 p.m., Library
  • Internet Research Training—January 15, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Computer Lab
  • Paper Writing Workshop—TBA
  • Turabian Workshop —TBA

From the Office of Continuing Education... (top)

Module Options:
  • January 14-18—PTHM 545 Ministry Development Seminar with Mark Bradford, Cheryl and Jay Taylor
  • January 21-25—BTHM 640/HISM 546 Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience with Robert and William Menzies
  • January 21-25—MCSM 634 Introduction to Judaism with Ray Gannon
  • January 28-February 1—PTHM 526 Leading Church Outreach and Assimilation with Steven Lim
  • February 11-15—PTHM 529 Vision-Centered Leadership and Management with Mel Ming
  • March 4-8—BTHM 632/THEM 639 Biblical Theology of Signs and Wonders with Ben Aker
  • March 18-22—MCSM 630 Missions Anthropology with Warren Newberry

    All module syllabi are available in the Continuing Education Office.

Pentecostal Preachers Week—Conference Credit
The General Council will host Pentecostal Preachers Week, March 11-13 at James River Assembly. The conference will feature both inspiration and instruction for pastors and evangelists. A two and three credit PTH elective option is available with Stephen Lim as the instructor. For more information contact the CE Office (417-268-1044, agts-ext@agts.edu) or visit Pentecostal Preachers Week webpage.

From Student Advisory Council... (top)

Spring 2002 Calendar of Events
January
  • 7-11—Spiritual Emphasis Week with George Cope
  • 11—Coffee & Dessert in honor of our spring new students and families, 7 p.m., Student Lounge
  • 15—SAC Lunch
  • 25—Parents Night Out & Singles Potluck
  • 30—Brown Bag Lunch with Al Johnson (Missionary to Thailand), 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Lounge

February

  • 8—Klasis Soup Night, 6:30 p.m., AGTS
  • 20—SAC Lunch
  • 22—Bowling, 7 p.m., Lighthouse Lanes

March

  • 15—Coffee House, 6:30 p.m. in Great Hall
  • 21—SAC Lunch

April

  • 6—Family Pot Luck & Recreation
  • 10—SAC Lunch
  • 13—Klasis Brunch, Klaus’ House
Spiritual Emphasis Week with George Cope, President of Zion Bible Institute, Barrington, R.I., Monday-Friday, Jan. 7-11
  • Monday—Prayer, 6:30 p.m., Chapel
  • Tuesday—
    • Service, 10:20 a.m., Chapel
    • Prayer, 6 p.m., Chapel
    • Community Service & Ministry, 7 p.m., Chapel (with worship by Solid Rock AG, Springfield)
  • Wednesday, Service, 10:20 a.m., Chapel
  • Thursday—
    • Service, 10:20 a.m., Chapel
    • Prayer, 6 p.m., Chapel
    • Community Service & Ministry, 7 p.m., Chapel (with worship by Solid Rock AG, Springfield)
  • Friday—Service, 10:20 a.m., Chapel
Student Ministries

For information on various student-led ministries visit the Student Ministries webpage.

From the Business Office... (top)

Financial Registration

If you have not yet completed financial registration for the 2002 spring term, please do so immediately. Failure to complete this process will result in your name being dropped from class rosters and could jeopardize any scholarship awards.

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship applications for the fall 2002 semester will be available on or before February 1 in the Business Office. These awards are for returning students and will be determined by March 1.

Check Your Statements Carefully

Scholarships for the spring 2002 term will post to your student account in mid January after the drop/add period. If you are receiving an award for the spring semester and it is not reflected on your February statement, notify the Business Office as soon as possible.

Chapel Schedule

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2003 1:24 PM

 

 
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