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    Friday, February 4, 7-9 p.m. in the AGTS Great Hall
    Chocolate Fountain
    All the women from the AGTS community--students, student wives, staff, faculty, and faculty wives--are invited to enjoy a fabulous evening making new friends or connecting with old friends while eating chocolate. RSVP to or call 268-1000.
    Childcare will be provided. However, a reservation is required. Please contact Norma Davies (268-1000) to place childcare reservation--no later than Noon on Thursday, February 3. 

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Ministerial Student Writing Contest


Jumpstart your writing ministy!

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In 2010, AGTS student Martin Monacell won a second place award of $400.



In 2009, AGTS student John Johnson won a third place award of $300. 


Polish one of your "A" papers from the following categories:


  • A+Biblical studies
  • Historical studies
  • Theological studies (including ethics)
  • Ministry (preaching, leadership, counseling, evangelism, etc.)
  • World Missions


Submit your paper in MS Word according to the Writer's Guidelines available on the Ministry Magazine website.  





  • Grand prize: $750
  • First prize: $500
  • Five Second prizes: $400
  • Five Third prizes: $300

 Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2011  



Global Initiative Colloquium
  • Global Initiative will host a collDr. Hausfeldoquium at AGTS on February 24 with special guest Dr. Sobhi Malek.
  • Watch the AGTS hall monitors for exact time and location. 
  • For more information, please contact Mark Hausfeld (268-1079). 

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Where in the World is Dr. Klaus?
  • Klaus in Great Hall with fadeFebruary 13--Life Center to honor Fulton Buntain as a Pillar of the Faith, Tacoma, Washington


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Academic News

Attention Spring GraduatesGraduation diploma
  • Comprehensive examinations and the deadline for submitting analytical reflection papers is Monday, March 7.
  • Guidelines available online
  • Contact the Faculty Secretary if you have any questions. 
Fall 2011 Practicums
  • Fall practicums (excluding Intercultural Ministry practicums) must be approved and processed by February 1-4.
  • Applications are avaialbe from the Faculty Secretary
Spring Study Week
Reading a book

February 21-25

Plan to use this week to catch up on writing papers and reading.




  Accreditation Site Visit 

  • AGTS' ten year re-accreditation visit will occur March 13-16. The teams from the Association of Theological Schools and/or the North Central Association will be interviewing administrators, faculty, students, and alumni in order to evaluate the progress the seminary has made.
  • Please cordially welcome the guests. 
  • Thank you to so many people who are working hard to prepare for this occasion. 
Registrar's News

Register Now

Summer & Fall Registration
  • Final DeadlineFebruary 28-March 4
  • Check Student Portal ( for details.
  • Schedule appointment with faculty adviser beginning February 17. Summer graduates should plan to register early that week.

Viewing Grades

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Business Office News 


Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before Paid StampFebruary 15 and March 15.
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before these dates in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee.

Spring 2011 Scholarships

  • Scholarships for the spring term will post to student accounts by the first of February.
  • If you are a recipient, please review your February account statement carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount have been posted.
  • Please report any discrepancies to the Business Office as soon as possible.  

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Financial Aid News


2010-2011 Student Loans Dollar Sign

  • To apply for 2011-12 student loans:
    • Have the following items available:
      • Your Department of Education PIN number (to received a PIN number, go to and apply)
      • Your Social Security Number
      • Your Driver's License
      • A copy of your 2010 income taxes
      • Click on "Fill out a FAFSA" or "Fill out a Reneal FAFSA" (for students who borrowed in 2010-2011)

      • After completing the FAFSA, submit your request with your PIN number.  (The PIN serves as an electronic signature and your FAFSA will be sent to the Financial Aid Office).
Deadline for Late Spring LoansCalendar
  • February 25 is the dealine to secure a Stafford Loan for the Spring 2011 term.

Deadlines for Summer Loans

  • Priority Deadline:   March 13
  • Final Deadline:      March 31
If you received financial aid this semster, just complete a summer student loan data sheet


If not, the following docuemnts are available in the Financial Aid Office or online and must be received by the deadline: 

  • FAFSA (2011-12) must be completed/processed by Central Processor
  • Financial Aid application
  • Summer student loan data sheet
  • Federal Direct Loan master Promissory Note (only one MPN while attending AGTS is required)
  • Work Study application, if interested 

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James_LukeEnrollment News



Enrollment Trips



  • Mario Guerreiro will be on the campus of Southeastern University the week of February 3--Lakeland, Florida




  • January 31 and February 1--Amanda Bullock will speak in two different classes at College of the Ozarks, Hollister, Missouri 
  • February 7-9--Amanda Bullock will represent AGTS at the CBC Missions Festival, Springfield, Missouri

 Luke James' Enrollment Trips



Week of February 3--William Woods College and Harris-Stowe University in the St. Louis area


February 7-8--District Youth Director's conference 

  • February 15--Westminster College--Graduate Fair, St. Louis, Missouri 
  • February 16--Truman State University--Graduate Fair 

AGTS Open HouseAGTS Color Logo (with name)

  • AGTS will host an open house for prospective students on Thursday, February 17
  • For additional information, contact Linda Smith at 417-268-1031.
In This Issue
Writing contest
Academic News
Registrar's News
Business Office News
Financial Aid News
Faculty Writing and Ministry

Faculty Writing & Ministry




Dr. Deborah Gill


Wrote "Fruit of the Unified Practice of Discipleship," the scriptural commetary (on Acts 2:42-47--"one in the apostles' teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer") for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011.  See Ecumenical Trends. February 2011. Also check their website.


Wrote three book reviews, one for Pneuma and two for Encounter.



Dr. Charles Self 


January 27-30--will travel to Lutherville, Maryland to lead a Leadership Advance for Trinity Church


February 10-14--Will travel to the Bay Area in California--for ministry at Chi Alpha, Stanford, Abundant Life AG Missions Emphasis.  In addition, he will participate in civic and political speeches in San Francisico and Rio Vista, California.



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