March 2011
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Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Faculty News
Life Long Learning
Books and Publication
Alumni News
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AGTS Accreditation Visit Concludes

On March 14-16, AGTS hosted a comprehensive evaluation visit by two teams of representatives from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the U.S. and Canada and The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is a member of the North Central Association, the regional accrediting agency of the North Central states.  The teams will submit their recommendations to these agencies who are expected to notify AGTS of the outcomes in the summer 2011.  A special thanks to alumni who participated in this process!


Consolidation Task Force Update

President Byron Klaus shared a report from the AG Superintendent's Office on the work of the Task Force. This group is on a very focused schedule with monthly meetings through June 2011, including considerable work between meetings. President Byron Klaus advised that regular information will be forthcoming as the work of the Task Force proceeds.


See Message from the AGTS President (3/2/11)

What's New?


Olena1Dr. Lois Olena ('06) was elected March 12 as executive director of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) at the group's 40th Annual Meeting in Memphis, TN.  She succeeds Dr. David Roebuck, director of the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center (Cleveland, TN), who served for 8 years and is the first woman elected to serve as executive director, a five-year term. She will now manage the Society's day-to-day business.

SPS is the world's largest international community of scholars working within the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions and publishes Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Over 300 scholars and students gathered at this year's annual meeting.

"We are grateful to have Dr. Olena in this influential role with SPS," said AGTS President Byron D. Klaus, "and so proud that she is a member of the AGTS community."


For more information, visit the SPS website.

Connect with President KlausDr. Klaus


Dr. Byron Klaus will be at the following events:

March 23-24          Task Force for Springfield schools


March 30-April 1   Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL


Dr. Byron Klaus contributed a chapter "Reflection on Pentecostal Mission for the Twenty-First Century" in Spirit-Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century: Insights, Analysis, and Future Trends from World Renowned Scholars (February 2011) author, Vinson Synan.

For ordering information, click here.


The Prez Release is an email commentary from President Klaus. Each issue contains thoughts on society, the Bible, and the role of the church in today's world.  Subscribe here. 

Faculty News


Several years ago, Dr. George Flattery and Network 211 received permission from Dr. Steve Lim to use one of his evangelistic concepts, "Ten Universal Felt-needs of Individuals and the Relevance of the Gospel," as the basis for an evangelistic website,  In slightly over two years, more than two million individuals have visited this site. Over 150,000 have indicated spiritual interest, and over 50,000 had at least one email exchange with a discipler. During the past February a Chinese version of this website was completed.  More people in China are connected to the Internet than in any other country. 


MostertHow to Become HIV+: Guidelines for the Local Church

by Dr. Johan Mostert has just been published by Kerus Global Education.  In it, he describes his personal journey from ignorance to becoming a global leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS.  He indicates what not to do, and offers practical, research-supported strategies that churches can implement to both fight the spread of the disease and care for those affected by the pandemic.

Visit website to purchase.




Dr. DeLonn Rance's ('83) recent travel included a trip to Indonesia and the Philippines for training with AGWM personnel.  He travels to Santo Dominto in the Dominican Republic March 28-31 for a Together in Missions consultation.

Life Long Learning 


Graduate alumni can audit one course free per academic year.  Why not use it as an opportunity to take a break and enhance your ministry skills?  For a complete list of course offerings, visit the online schedule.


One Week Summer Modules

June 20-24 (M-F)  12:30-9:30 pm


Dr. DeLonn Rance ('83)

Anthropology & Communication in Theological Perspective


July 5-9 (T-S) 8:00-5:00 pm

MCSM 545 01

Dr. Mark Hausfeld ('83)

Engaging Islam


July 11-15 (M-F) 8:00-5:00 pm

MCSM 554 01

Rev. Harry Morin ('01)

Folk Islam & Power Encounter

Books and Publications 


Cavaness bookDr. Barbara Cavaness ('75) Unbelievable, Yet True, the life story of Theresa D'Souza Greenhough, a remarkable Indian evangelist-from Olympic runner, to Spirit-filled Catholic nun, to Pentecostal preacher with Barbara Cavaness.  The book was recently dedicated in Chennai, India at the World AG Fellowship Congress and may be ordered barbara.cavaness@agmd.orgProceeds go to Theresa's Gateway International orphanage/school.


Daniel Kern ('86) wrote "In Passionate Pursuit of God's Holy Calling". It is available at CPO and Mardel's Christian Book Stores in Springfield, MO.  The book details the call of God on his life, the vision surrounding why he is in India, as well as many of the miracles that the Lord performed at Mission of Mercy Hospital in October of 2009.  Daniel is currently ministering in Jamtara, India located approximately 3 hrs from Calcutta by train. 


Dr. Lois Olena ('06) wrote the article "Who Cares About Creation?" The Network: A Called Community of Women,


The latest issue of Christianity Today has a very significant section on those attending seminary as mid-career students. One of the resident experts tapped by Christianity Today to speak to this issue was Dr. Randy Walls ('97/'04).  


Road Trip Leadership: Mile Markers Along My Way In Ministry
byWood Dr. George O. Wood

Mile after servant-hearted mile, George Wood encourages pastors, visits with churches, and reaches out to other leaders from coast to coast. In his new book, Road Trip Leadership, his own work becomes the "case study" to show how to be a dynamically spiritual pastor whose feet are planted firmly on practical principles for growing your church. Drawing on over four decades of Christian service-spanning the gamut from pastor to professor and campus minister to denominational leader-George Wood explains the power of combining clear-headed thinking, common sense, and reliance on the Holy Spirit for success in ministry. His book features "Ministry Milestones" and "Check Your Gauges" helps so you can map out your own journey and monitor how you're doing along the way. 



Alumni News

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Kelly 2

James and Liisa Kelly ('85) spent three weeks in Liberia, West Africa where they had previously served as AGWM missionaries.  During the visit, they ministered at a three-day pastors' seminar and at a one-day women's ministries' workshop, and preached in churches and at two districts' Christmas conventions, where the churches gathered together for times of worship, preaching, and fellowship.


BryanChaplain (CPT) Jeff Bryan ('06) authored Memoirs from Babylon: A Combat Chaplain's Life in Iraq's Triangle of Death.  He is pictured with a paratrooper from his unit.  For more information, visit 





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Upcoming Events


April 22       Good Friday Holiday; offices closed 

April 24       Easter


AGTS Graduation Activities

April 28

AGTS Golf Tournament

Registration required, call (417) 268-1012 by April 20 or email

April 29

Doctor of Ministry Symposium 1:00 - 2:30 pm

AGTS Chapel

RSVP, call (417) 268-1043 by April 20 or email

April 30

38th Commencement Celebration 10:00 am

Central Assembly of God

1301 Boonville Avenue


Register Now for Golf Tournament

Join us for the AGTS Golf Tournament on April 28.  The tournament is a four-person scramble format and begins with a 10 am shotgun start.  Great prizes!

All players receive:

         18 holes of golf at Rivercut Golf Course (change of venue)


         Range balls

         Lunch at Deer Lake

         Team Photo

         Golfer gift bag

Special price for AGT alumni is $65 per person.

For details, call Mary Miramonti at (417) 268-1012.











June 15     Chaplaincy Reception

                    University Plaza Hotel (More details to follow)



August 3     General Council Alumni Reception  Phoenix, AZ