beginJanuary 2012
Girls' Nite Out
  • FlowersSave the date!
  • Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Calling all ladies at AGTS to come enjoy an evening together.


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Consolidation Prayer Meeting 
  • January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Maranatha Village (233 Norton Road)
  • Come join faculty, staff, and students to pray for God's guidance and wisdom for the consolidation process.

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Prepare/Enrich Certification Workshop 

  • AGTS will host a Prepare/Enrich certification workshop on Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m.
  • Workshop is open to all AGTS alum and active, full-time AGTS, CBC, and EU students at a discounted rate of $150.
  • Registration fee for current MFT II students is included with course registration.
  • Fee includes registration and initial testing supplies, training materials, assessment handbooks, and certification.
  • Registration must be received by February 3.
  • Download registration materials and register today at:
  • Contact Dr. Angela Reid at or Gabe Lett at for more information.  

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Where in the World is
Dr. Klaus?  
  • January 4-7: Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents, Clearwater, Florida Klaus__2011
  • January 19-21: Speaker at New President's Seminar for Association of Theological Schools, San Antonio, Texas 

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Academic News 



2012 Inaugural Hogan Lecture

  • Tuesday, January 31, 11:00-12:15 p.m. Seymour ChapelLowenberg
  • Dr. Doug Lowenberg will be installed as the 2012 J. Philip Hogan Chair for World Missions
  • Faculty and administration will be in full academic regalia.
  • Everyone is invited to the reception in the Great Hall immediately following the service.
  • See bulletin boards for additional details.

Great Course Opportunity!

  • BIB 640/MHT 639 Africa Encounters the Book: Contextualized Biblical Interpretation with Dr. Doug Lowenberg
  • Tuesdays, 2:00-4:45 p.m. in Room 227
  • This course fulfills a biblical studies requirement for some degree programs or serves as an elective in the MAIM program.  

 Improve Your Writing!

  • Graduate work can be frustrating if your academic writing competency is not where it should be. We recommend the following options depending on the level of help you need.
    1. Have a fellow student edit your written assignments and coach you on how to improve.
    2. Enroll in RES 512 Academic Writing. Receive a total of 13 hours of classroom instruction and up to 20 hours of one-to-one coaching. This one-hour, noncredit course will be offered in the spring semester at half the regular tuition rate. 

Dean's Chapel

  • "What We Can Learn from the Life of Steve Jobs" by Dr. Stephen Lim
  • January 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Summer Practicums

  • Students must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing practicums; credit will not be given for those requesting credit after completing practicums.
    • Counseling: If you will begin your first counseling practicum in summer 2012, please make an appointment to meet with Dr. Angela Reid in January.
    • Intercultural Ministry: Contact Dr. Warren Newberry, January 9-20
    • All other practicums: Contact Dr. Randy Walls or Taurina Smith between January 23-February 3

Student Appointments with Faculty

  • Sign up on the appointment forms posted by office doors.
  • If off-campus, contact the faculty secretary, Janice Brueggemann at 417-268-1070

New Student Orientation and Registration

  • January 9

Holidays in January

  • AGTS will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
    • New Year's Day--January 2
    • Martin Luther King--January 16  

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Registrar's News

Spring Course Changes
  • Final Deadline to make schedule changes:  Monday, January 23
  • Tuition refund policy for spring courses:
    • January 10-16                 90%
    • January 17-24                 80%
    • January 25-February 2    70%
    • No refund after February 2 

Free Audit for Spouses 

 Summer/Fall Registration

  • Registration is Monday-Friday, March 5-9
  • Summer graduates should plan to register early that week. 


Student Records

  • Please see Student Handbook for guidelines related to privacy of student records. 

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Business Office News


Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before January 9, February 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.

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2012

  • Scholarship applicatons for the fall semester will be available in the Business Office in January.
  • Awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee and scholarship notifications made by March 15.

Spring 2012 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


New Student Loan Borrowers

  • To apply for spring 2012 student loans:
    • Have on hand the following:
      • Your Department of Education PIN number
      • Your Social Security number
      • Your driver's license
      • A copy of your 2010 income taxes
    • Go online to
      • Click on "Fill out a FAFSA"
      • 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).
      • 2011-2012 Financial Aid Application with Certification (
      • Master Promissory Note ( If you have already filed at previous school and it has been within the last ten years, you do not need to complete a new one.
      • Entrance Counseling ( This has to be completed every time you change schools.

Deadline for Late Spring Loans

  • March 1 is the deadline to secure a Federal Direct Loan for the spring 2012 term.


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In This Issue
Financial Aid News
Student Services News
Library News

Student Services



Inclement Weather Procedure  


In the rare event that classes are cancelled due to severe winter weather, the major television and radio stations in Springfield will be notified that the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has cancelled classes.  Before calling the seminary, listen for such announcments.


In the event of inclement weather, students may call the weather hotline to find out if classes have been cancelled or delayed:       417-269-1051


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Library Hours  


Spring Library Hours begin Monday, January 9.



9:00 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.



10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.





Any exceptions to this schedule over the course of the semester will be posted in advance.



Library Orientation


A library Research Orientation session is scheduled for new students on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the AGTS Library.


Any returning students who are interested in the orientation are also invited to attend. 







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