Springfield, Mo.--May 16, 2012--The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) recently announced a $640,000 campaign to fund building renovations and optimize resources.
"We are now approaching our 15th year in our current building," said President Byron D. Klaus. "Thousands of servant leaders have been trained and equipped here. We have had the privilege of shaping the ministry of some of the finest leaders within the Assemblies of God in more than 125 countries. This campaign will enable us to invest in thousands of future leaders."
The first phase of the R.O.I. (Renovate, Optimize, Invest) Campaign will fund urgently needed roof, flooring and HVAC control system repairs costing $480,000. These repairs will improve the AGTS experience for current and future students, faculty, staff and seminary publics.
The second phase of the campaign ($160,000) will be used to optimize resources for three other strategic yet enduring initiatives: contextualized training and scholarships for advanced students with proven ministry abilities; extended spiritual formation opportunities; and videoconferencing technology that will allow AGTS to serve students who cannot relocate to Springfield.
"The AGTS Board of Directors believes so strongly in this project that they have committed the first $100,000 to begin the work," said President Klaus. "My prayer is that God will lead generous donors and foundations to invest the remaining $540,000 before December 31, 2012 and help us continue to pursue our mission of shaping servant leaders with knowledge, skill and passion to revitalize the church and evangelize the world in the power of the Spirit."
For more information about the R.O.I. Campaign, visit agts.edu/partners/roi.html or contact Bryan Chambers (417-268-1020, email@example.com).
As one of the world's leading Pentecostal seminaries, AGTS is committed to transformational learning experiences that preserve the value of face-to-face learning while utilizing the best in digital technology to reach beyond the walls of the classroom. For more information about AGTS visit agts.edu or call 1-800-467-AGTS.