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October 2012
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Keeping You Connected


AGTS Named 2013 Military Friendly School


AGTS has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a 2013 Military Friendly School for its exceptional efforts to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. This listing places AGTS among the top 15 percent of VA-approved schools across the country.

The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year. This is the seminary's second consecutive year on the Military Friendly Schools list.

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First-Ever Female Chaplain Assigned To Army Combat Unit


SmallNew guidelines open thousands of military jobs to women. An all-male U.S. Army battalion known as the "Screaming Eagles" has become the first combat arms unit to have a female chaplain.


Capt. Delana Small's ('12) recent assignment to the 101st Airborne Division is part of the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision, following its recent Women in the Service Review (WSR), to open additional Army, Navy, and Marine Corps positions to "female Soldiers at the battalion level in open military occupational specialties."



What's New?


AGTS News Headlines


Watch Grant Wacker speak on Billy Graham and the shaping of modern America


"Testing Times," by Dr. Anita Koeshell, 2010-2011 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions at AGTS


David Arnett ('76,'06) to lead Zion Bible College


AGTS to host Summer Institute for Islamic Studies, July 1-12, 2013


Watch the 2012 Day of Renewal Services 


Connect with the President


Dr. Klaus will be at the following events:


Oct. 21 Speaking at 360Church, Berkeley, CA

Earl ('02) and Janet ('04/'10) Creps' church plant


Oct 29-30 Board of Directors meeting Fund for Theological Education, Atlanta, GA.


Oct 31 AGTS Board of Directors Meeting Springfield MO




Dr. Klaus attended the inauguration of President Paul Alexander at Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND on October 5th.




Books and Publications


Dreams bookYour Deepest Dream: Discovering God's True Vision for Your Life (Experience the Life) by NavPress.

by Dr. Joseph Castleberry


Life isn't about fulfilling your dreams-it's about discovering the dream that will fulfill you. God has placed that dream deep within you. It's so much more than earthly aspirations and includes having a strong moral center, experiencing a vital relationship with God, and living a rich, satisfying life with godly character.  Your Deepest Dream equips you to find Castleberryyour unique dream and explains the principles that will help make it a reality. 


Dr. Joseph Castleberry is president of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. He served as academic at AGTS from 2002-2007.




Dr. Johan Mostert wrote "Community Psychology as Socio-Missional Entrepreneurship." Journal of Psychology and Christianity. Vol. 31 (1): 66-70.






Dr. Lois Olena ('06) wrote "One of those 'Money-Grubbing' Preachers." The Network: A Called Community of Women. 






Eric Praschan 
('06) wrote Therapy for Ghosts a suspense fiction novel that is being released through Amazon, Kindle.







Faculty News



Dr. Mark Hausfeld ('83) is preaching a mission's convention at Glad Tidings AG, Omaha, NE, October 21st.




HernandoDr. Jim Hernando (78) and his wife will travel to Nicaragua October 20-26 with a team led by Pastor Bill Parks ('09). He will be teaching seminars on hermeneutics at the Bible College in Managua and at a Pastor's Retreat. The team will also take part in some humanitarian-benevolence work.


Dr. Johan Mostert addressed an "AIDS and the Church" workshop of the National Leadership Conference of the Apostolic Faith Mission in South Africa via Skype in September.  Delegates received a copy of his book and he answered questions from the floor.  



Dr. Steve Lim will speak at the Springfield Chinese Church, Springfield, MO, October 21st.




Alumni News


ArnettDr. David Arnett ('76/'07) was elected the new president of Zion Bible College in Haverhill, MA. He currently serves as vice president for academic affairs at Central Bible College, Springfield, MO. The inauguration will be held in conjunction with ZBC's graduation, May 10, 2013. 



TaylorDr. Carol Taylor ('78), the president of Vanguard University, was recently named the recipient of Evangel University's 2012 Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award.   




BookJim Book ('79/'01) received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis May 18, 2012. His dissertation title was "Cross-Cultural Theological Education in East Africa: Perceptions of the Learning Experience." He interviewed several Global University students on the EAST campus in Nairobi for the dissertation. Jim serves as a world missionary and professor of theology and ministry for Global University.


 Dr. Fel Bagunu ('83/'04) is the lead pastor at GracePointe Community Church in Lee's Summit, MO. He writes, "After planting GracePointe Community Church, we became a portable church on September 2 as we changed locations to the Gamber Center.  During the summer we were averaging Gracepointeabout 170 people.  Our move has been an incredible miracle! We have experienced a 38% jump!  In the first two weeks of September, we have had eleven conversions and professions of faith!" 


Dr. Dave Johnson ('87) was recently named as the managing editor of the Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, the theological journal of the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS) in Baguio City, Philippines, and the new editor of the APTS Press. He assumes these duties while continuing evangelism and church planting in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. 


Erik Scottberg ('02) was elected as lead pastor of Cornerstone Church of Bethalto, IL


Brian and Debbie Fulthorp (both '07) are currently ministering at Estrella Mountain View AG in Laveen, AZ. Debbie is a missionary associate with AG Intercultural Ministries US Missions working with Native American Fellowship.


Curtis Ketsenburg ('11) has been accepted onto active duty with the US Army as part of the social Worker MSW program. He begins an MSW in residence on active duty at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.


Doug Clark ('12) is serving as assistant pastor at Nations Church, the first Assemblies of God congregation in Istanbul, Turkey.



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