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November 2012
In This Issue
Keeping You Connected
What's New?
Connect with President
Books and Publications
Faculty News
Alumni News
Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

(417) 268-1022
(417) 268-1030

Keeping Alumni Connected



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Happy Thanksgiving from all your friends at AGTS!

President & Mrs. Byron D. Klaus


What's New?


AGTS News Headlines


"Lasting Transformation" by President Byron D. Klaus


Dr. Paul Lewis ('88) named Missionary-in-Residence


First of alum Craig Keener's 4-volume commentary on Acts released by Baker Academic


Watch live-Dr. Mark Chaves, "Continuity and Change in American Religion" and "Why Megachurches?"


Watch AGTS M.Div. student Peter Pyo talk about why he chose AGTS and what he loves about being here 


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



Lifelong Learning


AGTS is committed to providing a variety of learning opportunities. Graduate alums are invited to audit one free course per academic year. View a complete list of course offerings online.


AGTS One Week Modules

Feb. 25 - March 1 (M-F), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dr. Annette Newberry:  HISM 532: History & Polity of the AG

Dr. Mel Ming:  PTHM 528: Vision-Centered Leadership & Management


12:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dr. DeLonn Rance:  BTHM/MHTM 501: Mission of God in Biblical & Contemporary Contexts



Registrar's Office


Transcripts, letters of verification, and registration for graduate alumni audits can be obtained from the Registrar's office. To request transcripts, download the Transcript Request Form.

If you have questions regarding transcripts, please contact Sarah Clark at (417) 268-1025.


Connect with the President


Dr. Klaus will be at the following events:


Jan. 2-5: Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents, Scottsdale, AZ

Jan. 11-16: Holy Spirit Conference, Muldoon Community Church, Anchorage, AK

Jan. 25-26: Embedded Seminary Presidents Symposium, San Antonio, TX



Dr. Klaus spoke at 360Church, Berkeley, CA, in October, a church plant pastored by Earl ('02) and Janet ('04/'10) Creps.


Faculty News





Roger Cotton ('78) will attend the annual, national meetings of the Institute for Biblical Research and Society of Biblical Literature in Chicago, IL, Nov. 16-19.



grant Beth Grant ('79) was the guest presenter for 2012 North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention, St. Louis, Missouri. The topic was "Transformational Intervention and Aftercare for Sex Trafficking Survivors: A Holistic Approach to Healing." She also presented a seminar on "Developing Missional Leadership" for the Southeastern University Master's cohort in Executive Leadership, in Lakeland, FL.



Mario Guerreiro will be at Valley Forge Christian College, Phoenixville, PA, Nov. 29.






hausfeldMark Hausfeld ('83) will be at the following events
Nov. 14-16: discussing Islam in Europe and the response of the Pentecostal European Church at the Pentecostal European Mission Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

Nov. 25: speaking in the morning service at the AG Church in Wa Wai, Hong Kong.

Nov. 26-30: teaching a master's class on Engaging Islam at the Ecclesia Bible College, Hong Kong



DeLonn Rance ('83) will participate in a strategic planning session with the Pentecostal European mission agency in Brussels, Belgium Nov. 14-17.






Charlie Self recently taught at AGTS West in Sacramento, CA. He will speak at New Hope International Church in Sunnyvale, CA Nov. 25.


 Books and Publications



graybillResolve Conflict God's Way

by Bill Graybill ('79)


This book provides step-by-step guidance to redemptive conflict resolution and mending broken relationships. Through biblical principles and practical worksheets, you will learn new strategies to resolve conflict.

Click here for ordering information.



Keener ActsActs: An Exegetical Commentary. 4 vols. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; vol. 1, 2012.


The first volume of Craig Keener's ('85/'87) four-volume Acts: An Exegetical Commentary has been released by Baker Academic. This 1038-page work covers the first two chapters of Acts and includes a CD for references and indexes. An introductory chapters includes a defense of miracles. The four-volume set promises to be the most detailed commentary on Acts available.



by Jim Laudell ('80)


Highpoints will lead you into real life adventures of mountain climbers who risked their lives. Using mountain climbers and their own stories, the book, Highpoints, takes you into heart pounding accounts of near death occurrences. Laudell blends our own desire to climb greater spiritual heights as "we will go on this journey of spiritual growth and faith building steps together until we reach our Highpoints."


Click here for ordering information.



Paul Lewis ('88) wrote "The Baptism in the Holy Spirit as Paradigm Shift." In Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, 13, no. 2 (2010): 301-344.


Alumni News


Brent and Amanda Fairchild (both '07) live in Fort Worth, TX where Brent serves as a chaplain at Cook Children's Hospital.


Dwight Miranda ('02) and his wife Lizania, planted Vida (Life) Community Church in Lutz, FL in 2007 when they were serving as AGUS missionaries. On October 14 they launched their first campus church, as part of their 5 years anniversary celebration, Vida (Life) Citrus Park, FL.




Capt. Kevin Chelf ('05) is currently assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon AFB, NM. On 20 October 2012 he officiated the wedding of his daughter Kelley (Evangel '12) to Dustin Oliver (Evangel '12) in a ceremony at First Assembly of God Delphi, IN pastored by Rev. Brent Oliver.




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Upcoming Events


Nov. 22-23  AGTS Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday


Dec. 24-Jan. 1  AGTS Closed for Christmas Holiday 


Jan. 7  Spring Semester classes begin