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


Christmas Greetings from AGTS

"Knowledge on Fire" through the lives of AGTS Students, Faculty and Alumni  

Merry Christmas from AGTS
Merry Christmas from AGTS

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

President Byron D. Klaus


Help AGTS Reach Goal


ROI campaign decemberA special thanks to all our alumni who have faithfully supported AGTS through the years!  Your gifts help provide vital resources necessary to prepare students for ministry-thank you!


As December 31st approaches, would you consider giving a year-end gift to help AGTS make urgently needed building renovations? 


Click here for further information 2012 R.O.I. Campaign 


What's New?


AGTS to Host Flourishing Churches and Communities Event


ActonbookAGTS, in conjunction with the Acton Institute, are co-sponsoring an event to premiere the book Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work, and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship written by Dr. Charlie Self.This one-day event on January 29, 2013 will be comprised of a luncheon, panel discussion and dinner. Key event speakers are Charlie Self, Greg Forster, Dwight Gibson, and Stephen Grabill.


Schedule of Events

  • Lunch: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Panel Discussions: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Event is free, but please RSVP to Susan Meamber (417) 268-1010.



Alumni Prayer-a-thon


On February 11-12, AGTS students, faculty and staff will be calling alumni to pray for you.  Please note there will be no fundraising involved-our purpose in calling is to pray for you and encourage you. 




AGTS will host a PREPARE/ENRICH certification workshop on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a break for lunch (on your own).


The workshop with Gabe Lett, MA, LPC, ('03) is open to all AGTS alum and active, full-time AGTS, CBC and EU students at a discounted rate of $165. Local ministers and counselors may register at the regular rate of $175.


Registration must be received by February 4, 2013. Download registration materials and register today at:   



2013 SPS Annual Meeting Information


ON-LINE REGISTRATION is now LIVE for the 2013 Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting!

The 2013 SPS Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the Wesleyan Theological Society, and hosted by Seattle Pacific University, will be held in Seattle, WA, March 21-23, 2013.

Go here for annual meeting information (including the SPS program) and the on-line registration link:


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


Faculty News



Deborah Gill ('78/'79) will serve as part of the program review team visiting Southeastern University in January to review the College of Christian Ministries, Lakeland, FL.



mhausfeldMark Hausfeld ('83) will attend the following events:

January 10-12: "A Summit on Islam" in Orlando FL

January 13: Preaching at the missions' service in Miamisburg, OH

January 18-20: Speaking at the missions banquet on Friday night (18th), leading a seminar, "Reaching Muslims in America," on Saturday (19th), and preaching the Missions Convention on Sunday (20th) in Marquette, MI.


cselfCharlie Self will attend the Kern Foundation-Sponsored Oikonomia Network Retreat in Southern California January 24-26.

January 29: His book will be the featured resource at the special event at AGTS sponsored by the Acton Institute.



jmostertCharlie Self and Johan Mostert met with a delegation from the Northwest Ministry Network in November to obtain input on Discipleship Research (sponsored by Kern Foundation) in Seattle, WA.  They will also meet with delegates in December from the Texas Districts in Dallas, TX for their input.


Books and Publications


Deborah Gill wrote "Double Bypass." The Network: A Called Community of Women December 17, 2012. 




Steve Lim, academic dean, wrote "Preaching that Actually Changes Lives," Enrichment, Winter 2013.


Alumni News


CooperCoxHealth chaplain Larry Cooper ('80/'04)has been named as an associate member of the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains, an interfaith pastoral care organization that supports flight medicine crews and staff in emotional, physical and spiritual need. Founded in 2008, the organization provides members with tools and resources to support flight crews in their work. As CoxHealth's associate member of the APFC, Cooper works with the Cox Air Care crew.




Peggy Kirk ('85) passed away on October 12, 2012. She was a northwest marriage and family counselor, musician, and award-winning writer.  








Travis Wagner ('99) was recently profiled in the Osseo, WI Tri-County News for his motivational presentation to elementary school students using a hot air balloon as his focus. His ministry goal is to use inflatables and hot air balloons as part of church outreaches.


Smeya Vickie Smeya ('06), an AG-commissioned hospice chaplain working with Oxford Health Care in Springfield, MO, received the Community Caregiver Award from the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.  She received the award at The Champions of Health Care Recognition Dinner, an event designed to "honor those in the medical industry  that go above and beyond to give of themselves in the hopes of easing the discomfort of others and providing a superior level of care to the individuals who live, work and play in the Branson/Lakes Area."


Kimmett Bellows ('08) successfully led the merger of Southside Assembly and Glad Tidings Worship Center in Plainview, TX.  Meetings began with board members and joint prayer services that culminated with the start of "United Assembly" on October 28, 2012 with a unanimous vote.  Morning services are running 65 with 70 plus on Wednesdays.



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Upcoming Events


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


Jan. 7  Spring Semester classes begin


Jan. 14  Consolidation Prayer Meeting,

               7:00 pm Maranatha Chapel


Jan. 21  AGTS Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday


Feb. 4  Consolidation Prayer Meeting

             7:00 p.m., Evangel University Chapel