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January 2013
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



The first chapel of the Spring Semester is traditionally known as the Dean's Chapel. This year began with academic dean, Dr. Steve Lim's chapel message based on Luke 2:52 which challenged students to focus on ways to continue growing in God.


Listen to his complete message.


What's New?


Each One Pray One


PrayerThanks so much to those of you who were able to answer the call in September for the Annual Alumni Phonathon.  Students were so blessed by the generosity of our alumni and now hope to bless you!


On February 11th and 12th, staff, faculty and students will be calling AGTS alumni again, this time to give back by encouraging you and praying for any needs you may have.  We receive numerous prayer requests throughout the year but want to also take time to pray a special blessing over each and every one of you.


AGTS News Headlines 



Connect with the President


Dr. Klaus will be at the following event:


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


Klaus AK travelEarlier this month, Dr. Klaus spoke at the Holy Spirit Conference at Muldoon Community Church in Anchorage, AK. He is pictured with Faye Niemann, D.Min. participant, and Brad Kesler ('09).


Faculty News


GuerreiroMario Guerreiro will attend the AG Alliance for Higher Education Enrollment Summit at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA January 24-26.


Books and Publications


The Winter 2013 issue of the Enrichment Journal includes articles by several AGTS faculty. Click on the title to read the complete article.


Exegeting Your Audienceby DeLonn Rance ('83) 

Preachers are tasked with the hard work of exegeting the biblical text and exegeting the audience to speak the gospel in the language of their hearers. Here are tools the preacher can utilize to facilitate the task of audience exegesis.


by Deborah Gill ('78/'79)

What does responsible rhetoric in the service of Christ look like?



Lois Olena ('06)wrote "Double Bypass." The Network: A Called Community of Women December 31, 2012. 


Alumni News


Patricia Berkram ('97) is involved in the spiritual care and education of felons using the Global Distance Program. She reports that two students presently incarcerated at Montana State Prison have graduated from the GUIDE Program with A.A. degrees in Bible and Theology. One of the students has been enrolled in the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society as part of the Global University chapter.


Jeff Green ('08) became the new pastor of Hope Nation AG in Jaffrey, NH in December.


Zabroski Shannon Zabroski ('08) is the new lead pastor at Lee's Summit Community Church just outside of Kansas City MO.  This is a non-denominational church whose mission is "Transforming Lives to Transform the World."





 newsSend us your news!

Do you have family or ministry news you want to share?  Send your recent news and  photos to and we may publish it in the next newsletter, Rapport magazine, or in our "Alumni Spotlight" website feature.


Upcoming Events


Jan. 29         Flourishing Churches and Communities Event

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 at (417) 268-1010.


Feb. 11-12   Alumni Prayerathon



Feb. 16        Prepare/Enrich Certification Workshop

                     Information available at


Feb. 25 - March 1     Spring Study Week