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beginMarch 2013
Where in the World is
Dr. Klaus?  
  • March 10: Commencement speakKlaus__2011er at Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, India
  • March 24: Missions convention speaker at Calvary Temple, Concord, California
AGTS Golf Tournament
  • The 6th Annual AGTS Golf Tournament will be held on May 2 at 8:30 a.m. at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club in Ozark,Golf Ball Missouri.
  • All proceeds will go to student scholarships. Special pricing will be available for this years' graduates, as well as all AGTS alumni and students.
  • For more details, contact Bryan in the Development Office or 417-268-1020.
  • Registration can be completed at


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Each One, Pray One
  • Thank you to everyone who participated Each on pray onein the Each One, Pray One prayer campaign.
  • It was a blessing to pray with over 1,400 of our alumni.
  • Many alumni remarked about the timeliness of the call; others expressed gratitude; some alumni even prayed for the caller!

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We were not able to call all alumni, so if you are willing to be used in this prayer ministry, please contact Krista Herrera in the Development Office at 417-268-1012.


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Academic News 



Free Training for Effective Academic Writing

  • Taught by Dr. Paul Lewis
  • Single Session: March 14, 6:00-7:20 p.m.
  • Room 114


Final Exam Week

  • Monday-Friday, April 22-26


Special Courses for Summer 

  • June 3-7
    • Integrating Ethnography and Theology for Effective Multi-cultural Ministry--with Anita Koeshall
  • July 1-25
    • Biblical Aramaic--Roger Cotton
  • Summer Institute of Islamic Studies at AGTS
    • July 1-6 (no classes on July 4)
      • Women in Islam--with Rev. Donna Krstulovich
      • Stepping Stones: Jesus from the Qur'an to the Bible--with Dr. Don McCurry
    • July 8-12
      • Ministry to Muslims in Urban Contexts--with Dr. Mark Hausfeld
      • Christian-Muslim Theological Issues--with Dr. Joseph Cumming

 Reminder for Spring Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations
  • Monday, March 11
  • Contact Janice Brueggemann if you have any questions, 417-268-1070


Students Interested in Miltary or Hospital Chaplaincies

  • The U.S. military has exited Iraq and will significantly reduce its presence in Afghanistan. Consequently, receiving a chaplaincy appointment to the armed services will become more difficult. Taking an additional 12 credits beyond our 78-credit M. Div. will give you a stronger resume. Also, taking one or more Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) units will be helpful. AGTS gives 3 credits for each CPE unit completed. Availability in Springfield for such units is limited, so plan ahead or find programs in other locations.
  • For those interested in hospital chaplaincy, having CPE units is practically required to get into an internship program. So make arrangements to include these units in your M.Div. elective choices here at AGTS.


2013 Society for Pentecostal Studies

Annual Meeting

  • AGTS will be well represented at the 2013 Society of Pentecostal Studies hosted by Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, March 21-23. 
    • Lois Olena, Executive Director
    • Paul Alexander, AGTS alum, SPS presidential address; presenter, "An Exploratory Discussion of the Problems and Possibilities of Empiracle Research in Pentecostal Theology;" Chair, "Palestinian Christians and the Israeli-Palestinian Situation"
    • Craig Keener, AGTS alum, respondent, panel discussion of Craig Keener's book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts
    • Rosemarie Kowalski, AGTS Ph.D. ICS grad, presenter, "The Holy Spirit's Role for Early Pentecostal Female Missionaries"
    • Wally Kowalski,  AGTS D.Min. adjunct, presenter, "'Silence for the Women' in Light of Paul's Instructions on Charismata"

    • Paul Lewis, AGTS Missionary in Residence, chair for session, "The Relevance of Pentecostal Missionary Call Narratives"

    • Faith McGhee, AGTS Ph.D. student, presenter, "Holiness and the Path of Suffering: Lessons for Pentecostals from the Book of Hebrews"

    • Dan Morrison, AGTS grad, presenter, "Let the Holy Still Be Holy: Images of Holiness in the Apocalypse of John"

    • Johan Mostert, AGTS professor, presenter, "Holiness as a Function of Psychobehavioral Monitoring: The Talmedeem Project"

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Registrar's News

Advising Procedures and Registration Information for Summer and Fall 2013

  • Complete advising with faculty the week of March 4-8 for both summer and fall.
  • Check Student Portal News and AGTS email account for registration dates.
  • Summer graduates should plan to register early. 

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 Address/Email Updates


  • Be sure to check your email account(s) regularly to ensure that you are receiving ALL notifications from AGTS.

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Business Office News 

Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before March 15.
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before that date in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee.

Daylight Savings TimeClock forward

  • Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10.
  • Be sure to turn your clocks one hour ahead.  

Easter Weekend Hours

  • The AGTS facility will be open the following times during the Easter weekend:

Friday, March 29        10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 30    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 31      Closed 

  • Administrative offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, but the library will be open.
  • Regular building hours will resume on Monday, April 1.

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Financial Aid News


Need assistance with Financial Aid questions?

  • Contact Flo Byerly
    by email or call 


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Library News


Library Hours



9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.



10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.





Any exceptions to this schedule over the course of the semester will be posted in advance.


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Student Services News


Inclement Weather Procedure

  • In the rare event that classes are canceled due to severe winter weather, the major television and radio stationsIce Covered Car in Springfield will be notified that the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has canceled classes. Before calling the seminary, listen for such announcements.
  • Students may also call the weather hotline to find out if classes have been canceled or delayed: 417-269-1051. 

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In This Issue
Where is Dr. Klaus?
AGTS Golf Tournament
Each One, Pray One
Academic News
Registrar's News
Business News
Financial Aid News
Library News
Student Services News
Faculty News
Faculty Writing


 Mark Hausfeld


March 10: Will preach the missions convention for Life 360 Church, Springfield, Missouri


March 17: Will be the speaker for the missions convention at First Assembly of God, Ft. Meyer, Florida.


March 23-30: Will speak at the Cuba Muslim/Religious Awareness Seminar, Havana, Cuba 



DeLonn Rance


March 3-6: Will participate in the Latin American Educators' Dialogue, Panama City, Panama


March 7-14: Will preach and teach for the Missions 

Department of the Assemblies of God of Paraguay, Asuncion, Paraguay


March 19-24: Will attend the Society of Pentecostal Studies, Seattle, Washington


March 31-April 5: Will teach anthropology at the missionary training center in Oaxaca, Mexico 



Charlie Self 


March 3: Will preach at New Hope International Church, Sunnyvale, California


March 10: Will speak at Life in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas 


March 12-13: Will facilitate and speak at the Northern Pacific Latin American District Executive Presbytery, Sacramento, California


Deborah Gill & Charlie Self


March 21: Will both speak on the topic, "Theology of Work," for the Acton/Kern luncheon at the Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington


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Faculty Writing


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 Paul Lewis


"Value Formation and the Role of the Holy Spirit in the Writings of J. Rodman Williams," Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, 14:2 (2011) 272-309.


Mark Hausfeld


Wrote editorial, "Why Did God Choose Father-Son Familial Language for the Biblical Text?" Asia Journal of Pentecostal Studies, Spring 2013 (Februrary 1, 2013), published by Asia Pacific Region AGWM and Asia Pacific Theological Seminary


Deborah Gill


Wrote the article, "We Preach Christ Crucified: Rhetoric in the Service of Jesus Christ," Enrichment Journal: Preaching Issue vol. 18, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 108-112. 


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