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March 2013
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Keeping You Connected
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Alumni News

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Dorothea J. Lotter
Director of Institutional & Alumni Relations

Deborah Fegler

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Keeping Alumni Connected


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  • The AGTS Golf Tournament will be held on May 2 at 8:30 a.m. at Millwood Golf and Racquet Club in Ozark, MO.
  • All proceeds will go to student scholarships. Special pricing will be available for alumni and students.
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What's New?


AGTS News Headlines


"Creator and Redeemer"  Listen to Jim Bradford speak during AGTS Passion Week.


Only 304 facebook likes away from a $1,000 donation for student scholarships! Go like the AG Credit Union's facebook page today!


Great prizes at the 2013 AGTS Golf Tournament benefitting student scholarships, May 2. Register today!


Randy Quackenbush ('87) is planting a church in Boston where only 2% of the population identifies themselves as Evangelical.


"Failure to connect what is taught in the classroom to application in the world is a failure to embrace our Pentecostal distinctive." Read "Taking our students to Galilee" by missionary Ryan Jordan ('11)


Charlie Self on vocation, social justice, wealth creation and more


Charlie Self's new book on faith, work and economics featured in Acton Institute PowerBlog


Have you biopsied your failures, or just walked away? "The Hard Conversations," by Rosemarie Kowalski ('03,'12)


"Narrative: Tripping the Memory Banks of the Audience," an address delivered by veteran missionary and former AGTS president Dr. Del Tarr during a preaching and culture seminar at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


AGTS Bible/Theology Department affirms women in ministry and leadership



Connect with the President


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April 18-20: Symposium on Doctoral Education with the Fund for Theological Education, Indianapolis, IN




Lifelong Learning


Graduate alumni may audit one course free per academic year. Why not use it as an opportunity to take a break and enhance your ministry skills? For a complete list of course offerings, visit the online schedule.


One Week Summer Modules  (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. unless stated otherwise)


May 6-10 (12:30-5:00 p.m./6:00-9:30 p.m.)

Anthropology & Communication in Theological Perspective   Dr. DeLonn Rance

May 13-17

Relational Dynamics of Leadership   Dr. Charlie Self

May 20-24

Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society   Dr. James Railey

June 3-7

Integrating Ethnography & Theology for Effective Multicultural Ministry   Dr. Anita Koeshall

June 10-14

Apologetics   Dr. James Railey


Faculty News


MarioMario Guerreiro

April 10-12: Presenting a workshop entitled, "How to Leverage Your Voice as an Enrollment Officer during Institutional Consolidation" at the 2013 ATS SPAN Conference, Scottsdale, AZ


Mark Hausfeld ('83) will be at the following events:


April 13: Lecturing on "The Necessity of Retaining Father and Son Terminology in Scripture Translation for Muslims" at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Evangelical Missiological Society Midwest Conference

April 19-22: Missions convention speaker at Bozeman Christian Center, Bozeman, MT

April 22-24: Lecturing on "Islam in America" at the Montana DistrictCouncil


LimSteve Lim 

April 18-20: Participating in the National Chinese Fellowship Retreat by presenting, "Effective Strategies for Evangelism in the 21st Century," San Jose, CA



jmostertJohan Mostert

April 4-6: Presenting, "Evangelical Resistance to 'Social Justice' as a Function of Western Cultural Programming: Cultural Competency and Socio-missional Entrepreneurship," to the annual conference of the Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Portland, OR


Newberry Singapore Warren ('85) and Annette ('96/'03/'07) Newberry taught in Singapore during the month of March. They are picture with Joseph Tan (current PhD/BTH student) and Timothy Eu ('12). 


DeLonn Rance ('83) will be at the following events:


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

April 1-6: Teaching Anthropology and Missions at the Assemblies of God Missions Training Center (CAMAD), Oaxaca, Mexico

April 12-14: Attending regional meeting of the Evangelical Missions Society, Chicago, IL



Charlie Self will be at the following events:

April 11-13: Presenting a workshop at The Missio Alliance Gathering, Alexandria, VA






AGTS faculty will be teaching three sessions at the Illinois District School of Ministry at Lincoln Christian College, Lincoln, IL, April 19-20.



Alumni News


Joyce Lee ('79) is retiring from the AG Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center (FPHC) after serving over 26 years as the archivist. She worked approximately 55,972 hours at the FPHC, during which she oversaw the creation of almost 90,000 catalog records. She assisted countless thousands of researchers by phone, letter, email, and in person. The FPHC became the largest repository of Pentecostal treasures in large part due to Joyce's meticulous attention to detail and skilled bibliographic organization.


ShuertNorman Shuert ('81/'82) passed away on March 10, 2013. He touched lives through teaching, writing, and ministering, while serving as a professor at Trinity Bible College in North Dakota from 1982 to 1990, where he was greatly respected by faculty and students. He later served as an adjunct professor at Central Bible College and worked with the AG Department of Missions at Latin America Resource and Development Blackstone Ministries and ended his career at Global University in 2006.


Sarah Blackstone ('84) serves as an AGWM missionary. She returned to Japan in February for her fourth term of missionary service.


Jim Fereira ('87) recently accepted the position of vice president for student development at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. He defended his dissertation toward his doctor of philosophy in Organizational Leadership and Policy Development with a focus in Higher Education at the University of Minnesota on February 7.


Joe Stanley ('99/'02) was promoted to full-time faculty at Grand Canyon University where he teaches in the College of Theology.



Alan and Pat Pettenger ('04) are AGWM missionaries currently itinerating and planning to go to Zululand after 20 years of ministry in Lesotho.





 Kelley Jones ('06) passed away March 20 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a licensed professional counselor and a registered play therapist at the Victim Center in Springfield, MO. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at AGTS. 


Josh Spurlock ('08) commented for the article "Psychiatrists OK Changes to Diagnosis Manual" in the March 17th issue of the Pentecostal Evangel.



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Upcoming Events



March 29       Good Friday AGTS Closed


April 8             Consolidation Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m., AGTS Chapel



 Graduation Activities


Thursday, May 2

AGTS Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m., Millwood Golf & Racquet Club, 3700 East Millwood Drive, Ozark, MO

Register by April 25, call (417) 268-1020 or email


Friday, May 3

Doctor of Ministry Symposium

12:30-2:00 p.m., William J. Seymour Chapel

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1435 North Glenstone Avenue

For further information call (417) 268-1043 or email


Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture

6:00-7:00 p.m., William J. Seymour Chapel

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 1435 North Glenstone Avenue

For further information call (417) 268-1068 or email


Saturday, May 4

40th Commencement Celebration

Central Assembly of God, 1301 Boonville Avenue

10:00 a.m., Commencement