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TopJanuary 2014
Where in the World is
Dr. Klaus? 
  • January 6-13: Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • January 15, 22 and 29: Speaking at the Chapel services at Maranatha Chapel, Springfield, Missouri
Academic News  


Summer Practicums 

  • Students must apply and register for class credit BEFORE doing practicums; credit will not be given for those requesting credit after completing practicums.
    • Counseling: If you need a counseling
      practicum in summer 2014, 
      please make an appointment to meet with Dr. Angela Reid in early January. 
    • Interculteral Ministry: Email Dr. Paul Lewis for an appointment during January 6-17
    • All other practicums: Contact Dr. Randy Walls or Nikki Reeves during January 21-31


Improve Your Writing!   

  • Graduate work can be frustrating if your academic writing competency is not at the level it should be. We recommend the following:
    • Enroll in RES 512 Academic Writing.
    • Receive a total of 13 hours of classroom instruction in a weekend module and up to 20 hours of one-to-one coaching.
    • This one-credit course will be offered in the spring semester
      January 31 - February 1 at
      half the regular tuition rate. Be sure to sign up early for spring!   

Student Appointment with Faculty 

  • Email faculty members to arrange an appointment. Use the faculty member's last name and first initial as in this example ( Faculty encourage students to meet them for pre-registration, class matters, and ministry or personal concerns. However, please email them to set up appointments.   

Holiday's and Events 

  • January 1: New Year's Holiday (building and offices closed) 
  • January 6: New Student Orientation and Registration
  • January 20: Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes) 

Inclement Weather 


In the rare event that classes are cancelled due to severe winter weather, you can:

  • Call 417-268-1000, extension S-N-O-W (7669) and then listen for the prompt and push "1" for AGTS.
  • Listen to major television and radio stations in Springfield to learn if the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary has cancelled classes. Even though Evangel might close, it does not mean the Seminary is closed.

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Spring Course Changes 

  • Final Deadline to make schedule changes: Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Free Audit for Spouses

Summer/Fall Registration  

  • Week of March 3-7: registration must be entered by students on the Student Portal.
  • The Registrar's Office will no longer be accepting and processing paper forms.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.
  • If you have any questions about the Student Portal, please contact the Help Desk 


  • Grades may be viewed through the Student Portal beginning January 2.   

Student Records 

  • Check the Student Handbook for guidelines concerning privacy of student records.

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Business Office News   

Deferred Payment Dates

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before January 6, February 15, and March 15.
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before these dates in order to to avoid a $25 per month late payment fee.

Spring 2014 Scholarships, Discounts and Grants  

  • Institutional aid and endowment awards for the Spring 2014 term should post to student accounts by February 1.
  • If you are a recipient, please review your February account statement carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount has been posted. 
  • Please report any suspected discrepancies to the Business Office as soon as possible. 

Scholarship Applications for Fall 2014 

  • Scholarship applications for the fall semester will be available in the Business Office by January 31.

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Library News


Spring AGTS Library Hours  
  • Monday- Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed
    • Any exceptions to this schedule over the course of the semester will be posted in advance.
Library Orientation library
  • A Library Research Orientation session is scheduled for new students on Monday, January 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 114.
  • Any returning students who are interested are also invited to attend.

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Development and Alumni 

Alumni Prayerathon

  • Monday- Tuesday, February 10-11, 3:00-9:00 p.m., at AGTS, room TBA
  • All students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to participate in the AGTS Annual Alumni Prayerathon. How? Just commit one
    hour or more to call AGTS alumni and pray with them.  
  • You can make a difference in the lives of AGTS alumni with your call and encouraging prayer!
  • All callers will receive supper and a gift.
  • Instructions and a prayer script will be available.
  • The top three callers donating the most time to participate will receive a gift card!
  • Sign up now in the Development & Alumni Office or email Sarah Clark.

Alumni News & Publications  

  • Baker Academic has released the second volume of Craig Keener's (1985/1987 alum) four-volume commentary, Acts: An Exegetical Commentary: 3:1-14:28In this volume, Keener continues his detailed exegesis of Acts, utilizing an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offering a wealth of fresh insights.
  • Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of many books, including the bestseller The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels, Gift and Giver, and commentaries on Matthew, John, Romans,1-2 Corinthians and Revelation.
  • Mark Wootton's (2003 alum) book, The Complete Pentecostal: More Than Just Tongues, is being published chapter by chapter in upcoming issues of Spiritual Resources, which is the pastoral journal for Eastern Europe published by Life Publishers. It will be translated into Albanian, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian.
  • You can access additional news and published books, including the Alumni Newsletter and Alumni Bookshelf, at

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Financial Aid News


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  • Students who requested loans in excess of tuition can access these funds after the Spring drop/add date--January 21.
Need assistance with Financial  Aid?
  • Contact Amanda Teel by email or call

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Enrollment News

Dr. Mario Guerreiro 


January 23-25: AG Alliance for Higher Education Enrollment Summit at Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri 




Michelle Neumann and Natalia Guerriero Natalia Guerriero



January 2-5: The Great Lakes Chi Alpha SALT Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana  



Michelle Neumann


mJanuary 17-20: The Great Plains SALT Conference with MSU Chi Alpha in Des Moins, Iowa 



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In This Issue
Where is Dr. Klaus?
Academic News
Registrar News
Business News
Library News
Development & Alumni News
Financial Aid News
Enrollment News
Faculty News
Events & Deadlines at a Glance

Faculty News


Mark Hausfeld


January 5-11: Will deliver six sessions on "Diaspora Missiology: Missions Is Not Where But Whom" to the AGWM "Beyond" conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose is to equip AGWM missionaries to better minister to unreached peoples.

January 12-16

Will lead a Muslim Awareness Seminar at the Addis Ababa, Bible College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This AG school wants to become a training center for African nationals to reach Muslim people. 

January 18-19

Will speak at the Missions Convention at Eden Prairie Assembly of God, pastored by Jac Perrin, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

January 23

Will speak at the North Central University chapel and participate in their Antioch Consultation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

January 25-26

Will speak at the Mission Convention at First Assembly of God, pastored by  Paul Martin, Leominster, Massachusetts


DeLonn Rance


January 6-10

Will attend and facilitate the AGWM "Beyond" conference in Nairobi, Kenya 


January 13-17

Will teach "Anthropology and Communication in Theological Perspective," San Jose, Costa Rica


Charlie Self


January 19: Will speak for the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.


January 24-26: Will speak at Trinity Church in Baltimore, Maryland 


 Charlie Self


Johan Mostert 


 Deborah Gill


January 2-5

Will attend the Oikonomia Network Retreat, sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona 


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Events and Dealines at a Glance


January 2
Fall grades will be posted and can be viewed in the Student Portal


January 21

Deadline for spring course changes and audit registration


January 21-31 

Apply or register for summer practicums


February 10-11 Alumni Prayerathon


March 3-7 

Summer/fall registration  


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