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Keeping You Connected


AGTS welcomes new students



On January 7, AGTS welcomed a group of top-quality students for the Spring semester. We can't wait to get to know them better and find out what exciting things God is going to do in and through their lives. We invite your prayers as they adjust to seminary life and a whole new level of eye strain.  



Pentecostal Leaders Fund surpasses goal

Thanks to the strong support of alumni and friends, AGTS received a total of $56,051 by the close of 2013, surpassing the $30,000 goal. This scholarship is often the most influential piece in a student's decision to enroll at AGTS. Thank you for stepping in to help students in such a tangible way! 

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Connect with AGTS President Byron D. Klaus


February 6-14: Inauguration of Mike Beals as president of Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, Calif., and preaching at Valle Vista AG, Hemet, Calif. 


February 26-March 2: Ministry at Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas, with AGTS alum and past faculty member, John Spurling ('87)

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Horton Lectureship Series  

Dr. Del Tarr will present two lectures during the 10 a.m. chapels on Thursday and Friday, February 6 and 7 in the Robert H. Spence Chapel at Evangel University.  


A veteran missionary from West Africa, Tarr was a founding faculty member in the missions department at AGTS and served as president of the seminary from 1990 to 1999. During his time as president, he directed a capital campaign that provided for the construction of the seminary's current facilities at Division and Glenstone in Springfield, Mo.  

Alumni Prayerathon 



On February 10-11, AGTS students, faculty and staff will be calling alumni to pray for you. Please note there will be no fundraising involved---our sole purpose in calling is to pray for and encourage you. 


Refer a Student

Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS? Use this web form or connect with Dr. Mario Guerreiro, AGTS director of Enrollment Management at Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, Calif. on February 20. 

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Books and Publications

The second edition of Craig Keener's ('85/'87)  Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. was published this month by IVP. The first edition sold more than half a million copies. The new edition includes endorsements from A/G general superintendent George Wood and Bishop Charles Blake of the COGIC. It has been revised based on 20 subsequent years of research.


Johan Mostert wrote the feature article, "White Cultural Identity Development in Post-Apartheid South Africa: A Personal Narrative" in the Canadian Journal of Pentecostal Charismatic Christianity 4, no. 1 (2013).
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Faculty News



Beth Grant ('79)

  • February 4-6: Presenting Europe-Eurasia Anti-trafficking Ministries Consultation, Barcelona, Spain
  • February 17-21: Guest professor in D.Min. program at Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, India (intercultural education)
  • February 28-March 2: Minister at National Congress Assemblies of God, Madrid, Spain 

Steve Lim

  • February 2: Will speak at the International Church at Central Assembly of God, Springfield, Mo.



DeLonn Rance ('83)

  • February 11-14: Will preach a missions emphasis message to the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God, Indonesia


Charlie Self

  • February 23: Will speak at the morning and evening services at Living Hope Church (AG), Colorado Springs, Col.  
  • February 24-25: Will be the keynote speaker at Denver Seminary's "Rally for the Common Good" on the theme, "Human Flourishing through Economic Discipleship," Denver, Col.
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Alumni News


Ralph Adcock ('88/'92) retired from pastoral ministry after 26 years at First Assembly of God, Buffalo, Okla. He looks forward to teaching/preaching/traveling while continuing to be active in the work of the Lord.



Greg Aikens ('10, above) was recently featured in an article in the Marietta Daily Journal. Read it!



Seattle Times featured AGTS alum Verlon Fosner ('10, above)"Community Dinners church nourishes bodies, souls" 

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 6-7

Horton Lectures, Del Tarr (AGTS president 1990-1999)

Feb. 10-11Prayerathon

Summer Institute for Islamic Studies  



June 30-July 11, 2014 (come for one week or 2)


Let AGTS and Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples teach you to relate and minister to Muslims.

  • Take courses in Islamic Studies for M.A. or B.A. credit.
  • Audit courses in Islamic Studies for a 75% discount in price.
  • Earn a certificate.

Our resident faculty for Islamic Studies includes 5 doctorates and over 200 years of field experience in Muslim countries.

417-268-1031 (ask to talk to Michelle about SIIS 2014)

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