In this Issue
SAC Lunch
Lunch with Chaplain Rutherford
Golf Tournament
Connect with the President
Society for Pentecostal Studies
Academic News
Business News
Development and Alumni News
Financial Aid News
Faculty Writing
Faculty News
Events & Deadlines at a Glance
Connect with Us
on Social Media

Rapport Alumni Magazine
Audio/Video Resources and Podcasts
Prez Release
Commentary from
AGTS President
Byron D. Klaus 
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SAC Lunch 
  • Tuesday, March 25, immediately following chapel service in the Great Hall  
  • Take time to connect with other students and faculty members during this delicious luncheon.
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Lunch and Q & A with Chaplain (Major General) Donald L. Rutherford
  • Wednesday, March 26 in the Great Hall
  • All students, faculty, and staff are invited.
  • Please RSVP your attendance to Stormy Davis (417-268-1084) by Wednesday, March 19.
  • Chaplain Rutherford became the Army's 23rd Chief of Chaplains in 2011. He is the chief supervising officer of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps.
  • Before 2011, his most recent Chaplian assisgnments included serving as the Army's 22nd Deputy Chief of Chaplains at the Pentagon; Command Chaplain United States Army Europe and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; and Command Chaplain Multi-National Corps Iraq, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq.
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AGTS Golf Tournament 
  • Plan now for the annual AGTS Golf Tournament. 
  • May 1 at 8:30 a.m. at Millwood Golf and
  • Racquet Club in Ozark, Missouri
  • All proceeds go to student scholarships.
  • Special pricing for AGTS 2014 graduates, alumni, and students.
  • For details, contact Bryan Chambers in  the Development Office or 417-268-1020.
  • Register at
  • See pictures from last year!  
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Connect with AGTS President Byron D. Klaus



March 3-4: Fund for Theological Education board meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 


March 23: Speaking at a Missions Convention at Life360 Church with Pastor Tom Cederblom, Springfield, Missouri

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2014 Society for Pentecostal Studies 
Annual Meeting


  • March 6-8, 2014
  • Hosted by Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri
  • Meeting theme: "Hermeneutics and the Spirit: Identities, Communities, and the Making of Meaning" 
  • Opening plenary session begins March 6, at 7:00 p.m., and is open to the public. 
  • Registration is required for all other SPS sessions.
  • A number of AGTS faculty and administrators are participating:
    • Lois Olena, Executive Director
    • Chairing sessions: Dr. Byron Klaus, Dr. Roger Cotton
    • Interviewees: Dr. Deborah Gill, Dr. Stephen Lim
    • To be honored: Dr. Benny C. Aker, AGTS Professor Emeritus of New Testament Exegesis
  • Presenting papers:
    • Dr. David Bundrick: "Surprising Bed Fellows: The Hermeneutics of Faith and Science Integration"
    • Dr. Roger Cotton: "Reading Leviticus Consistently: A Hermeneutic for Applying Both Clean/Unclean and Homosexual Behavior Prohibitions Today"
    • Dr. Deborah Gill: "On Pentecostal Spirituality: The Quest for a Deeper Formation"
    • Dr. Mark Hausfeld: "The Persona and Work of the Holy Spirit in the Process of Contextualization Using the Missional Helix"
    • Dr. James Hernando: "Pentecostal Hermeneutics and the Normativity of the Apostolic New Testament Community"
    • Dr. Paul Lewis: "Hermeneutics and the Church of the East in First Millennium Missiological Context of Central/East Asia: Lessons for the Contemporary Globalized Church"
    • Dr. Stephen Lim: "Connecting Personal and Spiritual Growth: The Neglected Link in Discipleship"
    • Dr. Johan Mostert: "Outcomes-based Research on Spirit-filled Discipleship: Progress Report (Year II)"
    • Dr. DeLonn Rance: "Fundamental Missiological Declarations: A Review of 'Misiones en Conjunto de las Asambleas de Dios de Iberoamérica' Identity"
    • Dr. Valerie Rance: "Biblical Personalities and Trauma: Towards Theology of Wellbeing" 
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Academic News 


Horton Lectureship SeriesStan and Ruth Burgess


Guest speaker: Dr. Ruth Burgess

Former Evangel Professor


March 13-14 at 10:00 a.m. 

Robert Spence Chapel 



Reminder for Spring Graduates 

  • Comprehensive examinations on Monday, March 10
  • If you have any questions, contact Janice Brueggemann (417-268-1070). 

Free Coaching for Writing

  • Make an appointment at The Write Place at Evangel University
    •  Appointment book outside the door of Trask 202
    • Email:
    • Phone: 865-2815, ext. 8545--leave a message for an appointment. One of the tutors will return your call.
  • Saturday and evening appointments are available. 
Special Courses for Summer 2014  
June 23-27 (Monday through Friday)


Genesis 1-11 and Science

Dr. Steve Badger 


The course will include attendance at the  conference, Faith and Science: Genesis and Genetics, sponsored by The General Secretary's Office of the AG, Evangel University, and the Pensmore Foundation. 


Those registering to take the course for three graduate credits through AGTS will receive their conference registration fee (student rate of $125) compliments of AGTS.


 June 30- July 3 (Monday through Thursday)





Anthropology and Communication
in Theological Perspective

Dr. Anita Koeshall 






Summer Institute of Islamic Studies at AGTS   

June 30-July 3 (Monday through Thursday)



Engaging Islam
Dr. Mark Hausfeld    




Discipleship Issues Among Believers
from a Muslim Background

Dr. Roy Oksnevad 




July 7-11 (Monday through Friday)




Church Planting in Muslim Contexts
Dr. Dick Brogden 







Stepping Stones: Jesus from the Qur'an
to the Bible

Dr. Don McCurry

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Business News

Deferred Payment Dates  

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are due on or before March 15.
  • Payment must be received in the Business Office on or before that date in order to avoid the $25 per month late fee. 
  • Please remember to check your student account balance often, through the Evangel University Student Portal! 



Daylight Savings Time

  • Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 9. 
  • Be sure to turn your clocks one hour ahead. 
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Development and Alumni News
Pentecostal Leadership Fund

Thanks to the strong support of alumni and friends, AGTS received a total of $56,051 for the Pentecostal Leaders Scholarship Fund, surpassing the goal of $30,000. This additional funding helps provide grants for new students.  


Alumni Prayerathon 



A special thanks to the students, faculty, and staff who recently prayed with alumni throughout the U.S. AGTS alumni shared many prayer requests and praise reports of how God is moving in their churches, ministries, and overseas missions work. They responded with comments like: "Your call came at just the right moment" and "I needed your prayer tonight." Please continue to pray for alumni as they serve in strategic positions of ministry throughout the world.  



Alumni Books and Publications   


The second edition of Craig Keener's ('85/'87) Bible Background Commentary: New Testament  was published this month by InterVarsity Press. The first edition sold more than half a million copies. The new edition includes endorsements from AG General Superintendent George Wood and Bishop Charles Blake of the Church of God in Christ. It has been revised based on 20 subsequent years of research.

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Registrar's News 


Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Registration 

  • March 3-7 is Summer and Fall registration week.
  • Please log onto the Student Portal to register.
  • A PDF with instructions on how to register is now available on the portal.
  • Remember: Summer graduates should plan to register early. 



Fall 2014 Registration
  • Contact the Registrar's Office to update your contact information.



  • Be sure to check your email account(s) regularly to ensure that you are receiving all notifications from AGTS. 
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Financial Aid NewsBullock_Amanda 
If you have any questions regarding financial aid, contact Amanda Teel (417-268-1028) 

March 20

Deadline for Summer loan Requests

April 1Deadline for Fall FASFA


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Faculty Writing


Johan Mostert  


Wrote a chapter, "Ministry of Mercy and Justice," in the book entitled, Pentecostal Mission and Global Christianity, edited by Wonsuk Ma, Veli-Matti Karkkainen, and Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, published by Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series, Volume XX, and is now in print.


Deborah Gill 
The book she coauthored with Dr. Barbara Cavaness, God's Women Then and Now, has recently been published in a fourth language--Finnish, by Aikamedia Oy, 2014.  It was originally published in the English language by Grace and Truth, 2004, with a revised edition in 2009.
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Faculty News 
DeLonn Rance  

March 30-April 4: Will direct and participate in the "Together in Missions" AG Missions Consultation, Santiago, Chile 


March 10-13: Will preach at the Latin American Educator's Summit, San Salvador, El Salvador  
March 24-28: Will attend committee meetings for Latin America's AG Executive Leadership, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Deborah Gill  
March 26: Will speak on "Don't Go Empty Handed," the final message in her series, "A Revelation of Worship," at Maranatha Village Chapel, Springfield, Missouri


March 27-28: Will attend, as a member, the AG Multi-Ethnic Task Force meeting at the AG National Office


Charlie Self 



March 27- April 16: Will teach two classes, "Apologetics" and "Church History" at Asia Theological Center for Evangelism and Mission, Singapore 





Mark Hausfeld 


March 2: Will speak at two Sunday mornign services at Trinity Assembly of God, Lutherville, Maryland


March 16: Will speak at the Missions Banquet at the Restoration Church in St. Peters, Missouri

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Events & Deadlines at a Glance

March 3-7


March 6-8


Summer and Fall registration


SPS Conference (registration required)

March 10

Comprehensive Exam date


March 13-14

Horton Lectureship with Dr. Ruth Burgess

10 a.m., Spence Chapel


March 25

SAC Lunch after Chapel in the Great Hall


March 26

Luncheon and Q&A with
Chaplain Donald L. Rutherford

Noon-1:30, AGTS Great Hall


April 21-25

Final Exams Week


May 1

AGTS Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m Millwood Golf and Racquet Club


AGTS Graduation Banquest

7:00 p.m. at White River Conference Center

Secure ticket by April 25.

Call Sarah Clark, 268-1022


May 2

D.Min. Symposium and Intercultural Doctoral Studies Investiture

12:30 p.m. at AGTS Chapel


Graduation Rehearsal

4:00 p.m. at Central Assembly of God

(for all graduates)

May 3

AGTS 41st Commencement Celebration

10:00 a.m. at Central Assembly of God


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