In this Issue
Easter Celebration
Holy Week
Golf Tournament
Connect with the President
Academic News
Library News
Business News
Development and Alumni News
Registrar's 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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Easter Celebration  
Friday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Seymour Chapel 
Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this student-led worship experience.
Join for a time of fellowship prior to the service--starting at 6:00 p.m.
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Holy Week Chapel Services


On April 14-18, AGTS will host special Holy Week Chapel services each day with special guest speakers: 


Monday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m.: Dr. John Marshall, pastor of Second Baptist, Springfield, MO


Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m.: Dr. Byron D. Klaus, President of AGTS


Wednesday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m.: Dr. Robert Spence, EU president 


Thursday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m.: Dr. Carol Taylor, EU CEO and President-elect

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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


April 5: Preaching at Kansas City Sectional AG Senior Adult Event, Evangel Church, Kansas City, Missouri


April 6: Preaching at Calvary AG, Kansas City, Missouri

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Academic News 


2014 Summer Institute of Islamic Studies at AGTS


June 30-July 3 (Monday through Thursday)


Engaging Islam with Dr. Mark Hausfeld  


Discipleship Issues Among Believers from a Muslim Background with Dr. Roy Oksnevad  



July 7-11 (Monday through Friday)


Stepping Stones: Jesus from the Qur'an to the Bible with Dr. Don McCurry


Church Planting in Muslim Contexts with Dr. Dick Brogden


Contact Dr. Mark Hausfeld for more information (


Good Friday


On Friday, April 18, AGTS classes and offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday.



Final Exam Week





Monday-Friday, April 21-25



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Library News


End of Spring Semester


The Library will operate according to the following schedule from Monday, April 14 - Thursday, April 24:


Monday-Friday............................................ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Saturday..................................................... 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday........................................................ Closed


Exception: The AGTS Library will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, April 18 (Good Friday).


The Library will operate according to the following schedule from Friday, April 25 - Saturday, May 3:


Monday-Friday............................................ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Regular Summer hours will commence on Monday, May 5. 

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Business News

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  • If you have not yet completed financial registration for the fall or summer terms, please do so through the Evangel University Student Portal as soon as possible and complete your "Financial Responsibility Agreement" (FRA).  Registration for these terms is not considered complete until your FRA has been completed.
  • Accounts paid in full on or before the first day of the semester are eligible for a 1% rebate on net tuition. ("Net tuition" is the tuition charge less tuition discounts and institutional scholarships.)

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Development and Alumni News 


Alumni Books and Publications     


The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God's Kingdom on Earth

by Dallas Willard and Gary Black (2009)


In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out.  Available in June 2014.


Gary Black is the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Azusa Pacific University, Graduate School of Theology. 
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Registrar's News



Summer 2014 early registration ends April 4. You may still register after April 4, but you will be charged a late registration fee.


Fall 2014 registration early registration extends to June 6. You will be charged a late registration fee starting June 7.


Reminder: You must register for classes on the student portal. However, drops, adds, withdrawals, audits, and directed research courses must be requested using the correct paper form found at or in the form display carousel outside the offices.


Leaving Springfield this Summer?

  • The Registrar's Office needs your forwarding address,  telephone, and email.
  • Email new contact information. 
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Financial Aid News 

Financial Registration for Summer and Fall

  • Resident Master's Students:  Don't forget to submit your FAFSA for 2014/15 Federal Aid: School code is 002463
  • Fall FAFSA deadline is Tuesday, April 1.
  • Doctoral and Extension Masters' Students: Contact Financial Aid Office for Private Educational Lender List.  
If you have any questions regarding financial aid, contact Amanda Teel (417-268-1028).
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Faculty Writing


Lois Olena   



Wrote "Biographical Sketch of Benny C. Aker," in But These Are Written: Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker, ed. Craig S. Keener, Jeremy S. Crenshaw, and Jordan Daniel May (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014), 1-14.



DeLonn Rance
Published an article, "Assemblies of God World Missions (USA) and the Challenge of Majority World Missions," in International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology, 2 (2014).
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Faculty News 
Paul Lewis  

April 3-4: Will be attending the ION Conference at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Kentucky 


April 5: Will be presenting a paper on "Christians, Muslims, and Jews in 7th to Early 12th Century China: Missiological Lessons from the Church of the East Mission," at the Evangelical Missions Society-North Central meeting, hosted at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois 
Dr. Roger Cotton 
April 25-26: Will teach the Pentateuch course at Illinois School of Ministry, Lincoln, Illinois 
 Dr. Mark Hausfeld
April 5:  Will present a lecture, "Diaspora Peoples Reaching Diaspora Turkmen in Istanbul, Turkey," at the Evangelical Missiological Society Midwest Conference at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois


April 9-10: Will attend AGWM Acts 1:8 Committee Meeting in London, United Kingdom


April 27: Will speak Sunday morning for the Missions Convention at First Assembly of God, Abingdon, Illinois


April 28: Will speak at the BGMC Rally for the Northern Missouri District, Trenton, Miissouri



Dr. Stephen Lim





April 11: Will speak at the 50th Anniversary of Full Life Christian Center, San Francisco, California






Dr. James Railey


Was recognized by Theology Degrees Online among the "100 Remarkable Professors & Scholars Theology Students Should Know About; his name appears as #35 on the list.  See




Dr. DeLonn Rance

April 1-5: Will preach at the summit for missions leadership for "Together in Missions," Santiago, Chile


April 8-11: Will meet with the AG World Fellowship Missions Commission, London, United Kingdom


April 14-19: Will speak for the Latin American Workers Retreat, Goa, India


April 26-27: Will preach the missions convention at Abundant Grace AG, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

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Events & Deadlines at a Glance
April 1

Deadline for Fall FASFA


April 4

Easter Worship Celebration

6 p.m. in the Seymour Chapel 


April 4

Deadline for Early Summer Registration


April 14-17

Special Holy Week Chapel Services (See above for details)


April 18

Good Friday Holiday

No Classes, Offices Closed 


April 20Easter Sunday
April 21-25

Final Exams Week


May 1

AGTS Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m. Millwood Golf and Racquet Club


AGTS Graduation Banquet

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

June 6
Deadline for early Fall registration