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Academic News
Business News
Faculty News
Events & Deadlines at a Glance
Connect with Us
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Rapport Alumni Magazine
Audio/Video Resources and Podcasts
Prez Release
Commentary from
AGTS President
Byron D. Klaus 
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Day of Renewal 
  • Tuesday, September 23
  • 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. in the Seymour Chapel
  • Special guest: Rev. Jennifer Gale, Vice President for Student Life at Valley Forge Christian College
  • All students and employees are encouraged to attend at least two of the three sessions.  
  • Classes will not be in session and all offices will be closed to allow the AGTS community to fast the regular business of the day and give space for God to speak into our lives.
  • Childcare will be provided during the evening service.
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AGTS Community Picnic 
  • Saturday, September 20,
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Smith Park (immediately west of AGTS on Division)
  • AGTS will provide hamburgers and hot dogs and condiments. 
  • Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 
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Academic News 


Improve Your Writing and Your Grades

  • Register now for RES 531 Academic Writing
  • Half the usual tuition rate: $290.50 instead of $581
  • Taught in a single weekend module:
    • Friday, September 26, 2:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Up to 20 free hours of personal coaching for your writing assignments
  • One-credit course
  • Coordinated by Dr. Annette Newberry; assisted by writing coaches

Attention Fall 2014 Graduates

  • Deadline to apply for fall graduation: October 31.
  • Comprehensive examinations date: November 17.
  • For further information, contact Deb Gehris, 417-268-1070.

Attention 2015 Spring and Summer Graduates

  • Deadline to apply for spring or summer graduation: January 30 

Spring Practicums

  • Global Missions Track:
    • Designed for students interested in cross-cultural ministry muslim praying
    • Fits most AGTS degree programs
    • Contact Dr. Paul Lewis about a GMT foreign or domestic practicum
    • Must finalize Spring 2015 practicum in Intercultural Ministry I: August 28-September 5
  • All Other Spring Practicums:
    • Must be approved and processed: September 22-26 or October 6-10
    • Pick up application forms from Randy Walls or Nikki Reeves.
    • Make appointment to see the appropriate practicum professor.

Fall Final Exams Week

  • Monday-Friday, December 8-12

Emergency Contact Info

  • Evangel University Public Safety Office: 417-865-2815 ext. 7000

 Student Counseling Available

  • Must be currently enrolled as a student at AGTS
  • To arrange appointments, contact Mrs. Lori Kettelkamp at Evangel's Health Services (417-865-2815, extension 7222).
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Business News
Deferred Payment Dates  
  • Accounts not paid in full on or before the first day of the semester will incur a "Deferred Payment Fee" of $50.
  • Deferred payments (1/3 of term charges remaining after institutional aid is factored in) must be made on or before the following dates: 
    • August 22
    • October 15
    • November 15

Late Payment Fee 

  • Any student account with a debit balance that does not receive payment during a given month will be charged a $25 late payment fee.

Student Refund Checks

  • Students who have a surplus of funds on bills_coins.jpg their accounts after all charges and financial aid has posted will be notified by email when their "refund" checks are available for pick-up.  (Note: photo ID will be required to pick up check.) Checks will be available on or after October 1.
  • If you have any questions concerning your student account balance and payment options, please contact Ryan Winters at or 417-268-1035. 
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Library News

Fall AGTS Library Hours


Monday-Friday............. 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Saturday..................... 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday........................ Closed

  • Any exceptions to this schedule over the course of the semester will be posted in advance. books

Labor Day

  • The Library will be closed on Labor Day--Monday, September 1.

Library Orientation

  • Friday, September 5, 3:00 p.m., in Room 114.
  • This is a great opportunity for new and returning students to become better acquainted with the library resources.
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Registrar's News 


Drop/Add Deadline 

Free Audit for Spouses

  • Spouses of full-time seminarians (9 hours minimum) may audit one class this fall free of charge.
  • See the Registrar's Forms for the spouse audit registration form. Contact for more information.  

Student Email

  • It is your responsibility to check your AGTS student email account on a regular basis.
  • If you would like information on how to forward email sent to your AGTS account to your personal email account, contact Connie Cross ( for instructions. 

Graduation Application Deadlines

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Planning to complete all degree requirements by or before August 2015?


To graduate in December 2014: Complete and submit the 2014-15 graduation application to the AGTS Registrar's Office by October 30.

  • To graduate in the spring or summer 2015 semester: complete and submit the 2014-15 graduation application to the AGTS Registrars Office by January 30, 2015.
  • Students graduating this fall or next spring (and those approved to graduate next summer) will all participate in the May 2015 Commencement Service.

Student Records

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Faculty News 
Ivan Satyavrata 



August 14-15: Spoke at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek, South Barrington, Illinois



Paul Lewis

September 25-27: Will attend the Evangelical Missiological Society's national meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

DeLonn Rance  

August 19-20: Preached at the National Missions Convention of the AG in Lima, Peru


September 8-11: Will speak at the plenary session and conduct
three workshops at the AG Latin American Educator's Summit, Montevideo, Uruguay


September 16-19: Will teach "Contextual Theology" at CINCEL, San Jose, Costa Rica


September 25-27: Will attend the Missio Nexus Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia    

James Hernando  
September 18-19: Will be a presenter at the Land Center New Testament and Economics Colloquium at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.  



Charlie Self 


September 23: Will speak on the themes, "Flourishing Communities: New Synergies" and "Liberated for the Life of the World" as Senior Advisor and host for the Acton Institute at George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon 



Johan Mostert and Charlie Self 



Dr. Mostert and Dr. Self are pleased to announce that the new Discipleship Dynamics Assessment is available for individuals and communities. 


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Events & Deadlines at a Glance 


September 8-9
Alumni Phonathon at 5 p.m., Room 116
September 20
AGTS Community Picnic, Smith Park at 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bring a dessert or side dish to share.
September 23

Day of Renewal; services at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Childcare provide for evening service.