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Keeping You Connected

 

 

On September 8-9, student volunteers will be calling you during the Annual Alumni Phonathon. Your generous gift allows students to graduate with less debt. Thanks to alumni like you, nearly $200,000 has been contributed in recent years.

 

Postmark your gift or donate online by September 4 and we will send you a free gift and remove your name from this year's call list. Together, AGTS alumni are making a huge difference in the lives of students, faculty and staff, for which we are deeply grateful.

 

New $5 Fund
 

 

First-time to give? We are asking 200 alumni who have never given to the Phonathon to make a $5 a month commitment to the Pentecostal Leaders Fund. Your gift of $5 per month or $60 a year will provide over $10,000 in scholarship funds for the year. Make your donation today! 

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Connect with AGTS President Byron D. Klaus


 

Dr. Byron D. Klaus announces his retirement as president of AGTS effective summer 2015
 

Byron D. Klaus, president of the 

AGTS since July 1999, has announced his intention to retire as president of AGTS late summer 2015. Dr. Klaus commented that this decision came after much prayer, discernment and discussion.  "I am clear about this step that I believe is just as ordered of the Lord as my original coming to serve this marvelous institution. It has been my greatest joy to lead a seminary where the Knowledge on Fire imagery guides daily efforts. No work could have been more fulfilling for me." Read more.


 

Read the latest Prez Release: "Ferguson, ISIS, Gaza, Ukraine, and the Texas Border: Angst and More Angst"


Over the last few months, we have experienced a roller coaster of events. We have reached new levels of complexity with these social tragedies, yet clarity remains at a premium. In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, the predictable talking heads, of opposing perspective, fill the air waves with sound bites that only leave us gasping for air and wondering when the pain will subside. The sad truth is that information glut has yielded a world where the poignancy of one tragedy disappears sooner than later as another event explodes into viral reality. We are left with simmering cauldrons of complexity that lingers in the world as chattering media elites chose the next topic to qualify as "Breaking News." Read the rest.

 



Get an e-book version of President Klaus's book And That's the Way I See It! on Amazon.com for $.99 until September 12, 2014 

This book is a compilation of many of Dr. Klaus' Prez Release commentaries.


 

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AGTS News
 

Join us for 2014 Day of Renewal Services   

 

 

The AGTS community has set this day aside to seek God. On this occasion, we are fasting from work and classes, purposefully setting our hearts, minds and bodies on a path to seek Him during three no-frill services, which will each include worship, preaching and prayer. Please join us as we seek to give God space. 

 

Jennifer Gale ('99) will speak during three different services in the Seymour Chapel at AGTS. You are invited to join us in person or via live stream at www.agts.edu!

  • 9:30 a.m. 
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
Rev. Jennifer Gale joined the administration of Valley Forge Christian College in July 2011 as the vice president of student life. Prior to that time, she served for 10 years as a full-time associate pastor at Evangel Temple in Springfield, Mo. She is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God and has served on several national committees for the AG including the Ministerial Enrichment committee, the Network for Women in Ministry website committee and the Commission on Doctrinal Purity as an auditor. Rev. Gale's responsibilities at the College include oversight of residence life, athletics, health services, campus security and auxiliary services, which includes the copy center and mailroom. She is married to Greg and they have two sons and one daughter. Rev. Gale enjoys spending time with her family, reading classic literature and volunteering in the local church.

 

Summer issue of Rapport available online

  • Four 2014 graduates testify to the healing work of God in our world and in their own lives: Tamicka Monson, Barbara Gilliam, LaVonna Ennis and Dick Brogden
  • AGTS unveils hybrid pastoral leadership degree
  • AGTS receives $550,000 grant for accelerated path to M.Div
  • AGTS graduates the largest doctoral class in the seminary's history 

 

 

Read Linda Seiler's ('14) story in the Pentecostal Evangel---a journey from sexual confusion to Chi Alpha Campus Pastor.   

 





 

Read a response from Mark Hausfeld, one of our AGTS professors with decades of ministry in Muslim contexts, to the atrocities being committed in Northern Iraq

August 9, 2014---My soul is tortured this morning. I have been following the genocide of Iraqi Christians in Northern Iraq. When I first read that the Islamic radical group ISIS was beheading children I honestly did not believe it. One source, the World Monitor, reported this atrocity. I thought I need further confirmation. I have had friends killed and maimed in terrorists attacks but the actual beheading of children? Well, the last few days have confirmed this horror is reality. Read the rest.

 



50,000 books to be donated from AGTS, CBC and EU to African theological schools

An estimated 50,000 books will soon be loaded into large containers and shipped to at least two large theological schools in Africa, as a result of the recent consolidation of Central Bible College and AGTS with Evangel University. Read the story.

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Faculty Publications

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.


 

The book God's Women Then and Now coauthored Drs. Deborah Gill ('79, '78) and Barbara Cavaness Parks ('75), 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


Paul Lewis ('88) 
  • September 25-27: Will attend the Evangelical Missiological Society's national meeting in Atlanta, Ga. 


 

DeLonn Rance ('83)

  • September 8-11: Speaking at the plenary session and conducting three workshops at the AG Latin American Educator's Summit, in Monteview, Uruguay.
  • September 16-19: Teaching "Contextual Theology" at CINCEL, in San Jose Costa Rica.
  • September 25-27: Attending the Missio Nexus Annual Conference, in Atlanta, Ga.
  James Hernando ('78) 
  • September 18-19: Will be a presenter at the Land Center New Testament and Economics Colloquium at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 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 in Newberg, Or.
  • The new Discipleship Dynamics Assessment is now available for individuals and communities (www.discipleshipdynamics.com)

 

Johan Mostert (above with wife Andrea)

AGTS hosted a memorial service for Dr. Mostert's wife, Andrea, in the William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS on August 16. A recording of the service is available online.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts for Andrea can be directed to the AGTS Faculty Scholarship Fund.

 

  

 

Richard Bishop 

Dr. Richard W. Bishop, of Springfield, Mo., a retired pastor and professor of practical theology at AGTS from 1978 to 1992, passed away on August 7, at the age of 96. 
 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to The Richard W. and Evelyn J. Bishop Scholarship Fund at Evangel University.

 

Read more about Dr. Bishop.

 




Stanley Horton 
Dr. Stanley Monroe Horton, 98, of Springfield, Mo., died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Maranatha Village in Springfield. Dr. Horton was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology at AGTS, where he taught from 1978 to 1991. Read his obituary and watch his memorial service

 

 

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Alumni News

 

Sol Codillo Jr. ('01) passed away June 15. Born in the Philippines, he obtained higher education that ultimately led him from his remote mountain village to the iconic shores of New York. Sol was head chaplain in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, which began at a women's correctional facility in West Virginia led later to assignments in Texas and to the Federal Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. After 20 years in the BOP, he  returned to his earlier roots as a church pastor, leading the congregation at St. John's UCC Church in Springfield for nearly 20 years.
  


 

Mark Forrester ('04) serves as the director of public relations and communications at the AG National Leadership and Resource Center.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christy McDougall ('09) was commissioned as a fully appointed AGWM missionary serving at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

 

 

Brian Fulthorp ('07) will be in the Chaplain Resident program at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C. for the 2014/2015 year.

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 
Emily ('13) and Joe Barney welcomed Able Joseph Barney on July 1.

 

 

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Upcoming Events
 

AGTS Fall Classes

Classes started on August 25

 

Joint AGTS/Evangel University Convocation

August 28, 10 a.m., Spence Chapel at EU

 

AGTS Alumni Phonathon

September 8-9

 

AGTS Day of Renewal

September 23, Seymour Chapel at AGTS          

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