In this Issue
Stanley Horton Lectureship
Alumni Prayerathon
Winter Weather
Spiritual Formation
DeFrietas Grant
Academic News
Registrar's News
Business News
Financial Aid News
Library News
Faculty News
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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  Stanley M. Horton Lectureship

  • February 3-5, 2:00-3:15 p.m. in the William Seymour Chapel
  • Topic: "The Mind of the Spirit"
  • Speaker: Dr. Craig Keener, Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary
    • Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins, Duke University
    • M.A., M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
    • B.A., Central Bible College
  • Dr. Keener has published 17 scholarly books, including:
    • The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (Eerdmans)
    • Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Account (Baker Academic)
    • Acts: An Exegetical Commentary (4 volumes, Baker Academic)
    • The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Eerdmans)
    • Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans)
  • Dr. Keener will also speak at Missouri State University on February 5, 7:00 p.m. at Carrington Hall, Room 208. Topic: "New Testament Miracles: Are They Historically Plausible?"
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Alumni Prayerathon
  • Monday and Tuesday, February 9-10
    • Noon-7:00 p.m. 
    • Room 116
  • All students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to
    participate in the AGTS Annual Alumni
    Prayerathon by committing one hour or more to call AGTS alumni and pray with them.  
  • You can make a difference in the lives of AGTS alumni with your call and encouraging prayer!
  • Sign up now in the Development & Alumni Office or email Sarah Clark.
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Winter Weather

In the rare event that classes are cancelled due to severe winter weather, we will attempt to communicate the information as quickly and broadly as possible.


Local television and radio stations will be notified (please look for Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, not Evangel University). The Student Life office will send out an email to students, faculty, and staff, the automated recording on the phone line will be updated, and the status will be posted to the website.


For school closure information, please tune in to local news outlets, check your email, visit, or call (417) 268-1000. 

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Spiritual Formation Requirement
  • New students should make an appointment with Dr. Jay Taylor for their Spiritual Formation meeting.

  • Returning students in their second or third semester are also encouraged to set an appointment early in the semester.
  • Please contact Kate Alsup in the Student Services office to schedule an appointment: (417) 268-1081 or
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AGTS Receives Multi-year Grant of $75,000


The V. Eugene and Rosalie DeFreitas Charitable Foundation has awarded AGTS a grant of $75,000. As the first installment of a 3-year disbursement, the Seminary received $25,000 in December. The funds will provide new scholarships for current students who are preparing or serving as missionaries in foreign countries. 


This isn't the first time AGTS has been a recipient of the Foundation's generosity. The DeFreitas Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship, distinct from the recent gift, has grown to $100,000 and has provided $20,400 in scholarships from interest earnings.

These funds have a palpable impact in lives by helping AGTS students like Tara Kenyon, missionary to Panama and Fall 2014 DeFreitas Scholarship recipient.


Tara and her husband, Gerritt, share the gospel in the public high schools of Panama City through ethics and character presentations. An alarming number of students who come to them for help have experienced the horror of sexual abuse. The Kenyons host an annual girls-only event called "Ilumina" to help address these taboo issues and to facilitate healing through dynamic testimonies and the presentation of the gospel as their hope and future. They also launched El Refugio, a youth-church and outreach center designed to help Panamanian students feel safe, valued, and heard-a refuge.

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Academic News 

  Free Coaching for Writing

  • Make an appointment at The Write Place at Evangel University by calling 417-865-2815, ext. 8545 or emailing Write
    • Leave your name, phone number, and possible times for an
    • Emails will usually be answered within 24 hours
  • 2015 Spring semester appointment schedule:
    • Monday
      • 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday
      • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 2:00-5:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday
      • 9:00-10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Thursday
      • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 2:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Friday
      • 9:00-10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday
      • 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Attention M.A. Intercultural Ministries Graduates

  • Comprehensive examinations will be Monday, March 9. 
  • Contact the Faculty Secretary, Deb Gehris, if you have any questions. 

2015 Fall Practicum

  • Planning to do a practicum this fall?
  • Fall practicums must be approved and processed by February 2-6.
  • Contact Dr. Randy Walls for more information.
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Registrar's News


New Fillable PDF Forms for Your Convenience

  • Online Registrar's Office forms are now fillable PDF forms. Rather than print and complete, you can type in the form. 
  • You may be able to sign them electronically if you are able to set up a digital signature. 

Summer/Fall Registration

  • Summer registration must be entered on the
    Student Portal between March 2-April 10.
  • Fall registration must be entered on the Student Portal between
    March 2-June 5.
  • Individuals registering after the above deadlines will be charged a $50 late registration fee.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar, Connie Cross. 


  • Be sure to check your AGTS email account regularly to ensure that you are receiving all notifications from AGTS. 
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Business News


Has Your Contact Information Changed Recently? 

  • If so, please contact the AGTS Business Office immediately (417.268.1039 or 268.1035) with any corrections to your mailing address, email, or phone contact information.

Deferred Payment Dates   

  • Deferred payments for the spring semester are Payment due due on or before February 15 and March 15.
  • Payments must be received in the Business Office on or before these dates in order to avoid a $25 per month "Late Payment Fee." 

Spring 2015 Scholarships, Discounts,
and Grants

  • Institutional aid and endowment awards Scholarshipfor the
    Spring 2015 term should post to student accounts by the end of February.  
  • If you are a recipient, please log into the EU Student Portal and review your student account carefully to make sure that the award and the accurate amount has posted to your account as anticipated.  
  • Please report any suspected discrepancies to the Business Office as soon as possible. 
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Financial Aid
  • Students may now submit a FAFSA for FAFSA-3 2015-16 at 
  • Loan refund checks for the Spring term will be available 6 weeks after the drop/add period. 
  • AGTS Student Financial Services is located in the EU Riggs Administration building. 
  • For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Amanda Teel, 417-865-2815, ext. 7512. 
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Library News

Spring Library Hours

Monday-Friday......................................9:00 am - 9:30 pm Saturday..............................................10:00 am - 6:00 pm




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


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Faculty News

Dr. Deborah Gill

During the entire month of February, Dr. Gill will be conducting research on her sabbatical project, "Spiritual Adventuring: Journeying Deeper into the Presence and Power of God," in China.



Dr. Charlie Self

February 13-16: Will be the speaker at a retreat for the Lord's Grace Christian Church, Mountain View, California



Dr. Paul Lewis

Lewis__Paul__smaller edition January 16-25: Taught a masters class on Pentecostal Theology at Central Bible College, Tokyo, Japan



 Dr. Lois Olena

Olena1 January: Co-author and co-editor with Dr. Eric Newberg of Children of the Calling: Essays in Honor of Stanley M. and Ruth V. Burgess, published by Wipf and Stock (Pickwick)

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