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Watch recordings of Horton Lectureship Series featuring New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener ('85/'87)


Watch the Horton Lectureship Series online featuring New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener '85/'87) discussing "The Mind of the Spirit." Then be sure to check out his talk at Missouri State University covering the historic plausibility of New Testament miracles! 



The Summer Institute for Islamic Studies at AGTS

AGTS and Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples can help you relate and minister to Muslims. Our Islamic Studies represents five doctorates and more than 300 years of experience in global Muslim contexts. Courses will be taught in modular format (June 29-July 10, 2015) on the AGTS campus. Click for more information.

Read the latest issue of Rapport magazine online, "Opening Doors to hearts and minds--Islamic Studies at AGTS" 

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Connect with AGTS President Byron D. Klaus

Check out the latest Prez Release: "The Life of Brian, Charlie Hebdo and the Prophet: Can God Take a Joke?"

I've noticed that with age, the propriety filters of people tend to get neutralized. I'm around my mom's friends regularly, who are all in their 90s, and they simply don't care much about impressing people. They offer a lot of remarks that leave one a bit speechless. Since gray hair has overtaken me, that must be the sign that I am willing to launch into subject matter that I might have deemed a bit dicey in the past. One of those volatile areas is the increasingly loud arena of what it means to live in a world where faith traditions are colliding in increasingly violent ways. Read the rest.



Watch President Klaus discuss moving past Ferguson on KOLR10 News


It's been months since the shooting and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri. While the discussion is still fresh, the news team at KOLR10 News thought it would be good to have some courageous conversations with local leaders, including AGTS President Byron Klaus. Watch the clip. 

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AGTS Intercultural studies cohort is a veritable Who's Who of notable participants

Intercultural Communication & Missions Anthropology
class led by professor and missionary Dr. Beth Grant


Missionaries to far-flung locales and denominational leaders are just a sampling of the remarkable individuals participating in the Intercultural Studies doctoral cohort at AGTS this year.


As a missionary to Harlem, New York, Mimsie Robinson also pastors a bilingual church that reaches West Africans. He hails from the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God (a fellowship the Assemblies of God made historic reconciliation with in 2014). Other cohort missionaries include Crystal Reece, a United Pentecostal Church missionary to Tonga; Rocco Ditrolio, a AGWM missionary in Argentina; Steve Entsminger, a AGWM missionary to Spain and Deborah Seler who, with her husband, are directors of CINCEL, a language and cultural training center in Costa Rica. Read the rest.




AGTS professor Lois E. Olena co-edits collection of essays in honor of scholars Stanley and Ruth Burgess

Not often does one find a volume dedicated to two scholars, much less to a married couple who possess equally impressive academic credentials. Yet, that was exactly what co-editors Lois E. Olena, AGTS professor, and Eric Newberg, Oral Roberts University professor, intended with their recently released book, Children of the Calling: Essays in Honor of Stanley M. Burgess and Ruth V. Burgess. Read the rest.



AGTS community to participate at 44th annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies


AGTS professors Deborah Gill, Johan Mostert, Paul Lewis, Charlie Self, DeLonn Rance and Lois Olena (SPS Executive Director), as well as a number of AGTS students and alumni will be participating in the 2015 Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) annual meeting at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., March 12-14. 

For the 44th annual meeting, Pentecostal scholars from around the world will gather for symposia, parallel interest group sessions, plenaries and a banquet. Many AGTS participants will be presenting academic papers, while others will be hosting program events. Begun in 1970, the Society for Pentecostal Studies is an international community of scholars working within the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions. This year's theme is Global Spirit: Pentecostals and the World. Learn more.


AGTS Alumnus Scott McChrystal ('84/'13) and Life Publishers release powerful application Bible for military community


Imagine a Bible that speaks specifically and relevantly to military personnel and their families and friends.

That was the long-held vision Chaplain Scott McChrystal (COL), USA Ret. Mil/VA representative and endorser, had when he met with Life Publisher director Guy Highfill in August 2010. It was the same vision that convinced Highfill to offer McChrystal the position of managing editor for the project of developing just such a Bible. Read the rest.


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Check out these insightful AGTS e-reads by President Byron Klaus and professor Paul Lewis at Amazon for $1 each until February 27.

Klaus: And That's the Way I See It! 

Lewis: All the Gospel to All the World 


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Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS? Use this online form or connect with Dr. Mario Guerreiro, AGTS director of Enrollment Management.
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Faculty News and Publications

Deborah Gill ('78/'79)
  • March 20-21: Presenting a paper, "Leaning into a Spirit-filled Life of Ceaseless Prayer through Lectio Divina," at the Holy Spirit in Christian Formation Conference, Regent University, Va.


Paul Lewis ('88)

  • March 1: Speaking at Pierce Chapel Assembly of God, Jacksonville, Texas.
  • March 22: Speaking at Hilltop Assembly of God, Boyd, Texas.
  • Published his essay, "The Church of the East in the Tang Dynasty (635-908 CE): A Theological Assessment," in Children of the Calling: Essays in Honor of Stanley M. Burgess and Ruth V. Burgess, edited by Eric N. Newberg and Lois E. Olena, 111-132.
  • As editor, posted Volume 3 of the online journal, International Journal of Pentecostal Missiology, on the theme, "Pentecostal Women in Missions."

  • March 2-6: Participating in the Ministerial Education Dialog for AG Latin American Educators, Panama City, Panama.
  • March 20-24: Participating in the Missionary Formation Dialog for Latin America and the Caribbean, Phoenixville, Pa.

  • March 10-11: Consulting on the topics of discipleship and leadership with Messenger Fellowship, Nashville, Tenn.
  • March 12-14: Participating in the AGTS Discipleship Network and Discipleship Dynamics dinner and reception at SPS, Lakeland, Fla.
  • March 15: Preaching at Victory Christian Center, Yorktown, Va.
  • March 23-26: Teaching at Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, N.D.
  • March 30-April 3: Teaching at Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium
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Alumni News


James Courter ('06) and his wife Rachael serve as AG missionaries in Haiti since 2009. They are also medical professionals (physical therapist, physician assistant). The organization they co-founded, Arise Haiti, partners with the indigenous church in pastoral/leadership training, church planting, compassion ministries and children's initiatives.   



Retired missionaries, Gerald ('88) and Donna Johnson, have preached for over 53 years. They currently minister in Las Vegas, Nev., among a large population of homeless people. Liberty Theological Seminary recently awarded them honorary doctoral degrees.



Ken ('04) and Kay Mayo have served since 1977 with Wycliffe Bible Translators in administrative and training roles while working in numerous countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. Over the past 10 years Ken maximized his AGTS training to help develop leaders and translation project managers. The couple plans to retire in May to Tallahassee, Fla.


U.S. Amy Chaplain (Major) Sean Moore ('03) was selected to attend the U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain Training Center in Fort Hood, Texas. As part of the training, he earned an M.S. in Counseling Psychology at Texas A & M University--Central Texas campus--in Killeen, Texas. Sean serves as the Family Life Chaplain for a U.S. Army garrison in Bavaria, Germany. 


Andréa Snavely ('98) completed a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2013. His dissertation entitled, Life in the Spirit: A Post-Constantinian and Trinitarian Account of the Christian Life, will be published by Pickwick. He serves as professor in Bible and Theology at Global University in Springfield, Mo. 


Greg Stone ('95) recently concluded 16 years as lead pastor at Jesus Assembly of God in St. Peter, Minn. He is moving to become the associate pastor of Jewish ministries at Gateway Church in Dallas, Texas, which has five locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth. Read more.

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Upcoming Events

Spring Study Week

February 23-27


Good Friday

April 3 (AGTS Building closed)


Spring Semester Ends  

April 24 


AGTS Golf Tournament

April 30, 8:30 a.m. (Rivercut Golf Course)


AGTS Graduation and Retirement Banquet

April 30, 6:30 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner (White River Conference Center)


AGTS Doctoral Celebration

May 1, 12:30 p.m. (William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS)


AGTS Graduation

May 2, 10 a.m. (Central Assembly of God)

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