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Keeping You Connected


General Council AGTS Alumni Reception

Join us in Orlando for the AGTS Alumni Reception. Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Rosen Centre in the Signature 1 Room.




The 2015 Special Edition of Rapport magazine is ready for online viewing 

            • A new vision for a new era: President Hausfeld lays out his vision for the future of AGTS 
            • See you in Orlando at General Council 2015!
            • New resource: Your Call to Work and Mission 


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Connect with AGTS President Mark Hausfeld


President Mark Hausfeld discusses his vision for AGTS on 1340AM radio in Springfield, Mo. Read all about Dr. Hausfeld's vision in the 2015 Special Edition of Rapport magazine.

Dr. Hausfeld will be at the following events:
  • July 31-Aug. 8: General Council, Orlando, Fla.
  • Aug. 19-20: World Evangelical Association, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Sept. 7-11: Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium
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Statement Regarding the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision   


The recent decision of the Supreme Court regarding gay marriage has altered the future of the Church in our nation. It has altered the future of church leaders who care deeply about representing the compassion and holiness of Jesus. While it will take time to see the decision's full impact on AGTS, there are two certainties we can stand upon in the interval:

  1. AGTS will not waver on the authority of Scripture or the mandate of the Gospel to make disciples of all nations.
  2. AGTS will continue to develop servant leaders with knowledge, skill and passion to revitalize the church and evangelize the world in the power of the Spirit. Read the rest.

Dr. Hausfeld receives warm welcome as AGTS president

Check out the video and see why everyone is excited about new AGTS President Mark A. Hausfeld!



FREE Food and Fun!

Join us for a family picnic for AGTS, EU & CBC families. There will be free food, inflatables and family yard games. We encourage everyone to bring lawn chairs. This event will be held on the Evangel University Quad. Please RSVP by August 12. Send the number of guests attending to or cal 417-865-2815 x7333.


Refer a student
Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS? Use this online form or connect with Brett Jacques, AGTS Enrollment Representative.
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Faculty Books and Publications


AGTS has published the first book in a new discipleship series: Your Call to Work & Mission. Edited by AGTS professor Steve Lim, Your Call to Work & Mission teaches readers how to effectively serve Jesus in every aspect of their lives. 


Divided into three parts, the first section reveals how believers can honor God in work, business and the economy. The second section provides fresh insight for effective evangelism and discipleship. The last section calls readers to a servanthood to the needy and unjustly treated and to care for God's creation. 

AGTS contributors include:

Filled with biblical insight, riveting stories and practical applications from practitioner scholars, Your Call to Work & Mission is a great resource for preaching and teaching. Each chapter features questions for Bible classes, small groups or personal reflection and application. Even better, it's an ideal companion to the Discipleship Dynamics online assessment.

Order your copy today!


Lois Olena ('06)

  • Wrote the online article: "Is It Important that I Know My Pastor's Educational Background?" in Vital magazine. Read it here.
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Alumni News

Sunday Aigbe ('83) wrote The Theory of Productivity. Published through West Bow Press, The Theory of Productivity explores the genius of American culture, using its values and ideas to demonstrate how to be productive. The book draws on Aigbe's experiences as a student, educator, researcher, author, entrepreneur and human services employee in the public and private sectors. 

The PE News featured newly appointed president of Teen Challenge U.S.A., Joseph S. Batluck, Sr. ('75/'76). Read the details of his new position.


Manuel Cordero (left) with Zollie Smith, executive director of AG U.S. Missions.


Manuel Cordero ('81), will assume the post of U.S. Missions senior director of AG Chaplaincy Ministries. He has worked 23 years in federal chaplaincy and served as the AG correctional ministries representative. 


Don Englund
('95) earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas in May 2015. Don has been an instructor there since 2008. 




Jordan Hansen
('09) will be installed as the senior pastor at Newport Mesa Church, Costa Mesa, CA in August. 





Carl and Terry Hosch ('89/'05) retired from AGWM as appointed missionaries in July. Terry has served in missions for 29 years. They will join the faculty at Northpoint Bible College to teach and provide academic counseling. Terry will also serve as chair of the Missions Department.

Hedy Hung ('03) recently conducted a seminar at International Christian Assembly (ICA), Hong Kong, entitled "The Kingship of God in the Old Testament." Participants included congregants, students of ICA Academy and pastors.

Chaplain (Col.)
Richard Quinn ('83) has an uphill calling in his sights in retirement: Chaplain Quinn was recently featured in the PE News. Read about his innovative ministry.



David Penchansky ('81) had two articles published:

  • "Good and Evil." In Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology.  Samuel E. Balentine, Editor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • "Wisdom." In Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology.  Samuel E. Balentine, Editor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 


Paul Sesock ('10) serves as the chaplain at the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex. The facility is a medium security women's prison with 700 women. 

Billy D. Thomas Sr. ('90) has been named the new senior director for U.S. Mission 
America Placement Service (U.S. MAPS), one of the seven windows of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions. In addition to his role as senior director for U.S. MAPS, Thomas also will serve as a member of the U.S. Missions Executive Committee and as an AG general presbyter. Read more.


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Upcoming Events

AGTS Alumni Reception at General Council

August 5 (Rosen Centre, Signature 1 Room) 


EU/CBC/AGTS Family Picnic

August 14 (6-8 p.m. on the EU campus quad. RSVP by August 12)


Fall Semester begins

August 25


EU/AGTS Convocation

August 27 (10 a.m., Spence Chapel)


Labor Day

September 7 (AGTS building closed)


Annual Alumni Phonathon

September 14-15

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