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August 2015
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Keeping You Connected

Pentecostal Leaders Scholarship Fund

On September 14-15 students, staff and faculty volunteers will be calling you during the Annual Alumni Phonathon. Thanks to alumni like you, nearly $300,000 has been contributed in recent years. Your generous gift allows students to graduate with less debt. 
Postmark your gift or donate online by Sept. 10 and we'll send you a free gift and remove your name from this year's call list. Together, AGTS alumni are making a huge difference for students, faculty and staff for which we are deeply grateful.

Join us for the Day of Renewal 2015 

The AGTS community sets this day aside every year 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 simple services, which include worship, preaching and prayer with Jeff Hartensveld ('89), Mobilization Director at Assemblies of God World Missions. 

You are invited to three different services in the AGTS chapel:
  • 9:30 a.m.       
  • 1:30 p.m.       
  • 6 p.m.
Please join us Sept. 22 in person or via live stream!
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Connect with AGTS President Mark Hausfeld


Dr. Hausfeld will be at the following events:
  • Sept. 7-11: Teaching at the Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels, Belgium
  • Sept. 18-20: Presenting a paper for the Evangelical Missions Society, Dallas, Texas
  • Sept. 24-26: Attending the Missio Nexus Conference, Orlando, Fla.
  • Oct. 2-4: Attending the Muslim Awareness Seminar and Missions Convention, Lombard, Ill.
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Alliance for AG Higher Education Awards
AG General Superintendent George O. Wood presents
Dr. Oss with the Distinguished Educator Award.

The AGTS community received extensive recognition during the Alliance for AG Higher Education awards luncheon at General Council in Orlando in August.
Dr. Glynn Hall, who served AGTS as academic dean (1983-1987); president (1987-1990) and faculty member (1990-1996), received the Distinguished Administrator Award.
Dr. Doug Oss, faculty member at Valley Forge University (1984-1988); Central Bible College (1988-2005) and AGTS (2005 to present), received the Distinguished Educator Award. Dr. Oss leads the Burnett Preaching Center at AGTS and is the director of the  PhD and ThM in Biblical Interpretation and Theology programs.
Other AGTS community members who were recognized for their service to AG Higher Education included Dr. Jim Railey, 35-year Educator Award; Dr. Debbie Gill ('78, '79), 25-year Educator Award and Dr. David Bundrick ('81), 30-year Administrator Award.   

AGTS Alumni Reception at General Council

We enjoyed visiting with over 300 alumni, friends and family at the Wednesday evening reception. Check out the photo gallery online.

Alumni Family Picnic
A huge thank you to all those who participated in the EU, CBC & AGTS Alumni Family Picnic! Evangel hosted the picnic and welcomed over 625 alumni and family members to the university campus Friday evening, Aug. 14.

Special alumni guests included Princesses Aurora and Cinderella!
(Secret identities: AGTS Student Life & Spiritual Formation Administrative Assistant, Kate Alsup and AGTS Enrollment Recruiter, Christina Ketchem)


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 News

Dr. Byron Klaus rejoins Latin America ChildCare

From Dr. Klaus' Facebook post: "Next steps are starting. Today I rejoined the Latin America ChildCare team. 16 years ago I left to become President at AGTS. Today I've come full circle and am back with LACC as VP. Thanks to the LACC family and the President Phil Schmidt for recycling this 'viejo.' Adelante!"
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Alumni News

Timothy Blanton ('15) has an internship with Murrell Psychological Service and ProPsych of Springfield. Blanton plans on continuing his career with special emphasis in the area of Christian counseling.

The PE News recently featured Mike Burnette ('08) and how his focus on the missing helped him draw his church from the brink of foreclosure. Read all about it here.

Hedy Hung ('03) presented a conference paper entitled "The Kingship Motif in Isaiah 61:1-3" at University of Edinburgh in July. The conference was organized by The Society for Old Testament Study. Her paper will be published as an essay in a book as an outcome of the conference (forthcoming 2016).

Paul Kaminer ('89) and Katherine Bryan Sobey ('03) became engaged on Aug. 16, 2015.

Nikki Reeves ('14) was recently selected to be an active duty Army Chaplain.

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Upcoming Events

AGTS Fall classes began

August 24 


EU/AGTS Convocation

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


Labor Day

September 7 (AGTS building closed)


Annual AGTS Alumni Phonathon

September 14-15


AGTS Day of Renewal

September 22 (services at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m and 6:00 p.m. in the William J. Seymour Chapel)


Fall Study Week

October 19-23

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