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September 2015
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Keeping You Connected

You're invited to AGTS President's Inauguration

President Carol Taylor and the Evangel University Board of Trustees invite you to save the date for the inauguration of Mark A. Hausfeld, DMin, as President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University.

The ceremony will take place Friday, November13, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS. A reception will immediately follow.
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Connect with AGTS President Mark Hausfeld


Dr. Hausfeld will be at the following events:
  • Oct. 18-25: Teaching an AGTS class in Chicago, Ill.
  • Nov. 1-4: Attending the Executive Leadership Conference, Palm Springs, Calif.
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Evangel University Homecoming October 1-3

As an AGTS alumnus, you're invited to participate in Evangel University's Homecoming Celebration October 1-3. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to support the consolidated university and connect with President Dr. Hausfeld and the AGTS faculty who will be participating. EU wholeheartedly welcomes you to enjoy the festivities. 

Highlights will include: 
  • County Fair-Friday: Oct.1, at 4:30-7:00 p.m., EU Quad. A delight for all ages. Enjoy great food, fun, and music! 
  • Concert featuring Nate & the Saints: Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m., Robert Spence Chapel
  • Islam in America: Friday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. Presented by AGTS President Mark Hausfeld, William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS 
  • Lights 5K Run/Walk: Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. to benefit Convoy of Hope
  • EU Football Game: Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., Plaster Stadium
Learn more about Evangel's Homecoming here.

AGTS to host Islam in America seminar

AGTS will host the seminar "Islam in America" with President Mark Hausfeld on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the William J. Seymour chapel at AGTS during Evangel's homecoming activities. Read more.

Appointment to Alumni Board

Dan Morrison ('10) accepted the position as one of four AGTS alumni appointed to serve on the Evangel University Alumni Board of Directors that will convene during EU Homecoming on October 1. 

Dan serves as the young adult pastor at Evangel Temple in Springfield, Mo. He will complete the term of Missionary Butch Frey ('99), who has served since the alumni board was consolidated. Dan will join current board members Larry Cooper ('84/'04), Priscilla Mondt ('89) and Ron Morein ('06).

Day of Renewal

On September 23, the AGTS community set the day aside to seek God. Fasting from work and classes, we purposefully set our hearts, minds and bodies on a path toward God during three services that included worship, preaching and prayer. Special guest Jeff Hartensveld ('89), AGWM mobilization director, spoke powerfully and poignantly. Watch the recorded services here.

Connect to EU Alumni Newsletter-The Quad

At Evangel University, The Quad is known as the common area around the clock tower where friends gather and learn up-to-date information about what's happening on campus. This EU publication is meant to keep alumni informed in a similar way. 

Alumni can expect quick articles, video updates and other announcements about the exciting things EU is doing for students and alums. 

AGTS Alumni Phonathon

Thank you for participating in the 13th Annual Alumni Phonathon! We appreciate your support of AGTS. If you haven't sent in your commitment, or you would still like to give, it's not too late! Mail in your donation or donate online.


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

Greater Springfield professors of Bible

EU and AGTS alumni are invited to participate in this meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 3:30-8 p.m. at the EU Crusader Dining Hall (side rooms). The topic for discussion will be Old Testament Archaeology and the New Testament and will include a plenary session with Dr. Wave Nunnally entitled, "What's New in Biblical Geography?"

Studying the Old Testament: Principles and Techniques by Dr. Roger Cotton ('78) was published by Global University for use in their graduate courses.

Cross-Cultural Counseling by Dr. Johan Mostert was published by Global University for use in their undergraduate courses.
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Alumni News

In his newly published book, Preparing for Heaven, Gary Black, Jr. ('09) reveals renowned writer, speaker and philosophy professor Dallas Willard's profound and liberating vision of life after death. Black also deftly unpacks the implications these realities hold for our lives today.

Dr. Black is a theology professor at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of The Theology of Dallas Willard, Exploring the Life and Calling, and co-author of The Divine.

David Penchansky ('88) presented a paper at the International Qur'anic Studies Association, held in August at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The conference was entitled "New Trends in Qur'anic Studies." The title of his paper was "A Qur'anic Theodicy: Moses and the Cave Sura." 

David is professor of Old Testament in the Theology Department of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.  
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Upcoming Events

Evangel University Homecoming

October 1-3 (Learn more)


Islam in America by Dr. Mark Hausfeld

October 2 (2-4 p.m., Seymour Chapel)


Fall Study Week

October 19-23


Inauguration of AGTS President Mark Hausfeld

November 13 (9:30 a.m., Seymour Chapel)

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