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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. Learn more. 

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:30 a.m. 
William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS 
(Reception immediately following)

If you can't be there in person, watch the live stream by visiting at 9:30 on Friday, November 13. 
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Connect with AGTS President Mark Hausfeld


President Hausfeld with Chi Alpha National Leadership Team.

Dr. Hausfeld will be at the following events:
  • Nov. 1-4: Attending the Executive Leadership Conference, Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Dec. 9-11: ATS Seminar for New Presidents, New Orleans, La.
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AGTS Administrator Dorothea Lotter to retire after a lifetime of service to seminary

A faithful servant, skilled administrator and compassionate leader dedicated to the AGTS community, Dorothea Lotter has distinguished herself by her commitment to Christian higher education at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Dorothea has served administratively in the development and growth of AGTS since its founding in 1972. She will retire in December 2015, leaving a legacy of service that has impacted thousands of students around the world. 
Leave a note for Dorothea.
To recognize her dedicated service to countless students, AGTS invites you to partner with Dorothea by investing in student scholarships through the Pentecostal Leaders Fund. Your gift will honor Dorothea's lifetime commitment to AGTS. 

Doctoral students converge on Springfield

Fifty-five doctoral students in seven classes have gathered at AGTS from across the country for week-long modules during the month of October. According to program director Cheryl Taylor, the Doctor of ministry program enrolled 27 new students this fall and anticipates seven more this spring--one of the largest incoming classes in the program's history. This ethnically diverse group of strong leaders represents three Pentecostal denominations and comprises: 
  • 7 district leaders
  • 6 lead and 3 staff pastors
  • 5 Bible college professors and adjuncts
  • 5 church planters
  • 3 AGWM missionaries
  • 2 prison chaplains
  • 2 counselors
  • 2 Christian school administrators/teachers
  • 1 Air Force chaplain
  • 1 evangelist
  • 1 medical doctor/inner city pastor
Including these new students, 133 individuals are currently participating in AGTS Doctor of Ministry Cohorts. 

The Kern Family Foundation awards $117,000 grant to AGTS at Evangel University

The Board of Directors of The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation, Inc. awarded a grant of $117,000 to the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University. The grant will support activities that integrate faith with work and economics (FWE) in classes, extracurricular activities, and in partnerships with influential institutions. This is the fourth annual grant the Foundation has awarded the seminary to promote FWE. Read more.

Retired AGTS President Byron D. Klaus helps dedicate COGIC historical marker
Pictured (L-R): Darrin Rodgers ('98), director of the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center; Mother Mary P. Patterson; Byron Klaus, retired president of AGTS

Dr. Byron Klaus, retired president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (1999-2015), was a keynote speaker at the dedication of a State Historical Marker honoring the birthplace of the Church of God in Christ. The event, held in Lexington, Mississippi, on October 16, 2015, evidenced the deepening relationship between the Assemblies of God and the Church of God in Christ. Read more.

Launch of AGTS students' intercultural church featured on local news broadcast

Putting what they are learning to immediate use, AGTS DMin participant Damon Duran and his wife Saehee, an MA student at AGTS from Korea, have planted an intercultural church in Springfield. Watch local news coverage.

Dr. Hausfeld preaching in chapel at EU 

On October 15, 2015, AGTS President Mark Hausfeld shared his incredible journey in Spence Chapel at Evangel University. Watch the service here.

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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

Mark Hausfeld ('83)
  • Published a lecture in a compilation of selected lectures from the Evangelical Missiological Society 2014 National Conference in Atlanta, Ga. 
  • Co-wrote with Joshua Fletcher (pseudonym) the chapter, "Muslim Diaspora," in Diaspora Missiology: Reflection on Reaching the Scattered Peoples of the World, published by William Carey Library 

  • Oct. 19-23: Traveling to Rivas, Nicaragua over fall break with a team from three states (Ala., Ind. & Mo.). He will be teaching biblical interpretation basics to rural pastors, working with missionaries Ken and Kendra Doutt of Engage Ministries.  

  • Oct. 29-Nov.1: Attending the Christian Business Faculty Association Conference, Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Editing and publishing the Encounter Journal, an AGTS online journal. Next edition due to release late fall.
Johan Mostert
  • Oct. 22-25: Speaking at the Fall Discipleship Conference for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland and Labrador in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada, on "Discipleship and Pastoral Ministry."

  • Oct. 29-Nov. 1: Preaching at the AG of Italy National Youth Convention in Rome.
  • Nov. 17-18: Representing the World AG Fellowship missions commission at a regional meeting of West African AG Missions Agency presidents, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Nov. 23-27: Attending the AGWM Latin America and Caribbean regional retreat, Cancun, Mexico
AGTS Faculty participate in American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) world conference

Several AGTS faculty and alumni attended the World AACC Conference held in September in Nashville, Tenn. 
Dr. Mostert spoke on "Discipleship Assessment to Promote Ethics." Dr. Oleson ('11) presented a workshop called "Reframing the Second Half." She also facilitated a course, "Contemporary Issues for Marriage and Family Ministries," for AGTS DMin participants at the AACC conference (pictured above).
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Alumni News

David Balasingh ('83,'85) dedicating a very young warrior for the glory of God in Sri Lanka.

Marc Cauthon ('98) serves as pastor-elect at Evangel Assembly of God in Wichita, Kan.

Jeff Hartensveld ('89) celebrated a great Missions Sunday with his wife at People's Church in Salem, Or.


Danielle Poulson-Jones
('12) was commissioned as a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves.

Francis Thayer ('03), 48, went to be with the Lord on October 6, following an accident. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and his sons, Zachary and Nathaniel of Highland, Ill. Francis was a chaplain at the Greenville Correctional Facility, and a member of the Cornerstone AG Church in Bethalto, where he led several small groups. Read his obituary.

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Upcoming Events

Inauguration of AGTS President Mark Hausfeld

  • Inaugural Lecture with Ray Bakke, November 12
    (4-5 p.m., Seymour Chapel, Live Streamed)
  • Inaugural Ceremony, November 13
    (9:30 a.m., Seymour Chapel, Live Streamed)


Thanksgiving Holiday
November 26-27 

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