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Hogan Chair Lectureship
  • Dr. Mike McAteer will serve as the 8th J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions. He will present three
    lectures this fall and teach a class in the spring semester.
  • Lectureship Title: Early Twentieth Century Pentecost in China: Insights Emerging from Selected Lecture Series
  • Inaugural Lecture: Wednesday, October 26, 11 a.m., Seymour Chapel
  • Two final lectures:
    • Thursday, October 27, 11 a.m.
    • Friday, October 28, 11 a.m. 
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Academic News

Attention Fall Graduates
  • Friday, October 28
    • Comprehensive examination date
    • Deadline to apply for graduation
The Write Place  Writing
  • The Write Place is a FREE tutoring service available to all Evangel and AGTS students. 
  • Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • All appointments can be scheduled through The Write Place Online in Course Commons.
  • If you would like to schedule a last minute appointment, feel free to check the schedule or to drop by the Write Place, located in Trask 202.
  • There is no need to register or enroll in the course.  If you are currently enrolled as a student at Evangel or AGTS, you are enrolled in The Write Place.
Fall Study Week
  • Monday-Friday, October 17-21
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Registrar's News

Fall Registration 
  • Register for spring 2017 classes October 31 - December 9 through the student portal. 
Priority Spring 2017 Course Registration for U.S. Veterans
  • Students who are U.S. veterans may register for classes one business-day early; Friday, October 28. This ensures veterans get into limited-seating classes. 
Student Email  E-mail
  • It is your responsibility to check your AGTS student
    email account on a regular basis.
  • If you would like information on how to forward email sent to your AGTS email account to your personal email account, please email for instructions. 
Graduation Application Deadlines
  • Are you planning to complete all degree requirements before August 17, 2017?
  • If so, complete and submit the 2016-2017 Graduation Application and return it to the AGTS Registrar's Office by the following deadlines:
Graduation Date
Application Deadline
December 2016October 30, 2016
May & August 2017January 30, 2017
  • Students graduating this fall or next spring (and those approved to graduate next summer) will all participate in the May 2017 Commencement Service.  
Student Records
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. See the AGTS Student Handbook for guidelines. 
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Bursar's News

  • Payments are due on the 15th of each month. Contact Angela Long at 417-865-2815, ext. 7422 if you have questions. 
Late Payment Fee
  • A $25 late payment fee will be assessed for each late payment received on an account with a debit balance.
Student Refund Checks
  • Students must submit a student check request form to
    the Bursar's Office in order to receive a refund check. The form is 
    available via the Student Portal. Once a credit balance is available on the student account, a check will be processed. Students will be notified by email when their "refund" checks are available for pick-up or have been mailed. Checks are expected to be available in early October. 
  • If you have any questions concerning your student account balance and payment options, please contact Angela Long, 417-865-2815, ext. 7422. 
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Financial Aid News

  • Starting October 1, students will be able to file the 2017-2018 FAFSA, using the same tax information from the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
  • The goal is to use the Data Retrieval Tool on the IRS portion to reduce your chance of being selected for any sort of Verification from the DOE. 
  • If you have any questions regarding financial aid, feel free to email Bryan Hawk or call 417-865-2815, ext. 7512.
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Refer a Student 
  • Do you know someone interested in attending AGTS?
  • Use this online form or connect with Christina Ketchem, AGTS Admissions Representative, 417-865-2815, ext. 7671.
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Library News library


Fall Library Hours


The Library will operate according to the following schedule:


Monday-Friday.................................9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday........................................10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


  • Any exceptions to this schedule over the course of the semester will be posted in advance. 
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Faculty News

Roger Cotton
  • Daughter, Sarah (EU/AGTS Alumna), was recently promoted to District Manager, State of Missouri Department of Disability, Kansas City office
Debbie Gill
  • Traveling to Minnesota for father's 90th birthday (October 31), and speaking at his church, Christian Assembly of God, Waseca, Minnesota, on the ancient/Coptic liturgy of baking the Communion bread (something she experienced on her "spiritual adventuring" sabbatical)
Jim Hernando
  • October 15-22: He and his wife, Moira, will lead a team of 14 people to Nicaragua. 
    • Six of the team members will conduct a 2-day seminar for rural pastors on basic principles of biblical interpretation. The missionary projects and attendance of approximately 230 pastors. Each first-time participant will receive a mini-library of 10 quality biblical resources. 
    • The team will teach Bible school students and directors during a 1-day seminar at Martin Luther University. Teaching will focus on recent hermeneutical trends in what has been called "neo-Pentecostalism."  
    • The non-teaching team members, led by Moira Hernando, will be helping missionaries Ken and Kendra Doutt conduct benevolence and children's ministry in and around Rivas and Managua.
    • The team will be distributing thousands of dollars in school supplies, many of which have already been shipped. Other supplies will be carried down in suitcases. These supplies will allow dozens of poor children to attend school for the very first time. 
Paul Lewis 
  • September 25: Speaking for a Missions service at the Lakeview Assembly of God, Seven Points, Texas
  • October 6-8: Co-presenting, with Eveline Lewis, on "Fair Trade: A Local Economic and Missiological Perspective" at the Christian Business Faculty Association annual conference, Charleston, South Carolina
  • October 14-16: Attending the national annual meeting of Evangelical Missiological Society, Dallas, Texas
  • Co-edited, with Martin W. Mittelstadt, What's so Liberal about the Liberal Arts?: Integrated Approaches to Christian Formation (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016)
  • Wrote "Introduction: What's so Liberal about the Liberal Arts?" (7-10) and "Tolkien as Ethnographer: The Role of Culture in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings," (181-201) In What's so Liberal about the Liberal Arts?: Integrated Approaches to Christian Formation, edited by Paul W. Lewis and Martin W. Mittelstadt (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016)
  • Wrote "Morality in Local and Global Perspectives," (155-171) in Christian Morality: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Thinking about Contemporary Moral Issues, edited by Geoffrey W. Sutton and Brandon Schmidly (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2016)
  • Co-wrote, with Joseph Bucci, "The Case for Inclusion of Redemptive Managerial Dimensions in Servant Leadership Theory," Journal of Biblical Integration in Business 19, no. 1 (2016): 10-25
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DeLonn Rance
  • October 13-15: Attending the National Meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society, Duncanville, Texas
  • October 27: Featured speaker for a National Missions Convention
Charles Self
  • October 13: Co-leading a Kern Family Foundation-sponsored AGTS Discipleship Network Conference, "Connecting Sunday Worship and Monday Work," Springfield, Missouri
  • October 28: Plenary speaker at Faith@Work Conference, "Faith and Work for the Rest of Us," Dallas, Texas 
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