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Does Faith Fit Into The World We Created?

Reprinted with permission from Convene Corporation. By Helen Mitchell Imagine with me for a minute. What if we lived in a world where all commerce stopped? There would be no electricity, no gas stations, no mass transportation, no cell service, no grocery stores or food distribution, no hospitals, schools, movie theaters or amusement parks. There […]

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Should I Talk About My Faith During a Job Interview?

This article was originally published on January 21, 2021 at the Thorns and Thistles section of the Gospel Coalition and appears here by permission. By Charlie Self I’m looking for a new job, and so I’ve been doing various interviews. I’m not sure how forthright to be about my faith. Do I leave it out […]

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What Being a Business Woman Taught Me about Ministry

by Svetlana Papazov – svetlanapapazov.com THESE DAYS I FIND MYSELF JUGGLING MUCH ON MY PLATE. I’m a wife, a mom, a business consultant for entrepreneurs and a church planter. But a church planter not of the conventional type. First, I’m a female. And if that isn’t enough to raise a brow or two, the church […]

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A Year of Working from Home

This article was originally published on February 9, 2021 in Common Good magazine at Made to Flourish. https://www.madetoflourish.org/resources/a-year-of-working-from-home By Hace Cargo Many at-home workers are hitting a point of fatigue they didn’t anticipate or might not even recognize yet. In just a few weeks, thousands of Americans who once commuted to an office almost every […]

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2021 AGTS Baccalaureate Ceremony & Activities

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary will host its 2021 Baccalaureate and Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. in Spence Chapel on the campus of Evangel University.

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World-renowned evangelist Marilyn Hickey awarded AGTS Pillar of Faith

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) recently awarded Dr. Marilyn Hickey, teacher, televangelist and Assemblies of God (AG) minister, a Pillar of Faith in recognition of her global impact on the Church through biblical teaching and ongoing healing ministry. “Marilyn has led an amazing life,” said Dr. George O. Wood, Evangel University […]

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Leadership: Practice

Marketplace Missionaries Four ways to prepare believers on Sunday for their work on Monday. By Svetlana Papazov The excitement was palpable as pastors and marketplace leaders began filling our church for a one-day conference on whole-life discipleship and the value of work. The morning training focused on the redemptive mandate of every Christian in the […]

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Pastoring in the Age of Unemployment

The pastoral challenge is helping people rediscover their specific Kingdom purpose using their God-given gifts and abilities. By Jamé Bolds Earlier this year, I received a call from an exhausted physician who was laying off staff because patients were not showing up. That same day, I met with a distraught restaurant owner who asked me […]

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What if My Work is Becoming Obsolete?

By Travis Lowe “The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.” Isaiah 2:2 (ESV) I sometimes wonder what the world’s greatest VCR repairman from the 1980s is doing today. I wonder where the factory […]

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Homeless with a Twist of a Homemade Lavender

by Svetlana Papazov I was visiting Southern California and heard of a coffee shop that offered uniquely crafted flavors and a faith and entrepreneurship story as touching as the fragrant petals sprinkled in their lattés. As a coffee lover I had to see the place. As a pastor I had to interview the church leaders […]

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A Revolution in Discipleship

by Charlie Self and Johan Mostert Pastors face a daunting task on a good day. In these rapidly changing times (and in light of a pandemic and social upheavals), making healthy disciples that will enable the local church to have a positive impact in the community requires courage, strength and wisdom. In this moment is […]

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My Springfield Story: Travis Skavhaug

Travis Skavhaug (AGTS ’12) Current occupation: Tour coordinator and web communication specialist with the Assemblies of God Center for Holy Land Studies   What brought you to Springfield? We moved to Springfield so my wife could pursue a counseling-related job and so I could begin work at the Assemblies of God national office – first […]

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My Springfield Story: Steven Wallace

Steven Wallace (EU ’95) Current occupation: Assemblies of God World Missionary to Finland   What brought you to Springfield? My parents met while students at Evangel, and they had a wonderful experience. As it came time for me to decide where I should pursue my degree, I knew that God wanted me in a Christian […]

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My Springfield Story: Raul Sanchez

Raul Sanchez (AGTS ‘) Current occupation: Assistant District Superintendent for the Central Pacific Ministry Network and lead pastor of Abundant Life Christian Church in Oakland, California   What brought you to Springfield? I met Dr. Carol Taylor, president of Evangel University, at an AGTS gathering at General Council. I told her that I had been […]

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My Springfield Story: Dr. Jamie Morgan

Dr. Jamie Morgan (AGTS ‘) Current occupation: Lead pastor of Life Church in Williamstown, New Jersey   What brought you to AGTS in Springfield? I was seeking God’s direction on where I should pursue my doctoral degree, and I felt very strongly that I was to attend AGTS. He was very clear and very specific […]

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My Springfield Story: Herb and Karen Johnson

Herb (EU ’66) and Karen (EU ’65) Johnson Current occupation: Assemblies of God World Missionaries to Papua New Guinea Herb and Karen Johnson’s journey to full-time missions work has been a bit unconventional. Both felt the call of God to preach the gospel, but also had a passion for teaching that led them to pursue […]

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My Springfield Story: Floyd and Katrina Graham

Floyd (EU ’86) and Katrina Graham Current occupation: Assemblies of God World Missionaries to Myanmar   What brought you to Springfield? Floyd: I was a Marine Biology major at a community college in Daytona Beach, Florida, and I originally wanted to pursue a career in that field. However, I failed chemistry and realized that marine […]

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My Springfield Story: Bill Shrader

Bill Shrader (AGTS ‘) Current occupation: Assemblies of God World Missionary to Peru, Director of ChildHope, an education and compassion organization in Latin America   What brought you to AGTS? I worked as a Chi Alpha missionary for many years, and that was how I got introduced to the Assemblies of God. I wanted to […]

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My Springfield Story: Dr. Heather Marten

Name: Dr. Heather Marten (EU ’98) Current occupation: Assemblies of God world missionary to Zambia, Africa, and pediatrician   What brought you to Springfield? My mom and my aunt both graduated from Evangel, so I was familiar with the university. I knew that I had a passion for science and for missions, and I wanted […]

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My Springfield Story: Joe Girdler

Joe Girdler (AGTS ’18) Current occupation: District Superintendent of the Kentucky Ministry Network   What brought you to Springfield? I grew up Baptist, and attended a Methodist seminary to pursue my master’s degree. I’ve been an Assemblies of God pastor and leader for many years, and as I looked into pursuing my doctoral degree, I […]

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