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Dr. Mike Rakes is Evangel University’s Fifth President

Dr. Mike Rakes is now serving as Evangel University’s fifth president. Rakes transitioned to EU from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he and his wife, Darla, served as lead pastors of Winston-Salem First (WSF), a thriving Assemblies of God church, since 2006. “I am so impressed with the academic organizations and programs at Evangel that demonstrate […]

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AGTS Associate Dean named president of the Association of Professors of Mission

Dr. Paul Lewis, associate dean of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel, has been named president of the Association of Professors of Mission (APM) for 2021-22.

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Evangel University selects new president

After conducting a nationwide search for its next president, the Evangel University Board of Trustees has announced the unanimous selection of Dr. Mike Rakes as the institution’s fifth president.

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Vice President and Dean of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary announces resignation

Dr. Tim Hager, vice president and dean of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, the embedded seminary of Evangel University, has announced his resignation. He will be transitioning to an executive leadership position at another institution of higher education.

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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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Preaching as Leadership Roundtable Discussion

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019 *This event is now available for viewing online.* Speakers: Dr. Darryl Wootton, Lead Pastor, Spirit Church, Bartlesville, OK, and Dr. Bryan Jarrett, Lead Pastor, Northplace Church, Sachse, TX, facilitated by Dr. Doug Oss, Director, Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching at AGTS. Once again, the Assemblies of God Theological […]

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2019 AGTS Day of Renewal

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2019 Speaker: Mike Burnette, Lead Pastor, LifePoint Church, Clarksville, KY Services: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Day or Renewal is an annual event held for the faculty and staff of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. This day is set aside at the beginning of each academic year to […]

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AGTS Baccalaureate & 46th Annual Commencement activities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary of Evangel University (AGTS) will hold its annual Baccalaureate Service at noon on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in the William J. Seymour Chapel. Seventy-one scholars from 30 states and six foreign countries will earn degrees from AGTS this spring, including 25 doctorates and 46 Master of […]

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Perseverance leads to Oath of Office for Navy Chaplain

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The path to chaplaincy for Matthew Maestas required him to take extraordinary steps to fulfill his calling. The road was neither smooth nor straight, and the lessons are still being unfolded each day. But his faith is strong, his vision is clear and he has a solid three-point message that helps him […]

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The Holy Spirit, Economic Wisdom and the Future of the Local Church

Overture The Next Awakening: grassroots movement of Spirit-empowered, 24/7 discipleship/mission Our Holy and Living Triune God: Immanent vitality of love, holiness and unity; and economy of wisdom in the Missio Dei First Movement The Holy Spirit: The Spirit of adoption; the Spirit of Christ – always directing our attention to God the Father and the […]

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