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Student Groups 2015-2016

African American Student Group

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the African American Student Group (AASG) is to provide support for and to address concerns particular to African-American students. Our goal is to learn, serve, and support each other in the APTS community and the larger Austin area.

Sponsors: Asante Todd, Margaret Aymer

APTS Community Gardens

MISSION STATEMENT: To practically live out the biblical mandate of “creation-care” through sustainable food practices.

Sponsor: Dave Jensen

APTS Holy Spirit Squad

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide an enthusiastic/athletic/creative outlet to promote school spirit.

Sponsor: Whit Bodman


MISSION STATEMENT: 1) To praise God through the creative arts. 2) To grow closer to fellow participants through shared creative activity. 3) To act as a resource for other campus groups.

Sponsor: Lewis Donelson

Bible Reading Group

MISSON STATEMENT: Read the bible.

Sponsor: Margaret Aymer

Centering Prayer

MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and support the spiritual practice of centering prayer.

Sponsor: David Johnson


MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance worship services while praising God and providing a creative/artistic outlet for worship leadership.

Sponsor: Paul Hooker

Contemplative Practices Group

MISSION STATEMENT:  To encourage, support and make available time and space for the spiritual practices of centering prayer, lectio divinaand other possibilities for contemplative awareness within the Christian tradition.

Sponsor: David Johnson

Corpus Christi

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a platform and opportunity for members of the APTS community to be engaged in and challenged by issues of social and ecological justice. To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

Sponsor: Whit Bodman

Hispanic Student Association

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a forum for students of Hispanic descent to support each other and build community/network through the sharing of ethnic and religious experiences. As a student-centered organization, the group will provide opportunities to address specific concerns, issues, and challenges relating to Hispanic Americans within the APTS community. In addition, students will have opportunities to serve the APTS community and also the greater Austin community.

Sponsor: Gregory Cuéllar

Methodist Student Group

MISSION STATEMENT: To establish a connection among Methodist Students for fellowship and discussion of relevant issues.

Sponsor: David White

MSSW/MDIV Support Group

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide support for MSSW/MDIV dual degree students.

Sponsor: David Jensen

Philosophy Club

MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage philosophical discussion outside the classroom.

Sponsor: Asante Todd

Queer Alliance

MISSION STATEMENT: As Christians, we celebrate each of God’s children, fully inclusive of their sexual and gender identities. By creating a welcoming, supportive, and safe space within the APTS community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer persons and allies, we hope to light the path for change both in and beyond the walls of APTS.

Sponsor: Bill Greenway

S.o.S. (Supporters of Seminarians)

MISSION STATEMENT: To offer support for and create a community among spouses, partners, couples, families, and students, while enhancing the experience of and the atmosphere at APTS.

Sponsor: Jackie Saxon

That Verse In Acts

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the That Verse in Acts student group is to promote the idea presented in Acts 4:32: “All those who believed were one in heart and mind.  No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”  By establishing a culture of sharing among the seminary community, we hope to encourage monetarily smarter living that will boost the sense of community among students, faculty, and staff.

Sponsor: Melissa Wiginton

Campus Calendar
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    • Special Student Orientation
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    • New Student Orientation and Registration
  • Thursday, September 1, 2016
    • New Student Orientation and Registration 12:00 AM
    Friday, September 2, 2016
    • New Student Orientation and Registration 12:00 AM
    Monday, September 5, 2016
    • Labor Day Holiday

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