Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Registration begins at 8:00 am in the DeCoster Dining Hall
Parent Orientation Meeting with the administrators in Dining Hall 2 at 11:00 am
All students should arrive on campus no later than 4:00 pm.
Everyone is invited to join the Hyles-Anderson College Administration for our Opening Day Cookout at 6:00 pm on the banks of the campus lake. There will be special music, announcements, and an opportunity to get to know some of the administrators.
I wish to express my confidence in the leadership of Hyles-Anderson and in the job they are trying to do for the cause of Christ to train young people for service for Him. Our church has many students attending several different Bible colleges, and I feel that Hyles-Anderson has given, and is still equipped to continue giving, my young people a tremendous foundation for a life-time of service for Christ. I have advised my college kids that are at HAC and those that are planning on attending this fall, that I believe they should stay put and continue doing what they have been trained to do, keeping their eyes on their unchanging God.
Pastor Steve Hobbins
In a few weeks, two of my sons will return to Hyles-Anderson College to continue their education. To my knowledge, the other students from our church will do the same. We also have a few new freshmen who are hurriedly making final preparations to make the 800 mile journey to Crown Point, Indiana.
Someone recently asked me, “Are you going to pull your students out of Hyles-Anderson?”. My reply was simple. “I didn’t “send” my young people to Hyles-Anderson. God “called” them there according to His will for their individual lives. The presence of adversity doesn’t alter the will of God. It has been my experience that more often than not, adversity proves the Father’s will.” Our ministry has students in seven different Bible colleges and many secular universities. It is my prayer that each of these young adults is following God’s call, not man’s direction.
I still believe in Hyles-Anderson College. My alma mater is not focused on a man, it is focused upon a cause, and that cause is preaching Christ to the world. Since Christ is still occupying His throne and since the world is still in need, I’m thankful that Hyles-Anderson is still training servants. I’m glad that Dr. Stuart Mason, the dedicated faculty and staff and the great people of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are ready to help them.
Two great commandments permeate the life and ministry of Hyles Anderson College students; love God and love people.
A constant encouragement to walk with God and a vibrant ministry program are the life blood at Hyles Anderson. Students are out soul winning, running chapels, and teaching the Bible thereby allowing my young people to develop the habits necessary to fulfill these great commandments. I want my young people to be hands on, in the middle of the ministry, not sitting idly by as spectators.
I know and trust the leadership at Hyles Anderson College and First Baptist Church. I am excited to send my young people there this fall of 2012.