Marriage and Motherhood (Ladies)

This course of study is designed to train ladies to be capable wives and mothers. Ladies are given vital training in Biblical concepts of marriage and child-rearing, as well as in practical skills such as cooking, sewing, and household management.

While attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, students learn from pulpit preaching, invitations, baptismal services, funerals, weddings, business meetings, and much more. Each student studies the varied, successful ministries of the First Baptist Church and has the opportunity to be involved in these ministries, which include the following:

  • Church planting
  • Truck stop ministry
  • Sunday schools
  • Choirs
  • Discipleship
  • Orchestra
  • Reformers Unanimous
  • Deaf ministry
  • Bus ministry
  • Blind ministry
  • Soul-winning visitation
  • Jail ministry
  • Spanish work
  • Rest home ministry
  • Youth work
  • Developmentally challenged ministry


Old Testament Survey This course is a foundational survey of the Old Testament. The purpose, distinctives, characteristics, and broad outline of each book are presented to give a grasp of the entire Old Testament.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

Personal Evangelism This course provides an emphasis on the man, methods, message, and means of evangelism, and it includes a careful study of the Spirit-filled life of the soul winner as well as the work.

Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.

Christian Womanhood I A Bible-based course covering basic concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Biblical expectations and practical applications of key Scriptures pertaining primarily to women and the ministries in which they are involved are explored and discussed.

Electives (2 credits)

Bible electives (4 credits)
Child Psychology The development of the child to adolescent age, including the physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, social, moral, and spiritual phases of life, is studied.

Speech Basic principles of public speaking with a special emphasis on pulpit and platform techniques are taught.

New Testament Survey This foundational survey of the New Testament covers the author, background, and purpose, as well as a broad outline of each book to give a grasp of the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the beginning, purpose, place, and instructions concerning the New Testament Church.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Christian Womanhood II A Bible-based course covering advanced concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Behavior, thought processes, and relational dynamics in both personal and professional venues are highlighted in this course.

21st-Century Missions

Personal Finance This course, presented with a Biblical view of money and finances, trains students to handle financial matters, including the basics of setting up a family budget, dealing with credit, types of insurance coverage, and bank accounts.


Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.

Women of the Bible A study of various women in the Bible examining their faith, spirituality, strengths, weaknesses, values, qualities, ethics, and ultimate successes and/or failures in God’s prescribed role for their lives.

English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).

Clothing Design and Construction I A study of basic principles of purchasing and preparing different types of fabric for sewing. The course includes a study of basic stitches, the use of a pattern, the use of a machine, and the actual making of several elementary items.


The Christian Wife A study of how a wife should treat her husband in order to have a successful and Christ-honoring marriage.

Baptist Principles and Preachers A course covering the foundational beliefs of Baptists and the leaders of fundamental, independent Baptists in America.

Secretarial Procedures This study emphasizes training in secretarial duties and office procedures and gives valuable training through experience in actual business problems.
United States History I The history of the United States from the pre-Columbian civilizations to 1877, studying the political, social, and economic developments of America.

Home Management Organization skills are emphasized in this course on managing a household.

Clothing Design and Construction II This class is designed to give the intermediate student more sewing experience, to broaden her understanding of the techniques and methods used in garment construction, and to perfect her sewing skills.

Women Used of God A comparison study of Bible women, women of the past, like Susanna Wesley and Ann Judson, who have been greatly used of God, and women God is currently using.

Baking An advanced study of baking from basic ingredients. In the course, students bake such items as breads, rolls, pies, cakes, and quiche.

Beginning Cooking With emphasis on nutrition, meal-planning, and menu preparation, students cook different items each week including baked goods, desserts, and full meals. Students also begin a recipe file.


Philosophy of Education This study places Christian education in its proper perspective with an emphasis upon its historical and philosophical developments. The course also emphasizes the philosophy behind the methods and goals of Christian education.

Clothing Design and Construction III

How to Rear Infants This course includes how to put a baby on a schedule, basic prenatal care, childhood diseases, and age-group characteristics.

Fundamentals of Music A study of the fundamentals of music, including notation, basic forms of rhythm, keys, major scales, music terminology, and intervals.

How to Schedule Your Time The study of the day-to-day aspects of housekeeping and living by schedule to accomplish a variety of tasks, including basic instruction in cleaning, ironing, and household responsibilities.

Credits toward minor (3 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.

Canning and Freezing A study of various methods of food preservation with special emphasis placed on preserving the basic nutrients of the food.
Nutrition A special emphasis on eating good foods and staying healthy, as well as eating healthy food while on a budget.

Home Decorating Basic principles of color, line, and form prepare the student to design room arrangements as well as plan decorating ideas for home decor.

Crock-Pot Cooking A class emphasizing how to make nutritious, filling meals in a Crock-Pot, saving time and energy for those on a busy schedule.

Activities for the Home, Church, and School A practical course on organizing, planning, preparing, performing, and cleaning up after an activity are discussed. Topics included are skits, holiday decorating, banquets, honoring, sign making, and brainstorming.

Writing Seminar

Children's Literature This course is a survey of literature for children at different grade levels with an emphasis on the telling of children’s stories.

Cooking for Guests A study of the types of food and planning involved in hosting events such as wedding showers and receptions, anniversary parties, or church banquets.


How to Rear Teenagers A detailed study of the parent-teen relationship includes such topics as schedule, communication, love, punishment, discipline, and schooling, as well as the preparation of teenagers for adulthood.

Woman the Completer The course studies the role of the wife in making her husband and home complete.

Bible electives (2 credits)

Women in Christian Ministry This course focuses on the practical challenges, opportunities, and demands a Christian lady faces in whichever ministry she is serving. Various and strategic areas of self and service are practically addressed in context of her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Counseling Women A course covering foundational issues and Biblical principles in counseling women.

Credits toward minor (6 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.
Credits toward minor (13 credits) Courses will be assigned based on the student's minor.

Electives (2 credits)

Nursery and Child Care The students gain practical, supervised experience in baby care, safety procedures, nursery organization, teaching the youngest of preschoolers, and being the face of Christianity to the general public by taking the online nursery course, by completing and using various projects as they help to lead groups of children, and by practicing their baby-care techniques in the nurseries of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

You may also contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210.

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