Missionary Education (Ladies)

This course of study is designed to prepare educators to serve on the foreign mission field.

Hyles-Anderson College is a premier environment to train for the mission field. With the main college campus strategically placed 30 minutes from one of the largest multi-cultural cities in America, the mission field is practically in our backyard. The Missions Department faculty is composed of experienced educators and veteran missionaries who have served on the mission field themselves and have a sincere burden to train men and women to do the same.

For Hyles-Anderson College students, it’s a seamless transition from the classroom to the mission field. The Missions Department at Hyles-Anderson College and Fundamental Baptist Missions International (FBMI) are led by the same veteran missionaries who prepare our students in the classroom and then work side-by-side with them as they attend candidate school, complete deputation, and move to the mission field. Hyles-Anderson College’s close connection with FBMI also gives students the opportunity to take mission trips all over the world.

Dr. Dan Siemer instructs students in Practical Medical Training.

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.

Bible electives (2 credits)

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 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.

Discipleship This course emphasizes the Biblical and practical principles of training believers to become spiritually mature.

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

21st-Century Missions

Introduction to Missions This introductory course will challenge the students for missions and to live sacrificial lives as Christians. Included is a study of the Biblical basis for missions, an overview of a missionary’s call, the responsibility of a pastor in missions, and the authority and accountability of a missionary.

Christian Womanhood II 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.

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.


Great Teaching Methods A study of various teaching techniques, making provision for individual differences, discipline methods, and lesson planning. This course is a prerequisite to all other method courses.

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

English Course assigned based on the student's ACT score.

General Mathematics A course that includes simple arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions, word problems, properties of real numbers, exponents, and an introduction to algebra.

The Missionary Wife This course covers key philosophies, principles, and concepts particular to ladies preparing for the mission field. The cultural, social, and relational dynamics are explored with attention given to common challenges ladies face in this environment.

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.

Teaching Music in the
Christian School Basic course involving techniques used in teaching songs, rhythm, notation, instruments, and the appreciation of music along with organization of music materials, sources of music, and how to teach general music in the Christian school.
Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.

Teaching Science in the
Elementary School This course is a study of the methods for teaching science in the elementary classroom. Opportunities for practice teaching in the class are made available with the application of scientific concepts in line with the spiritual application.

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.

Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School A heavy emphasis is placed on the phonetic approach, and the teaching of spelling, handwriting, and English in the elementary school.

Cults The historical and theological positions of modern-day perversions of Biblical truth, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Scientists, Mormons, Adventists, and Roman Catholics are addressed.

Team Missions I This course serves to lay the foundation for team missions, including giving its Biblical, historical, philosophical, and practical background.


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.

Missionary Education A study of the practical methods of reaching people on the mission field by means of the local church. The duties of the missionary as an administrator, including church finances, church planting, and pastoral duties are covered

Missionary Deputation This course will prepare the prospective missionary in arranging meetings, confirming meetings, presenting his field, preparing deputation materials, handling family situations, establishing propriety in dress, soul winning during the meeting, and making survey trips to the field.

Advanced Educational Methods I

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

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.

Class Projects
in the Elementary School This course incorporates various ideas that can be used as projects in the elementary classroom. Thematic, seasonal, and art project ideas will be given. Emphasis will be placed on preparing future teachers for parent-teacher meetings and fund-raising events.
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.

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.

Practical Medical Training Preparing the student for many of life’s difficult decisions, this course introduces the student to the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Building on this foundation, the student will progress to practical applications, such as disease prevention, CPR, first-aid essentials and much more.

Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School Instruction is given in the transfer of mathematical principles in line with the spiritual and physical life with practice in the class on how to instruct children.

Advanced Educational Methods II This course is designed to help prospective teachers refine their teaching abilities. Lesson planning, methodology, and pedagogy are covered. The student is required to give several in-class presentations.

Countries Without Christ II This course is a continuation of Countries Without Christ I but will be more focused on people groups as opposed to countries themselves. Students will present to the class the best way to get into certain countries, as well as the best means to learn the language of those countries.

Biographies of Great Missionaries This course covers the lives of past missionaries and their ministries, the challenges they faced, and how they overcame them with limited means.


Physical Science Survey I A chemistry survey course including topics such as the history of natural science, the origins and objectives of modern science, atomic and molecular theory, and chemical terminology.

Countries Without Christ I This course gives a study of specific countries that have a great need for missionaries to give them the Gospel. Many countries that need God to open their doors to the Gospel will be covered. Students will learn how to present a country’s need effectively.

Missionary Relationships A course to prepare the prospective missionary in arranging meetings, presenting his field, corresponding with churches, and handling family situations. Making survey trips to the field and problems of deputation are covered.

Missionary Communications This course focuses on ideas for corresponding with supporting churches and others in the missionary’s ministry. Emphasis is placed on writing prayer letters and questionnaires, teaching and preaching on deputation and the field, learning a new language, and establishing a Biblical relationship with supporting churches.

Problems of the Mission Field This course focuses on unique pressures placed on the family on the mission field. It includes caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of each family member. Safety, culture shock, and other frustrations on the field are emphasized, as well as settling into the country and securing a house.

Teachers' Writing Seminar A study of the mechanics of writing, giving practice in revision. The curriculum includes development of technique and style, punctuation and capitalization, and practice in writing letters, narrative writings, essays, and descriptive paragraphs.

Bible electives (2 credits)
Student-Teaching Internship Students gain active classroom experience and put into practice everything they have learned from previous classes by completing a student-teaching internship at Hammond Baptist Schools under the direction of an experienced master teacher.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

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

Mrs. Belinda Gaona in Great Teaching Methods