Missions (Men)

This program is designed for prospective foreign and stateside missionaries.

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.

Braden Miller consults with Dr. Mark Bosje during FBMI Candidate School 2018.

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

Freshman

Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


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.


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


Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.
Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


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


Basic Homiletics This study of the preparation and delivery of sermons is designed to instruct in selecting, outlining, and gathering materials, as well as in delivering the message.


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.

Sophomore

Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


Hermeneutics A practical course on Bible study including techniques, tools, and tips to aid in the searching of the Scriptures. This course includes a historical survey of the Bible as well as the tools necessary to enrich a student’s love for the Bible.


Advanced Homiletics Further instruction in preparation and delivery of sermons is given with an emphasis placed on the preparation of messages for special occasions as well as on regular preaching. Practice preaching with careful evaluation is included.


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


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.


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.


Baptist Principles and Preachers A course covering the foundational beliefs of Baptists and the leaders of fundamental, independent Baptists in America.
Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


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


Preachers' Writing Seminar The mechanics of writing with a review of punctuation and sentence structure are taught. Assignments include the writing of a brochure, letters, a church bulletin, a Sunday school lesson, and a narrative.


Elective

Theology of Finance This course examines various aspects of finance from a Biblical perspective. Hard work, thriftiness, generosity, and more is covered.


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.


Acts of the Apostles This course covers the book of Acts with its evangelism and church growth.

Junior

Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


Counseling Moral Failures This course seeks to examine and practically address moral issues that people face including adultery, pornography, fornication, and more. These moral issues are explored from their deepest root source in the heart with the doctrines of guilt, shame, fear, deliverance, and redemption emphasized in the Scriptures.


Elementary Greek I This course is designed to build a basic foundation of New Testament Greek grammar along with the acquiring of skills for translation. The student will have a practical knowledge of how to do a word study and how to analyze and explain Scripture passages for teaching and preaching, uncovering a wealth of hidden truths.


Systematic Theology II A study of the Bible doctrines of salvation, sin, man, angels, and Satan.


Ministry Finance This course covers basic financial principles, both Biblical and practical, which are necessary for anyone involved in the ministry. Special emphasis is given to correct Biblical thinking concerning finances, caring for both personal and ministry finances, creating budgets, and working with financial professionals.


Concentration (3 credits) *Concentration credits can be taken in one of the following areas: Bible, media, education, or youth.
Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


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.


Church and School Transportation Designed to instruct the students to become proficient in operating buses and vans used in church transportation, this class will give comprehensive training in general driving and safety education.


Missionary Strategy This course discusses the various philosophies of missions, how to work with the government in the country, how to start a church on the field, how to homeschool effectively, how to get men involved in the ministry, how to produce soul winners in the ministry, how to reach all classes and ages of people, and how to recruit, motivate, and train workers.


Systematic Theology III A study of the Bible doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, last things, and the Scriptures.


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


Concentration (2 credits) *Concentration credits can be taken in one of the following areas: Bible, media, education, or youth.

Senior

Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


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.


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.


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 in to the country and securing a house.
Church Education This course teaches church work including Sunday school, promotion, nursery work, bus ministry, deaf work, Spanish work, youth work, rescue mission work, and work with the educable slow. The duties of pastor as an administrator are emphasized, including church financing, building design, church planting, and pastoral duties.


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 entire countries. 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.


Concentration (7 credits) *Concentration credits can be taken in one of the following areas: Bible, media, education, or youth.

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

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