Home Economics and Girls’ Bible Study 

This course is designed to give young women the basic skills needed to manage a home, but will also seek to give deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose behind these skills. We will be studying the Bible together in order to understand God’s purpose for our lives as women of God, and what it means to find their identity in Jesus Christ alone.

Description

  • Class Title: Home Economics and Girls’ Bible Study
  • Mentor-Teacher: Megan Erps
  • Grade Level: 7th-12th grade
  • Credit Classification: Health/Social Sciences or Studies/Bible/Elective
  • Course Length: 32 Weeks
  • Class Fee: $70/month (payable to Megan Erps)
  • Late Payment Fee: $10
  • Material Fee: $50/one-time fee
  • Teacher Contact: Email Megan Erps 
  • Minimum Class Size: 5
  • Shelter-in-Place: Same fees apply

Course Description:

This course is designed to give young women the basic skills needed to manage a home, but will also seek to give deeper understanding of the meaning and purpose behind these skills. We will be studying the Bible together in order to understand God’s purpose for our lives as women of God, and what it means to find their identity in Jesus Christ alone.

Home Economics: For this portion of the class time, students will learn basic life and home management skills in a fun, engaging, hands-on way, through lecture, discussion, in-class projects and at-home projects. Topics covered may include:

  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Sewing
  • Nutrition
  • Home-Keeping
  • Organizing
  • Home-Decorating
  • Event Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Time Management
  • Child Development
  • Communication Skills
  •  Basic Car Maintenance

Bible Study: For this portion of the class time, students will discover their God-given design as daughters, sisters, friends, and potential wives and mothers, but most importantly, their identities as followers of Jesus. We will read and discuss about different women in the Bible and in history, both those who are examples to follow, and also those who are “cautionary tales” to avoid. We will also discover Biblical aspects that are true of every young woman, no matter their past, present or future, as we seek together to honor God with every area of our lives. Topics covered may include:

  • Created in the Image of God
  • Created to Bring Order and to be Productive
  • Created Gender Differences
  • Created to Help
  • Sin and Rebellion, the Curse, and Redemption
  • Wisdom vs. Folly
  • Created to Give Life to Others
  • Modesty
  •  Authority
  • Finding Your Identity in Christ
  • The Gift and Meaning of Marriage
  •  The Gift of Singleness

Required Texts and Materials:

  • Bible
  • Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis
  • A binder with several dividers
  • 2 notebooks
  • various materials for at-home projects (fabric, ingredients, presentation materials, etc.)

Requirements/Workload: Homework load will vary from week to week, but will mostly consist of reading, journaling, scripture memory and completing at-home projects/assignments for the home economics portion of our class. The students will always be given ample time to complete assignments. There will be quizzes given once per month.

Class Expectations: 

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Class participation in discussions and during in-class projects
  • Completion of assignments
  • Parental involvement with at-home assignments and projects when necessary

Assessment System: Parents will be asked to do some assessments at home, while the mentor-teacher will grade quizzes taken in class,  as well as class participation and presentations.