BSK Awarded Grant for Intercultural Training

Some of BSK’s Fall 2018 incoming class of students at our Simmons College location in Louisville.

The In Trust Center for Theological Schools has awarded the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky a resource grant to help fund training for administration, faculty and staff in intercultural communications, as well as to participate in an implicit bias inventory. Additional funds for the training and inventory come from the Eula Mae & John Baugh Foundation. BSK will undertake the training and inventory in 2020.

In January 2018, BSK began offering the Master of Divinity at Simmons College of Kentucky, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). “In order for BSK to effectively serve alongside and help form ministers in this diverse setting, we benefit from knowing our implicit biases and how they affect our ministry,” explained BSK president David Cassady. “Our participation in this training and inventory will improve our ability to communicate, learn and lead in an increasingly diverse world.”

The mission of the In Trust Center for Theological Schools is to strengthen theological schools by connecting their leaders to essential resources for mission vitality. The Eula Mae & John Baugh Foundation provides funding supporting BSK’s work at Simmons College of Kentucky as part of a three year award.

The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky is focused on forming creative leaders for ministry in a rapidly changing world. The seminary’s areas of emphasis include women in ministry, racial justice, rural ministry and pastoral care. BSK is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).