BSK Chapel & Community Prayer

Common worship & prayer is the heartbeat of a seminary community.

10am, via Zoom, see the schedule below.

Community Prayer will be every Wednesday at 10:00 am.

Community Prayer will be a 15-20 minute experience.

Worship is a vital part of a seminary community.

BSK Chapel and Community Prayer is a time for faculty, students, staff, and friends of the seminary to cultivate habits and practices of faithful Christian worship.

Worship is a vital part of a seminary community. Worshipping together enriches and vivifies the community. Through community prayer and chapel worship, the seminary strives to be welcoming to our ecumenical community. The goal is to bring leaders and participants closer to the triune God and to one another.

Through worshipping and praying together, we seek to challenge and to charge our community to bring out God’s justice and love into the world, and also to bring hope, to encourage and strengthen each other for the journey of participating in God’s mission in the church and in the world.

A goal of theological education at BSK is formation. To that end, chapel and community prayer catechizes or forms students in the liturgical (broadly understood) foundations of Christian spirituality. Worship experiences at BSK strive to attend to the historical, racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity of liturgical and spiritual traditions not only represented in the seminary community, but also across the multiplicity of Christian traditions.

Spring 2023 Schedule

BSK Community Prayer and Chapel Schedule
Spring 2023
January 25 Dr. John Inscore Essick, BSK
February 1 Chapel Rev. Mary Elizabeth Hanchey, Associate Pastor for Care 
and Welcome, United Church of Chapel Hill (NC)
February 8 Dr. Dalen Jackson, BSK
February 15 Rev. Sara Clarke Turpin, Senior Pastor, Buechel Park 
Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
February 22 Dr. Steve Ivy, BSK
March 1 Chapel Rev. Dr. Paul Baxley, Executive Coordinator, 
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
March 8 Rev. Kate Anderson, St. Matthews Counseling Center, 
Louisville, KY
March 22 Rev. Amanda Langlands, Associate Pastor of Children 
and Education, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY
March 29 Daniel Bailey, BSK Student
April 5 BSK Early Christian Practices Class, lead by Dr. John 
Inscore Essick, BSK
April 12 Chapel Rev. Dr. Shively Smith, Assistant Professor of New 
Testament, Boston University School of Theology
April 19 BSK Worship Class, lead by Rev. Amber Inscore Essick, 
Adjunct Professor of Worship, BSK
April 26 Rev. Dr.  Jamesetta Ferguson, Senior Pastor, St. Peter 
UCC, Louisville, KY
May 3 Chapel Graduates Chapel

About the Services

All Community Prayer and Chapel experiences will meet via Zoom.

Community Prayer will be every Wednesday at 10:00 am. Community Prayer will be a 15-20 minute experience.

Chapel worship will be the first Wednesday of the month. Chapel will be a 40-minute experience, including preaching.

Community Prayer and Chapel services typically follow the liturgical calendar and the weekly lectionary cycle (the upcoming Sunday).

If you are interested in leading community prayers please contact Dr. Mark Medley, BSK Chapel Coordinator.

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