Unity in diversity aligns with biblical vision of God’s kingdom because it comes not at the expense of diversity, but couched in diversity as we see in Revelation 7:9-10 (ESV): “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
Dr. Kiedis introduces the executive summary overview of our Diversity Audit. LBC | Capital is committed to continuous learning in ways that honor God and build his multi-ethnic community. We’re confident that what we’re learning will help us more effectively accomplish the mission God has given us as an institution for biblical higher education since 1933.
In August 2022, Rev. Timothy Torres joined the President’s Leadership team as the Pastor of the College. As President Kiedis shared with faculty and staff, “Pastor Torres’ initial approach will be listening and learning the LBC | Capital community at all locations. I have asked him to focus particularly on diversity and belonging, utilizing a discipleship perspective ‘alongside’ of students/faculty/staff and teaching on key terms from a biblical perspective. The Pastor to the College functions as a ‘prophet’ to speak truth to LBC | Capital, a ‘priest’ to care and intercede and, in a kingdom fashion, to lead the effort defending those who might easily be neglected.”
This is a collection of video resources on topics of diversity and belonging and how the college engages with them.
Dr. Thomas L. Kiedis, President of LBC | Capital, discusses diversity and belonging in the life of the LBC | Capital community.
Dr. Daniel Spanjer, Arts & Sciences Department Chair, and Dr. Joseph Kim, Bible & Theology Professor, discuss biblical foundations of diversity.
Dr. Ling Dinse, Assistant Professor of Counseling & Social Work, discusses the topic of psychological safety.
In this December 2020 update on diversity & belonging, Dr. Kiedis shares thoughtful responses to two perspectives from criticism received.
We extend profound thanks to our Diversity Council, a group that has been speaking into this process with invaluable guidance and counsel. Use the Contact Form below to submit your question or comment.
Learn more about the 5 steps Cultured Enuf used to define its assessment process.
Read why LBC | Capital Executive Vice President Jael Chambers believes diversity can be so hard.
If you would like to contact the college in regard to a diversity question or issue, please use this form.
To report a bias incident to Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School reviewers, use this form.
The Minority Student Association (MSA) is a student-led organization that has been developed to serve as a collective voice for minority students at Lancaster Bible College. The MSA exists to support and advocate for minority students in their interactions with all students and faculty.