Importance of Education

Andover Theological Seminary
Andover Theological Seminary
Andover Theological Seminary was an important training ground for missionaries. “By 1848, one hundred Andover-educated missionaries were working for the ABCFM.” 3
Andover Theological Seminary, Lithograph by J. Kidder, Yale University Art Gallery.

For missionaries, education was essential to both salvation and worldliness. Prominent Congregationalist ministers, such as Timothy Dwight and Edward Dorr Griffin, led schools and churches that stood at the forefront of spiritual revival during the Second Great Awakening.

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