• Creator
  • Reed, David Allen, 1850-1932
  • Created Date
  • 1885-09-18
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • Pamphlet called the "Purpose of the School for Christian Workers, written by the School for Christian Workers (now Springfield College) founder, David Allen Reed, explaining the need for the School and what its purpose is. In the pamphlet, Reed identifies and answers three questions, 1. Are there definite lines of work for layman demanding a special training? 2. Are there layman in the country with natural ability who will dedicate themselves ... more
    Pamphlet called the "Purpose of the School for Christian Workers, written by the School for Christian Workers (now Springfield College) founder, David Allen Reed, explaining the need for the School and what its purpose is. In the pamphlet, Reed identifies and answers three questions, 1. Are there definite lines of work for layman demanding a special training? 2. Are there layman in the country with natural ability who will dedicate themselves to this work and take this training? and lastly Can these men be trained for this work? Reverend David Allen Reed was the founder and first president of the School for Christian Workers (now Springfield College) located in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. It was his interest in the formal training of men who would devote their life to Christian service that led him to found the school which was dedicated to training Sunday school teachers and YMCA workers. Reed was responsible for securing the funds and land necessary to start and expand the school to its current location on Massasoit Lake. Eventually, the YMCA department separated from the School for Christian Workers becoming the YMCA Training School and later the International YMCA Training College. In 1953 the name changed to Springfield College. In 1891 Reed resigned as president of the Training School but maintained his interest and connection until his death in 1932. less
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