Professional Development

Through annual lectures and workshops, Andover Newton Seminary provides resources to the wider community of religious leaders. Special events include the Woodbury Leadership Workshop for clergy, the Broholm-Bauer Lectures for lay leaders, the Simpson-Hewett Lecture on congregational history, and speakers focused on the state of ministry as a profession for Andover Newton’s annual alumni/ae Convocation.

Simpson-Hewett Lecture 2020

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson offered the Simpson-Hewett Lecture on January 25, 2020. The title of her lecture was: “The Prehistory of Congregationalism.” 

The lecture was broadcast live online, and a recording is available to watch below.