Whitefield and Franklin worked together on many projects in Philadelphia such as an academy for poor children and an auditorium that Whitefield could preach in anytime he was in the area. In 1751, the school opened; in 1755, a college was added and today it is known as the University of Pennsylvania.
Later, when Christians were split between fundamentalism and secularism, it would b e the seculars who found prestigious universities such as Princeton, Brown, Rutgers and Dartmouth, which were specifically founded to educate men on becoming tolerating, logical and un-Orthodox ministers.
During a stay in New England, he had begun a year-and-a-half long revival which helped people to establish a strong relationship with God. During these revivals; religious services were held, scriptures were read, hymns were sung—it was no longer people listening to the preacher in silence, but it got the people involved as well. These methods helped them believe that God and the Bible could help them lead a spiritual, balanced life.
Many of these methods in the church are still present today.
"I talk to myself almost everyday/Sometimes I recount experiences, sometimes I plan tales/I ain't crazy, don't get scared/But if you do, fear me because I'm blazing my trail."