". . .ye shall know the truth and the truth shall
make you free."

~ Christ Jesus
John 8:32

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Christian Science?

"…………to commemorate the word and works of our Master, Christ Jesus, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing." --  Mary Baker Eddy

The Tenets of Christian Science are:

1. As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.

2. We acknowledge and adore one supreme and infinite God. We acknowledge His Son, one Christ; the Holy Ghost or divine Comforter; and man in God's image and likeness.

3. We acknowledge God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal. But the belief in sin is punished so long as the belief lasts.

4. We acknowledge Jesus' atonement as the evidence of divine, efficacious Love, unfolding man's unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower; and we acknowledge that man is saved through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.

5. We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to uplift faith to understand eternal Life, even the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter.

6. And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.

For further exploration of Christian Science, including a statement of core beliefs, accounts of healing, and discussion blogs, visit: http://www.christianscience.com   
What is a Christian Science practitioner?
Christian Science practitioners are individuals who are self-employed, who have completed a course in spiritual healing given by an authorized teacher of Christian Science, and who devote themselves full time to helping and healing others through prayer. While practitioners do not offer counseling, diagnosis, prognosis, or any physical manipulation or treatment, they do offer Christian Science treatment—as explained in Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

What's involved in Christian Science treatment?
Christian Science treatment is the application of spiritual principles—who and what God is and what that means for each individual—to the specifics of any given situation. These spiritual principles, applied, have a tangible effect—restored relationships, financial well-being, physical healing, and so on. 

Where can I find a Christian Science Practitioner?
Click on this link to access an online version of the Christian Science Journal. This publication includes a listing of all churches, teachers, practitioners, and nurses of Christian Science.

What do Christian Science nurses do?
What are their professional skills and qualifications? Christian Science nurses provide skillful, non-medical physical care for anyone relying on Christian Science for healing. This care includes bathing, dressing wounds, and assistance with mobility, feeding, and so forth. Preparation for the professional practice of Christian Science nursing often includes coursework provided by Christian Science nursing organizations, one-to-one training from an experienced Christian Science nurse, and/or experience with facility or private-duty Christian Science nursing.

Where can I find a Christian Science Nurse?
Click on this link to access an online version of the Christian Science Journal. This publication includes a listing of all churches, teachers, practitioners, and nurses of Christian Science.

What is Taught in Sunday School?
Sunday School classes are held during the Sunday service for students up to the age of twenty.  In small classes the children learn of God’s love for them, and how the spiritual and moral teachings of the Bible and Science and Health can help them every day in every situation.  Students learn how to pray and turn to God for help.  They discover how biblical teachings, such as the Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount are practical tools for guiding their lives.

Infants and small children not yet ready for Sunday School are cared for in our Children’s Room. Sunday School is held every Sunday from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Does Christian Science Have a Pastor?
Whenever and wherever a church of Christian Science is established, its pastor is the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.  

In 1895, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, ordained that the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, (our text book,) be the pastor of all the churches of the Christian Science denomination.

This dual and impersonal pastor, the Bible, and "Science and Health with Key to
the Scriptures," is always with you; and the Life these give, the Truth they illustrate, the Love they demonstrate, is the great Shepherd that feedeth my flock, and leadeth them “beside the still waters”. 

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