The relationship established between a Christian Science teacher and pupil is a lifelong bond. Teachers become mentors that are always available to support their pupils' practice of prayer. I knew that, before choosing a teacher, it was important to ask questions and to learn what I could about the class and the support that would follow it.
Some know right away when they speak with the first one. Me? I talked to three teachers, learning a lot from each one, before feeling sure that I had found mine.
The truth is, every authorized teacher teaches the same course using the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy as their textbooks. I would have received excellent instruction from any one of those that I spoke with.
Christian Science Teachers aren't gurus. They don't influence or control theirs pupils' personal actions. But each one brings their individual experience and perspective as Christian Science practitioners to their teaching, making every teacher and every class unique. And just as we may pray for God's guidance to find the right sense of home, work, or companionship, we can pray to be guided to the teacher whose experience will help bring out and support the best in us.
And that is what I did. I prayed and I searched and I prayed some more. And after a brief conversation with a teacher, I knew she was the one. That was over thirty years ago.
Christian Science class instruction is a doorway to tremendous spiritual growth. It's a don't-miss opportunity for those who long to help others through prayer.
If you are interested in this class and would like to talk with a teacher, here's a list of all Christian Science teachers around the world. Any one of them would love to hear from you!
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