_Christian Science is a living truth. When I first became interested in the practice of healing prayer, I wanted to learn more about the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, including how to pray effectively for others. Looking for a teacher to take a formal course was a logical step for me. So I began to pray about taking a primary class in Christian Science.
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.
__I figured, it was Mind, God who had awakened the desire in me for a deeper spiritual understanding. So I trusted the divine Mind to lead me as I began speaking to different teachers. These conversations are completely confidential and one is under no obligation to take the class with the teacher contacted.
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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I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no