Christian Science Primary class instruction is a doorway to spiritual growth - a don't miss opportunity for those who long to help others in an effective manner through their prayers. I am one of a corps of teachers world-wide who are authorized to teach the Primary class to train and prepare Christian Science practitioners.
When I first became interested in the practice of Christian Science, I wanted to learn more about the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, including how to pray effectively for others. So I prayed about taking a Primary class in Christian Science and finding a teacher.
The relationship established between a Christian Science teacher and pupil is a lifelong bond. Teachers become mentors that support their pupil's healing practice. When choosing a teacher it is important to ask questions and to learn about the class and the follow-up support.
I figured it was the Mind that is God who had awakened in me the desire 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.
Christian Science Teachers aren't gurus. They don't influence or control theirs pupils' personal actions. They don't chase after or solicit pupils for their classes. Teachers, as well as prospective pupils, pray for divine Mind's guidance as each class forms.
Some know right away when they talk to the first one. Me? I talked to three teachers, learning a lot from each, before feeling sure that I had found the one for me.
I would have received excellent instruction from any teacher. 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. But each one also brings their individual experience and perspective as a Christian Science practitioner to their teaching, making every teacher and every class unique.
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 my future teacher, I just knew she was the one.
Now, more than 37 years later, I am a teacher of Christian Science. I teach one twelve-day class in French annually every fall in Paris, France. This class initiates a lifelong mentoring relationship. Following the class, the pupils become members of an Association that meets annually for continuing education. These meetings, held in early March in Paris, are also conducted in French only.
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