- Why is it named Christian Science?
Christian Science is a Christian sect which follows the teachings of Christ Jesus. The word “Science” refers to the provable laws of God discovered by Mary Baker Eddy. The devoted practice of these laws results in continued healing.
- Do Christian Scientist’s worship Mary Baker Eddy?
No, Christian Scientists practice her teachings.
- Does a Christian Science church have a minister or pastor?
Yes. The founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, ordained the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as the church’s pastor. Both books are read at weekly church services by two members of the congregation as part of the lesson sermon.
- What is a Christian Science practitioner?
A practitioner is someone who dedicates their life to Christian healing. They provide spiritual help that results in healing of all types of difficulties—physical, emotional, relationship, financial. There are practitioners around the globe, most work full time, and are available at all hours of the day. For more information visit the Christian Science Practitioners webpage or reference the Practitioner Scope of Services document.
- How do I find a practitioner?
There is a list of all practitioners in every monthly Christian Science Journal, or online at Find a Christian Science Practitioner.
- Is Christian Science the same thing as Scientology?
No, they are different.
- What can youth do during a church service?
On Sundays, youth up to the age of 20 can attend Sunday School. There, they learn about the Bible and Science and Health, and how to apply Christian Science in their daily lives. On Wednesdays, youth are invited to our Wednesday evening testimony meetings. Following readings from the Bible and Science and Health they may share what they have been learning as well as experiences and healings through Christian Science. Children not quite ready to join Sunday School or Wednesday evening meetings are welcomed to the Nursery during services.
- What can I expect at a church service?
You can expect to be lovingly welcomed by members who will help you in any way they can. The dress is casual or formal, whatever you feel comfortable in.
Find more information about Christian Science here: What is Christian Science?