Christian Science is a Bible based religion, discovered in 1866, and founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy, that promotes healing of sickness and sin through prayer, as found in Christ Jesus’ ministry. To learn more about our beliefs and teachings check out our tenets.
Yes, both. Christian because it is based on the Bible, and specifically on the teachings of Christ Jesus. Science because it is based on the laws of God, which are provable and constant, as demonstrated by Christ Jesus.
Who are your pastors?
Every Christian Science church shares the same two pastors. They are the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Lesson sermons are prepared by a committee from The Mother Church and distributed through the Christian Science Publishing Society. These sermons are presented on Sundays by elected individuals within the different churches called readers. The First Reader reads from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The Second Reader reads from the Bible.
What can I expect from church services?
On Sundays, Christian Science churches around the world deliver the same lesson sermon which can be studied beforehand through The Christian Science Quarterly or the Full Text Lesson Sermon. The differences between these services are the selected: hymns, solo music, opening scriptural reading, and benediction.
On Wednesdays, the elected First Reader from each branch church prepares a service using citations from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The sermon is followed by testimonies from congregants sharing how the study of Christian Science has enlightened their understanding of God, and may include references to healings.
I am looking for a healing, who do I talk to?
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