The Christian Science Journal Directory is a complete listing of all Christian Science Practitioners, Teachers, Churches, Societies, Reading Rooms, Christian Science Nurses, College Organizations, and Committees on Publication worldwide. The Directory is available online and in the back of each month's issue of The Christian Science Journal
Christian Science Practitioners (CS) & Teachers (CSB)
The men and women who advertise in these pages represent that they are devoted full-time to helping others through the prayer-based system explained in the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, experienced in the healing ministry of Christian Science, and available to give treatment through prayer for life challenges.
Additional services may include office visits, in-home or care facility visits, and answers to questions about Christian Science by phone, email, or written correspondence. Those who contact a practitioner listed in this directory do not have to be Christian Scientists or attend church. The services offered by practitioners are available to the public.
Practitioners and teachers are self-employed. Fees and payment are determined by the individual practitioner and should be discussed prior to engaging their services.
Class Instruction From a Christian Science Teacher (CSB)
Those interested in learning an in-depth and systematic approach to practicing the method of healing explained in Science and Health may want to take a course of instruction from a practitioner who is also an authorized Christian Science teacher.
Application requirements, as well as when and where instruction is given, the format of the class sessions, and costs should be discussed directly with the teacher.
CSB: Practitioner who has completed a Normal class of the Christian Science Board of Education
CSB (Teacher): Currently available to teach Primary class instruction in Christian Science
Christian Science Services & Reading Rooms
Everyone is welcome to attend services at Churches of Christ, Scientist, and Christian Science Societies.
Sunday services provide an atmosphere for prayer and for listening to a Bible Lesson-Sermon that promotes healing. This Lesson-Sermon is comprised of citations from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
Sunday School is an activity for young people up to the age of twenty. Pupils learn of God's love for them, and how the spiritual and moral teachings of the Bible and Science and Health can help them every day, in every situation.
Wednesday evening meetings are a midweek pause for prayer, for listening to readings from the Bible and Science and Health, and for people to share remarks and testimonies of healing that come from the study and practice of Christian Science.
Christian Science Reading Rooms are places to explore the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy—including Science and Health—and other Bible materials and Christian Science publications. Reading Rooms are resources for personal growth, health, and spiritual discovery. Publications are available for purchase.
Christian Science Nurses
The individuals listed in The Christian Science Journal Directory represent themselves as experienced Christian Scientists who are prepared to provide spiritual reassurance and skillful physical care consistent with the theology of Christian Science. Christian Science nursing includes practical care, such as bathing, dressing wounds, assistance with mobility, modification of food, and so forth. It does not include any form of medical treatment, such as diagnosis, drugs, or physical therapy.
Anyone who is depending solely on God for healing by applying the principles of Christian Science, as explained in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, may engage a Christian Science nurse.
The standard of the Christian Science nurse is found in the Manual of The Mother Church, page 49, Article VIII, Section 31.
NOTE: Christian Science Nurses who are able to accept cases at a considerable distance from their home base are indicated with an airplane icon in their print advertisement. In the online version of the Journal Directory, these Christian Science nurses are flagged under "Will Travel" and listed as "Available to travel long distances" in their advertisements.
Christian Science Organizations at Universities and Colleges
Christian Science Organizations are bridges, bringing together those on a college campus who are searching for spiritual perspective. Their activities are letting in the light of Christian healing on community needs. Forming and conducting a college or university organization is the outcome of seeking and praying. CSOs are started by an individual or group of Mother Church members who are students, faculty members, and instructors on university campuses.
To learn what CSOs are doing around the world and to share how you're praying and thinking about issues on your campus, check out time4thinkers.com.
There are no charges for qualified CSOs to advertise in this directory. If you have questions about forming, conducting or participating in a CSO, or need to make a change to an existing CSO listing, please contact:
Committees on Publication
Committees on Publication are practicing students of Christian Science throughout the world who are appointed to provide accurate information and to correct misunderstandings about Christian Science in the public through the media and government law-making. Individuals may contact the Committee in their jurisdiction (country, province, state) by phone, fax, or e-mail.
Russ Gerber, Manager
Committees on Publication
The First Church of Christ, Scientist
210 Massachusetts Ave, P09-10
Boston, MA 02115 USA
To contact the Manager's Office,email: email@example.com