Many Christian Science teachers will tell you that one of the main reasons they conduct classes on Christian Science is to pass along what they’ve received both from study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and from the daily practice of the truths in those books. The benefits of Primary class instruction have been so life-changing and transforming for me that I naturally want to forward on to others the majesty, goodness, and practicality of the Science of Christianity.
It was Mary Baker Eddy, the woman who instituted Christian Science teaching, who founded the Christian Science Board of Education and provided its teachers with the materials that are covered in class instruction. She included in Science and Health, in fact, the essence of her very own class book—the book from which she herself taught class instruction. This became the foundation for the “Recapitulation” chapter in Science and Health. Christian Science class instruction follows this outline and the questions and answers covered in this chapter.
I love how in each class session pupils gain new perspectives and discover more of the universal truth that heals and regenerates. Class prepares a pupil to heal, not only himself or herself, but his or her fellow man; importantly, it prepares the pupil thoroughly for the public practice of Christian Science.