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Church Alive

CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick. – Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Numbering the people

From the October 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This piece has been adapted from an article posted on the “Church Alive” section of

I’ve listened to both sides of the debate as to the best way to promote church growth. Some say updates, modernized appearances, relaxed atmospheres, new music, relaxed membership qualifications, and so on, are needed.