When someone wants to join a Christian Science branch church, he or she generally fills out an application form generated by that branch. Each branch church has a different procedure for new applicants based on its bylaws, but many churches have membership committees that then meet with the applicant to discuss his or her commitment to Church and to Christian Science. This meeting is also an opportunity for the applicant to ask questions about the church and its relationship to the community it serves.
After many years, I realized that while prospective members are asked questions about their readiness for membership, nothing is asked of the existing members about their readiness to welcome them. So I compiled a list of questions. It seems only fair!
Feel free to add to the list . . .