Dear Members and Friends of The Mother Church,
Mary Baker Eddy had a grand vision for youth in her movement. In her Church Manual, she invited those twelve and older into active church membership (Article IV, Section 3); she asked every branch church to nurture youth in their communities through Sunday Schools (Article XX); and she encouraged the presence of Christian Science on college and university campuses through Christian Science organizations (Article XXIII, Section 8).
In 2005, the Christian Science Board of Directors launched “TMC Youth”—short for “The Mother Church Youth”—to coordinate support for all youth activities. So, while the name, TMC Youth, was new, the work was not. TMC Youth’s basic mandate was to nurture the next generation of Mother Church members.