We invite the whole Christian Science Field to prayerfully support the formation and successful teaching of Normal class 2015.
After Mary Baker Eddy’s God-inspired, Bible-based discovery of Christian Science, she saw the need to ensure its correct teaching. Prayer, reading and studying the Bible and her published writings of course were always a vital part of that teaching and learning. But Primary class instruction was needed for those beginning a public practice of Christian Science healing, and teachers were needed to provide these systematic lessons.
In order to provide for the continuity of class teaching, Mrs. Eddy established the Board of Education in the Manual of The Mother Church. The Normal class of the Board of Education is conducted every three years to prepare qualified Christian Science practitioners to teach Primary class. In accordance with the By-Law “Healing Better than Teaching” (Art. XXX, Sect. 7), strong commitment to Christian Science healing and an active healing practice are requisite for applicants.