About class instruction
Classes of up to 30 pupils are held once each year at varying times by teachers of Christian Science throughout the world. Each teacher is a Christian Science practitioner who has received Normal Class instruction and certification from the Christian Science Board of Education. Teachers do not solicit or advertise for pupils, but they are glad to answer questions from anyone interested in applying for class. The names of Christian Science teachers (followed by the initials C.S.B.) can be found in The Christian Science Journal under the listing of practitioners and teachers, or online in The Christian Science Journal Directory. Allison W. Phinney's teacher profile can be found here.
Classes last for a period of two weeks. The chapter on “Recapitulation” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is the basic text for instruction, and explanation and questions and answers on the subject of healing through prayer are included.
EDITORIALS ON CLASS INSTRUCTION BY A.W. PHINNEY
These are two articles on class instruction and one covering the educational system of Christian Science:
- The richest experience - Christian Science Sentinel - April 15, 1985
- Getting ready for the work that lies ahead - Christian Science Sentinel - April 8, 1991
- Education for a spiritual era – beginning now - The Christian Science Journal - February, 1987
HOW TO APPLY
The class meets for twelve days in Boston, Massachusetts. If you have either general or specific questions about class, its timing, content, format, or requirements, please feel free to call me at my home number (617-877-3626). You may also send an initial inquiry direct to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel ready to apply, you may ask for an application.