We, to-day, in this class-room, are enough to convert the world if we are of one Mind; for then the whole world will feel the influence of this Mind; as when the earth was without form, and Mind spake and form appeared.
— Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 279

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.


Only a very limited number of students can advantageously enter a class, grapple with this subject, and well assimilate what has been taught them.…Public lectures cannot be such lessons in Christian Science as are required to empty and to fill anew the individual mind.
— Rudimental Divine Science by Mary Baker Eddy, p.15

These are two articles on class instruction and one covering the educational system of Christian Science:



The class meets for twelve days in Kennebunkport, Maine. 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 awphinney@comcast.net. If you feel ready to apply, you may ask for an application.

The teachers of Christian Science shall teach but one class yearly, which class shall consist of not more than thirty pupils.
— Article XXVI, Section 4 of the Church Manual by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 84