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How to become a Member of this Christian Science branch Church:

Thank you for your interest in taking this important step in applying for membership in First Church of Christ, Scientist, Naperville, IL. You will be joining with other people who, like yourself, love the Bible and the study and practice of Christian Science, and wish to share “this pearl of great price”.

As a member, you can participate in support of our church services, choose from a variety of interesting committee activities, help organize lectures and other outreach programs. Membership is fun, and blesses both you and our community.

Eligibility:    One must be at least 12 years of age and be in agreement with the Purpose, Standard, Government, and Tenets as set forth in Article I of the By-Laws. He/She must accept the denominational form of government of The Mother Church and its branches which is set forth in the Manual of the Mother Church; he/she shall subscribe to the By-Laws of this Church and shall be a member of no other church unless it be the Mother Church. He/She must be free from the use of intoxicants, tobacco, medicine, and drugs and be a sincere student of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and accept them, together with other works of Mrs. Eddy, as his/her sufficient guide for instruction and practice in Christian Science.

- as stated in Article II, Section 2 of By-Laws

Application:    Ask an usher at any service about application forms or to view the By-Laws. After submitting your application, it will go to the Board of Directors for review and they will contact you to arrange an interview.

The Interview: each interview is different, but here are some sample questions to consider:

  • How did you first become interested in Christian Science?
  • Why do you want to join this church?
  • Why do you want to join this church?
  • Have you ever healed someone or experienced a healing through Christian Science treatment?
  • Are you free from using medications? Alcohol? Tobacco?
  • Are you willing to abide by the By-Laws of the Manual of The Mother Church?
  • What would you like to do in church? (List of Church Committees)

How to become a Member of the Christian Science Mother Church:

Click here for the mother church webpage on membership application

Why Join? What does membership mean?

As a member you become a part of the wider movement of thought and community.

For Members:

To access membership information such as By-Laws, Committee Reports, or Church Meeting Minutes, first log in by selecting the upper right icon, labeled "Log In". Information is available under the "Members" tab.

If you are having difficulty logging in, read the "How-To Instructions"

For Executive Board Members:

To access church board information such as financial reports or minutes, log in and select the tab "Board Only" which will appear to the left of the "Membership" tab.

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