Why Join this Branch Church? What Does Membership Mean?
As a member you become a part of the wider movement of thought and community. Membership brings the fellowship of working alongside others who trust God for healing and the opportunity to support the activities of the healing mission of our church.
What Committees does the Church have?
House and Grounds*
Sunday School, Teaching
Service Committee: Ushering, Tellers, Metaphysical work
* You may participate in these committee activities if you aren't a member yet
To Learn more about each Committee, click here to download Committee Summary
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.
- Article II, Section 2 of the Branch Church 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?
- 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?
- How would you like to support this Church?
How to Become a Member of the Christian Science Mother Church: