Entering the Public Practice

The work of healing, in the Science of Mind, is the most sacred and salutary power which can be wielded. My Christian students, impressed with the true sense of the great work before them, enter this strait and narrow path, and work conscientiously.

—Mary Baker Eddy, Retrospection and Introspection, pp. 54–55

A ministry and a vocation

As you are daily loving what you’re seeing of Truth, and striving to prove in your own life that “Christian Science heals the sick quickly and wholly” (Manual of The Mother Church, p. 92), it’s natural to feel called to the full-time healing ministry of a Christian Science practitioner. In a world struggling with suffering and sorrow, consecrated Christian healers are needed today as much as ever. This rewarding, fulfilling, and joyful vocation develops out of living the two great commandments given to us by Jesus: loving God, and loving our neighbor as ourselves (see Mark 12:28-31).

Members of The Mother Church who have completed Primary class instruction in Christian Science can apply to advertise in The Christian Science Journal as a full-time practitioner. If you are thinking about this step, we’d love to hear from you and discuss any questions you might have.

When you’re ready to make this commitment, you’ll have established a public practice where you are consistently available to respond to those interested in receiving Christian Science treatment. You will find the application form below which you can easily fill out online and submit. Since this application doesn’t have an autosave feature, you might find it helpful to prepare your answers on a separate document and then paste them into the form when you’re ready to submit. For a hardcopy of the application, please print it directly from the screen. You’ll be contacted during the review process of the application, but you’re welcome to be in touch with us at any time.

Christian Science Practitioner Activities
210 Massachusetts Ave P07-10
Boston MA 02115


Apply online to advertise as a Christian Science practitioner