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Historical perspective

CSOs started with a student named Wilfred Cole at Harvard University.

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Engage!

How to share freely and courageously. Get involved – it blesses you as well! Love is reflected in love! College is a time of exploration and answer-seeking, and both you and your peers have so much to give.

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Build on others’ love of spirituality

Regardless of religion, everyone faces the same questions. People are hungry for spiritual answers and, through reflection, you have infinite good to share! Three great responses: You know, time spent in college is one of the most remarkable opportunities I know for searching out fresh views of life, looking at familiar landscapes of thought, activity and friends, as well as stretching thought to explore the whole universe of new adventures and ideas.

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Military Chaplains

The military chaplaincy is an avenue for serving God, church, country, and humanity in an especially rewarding way. 

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Bible Lessons

The Bible is at the heart of Christian Science practice. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy, explores the underlying spiritual law in biblical healing and reformation and how it is applicable to all human needs. Together the Bible and Science and Health are the textbooks used by branches of the Church of Christ, Scientist around the world, which affirms as one of its core tenets: “As adherents of Truth, we take the inspired Word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal Life.”

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Support for CSOs

Support for CSOs

The Church Manual ensures that CSOs are fully supported as a Mother Church activity.

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Remember — it’s about collaboration, not competition

“Whenever the heart speaks, however simple the words, the language is always acceptable to those who have hearts.” Religious communities on campus are founded on a basis of community and love for God and that is something we share with other Christian groups. As a result, the natural state of ecumenical interactions must be one of harmony and brotherhood.

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Melanie Wahlberg, CS

Two influences on me that I’ll never forget were the Christian Science Sunday School and a mom who turned to prayer and encouraged me to do the same.  These influences showed me something of the reliability of God and spiritual inspiration, and trusting this helped me find my way growing up.  Significant healing experiences with relationship and food issues, and violence in the community, were also unforgettable.  From this, I got an idea of the many ways that Christian Science can transform lives.After finishing a doctorate in mathematics, I became a college professor and truly enjoyed teaching.  I found that teaching was less about telling students something than facilitating the students’ discoveries of new concepts.

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Church membership

Church membership in The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, expresses a desire to practice Christian healing and to share its moral, physical, and spiritual benefits with the wider world. In many ways, church membership enlarges the understanding and application of Christian Science that brings healing to the individual and community.

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Insurance and Christian Science

Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. The U.S. Federal Office has been working to increase the availability of insurance options that cover these types of care.

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