Membership in The Mother Church


What a joyful, empowering, and important step you are considering—joining with others worldwide who are members of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist!

The Mother Church is designed to bring healing to the world. If the spirit of that mission feels compelling to you, please know that you’re needed in this work. Becoming a member strengthens the whole just as much as the individual. 

“I sincerely feel like I'm part of a church family without borders.”

“[My membership in The Mother Church] is part of my foundational bond with Christian Science which has blessed me more than words can say!”

“What a privilege it is to be a member of The Mother Church, and to be part of our worldwide family of spiritual thinkers and workers….”

These web pages will start your journey into membership. They are based on the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy, and you’ll join in taking steps that every member of The Mother Church has joyfully and expectantly taken before you.

Ready to get started?

Preparing for membership

What to know as you consider membership.

View qualifications

Applying for membership

How to complete your application and send it to us.

View forms

Membership FAQs

Your initial questions—answered here.

View FAQs

Reuniting with The Mother Church

Returning to membership after some time away? Start here.


Already a member?

Share or update your contact information to stay in touch.

Manage your membership