Inquiries are frequently received from executive boards of branches of The Mother Church as to the procedure followed in interviewing local applicants for membership in The Mother Church.

Each interview is conducted in an atmosphere of love and understanding, and every effort is made to have the applicant feel at ease. Due care is exercised by the local membership committee to determine the sincerity and undivided allegiance to Christian Science of each applicant and his readiness for church membership in accordance with the simple requirements of Article IV of the Manual of The Mother Church by Mary Baker Eddy. The interview affords an opportunity to call the applicant's attention to certain aspects of Christian Science and its church organization with which each individual seeking this progressive step should be familiar. Such interviews are designed to encourage those who are regular church attendants and who have been healed or otherwise benefited by Christian Science to become active church members—never to deter them.

Church Dedications
October 13, 1956

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