From curiosity to commitment

If life were a map of various roads, terrains, and landmarks, then Christian Science Primary class instruction would be a key. On a map, the key doesn’t change anything; rather, it helps the map reader understand what everything on the map means. For me, that’s the role class instruction played and continues to play. It shows how everything in life “works together for good to them who love God” (Romans 8:28)—to those who are seeking to understand how existence truly operates. In essence, to those who are yearning to understand divine Principle, Truth, God.

I had the opportunity to help plan and attend a youth summit on Christian Science while I was still in high school. With my eyes opened to a newfound understanding of supporting church, I eagerly attended various lectures and workshops. The one that stood out to me most was a workshop titled “Christian Science class instruction.” 

Curious, I attended the workshop. I’d heard my parents talk about their class experiences and wanted to learn more about what class instruction entailed. In the workshop, the speaker said something that rocked my thought—If you’re attending this workshop, then you’re ready to take class instruction. Whoa there, I remember thinking. After all, I was simply attending the workshop out of curiosity! But the seed was planted.

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