Christian Science Journal – “Being a force for good”

The Christian Science Journal Website published excerpts from the 2019 TMC Youth Summit that will be featured in next month’s issue: The following is an edited transcript of a panel discussion on “Why Church?” that took place during the “Being a force for good” summit of 20- and 30-somethings held at The Mother Church in […]

Being A Froce Of GoodThe Christian Science Journal Website published excerpts from the 2019 TMC Youth Summit that will be featured in next month’s issue:

The following is an edited transcript of a panel discussion on “Why Church?” that took place during the “Being a force for good” summit of 20- and 30-somethings held at The Mother Church in October 2019. On the one-year anniversary of the summit, we hope you will join us in reflecting on the ever-expanding idea of Church, especially as we all continue to discover new ways to experience church in person, online, and by phone…

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Fall Semester: East Coast “Why Church” Workshop Tour

The Fall 2014 Semester was the launch of the “Why Church” workshops.  These discussions took place with CSOs and college students across the United States.  We dug deeper into the

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The Fall 2014 Semester was the launch of the “Why Church” workshops.  These discussions took place with CSOs and college students across the United States.  We dug deeper into the purpose of church and CSO activities.  We explored the importance of each person to this movement and discussed how this involvement, in turn, blesses us as well.

So, what is the workshop all about? The purpose is to engage thinkers in the deeper meaning behind all of the activities found in The Manual of The Mother Church. We welcome anyone, whether you are already involved in Church and CSO activities, on the fence about them, or simply questioning your own role in them.  These interactive discussions are where we reach for a Soul-inspired concept of Church and CSOs and how they can have a healing impact on our communities.

We kicked off this concept at the College Summit in October.  Participants focused on finding their unique, God-lead purpose and exploring the importance of Church and CSO activities. There were lectures and discussion sessions on metaphysically and practically addressing challenges in life and on campus. We had five new CSOs form since that event.  We’re looking forward to hearing more about the impact they are having at their universities.

We continued the momentum through two campus tour that took us from Boston to Miami. We have been really encouraged by the heartfelt conversations as each meeting was distinct and jammed full of original thought. Here are some highlights:

In Boston, almost 30 people showed up to discuss how to be practitioners for church and metaphysically address specific challenges that come up.  One student said she really appreciated how the conversation was approached without an agenda, but with the intention of getting people to dig deeper into the bigger ideas behind these activities. Another student, who was from China and brand new to Christian Science, expressed how much it meant to him to get connected to this church and how he wished he had found it earlier.

At the College of William and Mary, we met with a small group of dynamic, and outward-looking students.  Just before the visit, they had invited a Christian Science lecturer to campus to participate in an interfaith panel that was being co-sponsored by other groups who wanted to explore spiritual solutions to stress. Everyone was happy with the results.  It was clear they are having a healing impact on their campus through their lectures, interfaith meetings, clubs fairs, and casual sharing.

Stay tuned to the CSO Wire for more fruitage from the winter and spring tours to the midwest and west coast!

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