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Christian Science Nursing at Tenacre

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Looking for a short stay away, for healing and feeling refreshed? We are here for you…with a quiet place to study and search deeper. Find freedom, encouragement and the support you need to return home.


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Someone is available to talk with you for Christian Science nursing needs 24/7.

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Call us anytime at (609) 921-8900 with questions about the process. We are waiting for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Christian Science nurses are Christian Scientists. They provide spiritual reassurance and practical care for Christian Scientists relying exclusively on Christian Science for healing. A description of the role and its activities is included in the Scope of Services document, prepared by The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and may be found on Christian Science.com. For more information on the type of care a Christian Science nurse provides, please click here

  • Rely radically on God for healing as taught in Christian Science.
  • Commune with God, with the purpose of spiritual growth and regeneration, for “growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love and good deeds” (Science and Health, p. 4).
  • Work in harmonious partnership with Christian Science nurses and other members of the Tenacre community

No. However, all guests do need to be practicing Christian Scientists. One of the principles guiding guests at Tenacre is “…. a guest has chosen radical reliance on God for healing as taught in Christian Science.”

Each guest has a private room and bathroom with a shower. The rooms include a bed, reclining chair, desk, closet, chest of drawers, and artwork. Each building has common living and dining rooms for guests to enjoy.

We recommend that only a few items be brought from home, such as clothing and toiletries for a short stay.

It is our expectation that you will be praying for yourself daily and engaging a Christian Science practitioner to work for you as needed throughout your stay at Tenacre.

No. While we understand that individuals may choose to use these products at home, Tenacre feels that their use is not in keeping with the practice of Christian Science.

Yes, their applications will be considered with the understanding that their legal guardian will be with them at all times during their stay.

Tenacre is considering how we can best meet the needs of experienced Christian Scientists who regularly ask this question. Please call and talk with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Individuals can come by plane, train, or a service (car or ambulance) and can be accompanied by family or a private duty Christian Science nurse. Visit our Contact Us  page for more information.

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Christian Science Nurse. Sect. 31 — A member of The Mother Church who represents himself or herself as a Christian Science nurse shall be one who has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice, who thoroughly understands the practical wisdom necessary in a sick room, and who can take proper care of the sick. The cards of such persons may be inserted in The Christian Science Journal under rules established by the publishers.

— Church Manual, p. 49