This workshop explores the foundational ideas and qualities that find expression in Christian Science nursing, based on the Manual By-Law, “Christian Science Nurse” (Article VIII Sec. 31). We are happy to provide complimentary workshops in full- or half-day formats at branch churches and societies.*
* Future workshops not yet listed: November 6 – 7, 2020
This class prepares members to be Christian Science Nursing Assistants, serving as religious ministers at Tenacre. The Christian Science Nursing Assistant role doesn’t require direct oversight of our Church friends (patients), but it forwards the ease and facilitation of Christian Science nursing. *
The class begins with the Christian Science Nursing Assistants participating in the "Christian Science Nurse": A Manual By-Law for Every Member workshop on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23.
* Future classes not yet listed: September 25 – October 9 & November 6 – 20
In this course we continue to explore topics introduced in MCSN-1, as well as caring for individuals in bed, nourishment, cleansing and covering and much more. These are all studied in the context of ministering in the field as well as in a facility setting.
In this course we continue to explore topics introduced in MCSN-1 and MCSN-2, as well as deepening and refining your Christian Science nursing ministry. These are all studied in the context of ministering in the field as well as in a facility setting.
It is likely you have prepared and served food in various settings: family, friends, parties, picnics, facilities, home care, etc. This class is designed to capitalize on this life experience while exploring the topic of food from our perspective as Christian Science nurses. It is helpful if you identify topics related to food in the Scriptures, our textbook, and Mary Baker Eddy’s other writings, our hymnal, our periodicals, and biographies of Mrs. Eddy. In preparation for the class, we encourage you to revisit the provision for Christian Science nursing (Man. 49: 7-16) in the Manual of the The Mother Church in conjunction with “wisdom, economy, brotherly love” (Man. 77: 18-22, God’s Requirement, Sect. 5) as it relates to foods.
We will be learning to modify/adapt food in the home or facility to meet patient needs. Specifically, we will review the following topics: 24- hour nourishment, frequent nourishment, liquid nourishment, food modification; methods of assisting or feeding; measuring amounts; serving tips; and adapting to patients with particular food requirements such as plant-based meals. We will also cover any questions you may have. There will be class and lab time every day.
Postponed. Dates to be determined.
This one-week class for Christian Science nurses will give insights into supporting a mother and her family throughout pregnancy, labor, and beyond. You will study and learn about babies and birth in their spiritual light, and the practical application of spiritual ideas in providing loving, supportive, and proper care for the entire family.
Postponed. Dates to be determined.
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.