About Class Instruction

You will find a wealth of information about Primary Class Instruction at this link on christianscience.com: Primary Class Instruction

Why take Primary Class

Do you wonder what the purpose of your life is? Are you concerned about how to gain the confidence needed to fulfill your goals and aspirations? Many people have found the answers to these kinds of questions through Christian Science Primary Class Instruction. An in- depth study of this Science will provide you with a secure spiritual foundation on which to build the rich and useful life you hope for.

In her book The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy expresses her hope for each of us, “As an active portion of one stupendous whole, goodness identifies man with universal good. Thus may each member of this church rise above the oft-repeated inquiry, What am I? to the scientific response: I am able to impart truth, health, and happiness, and this is my rock of salvation and my reason for existing” (p. 165). Mrs. Eddy designed Primary Class instruction to help us achieve this goal.

What you will learn in class

During the class you’ll discover a more vibrant sense of your connection with God and find how this new understanding can free you from limitations and expand the positive reach of your life work. The following are some of the things you will learn during the class:

  • The powerful action of God’s goodness and its impact on your life
  • Christ Jesus’ revelation of the inherent moral nature of man
  • Your spirituality identity and its connection to God
  • How to distinguish between material beliefs and spiritual reality
  • How to overcome evil (animal magnetism)
  • How to give an effective specific healing treatment
  • How to let the light of the Christ shine in your life to bless your community and the world

If you have questions

If you have general questions as you consider enrolling in a Primary Class I would be glad to talk with you anytime. You can reach me by telephone at (314) 454-1114 or through email at janet.hegarty@gmail.com.

To join the next class

To join the class I’ll teach in 2016 contact me either by phone or email and I’ll send you an application. The simple application helps us to get to know one another better. Once I receive your completed application and contact your references (other Christian Scientists that know you), we will talk again.

Through the Class you will gain an even greater awareness of the activity of the Christ – your unbreakable connection to God – and how you can rely on this relationship to meet every need in your life.


 Christian Science is God’s love for mankind. Mrs. Eddy says, “…God explains Himself in Christian Science” (Message to The Mother Church 1901, p. 5) Rest assured it is God who poses the questions about life that come to our consciousness and this in turn inspires us to seek to learn more about the Principle of being through Christian Science. This unfolding of God’s love for you provides for the help you will need in working out the details that will allow you to attend the class.

 Length of Class

Primary Class is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to focus all your energies on spiritual growth. The class is completed in two weeks time. These days are filled with in-class presentations and individual study, prayer, and practice. Students are expected to devote all their time during the class term to this spiritual study. Those who have taken Primary Class Instruction have found that it has strengthened and empowered their abilities to do well throughout their entire life. The dedication of two weeks to this purpose has been found to be both enjoyable and well worth the short investment of time.

Fees and other expenses

The fee for the class is $100. This fee was set by Mary Baker Eddy in The Manual of The Mother Church, Article 26, Section 5. The student is also responsible for their travel and housing costs. Often church members in the area are able to offer rooms for students to use during class free of charge.