DiscoveryBound’s Compass program is a one-school-year opportunity for Christian Science teens in high school, focused on spiritual exploration and connection with Christian Science peers.

Do you ever try to listen for God’s voice, but you’re not sure if you’re hearing it? Or do you love Christian Science and wish you could discuss it more with your peers? If so, join Compass!

What to Expect

  • Two in-person retreats in different locations around the country
  • Hour-long web hangouts once a month
  • Monthly themes to explore together

SAMPLEs of Teen-selected Topics

  • How to talk about CS
  • Individuality & worth
  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Global issues
  • Effective prayer

Program Takeaways

  • Moral and spiritual compass
  • Great group of friends
  • Two awesome adult Guides ready to support you
  • Spiritual toolkit that will help you reach out to God and listen for guidance in return

What is Compass?


Should you register?

Compass spans one school year and is for Christian Science youth in 10th–12th grades. The registration period opens in May for the following school year and closes around Labor Day. Participants can reapply to attend multiple years, if desired. It’s a group of teens – like you – working together and exploring more about listening to God’s voice!

Meet the 2023-2024 DB Compass Guides

Emma Herman
Hi there! My name is Emma Herman. I’m a west coast girl at heart, but currently enjoy living in St. Louis, Missouri. I love my job as Director of Programs for Asher Student Foundation, as well as my many hobbies. On the weekends you can find me at the sand volleyball courts, on a trail run, playing board games, crafting or baking.

I love Christian Science because it makes me a more loving friend, intelligent worker, and practical healer. It is a core part of who I am and how I think about God and the world. Though I am grateful to have been raised in Christian Science, I chose to truly “make it my own” after graduating high school, and some of my closest friendships have been formed through a shared love of Christian Science. I am excited to be a Compass guide this year and look forward to the fun adventures and deep discussions ahead!

Hunter Mehring
Hi, I’m Hunter and I live in Denver, Colorado. I’m currently working as a Software Engineer. When I’m not coding, you can find me playing baseball, skiing, enjoying board games and movies, or camping with my friends.

I have been involved in Christian Science camps for many years, both as a camper and a counselor. I worked at Camp Owatonna in Harrison, Maine for five summers and at the A/U Ranches and 100 Elk in Buena Vista, Colorado. Christian Science has taught me how to live a life full of love and joy. My Christian Science friends are some of my closest because of our ability to support each other in our spiritual growth.

I’m super pumped for Compass because I can’t think of a better way to have fun and create lasting memories. I love sharing my knowledge and skills and want to make a positive difference in the lives of the young Christian Science community. I can’t wait to meet you all and explore new adventures together!

Shepherd, show me how to go...I will listen for thy voice.
– Mary Baker Eddy

Are you currently a Christian Scientist entering the 8th grade or know someone who is? If so, you are invited to learn more about DiscoveryBound’s National Leadership Council program. If you’re interested in year-round teen, adult and family events, DiscoveryBound Outreach is for you!

Questions? See FAQs. You can also email or call 888.416.7348 x137

This program is generously underwritten by the Asher Student Foundation and other partners.