DiscoveryBound’s Compass program is a one-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!

Compass Group

What to Expect

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

Topics You’ll Explore

  • Self-image
  • Time management
  • Relationships
  • How to talk about CS
  • Global issues
  • Dealing with drugs & alcohol
  • Effective prayer
  • CS tool kit

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?

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Should you register?

Compass spans one school year and is for Christian Science youth in 10th–12th grades. The registration period opens mid-March for the following school year and closes mid-August. 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!

Your Compass Guides

Get to Know Kayleigh

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Get to Know BJ

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Kayleigh
Kayleigh Mayes Ebenrick
Hi everyone! I’m Kayleigh Mayes Ebenrick. My friend, BJ Thompson and I will be partnering as Compass guides this year.

I’m really looking forward to Compass because I love seeing people deepen their concept of their relationship with God, as well as their relationship with their brothers & sisters. It’s also good to know that there are other kids all going through the same things – and we can be a support to each other as we face challenges. I would have appreciated a better sense of that when I was in high school.

A little background about me… I live in St. Louis, MO. I recently got married to the most wonderful man, whom I met while playing indoor soccer. I graduated in 2011 from Principia College with a double major in Graphic Design & Mass Communication. Two years ago, I co-directed the Junior Leadership program at Cedars, giving me relevant experience with this age group. For work, I do graphic design for a corporate art sourcing company. I like to paint, hike, travel, play piano, and serve in various ways at my branch church. I like to think about God and have deep conversations with others. It will be great to meet each one of you and start this beautiful journey together.


BJ
BJ Thompson
Hi, I’m BJ! I am so excited to be a Compass guide for this next season with Kayleigh! For the past 3 years I have been the Camp Director at Crystal Lake Camps. During this time I have loved having the opportunity to work with kids and teens and see them grow in their understanding of Christian Science. Though I am no longer working at CLC, as I have taken a job out in New Hampshire at Omni Mount Washington as the Director of Townhomes and Lodge, I am really excited to continue supporting the Christian Science Movement by working with DiscoveryBound and the Compass program.

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, attended Cedars as a camper and staff member, joined the CSO at Texas A&M in college, took Christian Science Primary Class Instruction, and of course worked as the camp director at CLC. Some of my favorite achievements are my Eagle Scout Rank in BSA and my PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification. As for hobbies, I create chocolate sculptures, am a level 28 Pokemon Go enthusiast, and love all things Disney 🙂

I am looking forward to meeting all of you and spending an hour or so each month diving deeper into different CS topics, plus spending three awesome weekends together in person. Our first retreat is over Labor Day in San Diego at the DiscoveryBound National Event, where we will get to bond, discuss big picture questions, discover more about how CS relates to us in our everyday lives, and of course have a fantastic time!

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.