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 March for the following school year and closes early 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!

Meet the 2024-2025 DB Compass Guides

Nadja Peschke
I live on the Olympic Peninsula across the Puget Sound from busy Seattle. I work in a restaurant kitchen and as a freelance artist. In the summer, I teach cooking classes for a youth program on Bainbridge Island. I love road tripping and going on trail runs to explore the beautiful nature and wildlife around me.

When I was a teen, the Compass program was instrumental to my growth. It helped me to build a structure for faith and friendship while I accomplished my goals in a professional ballet training program at the time. This year, I can’t wait to be on the other side of the experience as a co-guide with my brother! When I think of Compass I am reminded of good laughs, traveling adventures, and deep chats, so I truly can’t wait to see what our group makes of the experience.

Niklas Peschke
I lived for two years in southern France, where I taught English and delved deeper into the French language and local culture. Now, I live in Illinois and work for Principia College as an admissions counselor. For fun, I love to cook, sing and be active.

I am excited to grow and get to know the teens and be a cheerleader in their journey. This will be a marvelous opportunity to build connections and learn from each other. My sister and I cannot wait for a year full of adventure with Compass!

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.