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!

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

SAMPLEs of Teen-selected Topics

  • How to talk about CS
  • Body image
  • Relationships
  • Dealing with drugs & alcohol
  • 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 April 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!

Meet the 2022-2023 DB Compass Guides

Hannah Hathaway
Hello! My name is Hannah and I am from Los Angeles, CA. Currently, I live in Boston, MA where I am attending Boston University seeking a Master’s in Divinity from the School of Theology. I am currently a candidate in The Mother Church Military Chaplain Training Program and absolutely loving it! For fun, I do a lot of things such as painting with acrylics, running, hiking/backpacking and cooking. Growing up, I was part of the DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) program where I learned the importance of servant leadership and the applicability of Christian Science in everything I do. I am super excited and honored to be a Compass guide. Not only is it a great way to make friends and experience the richness of life, but it is also an amazing time to grow and understand one’s relationship with God. I’m looking forward to taking on this adventure!

BJ Thompson
Howdy! I’m BJ, and though born and raised in Texas, I’m currently living out In Boston where I work at The Mother Church as a project manager. For fun, I do all sorts of things, but I especially enjoy anything related to water: scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and most definitely sailing! I love living Christian Science. I’ve found that when we actually listen to what God’s telling us moment by moment, to put it simply, Life is better! I’m super excited to be a Compass guide for a second time (they invited me back, so I must have done something right the first time!) 🙂 It’s a great chance for teens to make friends, go on adventures, grow with God, have fun and much, much more. Looking forward to an amazing year!

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.