The DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) program is a four-year servant leadership program for dedicated Christian Science teens who are interested in fostering spiritual growth and developing servant leadership skills – all within a family of supportive peers. Gain the desire, confidence and skill for successful leadership and a more practiced understanding of Christian Science!


  • Leadership skills
  • Spiritual growth
  • Service to community
  • Exciting adventures
  • Adult Mentors
  • Forever friendships


  • Receive support from a local Christian Science mentor
  • Attend annual All Class Retreat (Winter)
  • Study the principles of servant leadership through Biblical models
  • Take an active role in church:
    • Attend Sunday school
    • Read the Bible Lesson
    • Explore the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
    • Write for the Christian Science Publishing Society
    • And most importantly, ask questions!
  • Take part in two-week summer experiences including:
    • Orientation summer at camp
    • Adventure Trip
    • Service Trip
  • Intern within the Christian Science community
  • Participate in the Congressional Award
  • Complete a Capstone Project
  • Read from Christian Science periodicals and explore praying for the world

What is NLC?


Should you apply?

Applications are accepted from youth who regularly attend Christian Science Sunday School in the fall of their 8th grade year. The process includes questions for the applicant, references, an interview with NLC Staff and a follow up assignment. New classes will be announced the first week of December. See the Information Flyer for more details.

Ye are the Light of the World… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
– Matt. 5:14,16

Learn about the congressional award


NLC Alumni share perspectives


Unable to make a four-year commitment to NLC? Then consider DiscoveryBound’s Compass 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 x134