DiscoveryBound’s National Leadership Council (NLC) program is a four-year servant leadership program for Christian Science teens dedicated to fostering spiritual growth, leadership qualities and a service approach to life – all within a family of supportive peers. Gain the desire, confidence and skill for inspired leadership!


  • Leadership skills
  • Spiritual growth
  • Service to humanity
  • Challenging adventures
  • Adult Mentors
  • Forever friendships


  • Receive support from local Christian Science Mentor
  • Attend annual All Class Retreat (January)
  • Take part in two-week summer experiences including
    • Orientation summer at camp
    • Adventure expedition
    • International service trip
    • Internship within the Christian Science community
  • Participate in the Congressional Award
  • Write for the Christian Science Publishing Society
  • Do a Capstone Project
  • Read The Christian Science Monitor and explore praying for the world

What is NLC?


Should you apply?

Applications are accepted from Christian Science youth 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