Core Values

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Glenmont Board of Trustees Core Values Statement:

“Prayer, watching and working, combined with self-immolation, are God’s gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mainkind.”

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, 1:6)


Glenmont’s mission is to exemplify the healing ministry of Christian Science as articulated in the Church Manual and in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy.

We are dedicated to:

  • serving all those whom God sends to us to be served;
  • supporting Christian Science healing through spiritual regeneration and radical reliance on God;
  • loving our patients and staff wholly, with Christly affection, thereby fostering a spirit of home and Christian community;
  • encouraging each Christian Science nurse to express his or her Christian Science Nursing ministry in direct relation with God;
  • providing excellence in patient care.


We adhere to four cardinal points – the Word, Christ, Christianity, and Christian Science – as discussed in Mrs. Eddy’s explanation of New Jerusalem (Science and Health [S&H] 575 – 577.),

We affirm these core values as fundamental elements of our Christian Science nursing ministries:

1. One God, one Christ, one divine Science (see S&H 340:15,  S&H 127:9,  Miscellany 191:11,  Miscellany 339:4).

2. Love for God and man, including our commitment to:

Bear witness to the divine Love that meets “the human need” (S&H 494); Instill throughout Glenmont a sense of home, family, community (Miscellaneous Writings [Mis Wri] 100:22); Foster an atmosphere of sacred confidentiality (Manual 46:12; 81:23)

3. The “perfect model” of Christian Science Nursing (S&H 248 – 249), including:

The indivisibility, unity, and integrity of the Christian Science Nurse bylaw in its deeply spiritual nature as revealed throughout the writings of Mary Baker Eddy (e.g., S&H 366:30); The qualities of proper Christian Science Nursing (S&H 395:17); The Ham/Canaan, Shem, Japeth models of thought outlined in the “Glossary”of Science and Health (see Noah’s prophecy of Japhet dwelling in Shem’s tents [Genesis 9: 25 – 27] and “The Scientific Translation of Mortal Mind” [S&H 115 -116 ]).

4. Fidelity to “the standard of genuine Christian Science” (Retrospection 53:5, Mis Wri 206:32):

Adherence to the tenets of Christian Science as prerequisites for membership in the Christian Science Church and foundational to the practice of Christian Science Nursing (S&H 497);

Emphasis on the Bible and Mrs. Eddy’s writings as the “only textbooks for self-instruction in Christian Science, and for teaching and practicing metaphysical healing” (Manual 34:4).

Deep appreciation of the purely spiritual nature of wisdom as the term is used by Mrs. Eddy (e.g., S&H 116:2, S&H 275:14, S&H 465:14, Mis Wri 364:10); Undivided allegiance to Mrs. Eddy’s teachings on hygiene, diet, exercise (S&H 185:6, S&H 383:3-20, >Mis Wri 3:17-28);

5. The primacy of Spirit, which implies these standards of proper care:

Metaphysics outweighs physics (S&H 269:11); Qualities overshadow skills and techniques (S&H 366 – 367, Mis Wri 268:22); Spiritual wisdom trumps professional judgment (No and Yes 20:23).

6. The following rules in Christian Science: heal the sick, raise the dead, preach the gospel
(Retrospection 87-88).

7. A firm conviction that “in this final struggle for supremacy, semi-metaphysical systems afford no substantial aid to scientific metaphysics, for their arguments are based on the false testimony of the material senses as well as on the facts of Mind” (S&H 268-269)

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