In describing what a practitioner does, Ernest Holmes, our founder, put it this way:
Simple. But not always easy! And that’s why we have licensed, Religious Science Practitioners (RScP), who help us to resolve the issues of life, through affirmative prayer; or what we call spiritual mind treatment.
Jean Lein, ALSP, RScP
J. Michael Gautney
World Ministry of Prayer
To receive prayer by telephone between 6:00 a.m. and midnight, call:
Much of what we do in our spiritual practice is done by affirmative prayer. Prayer is central to the Science of Mind. The Science of Mind form of prayer is called Spiritual Mind Treatment. Spiritual Mind Treatment is simply a process used to change our consciousness or belief system. Prayer treatment can be given by anyone, and our practitioners are available to assist you with any prayer requests. If you would like a Spiritual Mind Treatment, send an email to one of the practitioners listed above.
Religious Science Practitioners (RScP)
A licensed Practitioner of Religious Science is a spiritual counselor trained to see the absolute Truth in any situation, whether it be physical or mental health, finances, relationships, career issues, etc. Practitioners have completed four years of study accredited by United Church of Religious Science and have passed both a written examination and an oral panel. Austin Center for Spiritual Living has two licensed practitioners. Each shines God's light and unconditional love in a most sacred way.
And the “TRUTH” is that each of us is made in the image and likeness of God.
It is the practitioner’s business to uncover God in every [person]. . . . The premise upon which all mental work is based is perfect God, perfect man, perfect being. (The Science of Mind: p. 168.5)
The practitioner resolves things into thoughts, dissolves the negative appearance in a condition, by recognizing only perfection. THE PRACTITIONER MUST KNOW, AND MUST STATE, THAT THERE ARE NO OBSTACLES IN THE PATHWAY OF TRUTH. (The Science of Mind, page 59)
This does not mean that the practitioner assumes the responsibility for the healing. What he assumes is the obligation to do his work earnestly, sincerely, and with deep conviction. His consciousness is active in knowing the spiritual truth about his patient. . . . The responsibility of the healing is in the principle he uses. The obligation to use the principle intelligently belongs to the practitioner. (How to Use the Science of Mind (1948), page 96.2)