At the A/U Ranches’ Adult Bible Study program, we discover the Bible’s relevance for today’s society and how its teachings can guide individuals and churches alike. Our days are a mix of Bible study and lively discussion, along with times of rest and relaxation. Delicious meals and new friendships await all. We’d love to have you join us! Space fills up quickly, so reserve your place today.

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2019 Topic:

Church: Its Healing Presence and Power in the World

The Church of Christ, Scientist, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, was “designed to be built on the Rock, Christ . . . healing and saving the world from sin and death” (Church Manual, p. 19). Join us next fall for a deeper study of church and its biblical basis. Some topics that we will explore:

  • The building of the Tabernacle (as outlined in Exodus) and its relevance today
  • The underpinnings for the Christian church, identified in the book of Acts
  • The Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation
  • The history and building of the Church of Christ, Scientist, founded by Mary Baker Eddy
  • The importance of The Manual of The Mother Church

Together, we will discover that church is more than a physical structure. Spiritually understood, church is one of the most relevant and healing concepts in our Bible. Looking forward to expanding our understanding of church, together, as a community of healers!

About the Instructor

Kristy L. Christian, M.A.R.

Kristy ChristianA class-taught Christian Scientist, Kristy graduated from Principia College with a B.A. in History/Secondary Education. After teaching high school, her professional interest turned to the field of Bible study and research. She received her M.A. in Religion from Oklahoma City University.

Since 1990, Kristy has hosted Bible talks and workshops in the United States, Canada, and England. In 1996, she and her sister traveled to India where they gave over 25 hours of Bible talks. Also, Kristy has taught Bible classes for Principia’s Lifelong Learning programs.

Because of her deep love for the Bible, Kristy has led many group tours to sites of biblical significance and shared talks on location that deepen one’s understanding and appreciation for the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings. Kristy has taken many groups to Israel since the early 1990s. In 1997 Kristy traveled as an assistant on a Harvard Alumni Association cruise through the Arabian and Red Seas, visiting Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.

Since 1992, she has led tour groups in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. She has also guided tour groups to England to celebrate the history of the King James Bible.

Kristy currently serves as president of Biblos Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging Bible study through the lens of Christian Science. Many of her talks and videos are available on the Biblos Foundation website.

Adult Program Highlights

2019 Adult Programs

Adult Bible Study
October 31–November 4 | $695

Christmas Camp
December 21–27
Adult $975; Youth (8-13) $770; Child (1-7) $635; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315

2020 Adult Programs

Service Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend, May 22–25 | Adults $45; Youth $35

Family Camp
June session: June 18–24
August session: August 8–14
Adult $995; Youth (8-13) $845; Child (1-7) $695; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315

Adult Mini Camp / Mountaineering Reunion

Full session: August 16–22 | $900
Half session: August 16–19 or 19–22 | $575


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The Adult Programs application is online. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, phone number and email address
  • An emergency contact, complete with phone number and email address
  • Payment information – either credit card or echeck

Adult Program Registration

Adults 18 yrs+; all our Adult Programs are open to Christian Scientists, their adult family members and friends of all faiths. Note: Adults are also invited to attend all our Family Programs.