Oak Park Church of Religious Science -- Celebrating our 30th Anniversary All Year Long!

We are a dynamic, involved teaching center. We offer Science of Mind foundational and advanced classes accredited by the Centers for Spiritual Living, as well as workshops and special focus classes. It is through regular class attendance that we experience practical applications of spiritual principles and begin to embody a change in consciousness. We encourage all serious seekers of spiritual truths to attend our classes. Daytime and evening classes are offered on various days of the week. Please see our calendar of events for the current class schedule.

Classes can now be attended through Skype! If you are interested in taking one of our classes via Skype, please email the office at opcrs@hotmail.com and someone will get in touch with you and send you the instructions to connect with us.


You may pay your tuition for your Skype class by using this "Donate" button. Please add a comment in the PayPal window designating the class and date the payment is for. 

Fall Accredied Classes Have Concluded. Next Session Begins in January 2020.

Metaphysical Bible Interpretation

The Bible is a wonderful tool to use as we move forward on our Spiritual Path. It is the story of every person on their Spiritual Journey. This class gives the keys to unlocking the mysteries of the Bible, to assist all in the Spiritual understanding of what these stories represent for the solving of everyday challenges and provide tremendous opportunities for growth.

This course was originally titled: "The Bible in the Light of Religious Science". It was developed in 1973 by Dr. Carleton Whitehead, in collaboration with Joan L. Bonnet, M.S. The course content remains the same and no information has been deleted. All of the descriptions of Bible symbolism, and all the metaphysical interpretations, remain exactly as Dr. Whitehead wrote them in 1973; only the format and punctuation have been modified. The current revision does add some new information on the history of the Old and New Testaments, and the canonical Gospels that reflect advances in Bible scholarship since the original course was written. Whether you love the Bible or are confused as to what it is about, this class is for you. In this 10-week course, we will cover both the Old and New Testament and discover beautiful ways in which the Bible can bless us all.

Books needed: The Holy Bible (King James Version), Metaphysical Bible Dictionary (Unity School of Christianity), Ten Words That Will Change Your Life, by Ervin Seale and Learn to Live, by Ervin Seale. All are welcome to attend at any time!

Class begins: September 10, 2019; ends: November 12, 2019. 10-week course 

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuition: $25 per class

Instructor: Rev. Melissa Blevins



Foundations of the Science of Mind

This is an entry-level class in the study of the Science of Mind. You will be introduced to the basics of the Science of Mind, Meditation, Spiritual Mind Treatment, Visioning, and other Universal Spiritual Principles and Practices. Each week will consist of the exploration of spiritual principles and spiritual practices that support those principles. You will learn to use the creative process as well as powerful and practical tools to “change your thinking, change your life”. This course is for everyone – from new students to lifelong New Thought learners alike. "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."  -- Heraclitus. Book: Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

Class begins: September 11, 2019; ends: November 13, 2019. 10-week course  

Time: Wednesdays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuition: $25 per class

Instructor: Rev. Mary Beth Speer



Spanish Language Class: Más Allá de los Límites (Beyond Limits)

This class will teach you how to practice and live a spiritually dynamic life. Books: The Science of Mind in Spanish and Living the Science of Mind in Spanish by Dr. Ernest Holmes.

Esta clase te enseñará cómo practicar y vivir una vida espiritual y dinámica. Libros: La Ciencia de la Mente y Viviendo la ciencia por la mente escritos por Dr. Ernest Holmes. 

Class begins: September 12, 2019; ends: November 14, 2019. 10-week course

Time: Thursdays, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Tuition/Costo: $25 per class

Instructor: Rev. Vilma Torres



All accredited classes may be taken by anyone at any time. Those going for credit from Centers for Spiritual Living must also pay a $45 registration fee. If a student pays for the entire 10-week course in full by the second class, they will receive a $50 discount off the price of the course.



Prosperity Class

The Thursday Night Prosperity Class has Rev. Vilma Torres using the book: "You, Too, Can Be Prosperous" by Robert Russell. Class may be attended either in person at the center or via Skype. Call the center for instructions on how to do that. Participate in the group at any time and learn about your divine gift of prosperity. Meet with like-minded people who are working to improve their consciousness for abundance and prosperity.

Time: Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm

Tuition: Love Offering

Instructor: Rev. Vilma Torres