CHURCHES, MISSIONS AND GROUPS
Missions minister all the introductory and beginning services of Dianetics and Scientology, including extension courses, the Personal Efficiency Course, Life Improvement Courses, Dianetics Seminars, the Success Through Communication Course, the Student Hat, the Hubbard Qualified Scientologist Course, the PTS/SP Course and certain co-auditing courses where Scientologists learn to audit each other on specific actions. Not surprisingly, it is during these co-audits that some of the most spectacular revelations occur, for here the individual not only experiences the power of the technology but sees its effects on another.
I had my first experience auditing another person in a Dianetics co-audit, reported one parishioner. It was the most thrilling moment of my life to see someone change for the better right before my eyes and to see a problem that had plagued him all his life vanish completely as he saw for himself where it had come from and why it had affected him.
Missions may also minister the Purification program and all auditing services up through New Era Dianetics, including introductory auditing and Expanded Lower Grades. Missions fulfill a vital need, for those who learn about Scientology at a mission are discovering basic skills and fundamental truths which they can immediately apply to improve their own lives and the lives of others. Missions in all countries are helped and guided by Scientology Missions International (SMI). (See Chapter 22 for more information.)
Standing at the entrance gates to the Bridge, missions reach out into their communities to inform people of the miracles of Dianetics and Scientology. Those who take their first steps on the Bridge in a mission are beginning what will become life-changing new voyages of self-discovery. They, too, are pioneers.