At Morning Star Church, we know that we can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.  We know that growing in relationship with Jesus requires more than the typical things Christians do (e.g. attend church services, pray, study the Bible, volunteer, financially give to the work of the church, and invite others to know God’s love).  We know that if we are truly going to love God well and love others well, we must courageously open up the below-the-surface (inner) aspects of our lives to God’s transforming power.

Each year, we offer the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Course in two parts:
Part I: The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course (EHS) where we learn to love God well
Part II: The Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course (EHR) where we learn skills that help us love others well. 

Part 1 (EHS Course)

Part 2 (EHD Course)

EHR Course

Dates:  Wednesday evenings, February 26th through April 29th, 2020
Time:  6:15 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Location:  Morning Star Church – 1600 Fiese Rd. Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Cost:  $25 (This fee covers 2 books required for the EHR Course when purchased through Morning Star Church during registration and the cost of other incidentals.  The books are:  Emotionally Healthy Relationships Workbook and Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day, both published in 2017.)

In addition to the orientation and celebration gatherings, we will have eight other classes where we will learn the following life-changing skills within our table groups of six to eight people:
  • Take Your Community Temperature Reading
  • Stop Mind Reading, and Clarify Expectations
  • Genogram Your Family
  • Explore the Iceberg
  • Listen Incarnationally
  • Climb the Ladder of Integrity
  • Fight Cleanly
  • Develop a “Rule of Life” to Implement Your New Learnings
Before you register, please note:  To get the most from the EHR Course experience, you are asked to make every possible effort to attend all ten class meetings and to complete approximately two hours of homework each week.  If you will miss more than one class, we ask that you wait to register for a future EHR Course.  Seating is limited.  Registration ends no later than February 2, 2020.

Childcare is available.  You’ll be prompted to register your children when you click the “Sign Up” button.
The Emotionally Healthy Relationships (EHR) Course is a 10-session growth opportunity for adults (mature teenagers ages 16 and above with permission from the EHR point leader) who are seeking a high-commitment deep discipleship experience that helps them move from defensiveness, low self-awareness, fear, blaming, etc. to becoming approachable, non-reactive, keenly self-aware, courageous, honest, and whole.  Through video teachings, reading assignments, devotional practice, table group discussions, and by practicing 8 new skills with others, participants (singles and couples) will learn practical ways to love others like Jesus.

EHS Course

The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (EHS) Course is a 10-session growth opportunity for adults (mature teenagers ages 16 and above with permission from EHS point leader) who are seeking a high-commitment deeper discipleship experience.  Through video teachings, reading assignments, devotional practice, and table group discussions, participants will be introduced to biblical principles that will offer a beneath-the-surface transformational experience in their walk with Christ.
Childcare is available.  You’ll be prompted to register your children when you click the ‘Sign Up’ button above.
Dates: Wednesday evenings September 16-November 18, 2020.  (Registration opens July 31, 2020.)
Time: 6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Dardenne Campus
Cost: $32  (This fee covers 3 books required for the EHS Course when purchased through Morning Star Church during registration and the cost of other incidentals. They are: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Updated Edition) 2017; Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course Workbook (Updated Edition) 2017; and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day  2017.)

In addition to the orientation and celebration gatherings, we will cover the following life-changing topics with our table groups of six to eight people:
  • The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
  • Know Yourself That You May Know God (Becoming Your Authentic Self)
  • Going Back in Order to Go Forward (Breaking the Power of the Past)
  • Journey Through the Wall (Letting Go of Power and Control)
  • Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss (Surrendering to Your Limits)
  • Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath (Learning to BE with God)
  • Grow Into an Emotionally Healthy Adult (Learning New Skills to Love Well)
  • Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life” (Creating a Plan to Love God Above All Else)

Before you register, please note:  To get the most from the EHS Course experience, you are asked to make every possible effort to attend all ten class meetings and to complete approximately two hours of homework each week.  If you will miss more than one class, we ask that you wait to register for a future EHS Course.  Seating is limited.  Registration ends no later than August 23, 2020
Want to know your level of emotional and spiritual maturity?  Grab a cup of coffee, and spend 15 minutes or so on this confidential personal assessment.
CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE ASSESSMENT 
Please contact Rebecca Shoemaker, our point leader for Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, with any questions or special concerns you may have.  She is happy to assist you! rshoemaker1@charter.net

It’s ideal to take the EHS Course first, but it’s okay to take the courses in any order that works for you.  We recommend that you take each course several times to fully absorb and “live” the material.  Each course requires approximately 2 hours of homework each week. Please note:  we ask you to register for the courses when you know you will not miss more than one class.  Seating is limited.