The Emotionally Healthy Discipleship program at Trailside is overseen by Pastor Marcus Jones and consists of three 8-week courses: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (EHS), Emotionally Healthy Relationships (EHR), and Emotionally Healthy Woman (EHW). The EHS and EHR courses are both taught and led by Pastor Marcus Jones. The Emotionally Healthy Woman course, launching September 29, 2021, is led by Lee Firtko and Sarah Didrikson through the Women's Ministry! At Trailside, it is our mission and vision to love Jesus, serve others, and live unified, and we are to be a refuge for the hurting and a refinery for the saints. Thus, these courses are aimed at normalizing mental health and unifying it with faith by showing where, and how, God meets us in our spiritual journey with Him, and brings light into how we run from Him.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality focuses on a person's relationship with God, and helps people begin the journey of applying Biblical truths to their lives in order to grow their relationship with Jesus and others. It starts with "The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality," and continues deeper in the lives of participants to help them recognize where God shows up, even when life is hard - and teaches ways to move forward with Him. Silence and Stillness before God are emphasized through a 40 Day devotional that follows the course material as participants reflect on their own lives, hardships, and learn to give them to God.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships focuses on a person's relationships with others, looking first at their day-to-day interactions with coworkers, friends, and their families, and progresses deeper into reflections on their families of origin, and where God shows up in them all. This course teaches applicable skills to help us manage our expectations, check our assumptions, and communicate more effectively with those around us. Similar to EHS, the EHR course emphasizes silence and stillness throughout a 40 day devotional that also follows the course material. Participants will learn practical skills such as "Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations," will reflect on their families of origin, and climbing the ladder of integrity.
Emotionally Healthy Woman is written by Geri Scazzero, and the program focuses on community building among women, by addressing key issues facing Christian women today with the 8 "Quits," such as "Quit Being Afraid of What Others Think," "Quit Dying to the Wrong Things," and "Quit Living Someone Else's Life." Similar to both EHS and EHR in its challenging nature, it likewise emphasizes silence and stillness through devotionals and deep, gospel centered, transformational questions.
Interested in registering? Fill out the form below! The next course is Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and it will begin January of 2022 (exact date TBD). Look for further registration information in December of 2021! There is no cost to attend the course, but you will need to purchase materials (link provided in the registration form).
These courses were created by Peter Scazerro and his wife Geri, and have been a journey for them and their church for over 25 years. You can find information on the EHD courses and more here. For information about the courses here at Trailside and when they are taking place, please reach out to Pastor Marcus at Marcus@Trailside.church. Pastor Marcus is also raising his salary for the remainder of 2021. To help support him and the Care Ministry at Trailside, please click here and select "Jones Family Support." A portion of this amount also goes toward purchasing course materials to not allow cost to be a barrier for those who need it. Thank you!