Level 1A: The Glorious Mess (Lorton, VA)
Nov 11, 2017
- 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
- New Hope Church, Lorton, VA
This day-long workshop looks at dimensions of human nature and relationships: what they reveal about our lives and what kind of path we are hoping for, especially in the midst of suffering and struggle. How do we reconcile the contradiction between our own dignity & depravity? How do we interact, mentor, and advise others in the same boat? What/who is the source of hope? What biblical truths can we claim? How are we really a Glorious Mess?
(The Glorious Mess is Level 1a training for anyone looking to go through the Lay Counselor Training Program, but it open to anyone in a relational role i.e. small group leaders, Bible study teachers, pastors, etc.)
Cost: $95/individual or $35/Glorious Mess alumni
Online registration for this event has closed. Walk-ins are welcome and can register onsite.
"The training and ongoing supervision that our lay counselors have received from LCI has been invaluable in shepherding our congregation. While we respect the role that professional counselors play in personal Christian growth, and refer our members to professionals when appropriate, one of our bedrock philosophies at APC is the belief that God equips and gifts the local congregation to minister to one another in significant ways.
Counseling is an important ministry in every church. God has used our lay counselors to help bring about real change in the lives of members in our congregation. It has been deeply encouraging to not only witness true change in the lives of our members, but also to observe the impact in the lives of our lay counselors, as they witness the Holy Spirit using them in the lives of others in ways they could not have imagined. I am a firm and enthusiastic supporter of lay counseling ministry and am thankful that the Lord has placed this rich resource, LCI’s lay counselor training in our backyard. The shepherding ministry at APC is healthier and richer because of it."