Calendar of Events

The Lay Counselor Institute (LCI) provides training opportunities and workshops hosted by various churches in the Washington DC metro area throughout the calendar year. To host an event at your church, contact us for available dates. (Read more about hosting a LCI event)

  • Level 1B – Glorious Mess Lab

    The second part of the Glorious Mess is a Lab, an experiential small group that quickly follows the Glorious Mess seminar. It involves personal sharing and intimate exercises designed to “flesh out” the content from the Glorious Mess Seminar. The Glorious Mess Lab is 5 weeks of a meaningful small group experience (4-6 members and 2 experienced […]

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  • Level 1A: The Glorious Mess (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 […]

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  • Level 2: Practicum (Our Counseling Model)

    Level 2: Practicum is a training opportunity designed to give participants an overview of the counseling relationship from start to finish. This level 2 training typically includes 10 two-hour weekly meetings. Each session includes both theory and practice: a one-hour lecture and discussion on a particular topic, and a one-hour group meeting spent practicing concepts within a […]

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