In addition to ongoing trainings, LCI offers topic-based workshops on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year. Generally the topic reflects a relevant pain point people face. The objective of these workshops is to provide the biblical framework and counseling model taught in the basic training levels, and to apply these principles to the topics at hand. We are always open to offering our workshops at new locations, so if you are interested in hosting an event, let us know!
Lonely Together: Helping Couples Workshop
We’ve all seen it: a couple struggling in some way. Pain leaking out. Whether in a comment, a look, a sharp exchange. It can happen anywhere. They aren’t consciously asking for help, but they are letting observers know something is amiss. We notice. We wince. Maybe we pray, maybe we ask, “Is everything ok?” If it’s bad enough, they might open up a little. But it’s awkward for them, and for us. What more can we do? Read more.
Authentic Living through Grief & Loss
Are you or someone you know walking through a time of loss? This workshop is geared toward pastors, counselors, small group leaders, and anyone in relational ministry to help provide insight into the elements of grief, while coming alongside others who grieve in a more helpful manner.
Leading Small/Support Groups
This workshop introduces the lay counselor and small group leaders to many of the nuances of building healthy small groups and/or support groups. Read more
The Biggest Job: Parenting
For the general public and lay counselors; parenting concerns are the most common in the counseling setting and this seminar provides practical techniques for better parenting skills. Read more
The Divine Setup: Counseling Couples
This workshop trains lay counselors and others how the LCI model of Biblical counseling applies to the unique aspects of working with a couple. Read more
Helping those with Sexual Issues
This workshop is offered to lay and professional counselors, local pastors, and other church and ministry leaders who serve those affected by the current sexual epidemic. Read More
Broken Vows: Infidelity
There is no “one size fits all answer” to the tragedy of infidelity, as anyone going through it knows, but there are some potentially helpful ways of understanding and growing through this; whether or not the marriage survives it. Read More
This workshop begins to unpack the painful issue of trauma and then addresses the healing that occurs within relationship. It provides resources for lay counselors we may come alongside others and assist in this process. Read More
"Lay counseling at McLean Presbyterian began as a grass roots effort by several members of the church family. We sent a survey around to the church members and learned that our church was not doing well in attending to the brokenness both of our members and the larger community. As a result, a group was formed to figure out how we could better care for others. We found that the LCI model was the best fit for us. Since we began our Lay Counseling ministry several years ago, the lay counselors have been one piece of the pie in how God is moving MPC to be a care station for the hurt and broken.
We have seen lay counseling begin to change the culture of our church and it began by changing us. We have a better understanding of our own brokenness and the grace God has given each of us. We are able to live more authentically ourselves and in doing, so encourage others to live the same. We have seen God transform and redeem so many lives and situations in sometimes totally unexpected ways. LCI was, and continues to be, a driving force in this change process."