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11 Steps to Becoming a Better Listener
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu 
Who is the best listener you know? Why is that? What makes her a good listener? Listening. An important life skill. An important ministry skill. Jesus had it. Do you?
Length: 2 hours
Basic counseling skills
James Pope – (507) 354-8221 ext 239 or popejf@mlc-wels.edu
Biblical encouragement
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
Christian marriage
Mark Zarling – (507) 354-8221 ext 211 or zarlinmg@mlc-wels.edu
Communication skills
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
Conflicting Worldviews
Steven Thiesfeldt – (507) 354-8221 ext 211 or thiesfsr@mlc-wels.edu
This is a seven-lesson study based on today’s unbiblical worldviews and their impact on Lutheran students, schools, and teachers. The session begins with a review of the confessional Lutheran worldview and follows with Scripture passages and real-life examples to delve into the subtle worldviews of secularism. The presentation is based on the book “What in the World Is Going On? Identifying Hollow and Deceptive Worldviews” by Rev. David C. Thompson.
Length: 1-7 hours | Projector and Screen Required
Counseling skills for personal ministry
John Boeder – (507) 354-8221 ext 310 or boederjc@mlc-wels.edu
Dealing with Conflict at Meetings
Michael Otterstatter – (507) 354-8221 ext 386 or ottersmj@mlc-wels.edu
When people serve on boards and committees, giving time and energy to meetings and decision making, they want to feel that their effort is meaningful and needed. They also would like the experience to be conflict-free. Too often conflict takes away the positive feelings and even threatens the results. However, conflict can also mean that positive things are taking place. The way in which conflict is managed can make the difference between destructive and productive conflict at meetings.
Length: 2 hours
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu 
Based on the national best selling book by Michael Gelb, this Renassiance presentation provides seven steps to genius every day: curiosita, dimostrazione, sensazione, sfumato, arte/scienza, corporalita, connessione. These steps are in da Vinci’s native Italian.
Length: 2-3 hours | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access Required
Indirect Communication and the Hebrew Old Testament
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 341 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
This is a presentation of a doctoral dissertation that explores the forms of communication in the Old Testament and how they may inform and enhance the church’s primary communicative tasks.
Length: 1-2 hours | Projector and Screen Required
Interpersonal helping skills
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 341 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
It’s Time to Simplify Your Life
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu 
Life is busy. Lots of clutter. Lots of distractions. You’re getting pulled in several directions. Not enough time in the day. Too much to do. Everything’s urgent. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can simplify your life. Be happier. Be focused. Be productive. Be content. Day after day.

It’s time to simplify your life.
Length: 2-3 hours | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access Required
Life is Short: Taking Care of Your Soul, Mind, and Body
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu
Ideas for getting balance into your life. Soul care. Mind care. Body care.
Length: 2 to 3 hours | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access Required
Listening
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
Marriage communication
Lawrence Czer – (507) 354-8221 ext 308 or czerlj@mlc-wels.edu
Narrative witnessing
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu
Pre-marriage Workshops
John Boeder – (507) 354-8221 ext 310 or boederjc@mlc-wels.edu
Self Defense
Matthew Pearson – (507) 354-8221 ext 305 or pearsms@mlc-wels.edu 
Learn the basics of Krav Mega self defense. 360 defense, Ground work, Hand moves, Kicks
Length: 2-3 hours | Projector and Screen Required | Internet Access Required)
Vocation, Doctrine of
Mark Paustian – (507) 354-8221 ext 343 or paustima@mlc-wels.edu