Dr. Mark Rutland's
National Institute of Christian Leadership Online helps leaders advance their skillset by learning life-long leadership principles that guide you to success in any environment and season of ministry.
As you work through the four sessions, you'll gain the leadership principles necessary to navigate crisis in staff management, increase giving, grow your ministry, recruit more volunteers, reduce conflict, increase your brand and influence, and build trust in your staff and congregation. Many senior leaders have stated the NICL should be a requirement before going into full time ministry. As you work through Dr. Rutland's training, you'll take away life lessons you wish someone would have taught you before you stepped into your first church or ministry. These leadership principles apply to church leaders, Christian business owners and marketplace ministers.
In course #1 of 4 in the NICL, Dr. Rutland expounds on Leadership (doing the right thing) vs. Management (all about doing things right). You’ll learn valuable principles to steer your organization toward sustained growth. Click to learn more.
In course #2 of 4 in the NICL, Dr. Rutland helps you identify your key leaders’ personality types to have the right balance in your organization for sustained growth. Understand your team and how to get the most from them. Click here to learn more.
In course #3 of 4 in the NICL, you'll learn to effectively lead and communicate ideas. This session focuses on leadership transformation including building momentum, board management, leadership, communication and vision, and finances. Learn more.
In course #4 of 4 in the NICL, you'll learn how preaching & worship can work together to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Synergy in the pulpit is critical to build momentum and sustain growth in your ministry. Click to learn more.
Enroll in the National Institute of Christian Leadership Online and receive all four sessions by Dr. Rutland. Each session contains 15-hours of training, approximately 60-hours of leadership training in all. Choose the payment plan that fits your needs.
NICL Students get to experience Dr. Rutland's top-rated leadership training without the additional travel costs or scheduling issues that can pop up with attending live events. There are no set times to log in and watch. All the lessons are pre-recorded for you to review at your pace and on your schedule. Start with the lesson you need most. As you complete each of the four leadership training sessions, you'll be awarded an electronic certificate. When you complete all four sessions, you'll earn a Graduation Certificate signed by Dr. Mark Rutland. As an added bonus, participating universities recognize the level and quality of Dr. Rutland's training. They have partnered with the NICL and will give you credit hours when you enroll into their program. Once you enroll into their program and are accepted, you'll need to present a copy of your Graduation Certificate to receive the allotted credit hours for that university.
For US Residents that enroll in the NICL Online, Dr. Rutland would like to invite you to be his special guest at the November Session titled Communication and Worship. We'll cover the cost of the training. You just have to get there. (Bring your team)
Complete the NICL Online training to be eligible to receive advanced standing college credit hours toward your Master's at participating Universities like SEU, SAGU, Richmont Graduate University, and SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary.
Complete the NICL Online training to be eligible to receive advanced standing college credit hours toward your Bachelor's at participating Universities like SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary and Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
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“I’m 58 years old and have been in ministry as an associate pastor for the last 16 years. Prior to that I was an engineer working in Atlanta. This entire course, by far, has been an incredible journey and soooo beneficial b/c college and/or seminary school does not prepare you for leadership. Unfortunately, these institutions shy away from the practical side of leadership. Dr. Rutland should be commended for assembling such a vast array of topics taught from a “passionate, first-hand experience” point of view. VERY powerful to say the least. This course should be a prerequisite for all pastors in seminary.”Rob M. (Family Life Church)
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Pastor Keith Kelly
River of Life Church