If you're the type of leader that wants to continue learning and growing, the NICL is right for you!

The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (NICL) is an intense, personal, relevant leadership training that is full of real-world applications. The NICL is not just a two-day event. It’s a life-expanding and leadership-expanding process designed to transform you into the leader God destined you to be. Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you’re not growing? Do you need help from an expert in leadership? There is no other leadership training like the NICL. I am confident that it will not only help you lead your church, business or ministry, it will help you lead in a bold new way to accomplish all of your God-given dreams. Enrolling in the NICL Online allows you to work through all four sessions at your own pace and on your schedule.

Dr. Rutland will help change your life and ministry in just four short training sessions.

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.

Pricing options:

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.

Benefits of enrolling online!

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.

  • Special Invitation from Dr. Rutland to attend the November Session FREE!

    $1,000 value per person

    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)

  • Master Level College Credit Hours

    Up to a $6,000 value

    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.

  • Bachelor Level College Credit Hours

    Up to a $6,000 value

    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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Call David Manning at 407-333-7138 or email [email protected]

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NICL Online

Dr. Mark Rutland

Founder & Executive Director of the National Institute of Christian Leadership

Dr. Mark Rutland is the Founder and Director of the National Institute of Christian Leadership. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, educator, charismatic leader, businessman and a nationally recognized figure in Christian higher education. He served as the President of two prominent Christian universities from 1999 to 2013. Additionally, Dr. Rutland has served as Senior Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida; and as an Associate Pastor at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here's what one recent Graduate had to say:

“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)