Learn How to Maximize Your Organizations Potential and Steer Your Team Towards Growth

What is the NICL?

The NICL is a yearlong intensive leadership training designed to take your ministry and personal leadership to the next level. Dr. Rutland designed this leadership institute for church, ministry, and Christian business leaders.

The NICL now offers two options for leaders and their staff

Option 1:  Full Course

The Full Course has a year-long structure composed of four separate sessions consisting of 2½ days of intensive training each. The sessions are held once a quarter and are spread out over a year. This four part, yearlong course is only offered at the Gainesville, Georgia location.

Option 2:  Week-long Intensives

Dr. Rutland is now offering week-long intensive training in Lake Mary, Florida as well as North Dallas, Texas. He will compact three regular sessions of his NICL training into one week of intensive study. These intensives were designed to help leaders with a stricter travel schedule or those who want to earn credit hours towards a Master’s degree finish training in an expedited manner.

Certificates of Graduation and College Credit Hours

Participants may earn up to 12 credit hours towards a Masters degree at several colleges or universities. To be eligible for the credit hours, the student must complete the Full Course (Option 1 above) or the Week-long Intensive (Option 2 above) plus one additional session titled, “Communications and Worship,” offered at each location in the month of November.

Who Should Attend?

  • Pastors, Executive Pastors and staff
  • Ministry Leaders, Church Planters
  • Denominational Leadership teams
  • Ministry Coaches, Christian Business Coaches
  • Christian Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Christian CEO’s, CFO’s and COO’s
  • Leaders looking to relaunch or grow their church
  • Leaders who want to grow their business

What Will You Learn?

  • Strategic leadership for growth
  • Staffing: getting the right person in the right place
  • Leadership Management and Vision Casting
  • Recruiting and sustaining a healthy volunteer base
  • Maximizing effective organizational start-ups and re-launches
  • Debt Management and Consolidation
  • How to deal with difficult situations and staff
  • How to sustain momentum with your team
  • Synergy and Dynamics in Preaching and Worship
  • Board management & finances

Dr. Rutland highly recommends attending with your staff. Learning as a team will multiply your efforts and help sustain momentum as you lead.


Sign up for Dr. Rutland’s special 3-hour Mini-Course for FREE!

The mini-course includes portions from Change Dynamics, Strategic Growth, Transformational Management, and the Communication & Worship curriculum. You will also receive the NICL Leaders Kit and an invitation to be Dr. Rutland’s guest for an in-person training session this November.

What Past Attendees Are Saying

My NICL Experience has been multifaceted in its benefits. I feel communications has improved internally, vision is continually cast and conveyed and I am a stronger leader as a direct result of NICL. I personally believe Dr. Rutland is one of the foremost organization minded people in the world which is tremendous, but what makes NICL more rare is Dr. Rutland is also an exceptional teacher. Most people who operate in a field with brilliance cannot teach you how – Dr. Rutland is the exception. I would attend NICL again and again, it’s just that valuable.

Dallas Cooley


I highly recommend NICL to all pastors, leaders, and businessmen whose goal is a greater excellence in their ministry.  Dr. Rutland is honest, transparent, engaging, and highly successful.  The class size is small enough to be intimate but filled with powerful leaders. If you are seeking to sharpen your leadership skills, spend the money and take the time for NICL.  Your life, your ministry, your business, and your career will take a new direction to help you affect your world…

Rev. Larry Stockstill

Director, The Surge Project

Upcoming Class Locations

Registration Deadline: Sept 17, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia


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Sep. 23-25 2019

Transformational Management Strategic Leadership for Growth

Nov. 11-13 2019

Communication & Worship Excellence in Expression

March 2-4 2020

Change Dynamics Organizational Definition and Balance

Apr. 20-22 2020

Strategic Growth Building, Directing and Leading for Quality


Registration Deadline: Oct 28, 2019

Orlando, Florida


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Nov. 4-6, 2019

Communication & Worship Excellence in Expression

Feb. 17-21, 2020

Change Dynamics Organizational Definition and Balance

Strategic Growth Building, Directing and Leading for Quality

Transformational Management Strategic Leadership for Growth


Registration Deadline: Nov 11, 2019

North Dallas, Texas


Nov 18-20, 2019

Communication & Worship Excellence in Expression

March 23-27, 2020

Change Dynamics Organizational Definition and Balance

Strategic Growth Building, Directing and Leading for Quality

Transformational Management Strategic Leadership for Growth


Pricing Options

To pay by phone, or to register your group, please call David Manning at 407-333-7138.

Become a more effective leader today

Whether you want to expand your influence, grow your church, re-launch your ministry or even earn credit hours towards your Masters degree, the NICL will give you the preparation, training and tools you need to gain momentum for sustained growth.

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