Pastor Appreciation

Sow into Your Leadership & Reap a Seven Fold Blessing

Offer Expires on Oct 25th








What will change in your life or ministry by this time next year?

It’s Pastor Appreciation month and I want to offer you the most powerful gift you may ever receive as a pastor. I know the struggles you face. I have been in ministry for more than 50-years. Even now, my heart breaks for our fellow pastors who feel stuck, burnt out, and depressed.


What steps will you take to improve the quality of your life and ministry?

The struggles of pastors and leaders are only getting more difficult. The Pastoral Care website reports many statistics in the ministry, but these five seem to drive the point home.  Click here for a full list of current statistics.

  • 80% believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families. Many pastor’s children do not attend church now because of what the church has done to their parents.
  • 80% of pastors and 84% of their spouses have felt unqualified and discouraged as role of pastors at least one or more times in their ministry.
  • 54% of pastors find the role of a pastor overwhelming.
  • 53% of pastors report that the seminary did not prepare them for the ministry.
  • 1 out of every 10 pastors will actually retire as a pastor.

Effective leaders change outcomes!

Seminary and Bible College do a great job preparing students to learn, teach and preach the Word of God. But, there is a problem.

Who taught you how to run a ministry, or how to handle conflict? Who taught you how to balance a budget, run effective meetings, and to hire and fire when necessary? Where did you learn to identify growth opportunities? Who showed you how to leverage debt in order to grow? Who gives you the insight needed to form your executive team? You either learn from a life of hard knocks, hire a consultant or professional help, or seek out a mentor or coach.

The National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL) helps Christian leaders reach a higher level of success in ministry and life.

Here’s my invitation for you to become the best leader you can be!

A good number of years ago, I was labeled the “turnaround expert” by fellow pastors. I received that name because I led several organizations (one mega-church and two universities) from a state of near ruin, back to prosperity. Those were some of the hardest years of ministry, but God was with me. Since that time, I’ve coached several hundred ministries to fulfill their kingdom purpose.

I’m at a point in my life where I’ve decided to devote the rest of my years to coaching, mentoring, and developing leaders to succeed in any environment. My passion is to see leaders live out their full God-ordained potential. Pastors from all over the globe attend my top-rated leadership-training program. I’m proud to say that we’ve had more than 1,000 leaders come up higher.

Prayerfully consider what this opportunity means for not only your life and career, but also for your ministry and community


May God richly bless you,

Dr. Mark Rutland

Founder and Executive Director of the National Institute of Christian Leadership

My Special Offer to attend the NICL Online!

This offer absolutely ends on October 25, 2018!

You have the power to make the difference in your pastor’s life and ministry.  For the first time ever, I have agreed to release my full 60-hour leadership training course online. I have been dodging the requests to put my training online for years as I prefer to teach leaders face-to-face. But now, I’m in a position where if I do not release it, I feel I’m doing a disservice to those who just cannot attend in-person.

What that means to you is you can now get my 50-years of leadership wisdom, insight and understanding in a very easy to use video format that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for one full year. You’ll get expert help at the very moment you need it along with practical teaching that can help you succeed and grow into the best leader you can be. The principles and systems you create from this training will last generations.

Enroll now in the NICL Online training program from October 16 – October 25, 2018 and I’ll give you instant access to the NICL Online training for a full year, plus an additional 90-days of access. You will receive total access for 15 months.

Then, I’ll multiply your enrollment fee seven-fold by extending seven additional leadership team licenses. For the price of one enrollment, you can impact your entire ministry.

Altogether, my offer has an $11,465 value.  Your enrollment today sows confidence, peace, and freedom into your leadership team so that you can do what He’s called you to do.

National Institute of Christian Leadership Online ($2500 Value)
Bonus #1     (7) Leadership Team Licenses ($6965 Value)
Bonus #2     90 Days Extra Online Accss ($2000 Value)

Total Cost $995

(Total Value $11,465)

What Past Attendees Are Saying

I have been in full-time ministry in for 21 years and was looking to do some study that would strengthen, refresh and grow my leadership. Someone recommended that I enroll in Dr. Rutland’s National Institute of Christian Leadership. The course was incredible! The principles I learnt from Dr Rutland have already had a huge impact on our church. It was definitely worth flying to the USA four times in 12 months to complete it. In fact, it was so impacting that I have asked Dr Rutland to come and teach the course to Pastors and Leaders in Australia.

Paul Geerling

Senior Pastor , iSEE Church, Brisbane Australia

I have for many years desired to continue my education. When I was introduced to NICL I found an educational process that fit both my schedule and goals. The quality of higher learning was in no way compromised by a unique approach to graduate level learning. As a result of completing this year of study I have enrolled in a fully accredited graduate school that has accepted the work and certification from NICL and applied credit toward my degree. I am certain the pursuit of a Master’s degree and possibly the eventual pursuit of a PhD would have either been put off or never attempted had it not been for Dr Rutland and the NICL. I am 50 years old and I feel like there are many more open doors for me now. I am excited to see what this next level of learning will bring.

Pastor Phillip Williams

Senior Pastor , Cornerstone Church

So often as leaders we find ourselves having to navigate complex opportunities and organizational challenges. We quickly tap out on existing knowledge and find ourselves running on pure leadership instinct.  The instinct may be the right call, but we have no language to explain why. Dr. Mark Rutland was able to masterfully put language to instinct. Not only that, but he profoundly expanded both leadership knowledge and instinct. This was not a marginal experience, it was a profound leadership experience. As a matter of fact, after attending NICL as a leadership couple, we had to bring our executive team and network together to attend the experience for a second time.  This will forever change your capacity and trajectory as a leader.

Pastor Pierre du Pleases

The Father's House Rochester, NY

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