Attend the NICL Training with Dr. Rutland

The National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL) was designed to be a yearlong intensive leadership training to take your ministry and personal leadership to the next level. This four session course was created for church, ministry, and Christian business leaders.

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

The NICL now offers three options to serve leaders:

Full Year Cohort – Four separate sessions once per quarter.

Private NICL – In a private NICL, Dr. Rutland will come to your location and teach the NICL personally for your group, no matter the size. Please email for more information.

NICL Online – Go through Dr. Rutland’s training at your own pace completely online.

Full Year Cohort
Cost to Enroll: $1,000 (1-4 Attendees)
Location: North Atlanta, GA

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

The Cohort was designed to allow leaders to start with any session that fits their schedule. Each session is separate and independent of the others. We have leaders and teams that start in every session.

Bonus: Your enrollment fee allows you to attend the full year by yourself, or you may bring your spouse and up to four additional team members from your ministry to attend this training with you. Dr. Rutland highly recommends training as a team.

Host Church Information:

Buford Church of God
4800 S Lee Street
Buford, GA 30518

Upcoming Schedule:

September 27-29, 2021
Transformational Management

November 1-3, 2021
Communication and Worship

January 24-26, 2022
Change Dynamics

February 21-23, 2022
Strategic Growth

September 26-28, 2022
Transformational Management

October 24-26, 2022
Communication and Worship

Sessions Times at Cohort: Monday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Texas Intensive
Cost to Enroll: $1,000 (1-4 Attendees)
Location: North Dallas, TX

Host Church Information:

Sojourn Church
4041 Marsh Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007

Upcoming Schedule:

October 18-20, 2021 (Single Session)
Communication and Worship

Sessions Times for the November session: Monday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NICL Online (Sessions 1-3)
Cost to Enroll: $750 per leader
Length of Access: 12 Months

Individuals may enroll in the NICL Online starting June 1st. Small Groups may enroll anytime throughout the year. Please inquire about small group rates. Contact Nick Beecher at (Note: Session 4 must be attended in person for an additional $250) 

Dr. Rutland will help change your life and ministry in just four short online 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 told you before you stepped into your first church or ministry. These leadership principles apply to church leaders, Christian business owners and marketplace ministers.

NICL Online graduates are eligible to receive credit hours toward a Master’s degree at participating universities.

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