We've finalized the next issue of Ministry Today for September-October with Dr. Mark Rutland, president of Oral Roberts University, as the guest editor.
It's an excellent issue, and you won't want to miss it. Besides the information that you'll get in the issue, I want to call your attention to our partnership with Dr. Rutland on the National Institute of Christian Leadership (NICL). The next session is to be held Sept. 12-14 in Tulsa, Okla. If you register, you can bring your music minister, worship leader or another staff member to the Preaching & Worship session for a special price. We're thrilled to be part of the NICL, which is an intense training and learning experience.
The leadership training has impacted many pastors and ministry leaders. "There's so much great information, and my life and ministry have been blessed by it," said Daniel Kolenda, president and CEO of Christ for All Nations. "I want to encourage everyone out there who has a desire to learn more, to grow in leadership, to grow in ministry and plug into the National Institute of Christian Leadership because it will enrich your ministry, enrich your business and enrich your life."
Justin Senesi, senior pastor of New Life Community Church in Rathdrum, Ind., added: "The National Institute of Christian Leadership has helped me as a young pastor to know that I'm going the right way. I'm surrounded by people who have done this before. They are a great resource to help me be successful moving forward to see our church accomplish all that God has for us."
There are four NICL sessions per year. Seating is limited, so registering early ensures more interaction and personal attention. Start as early as next month or attend the first NICL session of 2012 in February. Ask us about college credit, how spouses can attend at no charge, Early Bird and group discounts.
Known for his remarkable ability to turnaround struggling organizations, Dr. Rutland is often sought after for leadership training and has written several books published by Charisma House and Creation House, including Hanging by a Thread; Nevertheless; Dream; Power; Holiness; Resurrection; Most Likely to Succeed; and Character Matters.
Click here to read a free chapter on "loyalty" from Character Matters, which Dr. Rutland says is one of his best.
You can also listen to a previous conference call of Dr. Rutland with Ministry 21 Network by clicking here.