Command and teach these things. Don’t let anyone despise your youth, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:11-12


Richland Creek’s Ministry Leadership Institute exists to train God-called men and women how to serve and lead local churches, the growth of which is God’s plan for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

The core of the institute is our two-year residency internship program which is designed to equip the next generation of pastoral and ministry leaders. We are also currently working on training programs for lay leaders in the areas of theology and ministry effectiveness.

Core Values

  • Biblical leaders must be disciples who make disciples.
  • Students will leave this program fully aware of the mandate for being a biblical leader, the responsibilities of a biblical leader, and knowing how to practice the characteristics of a biblical leader.
  • Students will understand and learn biblical leadership by coming alongside leaders and pastors from Richland Creek.
  • Students who finish this program should be prepared to go out from Richland Creek to serve churches both locally and globally.


If you have questions or would like to be a part of the program, e-mail MLI@richlandcreek.com or contact our program leaders.