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Welcome to LeadershipX

at Eagle Brook church


We are so excited that you're interested in being a part of the program. We hope that LeadershipX will create opportunities for you, as a volunteer leader, to grow stronger in your leadership abilities while deepening your relationship with Jesus.

We are committed to walking alongside you to further develop the gifts God has given you.

Please take a moment to view the additional information below. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to your campus pastor or contact Don Graffam.

Meeting Schedule

Sessions will be taught by Eagle Brook staff members and are a critical part of this experience. If you see a date or two that won’t work, let us know and we'll work with you.

+ Orientation // Aug. 12

6:30-8:30 pm
Meet at Your Home Campus

+ Wisdom Event // Sept. 14

10:30 am-5 pm
Meet at White Bear Lake Campus

You will be inspired and equipped for leadership as you understand Eagle Brook's Vision Culture and learn how to grow in Godly Wisdom, Eagle Brook Wisdom, and Personal Wisdom. After the Wisdom Event, we'll take a full tour of Eagle Brook's Lino Lakes campus and attend the 4 pm service.

+ Training #1 // Nov. 11

6:30-8 pm
West campuses meet at Anoka*
East campuses meet at White Bear Lake**

*West campuses are Anoka, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Wayzata
**East campuses are Lakeville, Lino Lakes, White Bear Lake, Woodbury

+ Training #2 // Jan. 13

6:30-8 pm
West campuses meet at Blaine*
East campuses meet at Lino Lakes**

*West campuses are Anoka, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Wayzata
**East campuses are Lakeville, Lino Lakes, White Bear Lake, Woodbury

+ Training #3 // March 2

6:30-8 pm
West campuses meet at Spring Lake Park*
East campuses meet at Woodbury**

*West campuses are Anoka, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Wayzata
**East campuses are Lakeville, Lino Lakes, White Bear Lake, Woodbury

+ Attend All-Staff Meeting // April 15

12:30-2:00 pm
Meet at Lino Lakes Campus

+ Graduation // May 18

6:30-8:30 pm
Meet at Your Home Campus


Throughout the program, we'll be challenging you to keep sharpening your leadership skills in a variety of ways. Below is a list of assignments that you'll need to complete throughout LeadershipX.

+ Listen to 3 Leadership Podcasts
+ Read 3 Leadership Books

Required Readings

Deep & Wide
Andy Stanley

Hero Maker
Ferguson and Bird


Suggested Readings (Choose 1)

StrengthsFinder 2.0
Tom Rath

Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Bradberry and Greaves

Intentional Living
John Maxwell

The Purpose Driven Life (2013)
Rick Warren

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge
Clay Scroggins

Lasting Impact
Carey Nieuwhof

Road Back to You Book
The Road Back To You
Cron and Stabile

Scary Close Book
Scary Close
Donald Miller

I Said This You Heard That Book
I Said This, You Heard That
Kathleen Edelman

+ Complete a Self-Assessment

Required Assessment

Another self-assessment option is Eagle Brook's Spiritual Gifts Assessment. A spiritual gift is a special ability given by the Holy Spirit to every believer when they put their faith in Christ. Take a moment to complete the Spiritual Gifts Assessment and determine your top gifts. The assessment also helps you identify your passions and abilities to help connect you to applicable opportunities at Eagle Brook.


Optional Assessment

If you chose to read StrengthsFinder 2.0, we encourage you to follow up by completing the CliftonStrengths online talent assessment. This assessment allows for you to discover what you naturally do best, learn how to develop your greatest talents, and use your customized results to live your best life.


+ Shadow 3 Eagle Brook Staff

One of the best ways to develop in your leadership abilities is to shadow other people who are currently in a leadership role at Eagle Brook. Throughout LeadershipX, we'd like for you to spend time with three different Eagle Brook staff members. Get to know them, learn more about their role, and see them in action. Then, use your LeadershipX notebook to reflect on your experience.

+ Spend Time With God

Your time with God should include Bible reading and prayer. You may use a print version of the Bible, the Eagle Brook app or the YouVersion app. Maintaining a daily time with God is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. It’s a habit that will serve you well throughout your life. If daily time with God is new to you, start slow (15 minutes a day at the same time and place). If you’re already in the habit of spending time with God each day, review what you do during that time to determine if it’s meeting your needs at this point in your life. Look in your LeadershipX Notebook for some pages to guide you in your thinking.

+ Use Your LeadershipX Notebook

Utilize your notebook to record meeting notes, inspirational thoughts from your reading assignments, quotes you want to remember from podcasts and your own thoughts as you reflect on what you are learning. You will find some pages to help you reflect on your book and podcast reviews, shadowing experiences and quiet times, along with other topics to maximize your learning throughout this experience.