Eagle Brook Church - Leadership Development

Welcome to LeadershipX

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Welcome to LeadershipX

We are so excited that you're interested in applying for the 2022-2023 Eagle Brook Church Leadership Experience. 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. For the next year, you are invited to take a deeper dive into who we are as a church so that you can take the ownership of our mission to a new level.

Before you apply, please look over all the dates and assignments that are listed on this page. When you apply, we assume that your schedule will line up with all of these dates and that you have the time to read, listen and attend all that is expected over this next year.

We are committed to walking alongside you to further develop the gifts God has given you. Please take a moment to view the information below. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to your campus pastor or contact Don Graffam.

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Applications close by July 10.

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.


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

Wisdom Event

Sept. 17
9:30 am-5 pm
Meet at Lino Lakes Campus

Training Sessions

All-Staff Meeting

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


May 8
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

Throughout the LeadershipX season, you will be responsible to listen to at least one episode of one of the podcasts listed below each month.

Eagle Brook Church Leadership Podcast

Eagle Brook Church
Leadership Podcast


Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast

Craig Groeschel
Leadership Podcast


Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast

Andy Stanley
Leadership Podcast


Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Carey Nieuwhof
Leadership Podcast


+ Read 3 Leadership Books

Required Readings

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

+ Complete a Self-Assessment

Required Assessments


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.



The I Said This, You Heard That® series of resources will change every conflict and conversation you have—for good. 

The workbook includes a 40-question assessment, discussion questions, exercises and reading that complement six sessions of teaching videos—available on DVD or free on the I Said This, You Heard That study app. This is the same resource under the "required readings" tab in the previous section. 

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.

Thank you for all that you do. I will never forget what I have learned from each part of LeadershipX and will continue to grow my leadership skills and knowledge.

Very blessed and humbled to go through this experience. I am looking forward to taking my next steps as a leader and reaching others to build a relationship with Christ.

I want to express my gratitude to everyone involved with the program. It was a tremendously rewarding experience that contributed greatly to my continuing transformation from 'consumer' to 'contributor' to 'leader'.

Thank you so much for providing us with this resource to grow in our volunteer roles and to grow as people. I thought it was absolutely fantastic and I loved every minute in this program.

Overall an amazing experience, thank you for offering this. I really feel as though I’m living the Eagle Brook mission! Thank you!