LeadershipX

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.

We are committed to walking alongside you to further develop the gifts God has given you. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to reach out to your campus pastor.

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Due by July 15

Upcoming Sessions

LeadershipX is offered at the following campuses:

Anoka

Key Dates

  • Aug. 12 | 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Sept. 28 | 9:30 am-5 pm
  • Oct. 14 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Jan. 13 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Feb. 10 | 6:30-8 pm
  • April 9 | 12:30-2 pm
  • May 12 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Apple Valley

Key Dates

  • Aug. 3 | 11-12:30 pm
  • Sept. 28 | 9:30 am-5 pm
  • Nov. 9 | 11 am-12:30 pm
  • Jan. 11 | 11 am-12:30 pm
  • March 15 | 11 am-12:30 pm
  • April 9 | 12:30-2 pm
  • May 24 | 11 am-12:30 pm
Blaine

Key Dates

  • Aug. 13 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Sept. 28 | 9:30 am-5 pm
  • Nov. 12 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Jan. 14 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Feb. 18 | 6:30-8 pm
  • April 9 | 12:30-2 pm
  • May 6 | 6:30-8 pm
Lino Lakes

Key Dates

  • Aug. 19 | 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Sept. 28 | 9:30 am-5 pm
  • Nov. 11 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Jan. 13 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Feb. 10 | 6:30-8 pm
  • April 9 | 12:30-2 pm
  • May 12 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Rochester

Key Dates

  • Aug. 19 | 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Sept. 28 | 9:30 am-5 pm
  • Nov. 11 | 6:30-8 pm
  • Jan. 13 | 6:30-8 pm
  • March 3 | 6:30-8 pm
  • April 9 | 12:30-2 pm
  • May 5 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Assignments

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

Listen

Craig Groeschel
Leadership Podcast

Listen

Andy Stanley
Leadership Podcast

Listen

Carey Nieuwhof
Leadership Podcast

Listen

Read 3 Leadership Books

Required Readings
  • Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley
  • I Said This, You Heard That by Kathleen Edelman
Suggested Readings (Choose 1)
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry and Greaves
  • Going Deep by Gordon MacDonald
  • Hero Maker by Dave Ferguson
  • How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
  • Intentional Living by John Maxwell
  • Lasting Impact by Carey Nieuwhof
  • Scary Close by Donald Miller
  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick M. Lencioni
  • The Multiplication Effect by Mac Lake
  • The Purpose Driven Life (2013) by Rick Warren
  • The Road Back To You by Cron and Stabile
  • The Six Types of Working Genius by Patrick M. Lencioni
  • The Vision Driven Leader by Michael Hyatt
      Complete a Self-Assessment

      Required Assessments

      Spiritual Gifts 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.

      Take the Assessment
      I Said This, Your Heard That

      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.

      Clifton Strengths



      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.