Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness

Fri, Jan 23 @ 5:30p-Midnight — The Loop (Fitness & Recreation Center)
"Mission:" noun, an important assignment carried out for political, religious, or commercial purposes, typically involving travel

While "mission" often involves travel and going, Christ's mission always involves being His hands and feet right where you are. At Midnight Madness, learn how Life Bible Study is a critical part of the mission of Christ in our world today and how you can be more effective as a missionary right here in Houston, Texas.

Midnight Madness is our annual Life Bible Study leadership training. We take leadership training very seriously and offer monthly leadership meetings, Milestones classes, Age Division training and individual training opportunities but Midnight Madness is our premier leadership training for all age groups annually. It is the one time we come together as leaders from all age groups and all leadership positions to sharpen our focus on the purpose and role of LBS and specifically focus on how each leader can serve in their role with excellence.

Current and prospective Life Bible Study leaders from each Houston's First campus will gather for this annual equipping event for great training, inspiring vision, fantastic giveaways, interactive fun — and food, of course! 

DOWNLOAD the full Midnight Madness Handbook for the schedule, bios, session descriptions & more.


Schedule

5:30–6:45p FRC Gym Dinner
7–7:45p Worship Center Keynote Speaker — Gregg Matte
8–9p - Breakout Session 1
9:15–10:15p  - Breakout Session 2
10:30–11:30p - Breakout Session 3
11:30p FRC Gym

Closing Celebration

 *Large door prizes given away; must be present to win.


Prospective Leader Opportunities

Interested in serving as a Life Bible Study leader? Midnight Madness offers specific classes to help you discover what being a leader is all about! Look for the Prospective Leaders options in the chart below.


Breakout Sessions

There are sessions for every type of leader and interest at Midnight Madness. With three breakout sessions, you have three opportunities to learn about leadership. Plan your night using the list of sessions below.

Adult Sessions

Select a category to see sessions for that topic:
All Sessions General Directors Teachers Grow Group Leaders Prospective Leaders Mentoring Gather Grow Give Support Targeted Group

RoomBreakout Session 1 8-9pBreakout Session 2 9:15-10:15pBreakout Session 3 10:30-11:30p
Reception Rm Getting on Ministry Grid: Developing Leadership through this Online Tool Brad Hodges
General Grow
The Great Divide: Connecting with Your Students for Greater Impact Sandy Wright
Teachers
Getting on Ministry Grid: Developing Leadership through this Online Tool Brad Hodges
General Grow
Rm 143 Grow Groups 202: Understanding and Helping the Difficult Person in your Grow Group Greg Curnutte
Grow Grow Group Leaders
Grow Groups 201: Practical Ways to Handle a Crisis in your Grow Group Greg Curnutte
Grow Grow Group Leaders
Grow Groups 202: Understanding and Helping the Difficult Person in your Grow Group Greg Curnutte
Grow Grow Group Leaders
Connection Ctr New Life: Loving & Serving New Parents Danny Panter
Grow Directors Targeted-Group
Shining Bright: Becoming a Missional LBS Danny Panter
Give
Disruption: Navigating Challenging Personalities while Facilitating LBS Danny Panter
Teachers Grow Directors
Rm 145 Making the Most of Facebook Roger Vann
Support
Making the Most of Facebook Roger Vann
Support
Making the Most of Facebook Roger Vann
Support
Fellowship Ctr A/B 360 Degree Leader Toper Reid
Directors
How to Invite People to LBS Toper Reid
Gather
Care Teams Toper Reid
Grow Directors
Fellowship Ctr C 5 Key Parts of a Good Lesson Plan Dr. Todd Tanner
Teachers
Don’t Teach the Material; Teach the People...Teaching to Change Lives Dr. Todd Tanner
Teachers
Don’t Teach the Material; Teach the People...Teaching to Change Lives Dr. Todd Tanner
Teachers
Fellowship Ctr D Overcoming Obstacles and Barriers to the Mentoring Relationship Roy and Margaret Fitzwater
Grow Mentoring
Using Scripture in Mentoring Roy and Margaret Fitzwater
Grow Mentoring
Effectively Using Mentoring Resources Roy and Margaret Fitzwater
Grow Mentoring
Garden Rm Step Up and Be the Leader Allan Taylor
Directors
Life Bible Study‐True North Allan Taylor
Prospective Leaders General
Life Bible Study‐True North Allan Taylor
Prospective Leaders General
Harbor Rm Stick, Not Slide: Learning the art of connecting guest Randy Davis
Gather General
It's Electric: Powerful prayer that works Randy Davis
Give General
Stick, Not Slide: Learning the art of connecting guest Randy Davis
Gather General
Oasis Rm Building a Team Dr. Steve Parr
Directors
Becoming More Evangelistic Minded Dr. Steve Parr
Gather
Becoming More Evangelistic Minded Dr. Steve Parr
Gather
Rm 249 On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Using Recreation to Reach People for Christ David Lorenz
Gather
I Don’t Know Them, Yet! Understanding the Purposes of an Open LBS and Closed Grow Group David Lorenz
Grow Directors
Come On In, The Door is Open: Three Marks of an Effective Open LBS David Lorenz
Grow Directors
Rm 252 Using Technology Effectively in a LBS Brady Holt
Directors Support
Using Technology Effectively in a LBS Brady Holt
Directors Support
How Do We Equip Our Members To Share Their Faith Lee Hsia & Jonathan Huegel
Gather Give
Rm 253 We Always Do That! Desiging gathering events to be creative and unique Kris Swiatocho
Gather General
TAG YOUR IT: Creative Icebreakers, skits, and games for your LBS to connect Kris Swiatocho
Gather General
Stick a Fork in Me, I’m Done: Avoiding leadership service worn out before it becomes burn out Kris Swiatocho
General
Rm 254 Remember This! David Apple
Teachers
Putting the INTERESTING in Interaction David Apple
Teachers
We Get to Shepherd & Not Merely Teach David Apple
Teachers
Rm 257 The Effective Bible Teacher Josh Hunt
Teachers
Good Questions Have Groups Talking Josh Hunt
Teachers
Good Questions Have Groups Talking Josh Hunt
Teachers
Rm 258 Grow Groups 101: Foundations for Discipleship Eric Reed & Sherrie Brown
Grow Grow Group Leaders
Men's & Women's Grow Leader 101 Eric Reed & Sherrie Brown
Grow
Grow Group 301: Round Table Discussion Eric Reed & Sherrie Brown
Grow Grow Group Leaders
Rm 262 How Do We Equip Our Members To Share Their Faith David Self & Jonathan Huegle
Gather Give
Understand the Best Way to Share the Gospel with Those of a Different Worldview Sally Hinzie
General
Understand the Cultural Mindset and Worldview of Other Religions Sally Hinzie
General
Rm 263 Four Score & Seven Years Ago: Applying Scripture Through Men, Women & Events that Shaped History Chris Martin
Teachers Grow
Arena—Group Leader Access Blenda Cox
Directors Support
Arena—Group Leader Access Blenda Cox
Directors Support
Rm 270 Art of Neighboring/Mobilizing Your LBS Jerrell Altic
Gather Give
Connecting with Millennials Josh Ellis
Targeted-Group
Art of Neighboring/Mobilizing Your LBS Jerrell Altic
Gather Give
Rm 274 Preparing Your Lesson: Sources & Uses Andrea Kim
Teachers
Teaching Essentials Andrea Kim
Teachers
Preparing Your Lesson: Sources & Uses Andrea Kim
Teachers

NextGen Sessions

All Sessions NextGen Pre-School Children Students General Directors Teachers Support Babies-1s Two's Three's 4s-Ks

RoomBreakout Session 1 8-9pBreakout Session 2 9:15-10:15pBreakout Session 3 10:30-11:30p
Chapel Lasting Impressions: How to Create a D6 Culture in Your Church & Home Jay Strother
NextGen
Heartland Bain Development Dr. Karen Kennemur
Pre-School Babies-1s
Discipline is a Heart Issue Dr. Karen Kennemur
Pre-School 4s-Ks
Rm 209c The Difference in the Way Boys & Girls Learn Mary Ann Bradbury
Pre-School 4s-Ks
Why Two's Act the Way They Do? Mary Ann Bradbury
Pre-School Two's
Rm 210b Music for the Non-Musician: 2s Nina Brady
Pre-School Two's
Music for the Non-Musician: 3s Nina Brady
Pre-School Three's
Rm 210c What's the Point of the Story? Ann Edwards
Pre-School Three's
Teaching Babies & 1s Can Be Fun! Ann Edwards
Pre-School Babies-1s
Loft - Rm 301 Peanut Butter & Jelly, Again? Keeping Kids Interested in the Same Story Over & Over Derek Nease
Children General Teachers
Leading Your Kids to Christ: Sharing he Gospel with Children Jay Strother
Children General Teachers
Clubhouse - Rm 303 "Gung-Ho" Classroom Management in your Life Bible Study Class Bridget Hughes
Children Directors Teachers
"Gung-Ho" Classroom Management in your Life Bible Study Class Bridget Hughes
Children Directors Teachers
Rm 332 Making my ONE DAY (Sunday) the BEST! Diana Pendley
Children General Teachers
Making my ONE DAY (Sunday) the BEST! Diana Pendley
Children General Teachers
Rm 362 Gender Confusion in Females Ricky Chelette
Students General
Gender Confusion in Females Ricky Chelette
Students General
Rm 363 Understanding the Culture of Students Paul Turner
Students Directors Teachers Support
Cultivating an Enviroment for Community Paul Turner
Students Directors Teachers Support
Rm 364 Always Be Prepared: Apologetics for Every Home Jay Strother
Students Teachers General

Questions?

Please contact Mandy O'Donnell (, 713.957.5870) for questions about Midnight Madness. For general questions, please get in touch with us using our contact form.