Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

Preschool

Bible Friendship Classes

Preschool Bible Friendship classes allow preschoolers to experience age-appropriate Bible learning activities using hands on approach in a loving and safe environment. Activities are planned with a specific goal in mind: teaching spiritual truths. All of our children, from babies through 4 year old’s, hear God’s word and His love for them. We also offer Praise Island, large-group praise and worship time for our 4 year olds at 9:15. In addition, fours may also attend a Bible Fellowship class at 8:00 and 11:00 am. Preschoolers can stay up to three sessions allowing parents the opportunity to attend adult Bible Fellowship groups, worship services and serve as a volunteer.

In addition to Sunday mornings, Worshipcare is available for children birth through pre-kindergarten during all evening services. Loving teachers and volunteers are waiting to share God’s Word and His love with preschoolers.

Protecting Your Child

How does Idlewild provide safety and security for my child when I’m attending the worship service or a Bible Fellowship class?

Through use of a computerized check-in system, each child is given a name tag containing his room number and any special allergy alert. The parents receives two copies of a matching security tag containing the security number only. This security tag is used to pick up the child. No child is released without this security tag. Parents and guardians are asked to wear this tag whenever you are in our children’s building.

How are teachers and volunteers screened?

We require all volunteers to submit to a thorough background investigation screening. All volunteers are approved by our Leadership prior to being trained to serve with children.

How will you reach me if my child needs me?

If you are in the Worship Center, your child’s security code will be displayed in the lower corner of the IMAG screen. For parents attending an adult Bible Fellowship class, your personal cell phone may be called.

Awana

Awana

Worship Quest

Worship Quest

Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots

Parent – Baby Dedications

Parent – Baby Dedications

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  • Sunday, March 26 Kings & Queens Night – Come dressed as royalty! It’s also the second night to qualify for the ‘Human Sundae’ contest. Your child will need to say a total of 3 sections between 3/19, 3/26, & 4/2……

  •   Drumroll Please! Idlewild’s “VBS 2017” will be “Premiered” on Friday, March 31 from 6:00-8:00pm in Hall 2 Free Candy, Free Popcorn, Free Sandwiches, Free Photo with a Star, Free Kids Kare, and every person gets a Free VBS gift…….

  • We invite you to join us aboard the Preschool Bible Friendship as we celebrate the risen Savior.  Come be a part of our special Easter team that helps preschoolers learn that Jesus died for them but rose again!  We need……

MOPS

MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers.

We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another.

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.”

We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.

How does Idlewild MOPS help?

Idlewild MOPS seeks to meet six specific needs of mothers. These needs are for identity, growth, relationship, help, perspective, and hope. The basic schedule of an Idlewild MOPS meeting is arranged to integrate opportunities for relaxation, learning, meaningful discussion, and creative activities.

When and where will the group meet?

Idlewild MOPS meets at Idlewild Baptist Church on the first Thursday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings begin each year in September and run through May in conjunction with the school year.

What about childcare?

The MOPPETS program is for children from birth through age five. Each child will be placed in an age appropriate class where he or she will receive Biblically based teaching, have playtime, complete a craft or activity, and enjoy a snack. For mothers of preschoolers who also have older home-schooled children, childcare will be available for the older children. Home-schooled children will be integrated into the MOPPETS classrooms and participate in the activities provided.

What does it cost?

Registration for MOPS is $60, payable at the time of registration. This includes membership in MOPS International plus local dues for our September through December meetings. The Spring registration fee will be $30 for returning members.

Space is limited, and once you register you will receive a confirmation email with the meeting details.  Register online.  If you have any questions about our MOPS program, email Jo Ann Custer, Preschool Director at jcuster@idlewild.org

Our Team

Patrick Newbill

Patrick Newbill

Minister – Children (813-264-8728)

Jo Ann Custer

Director – Preschool Ministry 813-264-8789

Sandy Rinchuse

Manager – Preschool Ministry 813-264-8795

Betsy Bournique

Preschool Ministries Coordinator (813-264-8776)

Donna Tillman

Preschool Family Care Coordinator (813-264-8790)

Debbie Johansson

Babies Age Group Coordinator (813-865-9221)

Danielle Crawford

Ones Age Group Coordinator (813-865-9222)

Diana Schell

Twos Age Group Coordinator (813-264-8704)

Tamara Ponce

Threes Age Group Coordinator (813-865-9223)

Yerusha Bunag

Fours Age Group Coordinator (813-264-8774)

Jeanie Nordstrom

Preschool Awana Coordinator (813-264-8776)

Mary Jane Edwards

Preschool Resource Coordinator (813-264-8775)

Sharon Riley

Assistant Preschool Resource Coordinator (813-264-8775)

Suzanne Green

Twos Age Group Coordinator (813-264-8704)