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
 

Support Groups

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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a safe, confidential place for you to explore issues and get help with life’s problems. It is a nationwide, Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program based on eight principles from the beatitudes. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. By working through the principles, we grow spiritually, and we are freed from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This freedom creates peace, joy, serenity, and a stronger personal relationship with God and others.  No cost, no need to register, just join us!

Weekly Schedule
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday evening in Hall One at Idlewild Baptist Church. Each meeting follows this format:

  • 7:00 p.m.: Praise and Worship
  • 7:30 p.m.: Large Group Teaching or Testimonies
  • 8:00 p.m.: Celebrate Recovery Small Groups
  • 9:00 p.m.: Cross Talk Café

Current Small Groups

Life Support Groups

Life Support Groups offer an ongoing ministry to those who are hurting from various issues of life. With a seminar/small group design, these studies target a specific area of need and are led by people who have been through what you have experienced and successfully rebuilt their lives. These groups are ongoing and can be joined at any time. Some groups use study material that can be purchased when you join. Click the tabs on the left to learn more about each support group. For additional information call 813-264-8771.

Divorce Care

Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. Divorce Care groups are led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. You are welcome to attend the Divorce Care group at any time. Each session is “self-contained”, and you can continue through the next 13-week cycle to pick up the remaining sessions. Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Ken and Sherre` Minton
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Starts every 13 weeks
  • Fee: $20 for workbook
  • Room: E-106

GriefShare

If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and offers the opportunity to talk about personal grief experiences, to hear others dealing with similar problems, and to allow for healing to occur in a supportive group setting.  Each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence and are welcome to join at any time.  Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Kristina Neldner, Buster Elkes, Dottie Gurbikian
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Starts every 13 weeks
  • Fee: $15 for workbook
  • Room: E-109

iWork

iWork is a Christ-centered support ministry dedicated to encouraging and supporting men and women while they are between jobs and going through turbulent times. iWork provides participants with spiritual guidance, encouragement, information, networking and job search skills training, including resume preparation and interview practice. Meetings are held every Monday evening throughout the year. Pre-registration is not required. Download our guide to what the Bible says to you if you are in between jobs.

  • Leader: Jim Carow
  • Time: Mondays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: None
  • Room: E-111

Parents of Addicted Children

Parents of addicted adult children share a common struggle in that their lives have been adversely affected by the actions, attitudes, and behaviors of the adult child’s addiction. These addictions may include drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, spending, and food.  Addictions don’t just affect the addict, they affect the entire family.  Nagging, pleading, enabling, or punishing the one who is addicted is a common theme.  Most parents of addicted adult children wrongly blame themselves for the addicted child’s behavior.  Feelings of hurt, anger, and despair set in.  If you can relate, we invite you to meet with us on Monday evenings to share your experience and have others share their lives with you. Spiritual and emotional encouragement is offered. Meetings are held every Monday evening throughout the year. Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Ron & Jan Hembree
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: No Fee.
  • Room: F-102

L.I.F.E. Guide for Spouses

The L.I.F.E. Guide for Spouses is a 28-week study for spouses of men who have been unfaithful in their marriage or are battling sexual impurity/addiction. This workbook-style study is a biblically-based, time-tested, effective tool in assisting spouses in recovering from their partner’s sexual betrayal, whether the spouse is repentant or not. Introducing a new way of looking at the participants’ own recovery and transformation, God uses what the enemy meant for destruction to bring new life and hope. Through participation in this group, one enters a safe support structure with other women on the same journey. Women only.  Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Cathy Stone
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: $25 for workbook
  • Room: E-107

Breast Cancer

This group provides a safe place for women who have been diagnosed with cancer to share their emotions and experiences related to cancer, its treatment, and its effects on all areas of life. The group meets off-campus and can be joined at any time.  Please call 813-264-8771 for location. Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: MaryAnn Back
  • Time: Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Dates: 3rd Thursday
  • Fee: None
  • Room: Off Campus

Depression Support

Depression Support Group provides Christian support, encouragement, information, and hope for those affected by depression and bipolar disorder. If you have been diagnosed with chronic or manic depression, are experiencing ongoing hopelessness, or perhaps you are a support person of one who is, you are invited to come and find support. Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Kevin & Sherri Armstrong
  • Time: Thursdays 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: Bi-Monthly
  • Dates: 2nd and 4th Thursday (Except for Holidays)
  • Fee: None
  • Room: E-103

Abundant Life Groups

Abundant Life Groups are small group book studies which offer Biblical guidance on a variety of topics related to life issues such as forgiveness, marriage, and relationships. These groups offer a safe and confidential environment for participants to experience commonality with other group members. Each group has a set start and end date and cannot be joined once the group has begun. Registration for these groups can be found at Lifechange University under Small Groups for Women. For additional information call 813-264-8771.

Our Team

Phillip Hanes

Phillip Hanes

Minister – Biblical Guidance & Senior Adults (813-264-8794)

Jinnie Stephenson

Ministry Assistant (813-264-8771)