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
 

Visit

Welcome to Idlewild! We’re glad you’re here.

Here’s what you need to know to plan your first visit.

Sunday Mornings

  • Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • Bible Fellowship Classes: 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
  • Idlewild en Español Worship Service: 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday Evenings

  • Worship Service: 6:30 p.m.
  • Middle School Wired: 6:30 p.m.
  • High School Axis: 6:30 p.m.

Directions

Meet Pastor Ken

Our Senior Pastor, Ken Whitten, would love to meet you! After each service, Pastor Ken and his wife Ginny will be in Guest Central located next to the Welcome Center. Stop by any time as they would love to welcome you to our church family.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What does Idlewild have for my family?

There’s something for every member of the family at Idlewild. From preschool to senior adults, you’ll find small groups, special events, and more designed just for you. At Idlewild, you can get involved in music, recreation, community outreach, missions and evangelism, and more. Plus you’ll find special events throughout the year including our Global Missions Conference, Men’s and Women’s Ministry events, Vacation Bible School for children, the Christmas presentations, and more designed to help you grow spiritually, fellowship with friends, and reach out to others.

What will my children do while I’m in service?

Children are important to Idlewild! While you attend the Worship Service and Adult Bible Fellowship Groups, the kids, based on their ages, will be in special programs designed just for them with caring teachers who want to show them Jesus’ love. Preschoolers will stay in their classes both hours. For kindergarten through fifth grade, one hour they are in their small group classroom, and the other hour, they attend our children’s church: Kidz Cove.

Where’s the entrance?

Idlewild has two main worship center entrances. If you park on the Van Dyke road side of the church, you will park in our Red/Blue parking lot side, and will enter through large covered entrance. You will enter in by Welcome Center 2, where you can ask any questions you may have. If you enter through Dale Mabry or Crystal Lake Road entrance, you will park on our White or Green/Yellow parking areas. You will enter through the other large covered entrance, and enter our lobby by Welcome Center 1. This entrance is closest to the Preschool and Children’s areas. There is first-time visitor parking on both sides.

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What do you believe?

You can learn more about what we believe as a church here.

How long is the service?

Our services are approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

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What time do I need to arrive?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of an event.

I’m in a wheelchair. Where do I go?

Designated wheelchair access and seating is available only on the main floor. Our ushers will be happy to help you locate seating for yourself and anyone who is accompanying you.

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Where should I sit?

You can sit wherever you feel comfortable in our Worship Center, from the front row on the main floor to the back row of the balcony. If you have difficulty locating a seat, our ushers are available to assist you.

Which version of the Bible do you use?

Our Pastor preaches from the English Standard Version (ESV). We accept all versions of the Bible that hold true to God’s Word. There are copies of the ESV Bibles in our pew racks.

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What style of music is used in worship?

Idlewild’s music is a multi-generational and multi-cultural expanded worship personality. We have a choir and orchestra, a praise team, and band-driven worship, all of which you can experience at our 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. services.

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How do I get involved in a small group?

Adult Bible Fellowship Groups meet at 8:00, 9:15, and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. For help finding the class that fits you just right, try our online Bible Fellowship Group finder or visit one of our Welcome Centers .

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Where should I park?

Follow signs for “First-Time Visitor Parking” to the east or west entrance where special, up-close parking is available for you. Guests with preschoolers and school age children should park on the east side of the church (Dale Mabry or Crystal Lake Road parking lot entrance) to enter near our children’s classes.

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What should I wear?

You are welcome at Idlewild just as you are. We have members in coat and tie, members in jeans and t-shirt, and everywhere in between. We meet to worship the Lord and fellowship with other believers. We believe that it’s the attitude of your heart that matters to God, rather than your physical appearance.

How can I serve others?

At Idlewild, you’ll find a service opportunity that fits your unique talents and abilities. You can serve the community by working on a team that does community outreach; you can get involved in the choir or orchestra; you can welcome guests who come to our campus; you can serve on an evangelism team or missions project; and so much more.

I still have questions.
Can I contact you?

Of course! Contact us here.

Plan Your Visit

We would love to make your first visit with us extra special. From the first time you step foot onto our campus, you will feel like part of our family. Please complete the form below and one of our Connections Team members will be in touch to help you plan your first Sunday at Idlewild!

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