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
 

Author: Family Ministries

Training is a great and necessary part of enhancing leadership. I just spent four days in much needed training. The thing with training is that in the midst of it, I hear and I’m inspired, but as soon as I leave the training event I forget…a lot. Turns out I’m...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 23-24 by Jodie Montgomery   Acts 24:24-25 But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for the...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 21-22 by Jodie Montgomery   Acts 22:12-16 “A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,  came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I...

Please make plans to join us for our Veteran's Day Ladies Brunch! Being held on November 9, 2019 from 10am to 11:30am in room E104. Sue Rhorlak will be our guest speaker, sharing her story of being a military mom, and how the Lord gave her peace through Psalm 91. Registration information can...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 19-20 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 20:9-12 And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead. But Paul went down and fell...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 17-18 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 17:22-23  So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 15-16 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." When my two eldest children were young, we were reading through the Old Testament and arrived at the...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 13-14 by Jodie Montgomery Wouldn’t you love to get a word of exhortation from the Apostle Paul? Here it is as recorded in Acts 13:16-41…may we have ears to hear: "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:  The God of this people Israel chose our...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 11-12 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 12:21-23 On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" And immediately an angel of...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 7-8 By Jodie Montgomery When we get to Acts 7-8, we hear that the Gospel is mightily spreading through the voices of the martyrs. Stephen faces the priests and Saul is actively persecuting the church after heartily agreeing with putting Stephen to death. The scattered go...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 9-10 By Jodie Montgomery There are people I do not like. If you ask me to give them a call or go meet them, I would not want to. I get why Jonah said no to going to the Ninevites. As I read about Saul’s conversion in Acts...

Move Together Through Acts: Chapters 5-6 By Jodie Montgomery The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7 When I teach the Gospels, I am confronted with...

Heartfelt Ministry is for women of all ages and stages – from 18 to 108! We are moms and daughters, sisters, friends. We are all friends who become family! Do you sometimes feel alone, raising your children (child), trying to honor God in your home? Let some of us who have...

Move Together Through Acts: Chapters 1-4 By Jodie Montgomery Acts 1:1-2 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had...

Consumed By Jodie Montgomery 2 Kings 1:10 Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty. Believers have the privilege of representing their Savior. Believers...

Praying Women By Jodie Montgomery When I was a little girl, I would visit my Grandma Burns in Bloomfield, Iowa. I usually would stay a couple of weeks because we lived in different states or because, unbeknownst to me, this was my parents’ vacation. Whatever the case, I loved being at...

Chit Chat and Chocolate is set for some fun time together as sisters in Christ. Join us Sunday, August 11 in the Gatheria at 6:30 pm for speed friending, games, giggles, supporting one another and Loft 181, oh and chocolate! Information tables for Women's Ministry open for visits throughout the night....

A War on Manhood By Jodie Montgomery You typically don’t wake up and say “hey, good day to write a blog on the war on manhood”, you have to get prompted by something. For me, watching my son struggle with the world’s influences through the years and an email from the...

Pink Flamingoes and Son In Laws by Jodie Montgomery There is something about a pink flamingo float at the beach that makes me really happy. It is a bit of work to get a flamingo float fully functional especially if your battery operated pump needs new batteries and you are already...

The Annual Ladies Prayer Tea, Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Hall 2 will highlight the country of India. Come hear about the culture, the people, and what God is doing over a cup of Chai, the traditional Indian tea. Spend time in guided prayer with other women during...

Jeremiah By Jodie Montgomery I’m reading through the Bible this year in 44 weeks, so at least a book a week and this week is Jeremiah. I feel sick when reading through Jeremiah. I’m not sure if this is because I relate to Jeremiah or to the rebellious masses. I just...

The tables were tastefully decorated.  The food was abundant and exquisitely displayed. The teapots alone were enough to make Martha Stewart proud.  However, what was most beautiful in the room were the women and their smiles.  It was a gathering for women who had committed to being the Disciple Makers...

Naked and Unashamed By Jodie Montgomery Genesis 2:25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Years ago, I thought about stenciling this in my bedroom. I thought the verse summarized our hope regarding marriage, to be naked and unashamed. I mentioned this to an older woman at Bible...

Laugh By Jodie Montgomery I put the word “laugh” in my word search of the Bible and came up with 39 references. Sometimes you have to be intentional about joy. I noticed that childbirth is related to laughter (I so get this). I saw that many dread being laughed at (this...

Ezekiel is Graphic By Jodie Montgomery I am dragging my feet. I have reached Ezekiel as I continue to read through the Bible with the reading plan in the devotional I wrote (thought I should read my own book as didn’t take time to when writing it). I know that after...

Ladies please plan to join Pastor Edgar Aponte and Jodie Montgomery for a 3 session seminar-dialogue on Biblical Hermeneutic: How To Grasp and Love the Word Topics will be: The Christ of Scripture Kingdom Through Covenant I Kingdom Through Covenant II These conversations will be held in Room E104 on Wednesdays, June 19, June...

Summer 2019 Bible Studies CLICK HERE to register now Monday Nights: Philippians with Jodie Montgomery Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Dates: June 17-July 29 Location: Hall 2 Cost: $15 Enjoy a great summertime read for 6 weeks in Philippians. This book reveals the sacrificial love of the Lord Jesus Christ and how the Philippian Christians blessed many...

Summer Bible Studies…again? By Jodie Montgomery I was recently told that I talk about the Bible as if it is part of the Trinity, neglecting the Holy Spirit. This comment has made me consider whether I rightly honor God, Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in my great enthusiasm for the...

Victory By Jodie Montgomery When I started attending a Baptist Church, I thought that every service had to include the song “Victory in Jesus”. I know it is good to wake up a congregation every once in a while and that this Victory tune is catchy and upbeat but overplaying anything...

The Tooth Spa By Jodie Montgomery Every 6 months I get my teeth cleaned because I like having clean teeth and because I have dental insurance that fully covers taking care of my teeth but rebukes me a bit for dental problems. I try to maintain my teeth. I call my 6...

Heartfelt Homes By Jodie Montgomery Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality....

Discipleship and Babies By Jodie Montgomery But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 I’m using every excuse I can to tell others that my youngest daughter and her hubby are is expecting their first child and yes,...

Help support one of our Signature Mission Partners, Pastor Boto Joseph, from Jackson Heights Community Church in Queens, NYC. He ministers to and shares the Gospel with the many South Asians who have made NYC their home. Like Floridians, flip-flops are their preferred footwear. Who better than Idlewild to provide flip-flops...

Spiritual Warfare By Jodie Montgomery “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 This semester in studying the life of Christ chronologically through the Gospels, the group has...

Happy Resurrection Day! By Jodie Montgomery My Bible Fellowship teacher, Dr. Charles Baylis gave an overview of the resurrection through the entire Bible last Sunday. Yes, this was timely as I prepare to celebrate the Lord Jesus Christ’ glorious victory over death throughout the week, but studying the resurrection is always...

Heartfelt is a ministry you have probably have heard of by now. It’s a Titus 2 ministry, with older women mentoring (walking through life with) younger women.   Home groups meet one evening a month for dinner, fellowship and Bible Study. Our first year has been beyond wonderful, blessing everyone involved...

Cuddling By Jodie Montgomery When I was in High School, I caught a part of a movie on TV that was a story about this Medieval star-crossed couple fleeing the invasion of their country. I remember them being very beautiful and polished when all the other actors seemed to be grungy....

The Arch By Jodie Montgomery I’ve been staring at the Gateway to the West St. Louis Arch for three days now. I’m in St. Louis with my husband who is at a steel conference. The Arch is steel and quite the engineering feat. The Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made monument in...