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: Idlewild Women

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...

O*R*E*O!!! By Jodie Montgomery For Holidays, I’m usually running around a little looking for something funny or novel to “surprise” my loved ones. Valentine’s Day and Resurrection Sunday, I can make me a little crazy as I pray for creative ways to give something to make the family smile. This past...

The Women's Bible Study Ministry is celebrating His Redemptive Plan with a Passover Seder on April 2, 2019 at 11:30 am in the Gatheria. The cost is $10, scholarships available. For more information email cmyrick@idlewild.org CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW...

Passover Seder Anyone? By Jodie Montgomery A Passover Seder is a Jewish feast or ceremonial meal that includes reading, telling stories, eating special foods, and singing to commemorate the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The first Passover Seder in described in Exodus 12. Central to this meal...

Will you carry my bags? By Jodie Montgomery I can be a bit of a klutz. Not only that, I insist on carrying as much as I can in one load to save some footsteps or to rush onto the next task. This means that sometimes my full arms bump stuff...

Courtney Apricot By Jodie Montgomery I’m questioning my heart. I attend a number of funerals as I serve at church. I have visited those in Hospice Care and prayed for many as they battled life threatening diseases. I have wept with some moms that have outlived a child. However, I haven’t...

Healing By Jodie Montgomery I am teaching a study on the Life of Jesus Christ. In the midst of my reading is verse after verse where Jesus heals every kind of disease and sickness among the people. In the midst of my reality is day after day of people suffering; emotional...

Greetings Idlewild Women, Our Men's Ministry is being intentional about providing Godly teaching and prayer. Please encourage your brothers in Christ to register and invite their friends to this dynamic evening of worship, fellowship, and celebration of God's great redemptive plan. I know they will be blessed by their time in His...

My Favorite Things By Jodie Montgomery Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…. Like Julie Andrews, I have some favorite things: sunset at the beach, long walks with friends, comfy shoes (particularly my animal print Ugg slippers), great jeans, fresh fruit that isn’t melons. The list really goes on and on. I...

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bob Pitman Sunday 2/24 – Opening Services at 9:15 & 11:00 am in the Worship Center Monday 2/25 – Mid-day service at noon in the gatheria. Lunch available for purchase.  Evening service at 6:30 in the Worship Center. Tuesday 2/26 – Mid-day service at noon in the...

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! THE AMAZING COLLECTION, Lyn Casseday • Mondays 6:30pm, 1/28-4/29 • E107 and Ginny Whitten, Kim Griffin •Tuesdays 9:30am, 1/29-4/30 • E112 • $30 Women need to know about every single book God has given His children. The Amazing Collection provides a study that teaches the Bible as one big story which helps attendees...

Happy Heart Day By Jodie Montgomery In honor of Valentine’s Day, I looked up Scriptures on the heart. There are a lot of them. Years ago, a missionary friend of mine, Marjorie Watson, explained to me that we get confused about what the heart is in Scripture as we label the...

College Group By Jodie Montgomery Our college ministry has home Bible Study groups each semester led by trained members of our church who are in college. My husband and I host one of the home groups. This is encouraging fun. I am learning from these leaders: Jake, J.J., and Lydia. I’m learning...

Let’s Bake!!! By Jodie Montgomery I have three children and two are daughters. I did not grow up with sisters. I had two brothers. So time with my adult daughters has developed into a beloved sisterhood of sorts for me. I love this! I regularly watch The Great British Baking Show with...

What’s Not On My Bucket List By Jodie Montgomery Skydiving Eating many unusual things, i.e. crunchy grasshoppers Ballroom dancing Paris over London Dreams over dignity Unfaithfulness A marathon Scuba among the sharks Long camel ride in the dessert Mt. Everest Snake charming Roughing it A cat Reading Tolstoy Singing to a large audience Volunteer work in the outback But then I do not know what is really...

Ladies lets rally together to celebrate the 2019 kick off of the Women's Ministry here at Idlewild Baptist Church. The Men’s and Women’s Ministries are hosting a dinner rally in the Gatheria on Sunday, January 27th at 6:30pm and YOU'RE INVITED! After dinner the men and women will meet for...

Dignity Restored By Jodie Montgomery A great joy in ministry is seeing the guilt-ridden experience the merciful, bountiful forgiveness of God, for we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Many support groups in our area, particularly in our churches, serve to give hope to those living...

36 Years of Marriage By Jodie Montgomery Happy Anniversary to me! I think there are many that celebrate anniversaries at the first of the year (Terri F.…). I trust it isn’t just about simplifying tax write-offs…or the result of a Happy New Year…. I should have great advice for marriage after 36...

Idlewild's Women's Ministry provides many opportunities for women to gather together for Discipleship, Bible Study, Serving, Special Interest/Life stage Groups, and Events. You are beloved! Spring 2019 Bible Studies announced soon! Heartfelt Home Groups Do you sometimes feel alone, raising your children (child), trying to honor God in your home? Let some of...

’Twas the Week after Christmas’ By Jodie Montgomery Twas the Week after Christmas, when all through the house Another year was brewing, so some fears to dowse; Hard good byes as the guests are now gone, I prefer to linger over another bonbon; A few overwhelming thoughts- the purpose of life, the pursuit of happiness, and...

The Christmas Ornament By Jodie Montgomery I do “deck the halls” at my house. This includes Christmas bedding, my daughters’ nutcracker collections, bathroom decor, and a number of Christmas trees. This may not be your thing but this has become tradition in our home and a way to remember as we...

My Lipstick By Jodie Montgomery Job 23:13 But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does. My daughter told me I need to blog on my lipstick. I think the point of blogging on my lipstick from my daughter’s viewpoint would be to emphasize that we are unique....

Authorship By Jodie Montgomery I wrote a book in August and the first part of September. I asked Lourdes to illustrate and Linda to edit with only five weeks until manuscript submittal. I reviewed cover design and typesetting in October and waited for the softcover copy to arrive at my house...

Presumptuous Sin By Jodie Montgomery Psalm 19:13-14 Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I will be blameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. Teaching on sin...

In His Image Widows Group is celebrating the Birth of Christ with a luncheon for all widows on December 15, 2018 in Room E111, at 11:30 am. There will be a surprise guest speaker and a wonderful meal by Idlewild's Kitchen. Cost is $5. RSVP at cmyrick@idlewild.org or call 813.264.8791...

The Cheesecake By Jodie Montgomery I have noticed lately that some believers are discouraged as they feel that they haven’t done something “big” for their Savior. This discouragement can be based in comparisons that we really aren’t in a position to accurately assess. This discouragement can be amplified by dwelling on...

An Amazing Journey By Jodie Montgomery The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.” John 9:30 I just completed an amazing journey with an incredible group of women. In January 2016, some...

The weekly Women's Prayer Hour led by Jackie Smith meets Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. in the Idlewild Prayer Room W102 adjacent to the Fireside Room with access to the building through the Fireside entrance by the Green/Yellow Parking Lot.  Please know that your presence is welcome whether you are able...

I Think There is a Difference Between Men and Women By Jodie Montgomery I am being observant these days. One of the things I have noticed is that for our household, men are different from women and women are different from men. Recognizing there is a difference is basic to loving...

The Microwave is on Fire By Jodie Montgomery I entered the kitchen to discover that I wasn’t the only one that starts fires in our house, my hubby Scott was staring at fire coming out of the bottom of the microwave. I learned in this moment how optimistic Scott is. He...

A Season of Opportunity By Jodie Montgomery As 2018 nears its close, many are planning what, how, and with whom to celebrate. This is the season of activities: Halloween? Thanksgiving. Christ’s Birth. A New Year. The season provides lots of opportunity to gather with neighbors, friends, family, and some new acquaintances....

The next Scripting Moments workshop will be held on Sunday October 21st at 6PM. Scripting Moments is a workshop on Bible journaling. Each workshop will have a main theme and journaling technique. The cost is $5 to reserve a spot. The workshops are limited to 150 ladies. Daughters are welcome:-) Supply...

Isn’t Psalm 119 that Long One? By Jodie Montgomery I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Psalm 119:16 I think of Psalm 119 as highly repetitive and long until I remember that it is an overwhelmingly amazing benefit to mankind that the Creator of the Universe revealed...

Fall 2018 Women’s Bible Studies   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! BOOK BY BOOK STUDIES AMAZING COLLECTION: Other Letters and Revelation, Jodie Montgomery • Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm, 9/10-11/12 • E202 and Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am, 9/11-11/13 • E109 The Bible is simply a love letter compiled into sixty-six books and written over a period of sixteen hundred years by more...

Flamingoes and Mourning by Jodie Montgomery Revelation 18:7 To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ This Revelation verse seems a bit harsh to...

Gated Communities and Clothing Optional Neighbors by Jodie Montgomery I know there are many obstacles to the spread of the Gospel. Through the ages the church must overcome socio-economic prejudices, language barriers, financial constraints, and political regimes to share the Good News. Mission trainings focus on how to quickly share the...

John 21:25 – And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written. The Lord Jesus Christ makes it clear what the believer’s priority should be—He said to...