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

The Importance of Prayer by Jodie Montgomery 2 Corinthians 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. My first realization that...

Go Gators! By Jodie Montgomery My friend, Heidi Ake, is a committed University of Florida alumni and fan. Her son Winton is in the UF band and Heidi visits Gainesville frequently. One of her favorite things to do in Gainesville is the Ladies Football Clinic or Huddle. I have joined her...

My Struggle with Friendships By Jodie Montgomery I think it is hard to have life long friends apart from family members. I don’t want to be “clan”ny so I keep trying to figure out friendship but between worship, home and work there isn’t a lot of time to develop friendships. Humanity...

Kick off this Fall season by creating some great connections! Time for another GREAT evening out for women. Chit-chat & Chocolate is back with more fun, testimonies, purpose and CHOCOLATE! Join us on Sunday, August 19 in the Gatheria. It's only $5. Well worth the connection, laughter and food (&...

The Little Children By Jodie Montgomery Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Some of our moms admit that they attend Bible Study as we have free child care and they need a...

Church? By Jodie Montgomery Ephesians 3:8-10 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; so that the manifold wisdom of God might now...

Dinner with Mom and Aunt Jeanne By Jodie Montgomery Sometimes I think “…maybe I shouldn’t blog on this…” but I do. My Mom and Aunt Jeanne have lived close to one another for years. They do a bit of life together including,  quite victoriously, many cancer treatments for both. They like going out...

Join women with a heart for praying for mission work throughout the world. Taste and see the fellowship possible in Christ Jesus. This year's focus will be on mission work in Africa. Light snack depicting the culture, testimonies, and prayer included. This is a beautiful event to share with sisters...

  The Cow Calendar is Retiring to Greener Pastures By Jodie Montgomery 1 Timothy 6:17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. I hate to be...

Being Needy By Jodie Montgomery Proverbs 13:25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the stomach of the wicked is in need. I don’t like the label “needy”. It applies to all in some manner so it is confusing. When I refer to another as needy, I tend to elevate...

  Humility at the Beach By Jodie Montgomery Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. When I go to the beach I am comforted by...

Ministry Safe By Jodie Montgomery I just finished the online training Ministry Safe, something I do every few years to remind me how to best serve children. You see, there are people, evil people, that target children in order to sexually abuse them. I want this to stop. The training is chilling....

A Sex Talk By Jodie Montgomery Titus 2:3-4 Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good. In this way they will train the younger women to love their husbands, … After my Dad’s years in...

Women's Summer Bible Studies Colossians, Jodie Montgomery • Monday 6:30-8:30 pm, 6/18-7/30 and Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am, 6/19-7/31, Hall 2 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 Colossians presents the Lord Jesus Christ,...

Compassion is Cool By Jodie Montgomery I have never been good at high fives. This has led to many awkward moments in my social arena. I have tried enthusiastically giving it my all with the result that I end up ruining the high five comradery as I cause a black eye or almost...

Happy Father’s Day! By Jodie Montgomery I have a friend, who is a great dad, that dreads Father’s Day church services. He feels that on Mother’s Day, all women are beloved and on Father’s Day, all men are berated. Society has a low view of dads and, maybe, pastors use Father’s...

Not Home Yet By Jodie Montgomery Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. It seems dark. Devastated homes breeding devastated lives. A bride remembering...

Observing the Royal Wedding By Jodie Montgomery Weddings still interest massive amounts of people. According to the ratings company on the latest Royal Wedding, 29 million people in America tuned in (this doesn’t include social media followers or those that streamed the event) and 24 million United Kingdom viewers. Weddings are...

Influential Women By Jodie Montgomery Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him… Sometimes, I get asked if I resent being a women’s leader in a Baptist Church because my role is so “limited”. After all, you can “only” teach women and children. This question reveals...

The Thread of Life Sewing Project is a new ministry where guys and gals ages 8-80 can come help sew simple, yet highly needed items for areas hard hit by natural disasters, poverty, or simple items to help comfort those in the hospital. No matter whether you are a seasoned...

  Celebrating Mom By Jodie Montgomery Proverbs 23:25 Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her rejoice who gave birth to you. How would you describe a great mom in addition to prayer and Bible Study? Pre-pregnancy or adoption-when you are a hope: she prepares; she aligns with one that would be...

  Fervent By Jodie Montgomery “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!” Psalm 27:14 Priscilla Shirer has written many studies. In preparation for the Priscilla Shirer Live Women’s Conference at church, I read her book Fervent. Partly because my mom...

Please PRAY By Jodie Montgomery I have been planning a women’s conference for over a year now. The conference consists of two parts: YouLead all day Friday, April 27 and Priscilla Shirer Live! All day Saturday, April 28. This means that in a 48-hour block of time, the planning team will...

Springtime Enhanced Awareness By Jodie Montgomery Springtime is known for its “birds and bees”, reproduction. My friend Jack Oliver introduced our family to the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and I remember the scene where winter snow drifts clear and everyone is noticing the new additions to the farm: lambs,...

I Forget By Jodie Montgomery So much of walking by faith is remembering whose children we are and what our Father tells us to remember. God knows I forget. So as a good Father, throughout His Word, He patiently reminds of what to remember: Isaiah 46:9 Remember the former things long past,...

  God Raises the Dead By Jodie Montgomery Acts 26:8 Why do you people think it is unbelievable that God raises the dead? Springtime can be shocking. My yard was a mess of brown lawn and dried up dead debris. Then it changed. The green seemed to come out of nowhere. I don’t...

YOU LEAD One Day Training Friday, April 27th!CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION You Lead One Day is for you if you want to: Learn the basics of leadership, discipleship, and ministry Network with experts in various fields as well as women in the beginning stages of leadership development training Get to...

Spiritual Health is Wealth By Jodie Montgomery Charles Spurgeon, British preacher “To follow afar off and live at a distance from Christ, even if it does not make your soul perish, will yet wither up your joys and make you feel an unhappy man, an unhappy woman.” Once the Scripture reader understands...

How obvious is my salvation to you? By Jodie Montgomery 1 John 3:10 “By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not do righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.” Once one believes in Jesus as the...

New Spring Bible Studies beginning in March! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Seamless, Kim Griffin, Ginny Whitten, Susan Nations, Cheryl Poppa • Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am, 3/20-5/8, Room E112 If you have never journeyed through Scripture with an overwhelming understanding of the Great Story from Creation to Revelation and how it weaves together...

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb By Jodie Montgomery March is known throughout the world to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. This refers to the weather, windy then calm and ready for warmth. This also makes me think of the Holy Spirit, indwelling...

The Earthly Life By Jodie Montgomery Psalm 39:4 “Lord, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.” Humankind is an eternal lot. Each of us is set forever; the question is our afterlife address. Scripture reveals that there is...

Love Languages By Jodie Montgomery Ephesians 4:1-3 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity...

Hello Ladies, If you click on the link below, you will find the pictures from "Chit Chat and Chocolate". Click HERE for Chit Chat and Chocolate Pictures Feel free to download them at your convenience....

Inscribed By Jodie Montgomery Isaiah 49:16 “Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands”… In April, there will be a big women’s conference at Idlewild. We are hosting the Priscilla Shirer Live Conference that will also be simulcast from our live location to many locations throughout the world. In addition, the...

Happy Valentine’s Day By Jodie Montgomery Ephesians 5:1-2 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. I love Valentine’s Day. I love the pink and...

Revival Again By Jodie Montgomery The church is hoping for revival…again. I say revival again because that’s just people’s nature, we wear out and need a new burst, a new take on life. So often in Scripture, God calls His people to remember. Remember whose they are. Remember what He’s done....