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

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...

Listen To The Little Ones by Jodie Montgomery 2 Thessalonians 3:3 — But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. When Samuel went to kindergarten, Sarah imagined that she went to school also. She insisted I make her lunch and place in a lunch...

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...

  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...