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: Women's MInistry

Music Moment  By Jodie Montgomery    I was waiting for a planned three-hour meeting to start…and there was Pastor Reno Zunz waiting for the same meeting. One of my favorite traits of Pastor Reno is his love of good music. He loves His Bible, people and meeting needs, but he also has a...

The Little Things that Help Us Endure in a Fallen World  By Jodie Montgomery    Following the Flourish Women’s Conference, this note from a very dear young lady and 7 pennies were placed in the offering plate. I share this with you, the reader, in thankfulness for all who build up the Body with...

Hungry? By Cheryl Hawk, Sewing Little Seeds Coordinator   Yep, we all know the story. In fact, this drama is so important, that along with the resurrection, it lands itself in all 4 gospels. Guessed it yet? It is of course, the feeding of the multitudes. Specifically, in the gospel of John, we...

Comfort in Response to Abuse By Ralph Felten   God has allowed Terri and I to walk through life changing journeys, some of which would have been disastrous to navigate except for His love and grace toward us as the couple He brought together. Shortly after we were married, the Lord orchestrated a...

Heartfelt is for All Women “Older women walking through life with younger women” – Titus 2:3-5 Friendship with other Christian women is significant, beautiful, and necessary.  Heartfelt is a group of Moms and Sisters who meet monthly in home throughout the year.  A “mom” is a mentor, the “older” available to walk with another as His...

The Tree By Jodie Montgomery   I was talking to a plant nursery owner and ended up buying a 15- foot tree. I was enamored by the pink flowers. I knew I might be over my plant loving mind when I realized I also needed to purchase delivery. I drew the expenditure line...

Disipleship 101 immerses you deeper into the foundations of our faith and teaches you to walk in the Holy Spirit, without whom none of us can live the abundant life Christ promised in John 10:10: A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that...

Join us for a fun evening of fellowship and crafting on May 9th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm! Attendees will be given step by step instructions on creating their own floral centerpieces! Cost to attend: $35 (includes all supplies needed plus dessert) Register here: Creative Connections - Flower Centerpiece - Idlewild Baptist Church | Brushfire  ...

Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused By Jodie Montgomery   Brad Hambrick is one of the pastors teaching the Biblical Certificate groups and ministry grid training on caring well for the abused at our church (if you want to do this caring well training, contact me). He is a leader...

Revelation Anticipated By Jodie Montgomery   I am excited about a summer study in Revelation! Our summer groups come with an increased joy in setting aside time to gather around His Word during the hot months in Florida. There is an enthusiasm for a short study as sometimes when you jump right in...

Prayer and Fasting as we remember His Resurrection It is good to set aside time to meditate on the goodness of God as we remember He lives. The Women's Ministry Discipleship Coordinator, Teresa Ankrom, compiled a list of helpful reflections for this week. I share this as a gift to you:   Pray...

Reading & Traveling By Jodie Montgomery   I’ve been traveling and that equates to getting more reading done. I have a stack of things to read. Anyone else? The travel was for my son’s wedding and yes that was a high for our family. Really happy days together and I am thankful that we...

Ears to Hear By Jodie Montgomery My grandson Hunter goes to Sunday morning church, Awanas, and Tiny Tots. I asked Hunter, age 4, what he has learned at church. This is what he told me: They waved palm tree leaves at Jesus while he was riding on a donkey. Jesus is way up there,...

Bittersweetness and Parenting By Jodie Montgomery   I should be writing my speech for our son’s wedding right now, but I am late on blogs for the women’s ministry and I am feeling reminiscent. So much on my mind. My son Samuel is our firstborn. He is getting married this weekend. He, more than...

Growing Up…as a Disciple and Disciple Maker By Diana Larrosa Smith   Getting involved over the last 14 years with the Idlewild Women's Ministry was essential to my spiritual growth. I knew it was important to surround myself with other Godly women for support and encouragement. Since coming to know Jesus shortly after attending...

On March 19th, we will be hosting a ladies luncheon with Pastor Edgar! Pastor Edgar and Jodie will be discussing the joys of ministry, and casting a vision for women's ministry. Some details: Luncheon will be from 11:30am to 1pm Option to purchase a boxed lunch for $10 Kids Kare will...

Love is in the Air by KC Newbill   Love comes in many shapes and sizes.  One of the first things we teach kids is that God is love. 1 Corinthians 13 is all about love, and the last verse of the chapter says, "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;...

Valentine’s Day, Be Honest By Jodie Montgomery   My Mom and I tend to share with one another expensive cards that say over the top things about the recipient. We choose the cards with lots of writing in them and embossing. We also like pop out cards with flowers and hearts. When we...

Ready for Valentine’s Day? By Jodie Montgomery   One of the ladies in my Sunday group asked if Valentine’s Day was biblical. Our group answered no but many wanted to add that a day to remind us to love every day is not a bad idea. 1 Corinthians 13 was quoted and shared...

Happy Birthday to Me! By Jodie Montgomery   I’m tired of being wishy washy about my birthday. I’m celebrating the years, the many years, this year. Becky Popoola set an example for me. She is in my Sunday group. She is gorgeous and right, a prayer warrior. This year on her birthday, her grandson...

Celebrating 41 Years of Marriage Bliss, No Kiss, No Hiss, No Remiss… No Just This By Jodie Montgomery   When Scott Montgomery took me skiing for the first time. I was so angry, I did not want to hit another tree. When Scott Montgomery asked me to marry him by driving us into...

Dana Newberry and Devotion By Jodie Montgomery   1 Corinthians 16:15-16 “Now I urge you, brothers and sisters: you know the household of Stephanas, that they are the first fruits of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to ministry to the saints; I urge that you also be subject to such as these and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.” I...

Classics (Mom and Plaid) and the Point of No Return By Jodie Montgomery   Once upon a time, plaid became a thing, a Scottish Gaelic thing around 1505-1510. Plaid may refer to the design on the fabric or the fabric itself. The term tartan started out more as the material whereas now, often...

Idlewild Women’s Ministry Groups  IBC Women’s Ministry offers A LOT of groups. This page hopefully won't confuse but will serve to provide you the information you are seeking and to let you know you are welcome to join at your convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact our team with your questions...