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
 

Family Update

  “Oh Lord, how excellent it is to commune with Thee in the early morning hours. Enable me by patience to reproduce these exalted moments of calm into the activities of the day.”                                                                                   - Oswald Chambers   “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I...

                                            “Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends….He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven…so that he and his friends might not be executed….During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God...

    OFFICE OF THE PASTOR   Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor   Thank you for the positive feedback about our study in I John. It was a rich study for me personally. Would you join me in asking God what our church body needs to study next on Wednesdays and Sundays? I'm grateful for the way our...

    “God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before Him. Intercessors have hearts in tune with God’s heart….intercessors can be the only ones standing between a family and God’s judgment, or between an individual or nation and God’s wrath.”                                                                                   - Henry Blackaby   “So I sought for a man...

      “God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before Him. Intercessors have hearts in tune with God’s heart….intercessors can be the only ones standing between a family and God’s judgment, or between an individual or nation and God’s wrath.”                                                                                   - Henry Blackaby   “So I sought for a man...

      “God is calling you into a life of prayer and fellowship with Him. He has given you the privilege of coming to Him. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have chosen to make their abode in you. This, my friend, is the greatest privilege the universe will ever know.                                                                                   -...

    “…the Spirit…transforms us to be like Christ. He helps us to be dependent and prayerful, and by bringing us into the Father-Son relationship he brings us to share God’s life and purpose. Our desires start echoing God’s, his passions become ours, and so we begin to share his love and...

  “Oh, friends…let us always have something to plead. Do not think that you have prayed unless you have pleaded, for pleading is the very marrow of prayer. He who pleads well knows the secret of prevailing with God, especially if he pleads the blood of Jesus, for that unlocks the...

      “You can only go as far for God as you have time with God. The greater the size of the building, the deeper its foundation must be.”                                                                                   - Jim Maxim   “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them…he is like a man building a house, who...

        “People ask, ‘Which is more important – private prayer or corporate prayer?’ The answer is yes. This is like asking, ‘Which is more important for walking – your right leg or your left leg?”                                                                                   - Daniel Henderson   “…in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we...

      "Above all, O Holy Spirit, descend more mightily. O God, flood the land until there are streams of righteousness. Is there not a promise that says, ‘I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground?’ (Isaiah 44:3) Lord, set Your people praying. Stir up...

    Due to the Covid situation, Idlewild is no longer hosting a set of licensing classes in the Fall but you can still take the classes and start your Foster Care journey! A Door of Hope has the registration open to the virtual meetings that will occur in September and October via...

  Registration is open for the 2020 Beach Baptism. We will have a sweet time of fellowship at Sand Key Beach on Sunday, August 16th, from 5 pm – 8 pm. If you were waiting for this opportunity, go ahead and register today at www.idlewild.org/beachbaptism.  Or call the Family Care office...

      “I will utter…what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done.” (Psalm 78:2b-3)   Pray that God will strengthen the fiber...

      “Essential to all successful ministry, prayer acknowledges dependence on God. Prayer realizes that God is ‘able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to [His ] power that works with in us.’ (Eph. 3:20).”                                                                                   - John MacArthur   “Peter…got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward...

    “In order for God to make you greatly useful, He must teach you how to pray….If you can be great without prayer, your greatness will be your ruin. If God means to bless you greatly, He will make you pray greatly, as He did with David, who [prayed Psalm 142]...

  “The Lord called to him in a vision, ‘Ananias!’….ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” (Acts 9:10b, 11b-12)   “Prayer is the spontaneous response of the believing...

Re-Gathering Prayer Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm, Thursday, June 4, 2020 Idlewild Baptist Church, Gatheria   Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest...

    “Throughout the Bible, the name of the Lord is synonymous with the nature of the Lord. To call on his name is to make an appeal to his character. It’s a cry for help….When People begin to call on the name of the Lord, they are ‘calling on God to...

    “Prayer obtains fresh and continued outpourings of the Spirit. He alone begins the work of grace in a man’s heart. He alone can carry it forward and make it prosper. But the good Spirit loves to be entreated. And those who ask most will have most of his influence. .”    ...

  “Mingle praise, confessions, and intercession, but when you intercede, try to tie as many requests as possible to scripture….petitionary prayer honors [God] because he is a God who likes to give his blessings in response to the intercession of his people.”                    ...

Missions Prayer Requests: Please pray for our upcoming mission trips in 2020: Please pray for protection from the Corona virus for our missionaries in China. Please pray for Holly Sheldon with CRU: Please pray that I would love Jesus with my whole heart, mind, and soul.  For God to glorify Himself and to...

“Lord….Give us grace to match our trials. Give us a sense of hope and purpose beyond our pain. And give us fresh assurance that we’re not alone, that Your plan has not been aborted though our suffering intensifies.  Help those of us who are on our feet right now to maintain...

Adoration In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew....

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Pray for the Idlewild church body to draw close to the Lord during this time of separation and “social distancing.” Pray for revival to permeate and open our hearts to what God is wanting to do in our lives. Pray for the health of our...

“The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God’s hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence. When we are on our knees, we know that it is not we who control the world; it is not in our power, therefore, to supply our needs by...

“[Jesus] prepared for every important crisis by a protracted season of prayer. So ought we to do also. Whenever any crisis of life is seen to be approaching, we should prepare for it by a season of very definite prayer to God. We should take plenty of time for this...

MISSIONS Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Personal: Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work Pray for the salvation of my barber – I have...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Please continue to pray for my spiritual and physical health. Pray that my heart will continue to hunger and thirst for Jesus. Please pray for Mrs. Ginny and all the projects that she is involved with. Pray that she will have wisdom as she leads...

Kelly Knouse Minister, Next Generation Personal: My leadership as a husband, father, and pastor. Pray for strength and direction, as to how I lead and hear the voice of Jesus this year. For Tara, as she leads the Loft 181 ministry. Pray for wisdom and strength as she gives incredible leadership to...

MISSIONS Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Personal: Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work Pray for the salvation of my barber...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Thank the Lord with me for the Israel Tour me and Mrs. Ginny had the privilege to lead this fall. We were blessed beyond measure! Pray for our health as we go into the holiday season. Please pray for me as I plan my calendar for 2020....

FAMILY MINISTRIES Wade Griffin Minister, Families Ministry: It is hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner! 2020 will be here before we know it. As we have planned for the future, the church staff has been working very hard to move us as a church toward engaging with our unsaved...

MISSIONS Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Personal: Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work That the Lord may give us grace and favor as...