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

Due to the coronavirus we’ve shifted all of our meetings online.

Here are some ways to connect with us:



You can join this video meeting room with your webcam or just tune in to talk and play games with us. Weekly we’ll be playing kahoots, reading bedtime stories, and we’re even going to do Kidz Cove Live.


Please arrive 15 minutes early to each event so we can get you checked in! Just like Sunday mornings, we are now having you virtually check in to each event held on Zoom! Each time we go live you will receive a link while you are in the waiting room. A five question form will confirm you are an Idlewild kid or invited by an Idlewild kid.


The link to join our Zoom events is still the same!


Interact with us on social media

We’ll regularly post updates where you can join in on the fun.


Join our Facebook group


Follow us on Instagram


Subscribe to us on YouTube


We’re also on Twitter – @idlewildkids


A fun gallery where you can see and post photos and videos for our hashtag challenges.

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Latest Updates

  • Idlewild Kids, Check your mail for Flat Pastors. Cut us out and take with you on adventures. We can’t wait to see all the videos and photos you come up with! If you post videos and pictures, be sure to tag us @idlewildkids and use #idlewildkids, so we see them.......

  • Sunday, August 9 – Promotion Sunday Sunday, August 9 – Awana Training Day (12:30-2:30pm) Sunday, August 16 – Awana Starts (4:30pm-6:00pm) – Parent Night (parents attend with kids for the first 30 minutes) Friday, August 21 –  Sunday, August 23 – 4th & 5th Grade Retreat at Camp Anderson Sunday,......

  • Go ahead and mark the calendars for August 21-23. If you’ve got a soon-to-be 4th or 5th grader then you don’t want them to miss this right of passage. We leave Idlewild around 4:30pm on 8/21 for Camp Anderson (Old Town, Florida) and we get back in time for parents......

  • Did you miss some of the IBC BedTime Stories with Pastor P and crew? Yep, you can catch them all again on our kids page on YouTube. Wanna watch Ms. Sabrina with “Bakers Gonna Bake?” Yep, you can catch them all again on our Idlewild Kids YouTube page. What? You......

Protecting Your Child

How does Idlewild provide safety and security for my child when I’m attending the worship service or a Bible Fellowship class?

Through use of a computer check-in system, each child is given a name tag containing his room number and any special allergy alert. Parents receive two copies of a matching security tag containing the security number only. This security tag is used to pick up the child. No child is released without this security tag. Parents and guardians are asked to wear this tag whenever you are in our children’s building.

How are teachers and volunteers screened?

We require all volunteers to submit to a thorough background investigation screening. All volunteers are approved by our leadership prior to being trained to serve with children.

How will you reach me if my child needs me?

If you are in the Worship Center, your child’s security code will be displayed in the lower corner of the IMAG screen. For parents attending an adult Bible Fellowship class, your personal cell phone may be called.

Our Team

Patrick Newbill

Patrick Newbill

Minister – Children (813-264-8728)

Andy Schelb

Minister – Children's Discipleship (813-264-8719)

Gena Taylor

Administrative Assistant - Children's Ministry (813-264-8798)

Sharon Jones

Children's Events / VBS Volunteer Coordinator (813-264-8780)

Jayme Winter

Resource Room and 3rd Grade Coordinator (813-264-8708)

Karen Anderson

Kindergarten-2nd Grade Coordinator (813-264-1515 ext. 2022)

Kassie Neely

Children's Events / VBS Participant Coordinator (813-865-9218)
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