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

At Idlewild College Ministry we seek to help college students take their first step with Jesus, or their next step. We offer many opportunities for college students to get plugged in and pushed to grow in their walk with Jesus. This is a safe place, from the student who grew up in church all of their life to the skeptic who comes with many questions. We hope you can join our family here at Idlewild! Check out how to get involved below, and follow us on Instagram for up to date information!

Fall and Spring Home Groups

Sun – 6:00-7:00pm


Fall | Sept 8 – Nov 10

Spring | Jan 19 – April 5


We believe that community is greater than isolation, and that everyone needs to belong to a community! The gatherings are led by college students, run from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and are centered on God’s word. We meet in homes in the Tampa Bay area, as well as on campus at USF. This is a time to hang with friends, and have open conversations about the Bible with college age peers.


To find a group, click the button below! A Group leader will reach out to you shortly after.

ICM Nights

Tues – 8:00pm – Idlewild Student Building – Fall & Spring Semester


Our weekly gathering that meets on campus at Idlewild Church. During the Fall & Spring semesters we meet here for a time to hang, praise and worship, and hear a message from the Bible. The service is college age specific, and is a great time to get to meet other college students in the area!

Sunday Gatherings

Sun – 9:15am Service & 11am Small Group – Idlewild


Come out on Sunday’s to join the whole church in a time of worship and to hear from our Pastor! We meet for service at 9:15am, and head over to the Loft for small groups at 11:00am. We offer guys and girls classes, and aim to create a safe environment for college students to come and learn about Jesus and grow in their walk!

College Bible Fellowship Groups are a safe place where you will be known, cared for, and challenged to grow in your faith


Transitioning into adulthood can be tough and it can be really tough without wise counsel. It’s been said if you are facing something new, follow someone old.  Our church is full of wise people who are eager to come alongside you for a year, share their life with you, and help you navigate through the transition of adulthood. Don’t wait another day before jumping into a discipleship relationship.

They haven’t been to @idlewildcollege. A ministry filled with young leaders under 30 who I am convinced will change the world.

You won’t want to miss out on the last 2 weeks of summer outreach! See y’all tonight 🤩 ...

T o m o r r o w is the night we’ve all been waiting for! 1 day away from a night of fun, food and fellowship! Cant wait to see you and all your people at the summer ICM service 🤩 ...

H O O R A Y it’s Saturday and 3 days till ICM summer service👍🏽🥳 Can’t wait till Tuesday to see us? Come tomorrow morning for service at 915 and life groups at 11! ...

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  • Dates: July 21-24 Cost: $99 Location: Idlewild Baptist Church | Student Building Drop-off: Sunday, July 21 – 7pm Pick-up: Wednesday, July 24 – 8pm   What is Love TPA? Love TPA is an in-town mission conference focused on equipping students to reach the Tampa Bay Area with the gospel through......

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  • God is on a move in Idlewild College Ministry, and we believe He is just getting started. We could never reach God’s preferred future for our ministry without strong leadership. If you have a desire to be apart of something bigger than yourself, be developed as a leader, and selflessly......

  • Grab your girls and meet us at 7 P.M. for Girls Night! We will be meeting at the putting green for instagram worthy photo booths, worship, and a message! We will then move into hall 2 for a huge game night. Each girl will have a chance to win some......

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Kelly Knouse

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