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

College Age

At Idlewild College Ministry we seek to help college students take their 1st 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!

The Tree

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


The Tree is a weekly gathering of college students 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!

Summer Outreach

Tues – 6pm – Idlewild Student Building – Summer Semester


During the summers, Idlewild College Ministry transitions from a time of gathering to a time of scattering. We meet at 6pm on the Idlewild campus, where we break into teams to serve across our community. This includes things such as widow visits, street evangelism, VBS for inner city kids, and many more opportunities. We love that we get to serve our community! Contact Greg Stannard 813.486.6911 to get plugged into a Ministry Team, or just show up!

Sunday Gatherings

Sun – 915am 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!

Home Groups

Sun – 6pm – Various Home’s in the Tampa Bay Area


We believe that community is greater than isolation, and that everyone needs to belong to community! We offer gatherings of about 25 college students that meet in homes across the Tampa Bay area. The gatherings are college student ran, go from 6pm-730pm, and are currently walking through the book of Colossians. This time is a time to hang, and have open dialogue about the Bible with college age peers.


To find a group, sign up below! A Home Group leader will reach out to you shortly after.

Brittney Farnell & Tal Bond

Bailey Gray & Matthew Berry

Ashley & Josh Michael

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Our Team

Kelly Knouse

Kelly Knouse

Minister - Students (813-264-8797)

Jay Sanders

Minister - College (813-264-8754)

Dilyne Gwinn

Student Ministry Assistant (813-264-8733)

There are plenty of opportunities to serve in our College ministry