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

Get Involved: Go, Pray, Give

Get Involved: Go, Pray, Give

Go Pray Give 1Every Christian should be involved in the Great Commission, no matter who you are and what your situation is, there is a job for everyone. The Bible teaches that the entire church body is called to do missionary work, it isn’t something that is supposed to be done only by the professional missionary or the church staff, each of us must GO, PRAY and GIVE.

“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed and how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” -Romans 10:13-15

Some may be tempted to think that one of the three aspects of missions work is more important that the other but all three are necessary to get the job done. Another temptation is to think that you can focus all of your attention to one area and do nothing about the rest. Going doesn’t get you off the hook for praying and giving and praying and giving shouldn’t make you think that you don’t have to go unless you have physical limitations that hold you back.

We have many local missions opportunities including One Day, Hope Street and Just Love. We have national missions projects such as the Grace Falls church plant, Disaster Relief, and also trips to New York and then there are also more than a dozen global mission trips each year. There is room for all of us to GO, PRAY and GIVE.


Extend yourself and be a part of what God is doing around the city of Tampa and around the world! Acts 1:8 commands us to be God’s witnesses both here at home and all across the globe. Don’t think that God left the job of going for the “professional” missionary. Anyone that is physically able should be involved in going, it may be for a few days a week or it may be a long term commitment but there is a place for all of us to GO!

“That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

-Luke 24:47

Idlewild On Mission is here to provide you with the opportunities to go across town and around the world. We understand the financial constraints that you may have, this is why we have people at Idlewild Baptist Church that give money towards mission work so that we can offer our trips to you at a reduced cost, don’t let finances be your excuse for not going.

Come with us and experience the blessing of serving others first hand, the Apostle Paul counted it a privilege to work for the Lord, it will change your life forever and draw you closer to God.


Prayer is essential to the work of making disciples of all nations, our missionaries are powerless and they will not accomplish much without plugging into the power of prayer.

“I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.” Romans 15:30

Here are some ways to pray for our mission teams:

 Pray for open doors – Colossians 4:2–3
Pray for boldness – Ephesians 6:19
Pray that God’s Word will spread – 2 Thessalonians 3:1
Pray for protection – 2 Thessalonians 3:2
Pray for more workers – Matthew 9:38


God’s people are supposed to provide for God’s work, it may be giving of your time, your talents or your financial resources. God’s work has always been done by the generosity of his people in all of these areas.

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” -2 Corinthians 9:7-9

We want God’s people to be free to go wherever He calls and to give whatever He asks. We help finance those that are willing to go and we help fund their ministry work. Most of the people that we provide assistance for is the average church member that decides to go on a short term trip but we also support people that are long term and career missionaries.

All of our financial backing comes from gifts. Please give to Idlewild On Mission over and above your tithe so that we may further God’s kingdom and reach people who need Him.

You can see that there is plenty of work to do and we need everyone to be busy doing their part by going, praying and giving.