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

High School

Idlewild Students COVID-19 Update


Preventative measures against the spread of COVID-19 continue to change by the day. But Idlewild Students remains committed to proclaiming the name of Jesus and to bringing the people of Jesus together – even if those meetings happen on the internet.


As of March 16, we are introducing “idlewildstudents@home.” Our Wednesday Gatherings, Groups, and more will all be available in a virtual experience. Check out the posts below to see how you can stay connected to our Idlewild Students Family.

A few months ago, all of us assumed we would be spending June 1 at Camp Idlewild. Needless to say, our plans didn’t pan out as we expected. None of us could have predicted what June 1 would actually look like for all of us.

In the midst of a season with so much unknown, be encouraged that we have a God who never changes (Hebrews 13:8). And so, maybe a change in our circumstances is not because God has changed but because he’s trying to work change in us.

There is so much about our world that needs to change, but it will only be changed when people’s hearts are transformed by the gospel - because only the good news about Jesus is the only thing that can change evil, sinful hearts into hearts that love God and love others.

Jesus tells us to bear one another’s burdens, but sometimes it tough to bear burdens you don’t know about.

What if you reached out to a friend today to see how they are doing...what if you asked to pray for them? It could be exactly what they need to give them hope and encouragement!


All the pictures from our Graduate Drive-Thru celebration are LIVE!

Head to the link in our bio to grab yours! —————— Also, s/o to our amazing photographers that captured these special moments!


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  • Broad v Narrow William Pledger   Hello everyone In Matthew 7, we read the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The second half of this chapter revolves around the two philosophies in life – G...

  •     To the Class of 2020: we want to honor YOU! May 11 – 17   Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we won’t be able to honor you in person. However, we are going online and spendi...

  • To the Idlewild Students Class of 2020, I’ve sat down to write this more times than I can count.  The first time was just a few days into the COVID-19 hysteria. During that week I had countless conver...

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