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

Local Missions

Our mission work begins right here in the Tampa Bay area with many different partnerships and projects. Don’t think that you have to go somewhere else to do missions. Mission work is woven into the fabric of Idlewild and we want to encourage you to be “on mission” everyday in your home, neighborhood, school, workplace and community. Check out these opportunities that Idlewild On Mission offers close to home:

Hope Street


Hope Street exists to transform lives in the inner city through Christ-centered services and community development. Our vision is to see the inner city transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ into revitalized and flourishing communities. If you are interested in getting involved visit us at:

Cafe on the Go


Idlewild’s Cafe on the Go is designed to make direct connections with our community. Members can request the Cafe visit their workplace, school, neighborhood, or community organization. Trained Baristas prepare gourmet coffee drinks and help distribute them for FREE! Every drink comes with an invitation for a free coffee at Idlewild and an opportunity to hear the Gospel. No coffee experience is required and training is provided.

Just Love


Make a difference by investing in the lives of children at Just Elementary School. Volunteer to connect your group with JUST by becoming a homeroom mom or dad. Opportunities include:

  • Just Mentor: Mentoring a student for one hour each week.
  • Just Connect: Adopt a homeroom and be the liaison between your class and a teacher.
  • Just Reward: Short-term volunteer opportunities.


Chain Breakers


Idlewild’s Prison Ministry sharing God’s word and God’s love with inmates at Florida State Prisons


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Hope Restored


Hope Restored equips our members on the basics of serving human trafficking victims.  Once the 11 week semester is complete we connect our volunteers with local ministries who serve trafficking victims. We need volunteers to serve as Support Families, Life Coaches, and Mentors.



Proclaim is Idlewild’s way of equipping its members to share the gospel and provide an intentional time to engage the community. We offer classes in the Fall and Spring.

Idlewild en Español


Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in Hall 2 of the Student Ministry Building, with small groups at 11:00 a.m. Opportunities: Pray for your Hispanic friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Give them Hispanic gospel tracts. Invite them to the Hispanic services or share Christ with them if you speak Spanish and arrange a visit by the Hispanic Church evangelism ministry team.

Spanish as a Second Language


This ministry exists to equip you to learn Conversational Spanish, with the purpose of helping you serve on mission trips to Spanish-speaking countries. Class dialogue and conversations are mission oriented. Classes meet on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in our Adult Ministry Building. Childcare is provided.

Angel Tree


The Angel Tree Program is a ministry to the children of incarcerated parents. Our volunteers purchase and deliver gifts to the children the week before Christmas on behalf of their parents who are in jail. This ministry gives us the opportunity to bring some joy to the family and opens up the opportunity to share the Gospel.

One Day


Serve on one of many local mission projects available on ONE DAY.  Come and enjoy a day of service and show love to your neighbors in Tampa Bay.

Disaster Relief


Disaster Relief gives “A cup of cold water in Jesus’ name” in the aftermath of disasters. We meet the urgent needs of those that are hurting through our training in: child care, feeding unit, communications, spiritual care, cleanup and recovery, or water purification. We serve shoulder to shoulder, providing support to disaster victims, while spreading the message about our love for Jesus Christ.

English as a Second Language


We seek to serve all nationalities and ethnic groups in our city. Students receive free instruction in conversational English and are introduced to the truth of scripture through word and song. Volunteer teachers and assistants are needed to teach Thursday evenings during spring and fall semesters.

Out Give


If you’d like to help feed hungry children in your own community on Thanksgiving day, we welcome you to partner with us in our OUT GIVE event.On Thanksgiving morning, you will have the opportunity to help hundreds of families in the Tampa Bay area and most importantly they will hear about the love of Jesus through a Gospel presentation.

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