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
 

Prayer Requests Week of 6/23/19

Prayer Requests Week of 6/23/19

Jordan Richmond
Minister, Music and Worship

Ministry:

  1. Please pray for our upcoming WILD trip to NYC. We need a Sunday am ministry opportunity to complete our schedule.

Personal:

  1. Also – could you please pray for my left tibia? It’s been healing well but I’m at the slow phase of healing where I think I’m totally healed but I’m not quite. I want the 100% healing 🙂

 

David Zunz
Minister, Student Worship

Personal:

  1. For my wife Janell as she stays home with our two children.
  2. -For our 3 year-old daughter Adele and our 1 year-old son Ezra, for health and safety
  3. -For the salvation of our children, that they would accept Christ at an early age
  4. -For the future husband of our daughter and future wife of our son, that they would be pure, Christ-like spouses for our children.

Ministry:

  1. -For the planning of our NYC Mission Trip, June 24-July 1.
  2. -That God would begin to work in the lives of the people in New York who we will come in contact with and soften their hearts for the Gospel message.
  3. -For the preparation of the music for VBS (June 10-14).
  4. -For God to give me wisdom in several areas of discipline: Spiritual, personal health, work, finances and family

 

Sheila Goskie
Director, Children’s Music

Personal

  1. For my husband, Tom and our children Kristin (husband Sean, and son Joel), Kara (husband, Jordan; and daughters Ellison & Kate), Caleb (wife, Arielle) – that they would continue to love and follow the Lord and draw closer to Him and to each other.
  2. For daughter, Kaylin – that she would find a job in her what’s next search & follow God’s plan
  3. For my brother that he would know the Truth and follow the Lord.

 

Ministry

  1. For the open position (Tiny Tots Assistant) to be filled with just the right person
  2. For plans for Worship Quest & Tiny Tots that starts in August/September
  3. For Camp Agape on Wednesdays during the summer under the direction of Christian Coris – for leaders, plans and focus to come together and lives to be impacted
  4. For the planning and registration for our SummerSing Worship Arts Camp (July 15-19) – for leaders, classes, and schedules, etc.

 

 

Wade Griffin
Minister, Families

Ministry

  1. Please join me as we prepare for the launch of LEAD which stands for Leadership Engagement and Discipleship. We are excited about the direction God is taking us to live out the Mission and Vision through this framework and platform. More to come in coming months!
  2. The next Groups Leaders Rally will be held on Saturday, August 17 in Hall 2. This is for anyone who is involved in any leadership role with adult small groups. Please join our team in praying that God will guide the agenda and bless the time we spend together.
  3. We have a Young Married Retreat scheduled for September 20-22. I would greatly appreciate your prayer that this time would be transformational in the lives of young people. There is a team working on all of the details, but without God’s blessing, it will have minimal impact.

 

Personal

  1. We have our 8th grandchild on the way. Our daughter Jennifer and her husband Philip are expecting their fourth daughter in mid-August. Praying for a healthy girl!
  2. News flash, number 9 is also on the way! Our youngest daughter, Rebekah and her husband Mitch who live near Atlanta and expecting their second. Praying for a happy healthy baby!
  3. Kim and I will be going to Cuba on an Entrust trip in October and would appreciate your prayers.
  4. It seems that our enemy is aggressively attacking young families at this time. Please pray for God’s protection and that these couples will keep their hearts and minds set on Christ.
  5. We would appreciate your prayers for our neighbors. We have met a number of wonderful people who are in need of the gospel. We are desirous of building relationships as we pray for them regularly.

 

Rob Taylor,
Minister, Stewardship and Men’s Ministry

Personal

  1. Susan, as she continues to be a faithful and supportive wife, mother and partner in Gospel ministry.
  2. Our four children, Kelby and wife Katura, Kelley and husband Colin, Kent and Kyle and grandchildren James and Taylor. Pray that my children will please God in every area of their lives and that they will be fruitful in every good work. Colossians 1:9-12
  3. Pray for Connie, my ministry assistant, as she serves the Lord through Idlewild in many ways. Pray that she will daily enjoy God’s rich blessing and favor and for wisdom and discernment and strength to support the stewardship and men’s ministry with excellence.

 

Ministry

  1. Pray for many families to respond to a monthly presentation by Steve Overton on Stewardship during our new member’s class called Starting Point. Pray that it would motivate many to give to the Lord through Idlewild for the first time.
  2. Pray for wisdom and discernment for our benevolence team and our food bank team to effectively meet the needs of those who are hurting. Pray that God will raise up workers to serve in this strategic ministry. I praise God for many volunteers who have faithfully served this ministry with such faithfulness and diligence.
  3. Pray for the Stewardship Ministry as we endeavor to cultivate a culture of generosity within the Idlewild family and raise the temperature of Biblical Stewardship.
  4. Praise God for over 730 families that are sacrificially giving in the Accelerate Stewardship Program and funding Idlewild’s vision of “Loving My Church,” “Leading His Church,” and “Launching The Church.” Praise God that our total indebtedness is less than $10 million after making our last payment and we are on schedule to be debt free in 2021.
  5. Pray that many men will take the next step in their spiritual growth and ministry calling and impact their families and community for Christ through MoMENtum. (Ministry to Men)
  6. Pray for our Men of Iron/Strong 27 one on one discipleship ministry to continue growing. Praise God for the many mentors and proteges that are meeting and progressing in their faith journey.
  7. Please pray that I will be sensitive to many in our church family who are hurting and going through troubling times and have the wisdom and discernment to be able to shepherd and minister to their needs. Please pray that I will continually depend on God to do His work through me and abide in Christ in order to bear much fruit for His Kingdom.

 

 

Scott Nieman
Minister, Recreation Outreach

  1. Praise for a great end to the winter/spring programs for 2019. Pray as we prepare for summer tennis and VBS Rec. Thanks to all our faithful volunteers who have served this far for 2019

 

 

Dana Hardee
Coordinator, Men’s Ministry

Personal:

  1. Continue to pray for Susan and I as we serve together our awesome church
  2. Praise for the Lord’s Blessings

 

Ministry:

  1. Praying for men to register for our Philippians Summer Bible study to learn JOY !
  2. Please pray for Mission team to NYC and also Cuba

 

 

Jodie Montgomery
Ministry Director, Family Life/Women

Personal

  1. Unity in essential doctrines within family
  2. Good health for family particularly grandbaby mama
  3. Details finalized for two showers for friends and for one baby reveal (all in June)
  4. Time with mom 🙂
  5. Great visit with all children visiting

 

Ministry

  1. Rest and joy in ministry
  2. Recruit more Disciple Makers
  3. Bible Study Coordinator position filled
  4. Strong start to summer Bible Studies
  5. Summer Bible Study support during SummerSing and Student Ministry Retreat (don’t have to shut down for week)

 

Brendon Schlappi
Minister, Single Adults and Young Adults

Personal:

  1. Pray for our growing family. We just had our second child on 4/19 and with the foster placement in our home indefinitely, we jumped from 1 to 3 children in the span of two months.
  2. Please pray specifically for our foster daughter, Armoni, who is adjusting well but still experiencing some emotional trauma from the removal. Please pray for the health and reunification for her family and 3 siblings.
  3. Pray that my wife, Ally, and I would have the energy and margin to continue focusing on investing in our marriage during this busy time.