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 7/22/19

Prayer Requests week of 7/22/19

Andy Schelb
Minister, Children’s Discipleship

Personal:

  1. Praise! Reed got into a new school for the fall.
  2. Pray that it’s a great fit for him. Pray God would give him godly friends and a place to belong.
  3. Pray that he would be challenged academically. Pray that God would give him favor with sharing Jesus with his new friends.
  4. Pray for Audrey as she continues to grow and mature. Pray for her salvation someday.

Ministry:

  1. Praise! Huge blessings happened all over VBS week! We saw God redeem 168 children! Wahoo!!
  2. Praise! God blessed us with exactly the right people to serve at VBS.
  3. Praise! God has been sending us some key volunteer positions we’ve been praying for.
  4. Praise! I met a college student who wants to learn production elements including video and running the computer for Kidz Cove.
  5. Pray that God would increase our Awana kid participation and adult volunteers.
  6. Pray that God would send some more volunteers for Kidz Cove both hours, especially tech-minded people.
  7. Pray that God would be with us as we dream for the upcoming year.

 

Patrick Newbill
Minister, Children Ministry

Ministry:

  1. It’s recruitment time. In that we have kids and we need them connected to adults who want to love and serve Jesus by teaching / caring for them in both preschool and elementary.
  2. Awana – We’re kicking off in August and that means a lot of prep right now. Pray God would give us brilliance of ideas and volunteers AND kids.
  3. The upcoming 4th-5th Grade Retreat – Pray God would lead me in preparing all the teaching materials and that it would flow smoothly.
  4. We’re busy. Pray we keep our minds focused on Jesus and don’t own more than we’re supposed to.

 

Personal:

  1. Wisdom to know when to say yes and when to say no.
  2. Pray for my son in L.A. to find good Christian friends at his church (still just not connecting to kids his age).
  3. Wisdom regarding bringing my special needs sister to live in Florida and God’s directing hand.

 

Jodie Montgomery
Ministry Director, Family Life/Women

Personal:

  1. Continued healthy pregnancy for Susan Grace
  2. Family – good jobs for all, wisdom in some major decisions
  3. Writing time for next book
  4. Comfort for Aunt Jeanne

Ministry:

  1. Event Team – wisdom for Chitchat and HT, 2020 planning
  2. Asst and right office space
  3. Training modules completed and truly helpful
  4. Bible Study Coordinator Role filled
  5. Joy in the ministry

 

Brendon Schlappi
Minister, Single Adults and Young Adults

Personal:

  1. Pray for my wife, Ally, as I go on a Mission Trip at the end of July and she stays at home with 3 kids under 3!
  2. Pray for me in preparation for the Mission Trip to NYC, that the Lord would prepare me for the work that He has set before us.
  3. Pray for the ongoing Foster Care placement, Armoni, that the Lord would heal her in this time, and pray that He would also heal and save her biological family.
  4. Pray for seminary, I have one semester remaining after this one, that I would finish well and grow closer to the Lord as I learn more about Him.

Ministry:

  1. Pray for 11 Young Adults that are going on the NYC Mission Trip at the end of July, that the Lord would use them in a powerful way, and that He would do a powerful work in them as well, drawing them closer to Him
  2. Pray for wisdom for the Singles Ministry as we begin the 2020 planning season. That the Lord would make it clear the direction He want to grow the ministry.
  3. Pray for the busy summer, that the Lord would continue to speak to the hearts of our people during a highly distracted time of year.
  4. Pray that the Lord would provide a new teacher for a Young Adults Group that I would like to begin this Fall

 

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. Pray for Kyle as he will be transitioning to Cambridge Christian School as he enters the sixth grade. We are thankful that the Lord has opened this door for him. Colossians 1:9-12
  3. Pray for Connie, my ministry assistant, as she serves the Lord through Idlewild in many ways. Pray also for God to comfort Connie and her family as Charlie, her 44 year old brother, died this past month. 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. Pray for the planning of a Fall Generosity Sermon and Group teaching series that we will be able to lead people on their Generosity Pathway.
  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)

 

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. Praise – all my open positions have been filled!! Thanking God for bringing the right people to the right place at the right time!
  2. For Worship Quest Planning (begins in August) – pray for God’s perfect plan, and for leaders
  3. For Camp Agape on Wednesdays during the summer under the direction of Christian Coris – – for all of the weekly sessions to impact the lives of these children for the Lord
  4. For SummerSing – our Worship Arts Camp for completed Grades 2-5 – SummerSing – July 15-19 – for safety and protection, for hearts to be drawn closer to the Lord, and for all to realize all the different ways to worship and serve the Lord!
  5. For Tiny Tots planning (registration opening August 1) – to bring the right leaders to facilitate the classes

 

David Zunz
Minister, Student Worship

Personal:

  1. For my grandmother, Samantha, as she recovers and rehabilitates from surgery
  2. For my mom, Sherri, as she recovers from surgery
  3. For my wife Janell as she stays home with our two children.
  4. For our 3 year-old daughter Adele and our 1 year-old son Ezra, for health and safety
  5. For the salvation of our children, that they would accept Christ at an early age
  6. 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 preparation for Fall semester of Student Worship events and rehearsals
  2. For God to give me wisdom in several areas of discipline: Spiritual, personal health, work, finances and family
  3. For leadership growth and renewal of ministry at Experience Conference in September

 

Jordan Richmond
Minister, Music and Worship

Ministry:

  1. I’m praising the Lord for a smooth, effective, fun, safe, and memorable mission trip to NYC with the students. They did great! We had “God-experiences” (which is what we’ve prayed months for). Thank you for praying for it.

Personal:

  1. Looking forward please pray for wisdom as I help craft worship experiences, manage my family and home, and clean the garage 🙂
  2. Please pray for me and Heather as well. We’re good but 4 young kids, and busy lives takes its toll. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (is that in the Bible?) God bless you as you pray for me and my family. It feels selfish to even ask, but I’m so grateful you care for what I do both for the church and personally in my family.