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


Bible Friendship Classes

Preschool Bible Friendship classes allow preschoolers to experience age-appropriate Bible learning activities using hands on approach in a loving and safe environment. Activities are planned with a specific goal in mind: teaching spiritual truths. All of our children, from babies through 4 year old’s, hear God’s word and His love for them. We also offer Praise Island, large-group praise and worship time for our 4 year olds at 9:15. In addition, fours may also attend a Bible Fellowship class at 8:00 and 11:00 am. Preschoolers can stay up to three sessions allowing parents the opportunity to attend adult Bible Fellowship groups, worship services and serve as a volunteer.

In addition to Sunday mornings, Worshipcare is available for children birth through pre-kindergarten during all evening services. Loving teachers and volunteers are waiting to share God’s Word and His love with preschoolers.

Protecting Your Child

How does Idlewild provide safety and security for my child when I’m attending the worship service or a Bible Fellowship class?

Through use of a computerized check-in system, each child is given a name tag containing his room number and any special allergy alert. The parents receives two copies of a matching security tag containing the security number only. This security tag is used to pick up the child. No child is released without this security tag. Parents and guardians are asked to wear this tag whenever you are in our children’s building.

How are teachers and volunteers screened?

We require all volunteers to submit to a thorough background investigation screening. All volunteers are approved by our Leadership prior to being trained to serve with children.

How will you reach me if my child needs me?

If you are in the Worship Center, your child’s security code will be displayed in the lower corner of the IMAG screen. For parents attending an adult Bible Fellowship class, your personal cell phone may be called.

Worship Quest

Worship Quest

Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots

Parent – Baby Dedications

Parent – Baby Dedications

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  • Calling All Troops!  Report to Preschool Leader Training on Sunday, April 16 from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Room A122 (Ark Room).  Don’t miss out!  Join us for the food, fun, and fellowship along with valuable Preschool information and Age Group Breakouts.  Register by April 9 for Kids Kare.  Lunch will be provided......

  • Join us in Preschool as we celebrate the Risen Savior!  Be a part of our special Easter team that helps preschoolers learn that Jesus died for them, but rose again!  Volunteers are needed during the 9am and 11am services on Easter Sunday, April 9th . For more information, please email Sandy......

  • Idlewild Kids Resilient Parenting Conference Friday, April 21 at 6pm Understanding gender development and sexual identity is no longer optional for parents. Your kids ARE being influenced by everything in their world (TV, commercials, games, movies, friends…everywhere). How does what you do as a PARENT and the environment they grow......


MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers.

We also believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying along side one another.

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.”

We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.

How does Idlewild MOPS help?

Idlewild MOPS seeks to meet six specific needs of mothers. These needs are for identity, growth, relationship, help, perspective, and hope. The basic schedule of an Idlewild MOPS meeting is arranged to integrate opportunities for relaxation, learning, meaningful discussion, and creative activities.

When and where will the group meet?

Idlewild MOPS meets at Idlewild Baptist Church on the first Thursday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings begin each year in September and run through May in conjunction with the school year.

What about childcare?

The MOPPETS program is for children from birth through age five. Each child will be placed in an age appropriate class where he or she will receive Biblically based teaching, have playtime, complete a craft or activity, and enjoy a snack. For mothers of preschoolers who also have older home-schooled children, childcare will be available for the older children. Home-schooled children will be integrated into the MOPPETS classrooms and participate in the activities provided.

What does it cost?

Registration for MOPS is $90.

Your fee includes membership into MOPS International, Kids Kare costs, craft supplies, refreshments and program perks.

Space is limited. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with meeting details.

If you have any questions about our MOPS program, contact Sandy Rinchuse at or 813- 264-8795.

Our Team


Patrick Newbill

Minister – Children (813-264-8728)

Diana Schell

Director - Preschool Ministry (813-264-8789)

Sandy Rinchuse

Manager - Preschool Ministry (813-264-8795)

Allison McCoy

Babies Age Group Coordinator (813-865-9221)

Michelle Marrero

Ones Age Group Coordinator (813-865-9222)

Lainey Bock

Twos Age Group Coordinator (813-264-8704)

Tamara Ponce

Threes Age Group Coordinator (813-865-9223)

Valerie Raberge

Preschool Ministry Coordinator (813-264-8776)

Sharon Saringo

Fours Age Group Coordinator (813-264-8774)

Sharon Riley

Preschool Resource Coordinator (813-264-8775)

Hayley Wildasin

Assistant Preschool Resource Coordinator (813-264-8775)
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