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

Support Groups

Latest Updates

  • Celebrate Recovery is a nationwide program that helps those struggling with hurts or habits by showing the loving power of Jesus Christ through a 12-step recovery process. Each CR session includes a significant group praise and worship time with a lesson or testimony followed by small discussion break-out groups. Celebrate......

  • A support group to help you move through the grief process A Grief Share support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat,......

  • "A Faith outreach to caregivers of those with Dementia...The ministry connects caregivers with volunteers for support and encouragement.......

  • Depression, anxiety, & bipolar are often misunderstood, isolating, crippling, & at times life-threatening. We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each & every month from 7-8:30 pm in room E103....

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Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a safe, confidential place for you to explore issues and get help with life’s problems. It is a nationwide, Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program based on eight principles from the beatitudes. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to encourage fellowship and to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery. By working through the principles, we grow spiritually, and we are freed from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This freedom creates peace, joy, serenity, and a stronger personal relationship with God and others.  No cost, no need to register, just join us!

Weekly Schedule
Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday evening in Hall One at Idlewild Baptist Church. Each meeting follows this format:

  • 7:00 p.m.: Praise and Worship
  • 7:30 p.m.: Large Group Teaching or Testimonies
  • 8:00 p.m.: Celebrate Recovery Small Groups
  • 9:00 p.m.: Cross Talk Café

Current Small Groups

Life Support Groups

Life Support Groups offer an ongoing ministry to those who are hurting from various issues of life. With a seminar/small group design, these studies target a specific area of need and are led by people who have been through what you have experienced and successfully rebuilt their lives. These groups are ongoing and can be joined at any time. Some groups use study material that can be purchased when you join. Click the tabs on the left to learn more about each support group. For additional information call 813-264-8771.


iWork is a Christ-centered support ministry dedicated to encouraging and supporting men and women while they are between jobs and going through turbulent times. iWork provides participants with spiritual guidance, encouragement, information, networking and job search skills training, including resume preparation and interview practice. Meetings are held every Monday evening throughout the year. Pre-registration is not required. Download our guide to what the Bible says to you if you are in between jobs.

  • Leader: Jim Carow – (813) 205-1801
  • Please Note iWork on Monday nights 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in The Loft.


(Caregiver Assistance Resources Encouragement)

“A Faith outreach to caregivers of those with Dementia…The Ministry connects caregivers on with volunteers for support and encouragement….

For more information please get in touch with Jim Nadar @


This Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Special Needs Suite.

For more information, please contact Jinnie Stephenson @ 813-264-8779

Divorce Care

Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. Divorce Care groups are led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. You are welcome to attend the Divorce Care group at any time. Each session is “self-contained”, and you can continue through the next 13-week cycle to pick up the remaining sessions. Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Dianne and Sam Shrieves
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Starts every 13 weeks
  • Fee: $20 for workbook
  • Room: F-114


If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and offers the opportunity to talk about personal grief experiences, to hear others dealing with similar problems, and to allow for healing to occur in a supportive group setting.  Each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence and are welcome to join at any time.  Pre-registration is not required.

  • Leaders: Dan Casseday, Jody Weaver, Char Miceli, and David Russell
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Starts every 13 weeks
  • Fee: $15 for workbook
  • Room: F-202 A & B

L.I.F.E. Sisters In Recovery

L.I.F.E. Sisters in Recovery is an 18-month study for spouses of men who have been unfaithful in their marriage or are battling sexual impurity/addiction. This workbook-style study is a biblically-based, time-tested, effective tool in assisting spouses in recovering from their partner’s sexual betrayal, whether the spouse is repentant or not. Introducing a new way of looking at the participants’ own recovery and transformation, God uses what the enemy meant for destruction to bring new life and hope. Through participation in this group, one enters a safe support structure with other women on the same journey. Women only.  Interested women should call or text Cathy Stone at 813-774-1531 prior to attendance for more information.

  • Ministry Coordinator: Cathy Stone
  • Time: Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Dates: Ongoing
  • Fee: $39.95 for workbook
  • Room: Hall 2

Depression Support

Depression, anxiety, & bipolar are often misunderstood, isolating, crippling, & at times life-threatening.  Whether this is all new to you/someone you know, or you have been on this difficult journey for years, come and be encouraged!   We meet the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each & every month from 7-8:30 pm in room E103.

  • Leaders: Kevin & Sherri Armstrong
  • Time: Thursdays 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: Bi-Monthly
  • Dates: 2nd and 4th Thursday (Except for Holidays)
  • Fee: None
  • Room: E-103

Abundant Life Groups

Abundant Life Groups are small group book studies which offer Biblical guidance on a variety of topics related to life issues such as forgiveness, marriage, and relationships. These groups offer a safe and confidential environment for participants to experience commonality with other group members. Each group has a set start and end date and cannot be joined once the group has begun. Registration for these groups can be found at Lifechange University under Small Groups for Women. For additional information call 813-264-8779.

Our Team

Jinnie Stephenson

Ministry Assistant (813-264-8779)

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