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
 

Week of 1/12/20

Week of 1/12/20

Kelly Knouse
Minister, Next Generation

Personal:

  • My leadership as a husband, father, and pastor. Pray for strength and direction, as to how I lead and hear the voice of Jesus this year.
  • For Tara, as she leads the Loft 181 ministry. Pray for wisdom and strength as she gives incredible leadership to our children. Pray for her friendships to be life-giving.
  • For Cade, as he begins his second semester of 11th grade, at Land O Lakes HS. Pray for his walk with the Lord. Pray for him to grow in a desire to honor the Lord and make wise decisions. Pray for s spirit of brokenness and humility. Pray for dependance on the Lord within areas of his daily walk and future. Pray for Godly friendships.
  • For Ellason, as she begins her second semester of10th grade, at Land O Lakes HS. Pray she continues to lead out spiritually among friends and on the soccer team. Pray for her focus and satisfaction to be found in nothing else, besides the Lord.
  • For McKenna, as she continues her 9th grade year, at Land O Lakes HS. Please pray for her to use wisdom, make wise choices, and have hunger for Jesus this year. Pray for discipline in her school work and wisdom in her friendships.
  • For Presley and Tyce, as they attend Pineview MS. Pray that they would both find confidence in the Lord and boldness as the stand for Him this year. Pray for both of them to grow in their desire to spend time with the Lord and growth in their walk
  • For Paxton, as he begins to understand scripture and learns what it means to follow Jesus. Please pray that he experiences salvation at an early age.
  • For Precious, as she continues to get settled in Tallahassee. Pray for her college classes and connection to a church. Pray that she finds a godly community of believers. Pray that she continues to grow in her faith and desire to seek the Lord. Pray for wisdom, as she makes decisions about summer opportunities and roommates for next year.

Ministry:

  • Praise for God’s provision in our ministry and family this year.
  • Praise for an amazing fall of ministry. Praise for the many students who came to know Jesus and are following Him more closely.
  • The growth we’ve experienced in student ministry.

 

Patrick Newbill
Minister, Children Ministry

 

Personal:

  • Please pray for wisdom and truth (to be revealed) as we re-start parenting with our new 14 year old girl.
  • Pray that I’ll be able to slow down at church and re-engage in the parenting role at home.
  • Pray that my son (in LA) will make Christian friends at his church.

 

Ministry:

  • Please pray for the new year kick off of parenting ministry, Awana, and prep for VBS.
  • Please pray for the Jan. 31 4th-5th grade retreat (salvation, discipleship, and safety)
  • Please pray for a new ‘tween’ coordinator to join our team.

 

 

Andy Schelb
Minister, Children’s Discipleship

Personal:

  • Praise- I get to baptize my neighbor, his wife, and his mother-in-law this Sunday (11/24) Please continue to pray for them as they grow in their faith.
  • My Grandmother Sharon Schelb is undergoing chemo and radiation for the next 6-7 weeks. Pray for her as it is quite the process. Please also pray for my grandfather as he helps her through this season.
  • Continue to pray for my daughter Audrey’s salvation.
  • Pray for Reed (my son), as he continues to grow in his faith.
  • Pray for family and friends during the holidays as it is difficult to celebrate without some key people you love.

Ministry:

  • Pray for our 1 day Christmas VBS that God would supply just the right volunteers to minister to the kids we will reach. Pray for all the details to come together swiftly.

Chris Dotson
Minister, High School Students

Personal:

  • The health of our new baby girl Rosie.
  • My wife and I as we adjust to new life as parents.
  • Safety as we and family members travel for the holidays.
  • Continued recovery for my brother..

Ministry:

  • That life change would happen in the hearts of our high school students.

 

Andrew Evans
Minister, Middle School Students

Personal:

  • Please continue praying for my new neighbors. Their kids are now participating in our rec ministry. Praying that each opportunity for gospel conversation is taken advantage of.
  • Praying for a friend’s Dad – he had a stroke. Doctors still don’t know the severity. They are waiting on him to wake up from surgery.
  • Please continue to pray for a spouse and partner in ministry.

Ministry:

  • I’m praying that God would give me fresh vision for the Middle School ministry as we approach 2020.
  • We are noticing that many families are disengaged. We are praying that the Lord would grant us favor as we reach out to, and pray for these families.
  • We are seeing God do some pretty incredible things in middle school ministry – specifically in the area of our worship. I’m praying that He continues to move in this way, and that our hearts are receptive to his work.
  • Please pray that God would grant boldness in the lives of our MS Students. Many of them have friends that don’t know Jesus. I am asking that God would give them opportunities to share about Him, and that they would take hold of those opportunities.
  • The suicide rates continue to climb for teenagers. We desperately want to see teens find hope in Jesus.

Jay Sanders
Minister, College

Personal:

  • Pray that I will for fight for my time with God daily.
  • Pray that I will lead and love my wife well.
  • Pray for our new foster daughter Aria who just moved into our home. That she will safe in her new home, and that we will love her with the love of Christ.

 

Ministry:

  • Pray for continued fruit that remains in the College students attending Idlewild College Ministry.

 

Linda Epperson
Director, Children’s Ministries

Personal:

  • Pray for our family as we gather together in North Carolina during the holidays.
  • Pray for great spiritual conversation. Pray for a memorable week filled with
    God’s grace, mercy, and love. Pray for the Lord to be magnified and glorified.
  • Pray for great times in the Word as we close out this year. Pray for the “Armor
    of God” around our homes.
  • Pray for the Lord to speak to us regarding His plans for our family in 2020.
  • Pray for Kayanna, Ebba, Mila, and Julia to come to draw near to Christ and
    surrender their lives to Him and to give them a heart for the Lord Jesus.
  • Pray for continued good health for Rod, power, strength, and protection.

Ministry:

  • Will you ask the Lord to send a part-time Preteen Coordinator and a part-time
    Resource Room Coordinator to join our staff this month?
  • Pray for the Lord to use our team to minister to the hurting children, parents,
    and teachers that need encouragement.
  • Pray for the Lord to draw many children unto himself.
  • Pray that the presence of the Lord would be evident in every classroom.
    Pray that the Bible will come alive to every child.
  • Thank God for sending such precious families and children to our church.

 

IDLEWILD AT THE SPRINGS

Chip Luter
Campus Pastor, Idlewild at the Springs

Personal:

  • Pray for the health of my family

Ministry:

  • Pray for a jump start to the new year
  • Pray for the members of our church who have lost love ones in 2019.

ADMINISTRATION

Ken Smith
Minister, Administration

Personal:

  • We are aware of a couple families in our community going through some very dark times. One has tragically lost a son and the other family a very stressful marriage situation. It reminds me to pray for all the homes in our community. We really never know what is going on in those homes. Let’s pray fervently for the families in our neighborhoods and opportunities to get to know them.
  • Of the two families I mentioned above, I have built a relationship where we are meeting one on one about every other week. Pray for wisdom to listen effectively and advise Biblically. The other family I have not been able to connect to spend any meaningful time with. Would you pray God makes a way for Jeanne and myself to have an opportunity to spend time with them.
  • Pray for our six grandkids, Jack, Ellie, Will, Wyatt, Logan, and Cullen that they would hide God’s Word in their hearts and see life filtered through the Truth of His Word.
  • Pray for us as grand parents and their parents, that we would model Christ-likeness to them. That they would see us giving ourselves daily to help each one live in the rescuing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ministry:

  • I love Christmas Season at Idlewild! Pray for all the staff and volunteers who work so hard at making Christmas at Idlewild so Christ Centered and beautiful.
  • Our Finance Department is beginning a conversion of our accounting software. These conversions and implementations are always challenging. Pray for our Finance Team as they continue fulfilling their ongoing regular responsibilities and at the same time tackle this very large project.