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 10/20 Prayer Requests

Week of 10/20 Prayer Requests

NEXT GEN

Kelly Knouse
Minister, Next Generation

Personal:

  1. 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.
  2. For Tara, as she leads the Loft 181 ministry.
  3. For Cade, as he begins his 11th grade year 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 Godly friendships. Pray that God would honor him during this Fall baseball season. Pray for his spiritual leadership on the team.
  4. For Ellason, as she begins her 10th grade year at Land O Lakes HS. Pray she continues to lead out spiritually among friends and on the soccer team.
  5. For McKenna, as she transitions to High School, as a 9th grader at Land O Lakes HS. Please pray for her to use wisdom, make wise choices, and have hunger for Jesus this year.
  6. For Presley and Tyce, as they attend Pineview MS. Pray for Tyce’s transition, as first year middle school student. Pray that they would both find confidence in the Lord and boldness as the stand for Him this year.
  7. 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. Pray for him, as he begins K4 classes.
  8. 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.
  9. Pray for wisdom this Fall, balancing time with ministry and family.

Ministry:

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

 

 

Patrick Newbill
Minister, Children Ministry

 

Personal:

  1. Please pray for us as we have taken in a troubled 14 year old niece to live with us.
  2. Pray for that same niece to soften to the things of Christ and come to Him.
  3. Pray that my son in LA would make Christian friends from church.

 

Ministry:

  1. Please pray for wisdom as we work thru some staffing issues.
  2. Please pray for God to raise up our new ‘tween’ coordinator (Ginger is moving to Atlanta).
  3. Please pray for volunteers as we begin to gear up for our ‘One Day Christmas VBS’ coming up on 12/15

 

 

 

Andy Schelb
Minister, Children’s Discipleship

Personal:

  1. Pray for my neighbors Bobbie and Andrea who need to accept Jesus.
  2. Pray for my unnamed friend who needs Jesus.
  3. Pray for Audrey’s salvation someday.

Ministry:

  1. Pray for God to bless our Christmas one day vbs.
    Pray for God to provide kids cove workers at 11am.
    Pray for our Kids Kare team.
    Pray for our Awana Ministry to continue to grow this year

 

Chris Dotson
Minister, High School Students

Personal:

  1. My brother as he transitions out of rehab and into sobriety housing.
  2. My wife and I as we learn how to navigate a new season of life and ministry with our baby – Rosie.

Ministry:

  1. That God would be a comfort for the brokenness I see in the lives of the students we minister to on a daily basis.

 

Andrew Evans
Minister, Middle School Students

Personal:

  1. Please continue praying for relational opportunities with neighbors. The house across the street was just sold, and new neighbors moved in last week. Praying for God to open doors for conversation!
  2. Pray for my cousin’s marriage. Asking for God to restore what has been broken.
  3. Pray for a spouse and partner in ministry.

Ministry:

  1. Pray for the launch of our Hope Team. It’s a student led initiative with the intention of making sure that every student feels seen, welcome, loved, and served.
  2. Praying for our students to grab a hold of their identity in Christ. So much of their behavior stems from who they think they are.
  3. Pray for our Girls Weekend. A weekend geared for middle and high school girls with the intention of building community and deepening their walk with Jesus.

 

Jay Sanders
Minister, College

Personal:

  1. Pray that I will for fight for my time with God daily.
  2. Pray that I will lead and love my wife well.

 

Ministry:

  1. Pray for God’s supernatural favor as we interact with 1,000’s of students at USF.

 

Linda Epperson
Director, Children’s Ministries

Personal:

  1. Pray for our family members that are far from the Lord; pray for their hearts to be receptive to the
    Lord.
  2. Pray for our precious grandchildren 10, 6. 3. and almost 1-year old. Pray for all of them to
    surrender their lives to Christ at an early age.
  3. Pray for my mom Celia, who turns 89 in October to make wise decisions, to have endurance, relief
    from back pain and to feel the presence of the Lord.
  4. Pray for Rod’s brother, Jack, in Miami to be strengthened physically after his recent heart
    surgery.

Ministry:

  1. Pray for LEAD to be implemented throughout the church as we embrace this in Next-Gen
    Ministries. Pray for Pastor Kelly as he leads our team.
  2. Pray for the Lord to bless our small group leaders on Sunday as they weekly diligently teach
    children the Word of God. Pray for creativity, time-management, and love for every child.
  3. Pray for every child to feel loved, know they are a child of God and taught in a powerful way every week.
  4. Pray for a strong outreach program to begin where every child absent will be contacted and know by name.
    Thank you for your steadfast prayers.