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 3-10-19

Week of 3-10-19

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

 

Greg Murphy
Minister – Family Care

Personal

  1. Please pray for me to hear the Lord clearly in prayer through His Word and apply and implement what He says, but first to abide in Christ and to increase my time with Him each day.
  2. Our grandson, Joshua, will be a year old this month in March. Thank you for your prayers during his first year. He is a blessing to us and his parents Rebecca and Robert. All live in Texas. Pray for his salvation and for guidance for and blessings on the family.
  3. Please pray for Lynn to be blessed in her roles as wife and mother and now loving her first grandson. She is a blessing to me each day and as she serves along side of me in ministry, prayer, Starting Point, and the “Christ in Us” group.
  4. Please continue to pray for direction and the Lord’s blessings on Isabella’s life in the next 5 to 10 years, which are important years for making lasting life decisions. Pray for leadership in education finishing high school and beginning college. Pray for continued growth and wisdom in daily Bible study and fellowship in the Holy Spirit.
  5. Please pray again for my mother, Sarah. She was evacuated from her care facility during a hurricane in September and continues to live in a Care Facility in a neighboring town. Pray for the Lord to fill her days with His Word and the encouragement and blessing of His presence. 

Ministry

  1. Please rejoice with me that the church has been blessed as we have prayed together through the 21 days. Give thanks for answered prayers during the revival services. Continue to call on the Lord for his stirring and work in our lives. 
  2. Please pray that the Lord will bless us freshly with His presence and stir our hearts toward living consistently in His holiness. Pray that we will call on His name and seek His person, purposes, presence and His ways. Pray that we will adjust to His Word and worship Him in Spirit and Truth. Pray that He will draw the lost to Himself in salvation through our witness.
  3. Please pray that the Lord will use the new prayer webpage and other new prayer media to motivate prayer in His church including through the Watchman prayer wall, Praylude, the prayer room and other prayer groups and ministries.
  4. God has blessed us with a beautiful pair of prayer rooms by the Fireside room. I hope you will go by and pray over the rooms and spend some time there, but especially pray that God will raise up a powerful ministry of prayer around those rooms and also throughout the body of Christ at Idlewild. I believe we are at the beginning of what God may do through prayer. 
  5. Please Pray for Linda Sienkiewicz, who is the Ministry Assistant in Family Care and for Lainey Bock who is the Ministry Assistant to Pastor Reno in Member Care. Please pray for them as they currently assists in the many areas of the Family Care/Caring Ministry.

 

 

Reno Zunz
Minister, Caring Ministy

Personal:

  1. That Sherri and I would grow stronger in our relationship to Jesus individually and together in our marriage.
  2. That our children would continue to walk with Christ and have wisdom to parent our grandchildren.
  3. We will have new neighbors moving in soon across the street. Please pray for George and Carol.
  4. For good management of our time and calendars so we can open our home to other couples.
  5. For Sherri as she continues to teach the Women of Excellence Group on Sunday mornings.

Ministry:

  1. That God would direct our Member Care Ministry daily to give our all to assist members through their difficult times.
  2. That God would bless our Ministry Assistants Linda Sienkiewicz and Lainey Bock (Lainey is expecting her first child Olivia in April). We have had many funerals in February, which takes a lot of time and energy from Linda. And of course, Lainey is “great with child”!
  3. That the Lord would raise up families at Idlewild and call them to foster children at risk. Please pray that the “Empowered to Connect” Conference April 5-6 will be a blessing and a success.
  4. That God would bless Deana Troyer as she leads our Special Needs Ministries, granting her wisdom and energy and strength, and would provide workers that love the students. We are so grateful for our SN Team!
  5. That the Lord would watch over our Idlewild widows and provide for all of their needs, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  6. For our Deacon Leadership this critical year: Cary Gaylord(Chairman); Andy Whitten (1st Vice Chairman); Clinton Dailey (2nd Vice Chairman); Mike Ruckman (Secretary); Charles Tipton(Treasurer); and Dana Hardee and Don Enoch(Yokefellow Coordinators).
  7. We are planning a big “Back Yard Baptism” outside the Gatheria on April 28. Please pray that many will make their public profession of faith in Christ at this special time. Please be praying for a harvest of souls Easter weekend, April 20-21.

 

 

Wade Griffin
Minister, Families

Ministry

  1. Please join me as we prepare for the launch of LEAD which stands for Leadership Engagement and Discipleship. We are excited about the direction God is taking us to live out the Mission and Vision through this framework and platform. More to come in coming months!
  2. In February we launched 6 limited time topical classes that have been meeting on Sunday mornings. They focused on Marriage, Prayer, Discipleship and Financial Peace University. The desire was that many who were church attenders would get connected with a group and stay on after these classes came to a conclusion. Please pray with us that this will be the case.
  3. Our next Lasting Love Date Night will be held on April 12 for Young Marrieds. Please pray that many guest will join our members for this Mystery Dinner experience. Pray that the gospel will be clear.
  4. We will also have two Date Nights in May for Adults with Families and Intermediate Adults lifestage. We will use the same theme and pray for many to attend. It has been a long time since we have done an event exclusively for these folks.

 

Personal

  1. We have our 8th grandchild on the way. Our daughter Jennifer and her husband Philip are expecting their fourth daughter in mid-August. Praying for a healthy girl!
  2. Kim and I will be going to Cuba on an Entrust trip in October and would appreciate your prayers.
  3. It seems that our enemy is aggressively attacking young families at this time. Please pray for God’s protection and that these couples will keep their hearts and minds set on Christ.
  4. We would appreciate your prayers for our neighbors. We have met a number of wonderful people who are in need of the gospel. We are desirous of building relationships as we pray for them regularly.

 

 

Ron Upton
Minister, Worship & Creative Arts

Personal:

  1. I want to thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of my family; Please pray for my wife, Miska, as she continues to faithfully serve God;
  2. Please pray for my children: My son, Ethan, who will complete his Master’s Degree this summer, for clarification of direction in his life after graduation; for my daughter, Maret, and her husband, Zachary, as they look for a dynamic family oriented church; and for my son, Nathan, to find and plug into a strong healthy church;
  3. Please pray that as a family, we all make wise choices and decisions.

 

Ministry:

  1. Please join us in prayer for Friday, March 22, as the Florida Orchestra and Master Chorale perform Haydn’s “The Creation” here at Idlewild, conducted by our own Michael Francis.
  2. Please pray for wisdom for me as I seek to prompt a multicultural, multi-generational body of believers to worship the Lord Jesus Christ in unity, spirit and truth.

 

 

Jordan Richmond
Minister, Music & Worship

Personal

  1. Wisdom
  2. A freshness in our family devotions.
  3. I’m grateful for all God’s given me – I praise Him.
  4. Continued healing in my knee.
  5. Discipline in my eating.

 

Ministry

  1. Wisdom to implement the vision of IBC.
  2. A team-work attitude in all areas.
  3. That we would inspire the next generation.
  4. That the previous generations would be excited about the upcoming ones.
  5. Upcoming WILD NYC trip.

 

 

Scott Nieman
Minister, Recreation Outreach

  1. We have had several youth pray to receive Christ in the flag football program this Winter. Please pray as we close out the season these last 2 weeks that this trajectory continues
  2. Please pray as we launch Spring baseball and adult softball this Spring with nearly 650 participants. Pray that the Gospel is clear and participants are receptive
  3. Please lift up my wife( Robin) and I as we deal with a multitude of issues with our aging parents