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 4/12/20

Week of 4/12/20

WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS

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; my son, Ethan; for my daughter, Marét, who is expecting her first child in August; and my son, Nathan. Please pray that as a family, we all make wise choices and decisions.

Ministry:

  1. Please be praying diligently for revival for our church. Psalm 85:6 – ‘Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?’
  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.

 

Steve Kirby
Minister, Instrumental Music

Personal:

  1. His family – Bonnie, Daniel (Aden and Jackson), Joel (Veronica, Ryleigh and Raegan) and Erin (Matt).
  2. Pray for Daniel. He has “temporary” permanent custody of the boys through the end of the school year. Pray as he works to have permanent custody of the boys. Unless something changes, they will go back to NC whenever the school year is over. Pray for wisdom, sound minds and God’s grace on their lives.
  3. Pray for Joel and Veronica as they lean on Him and make Him a priority in all things. Joel has a good job but feels that there is something else out there for him. Pray that the Lord will make him content where he is or lead him where He wants him to go. Pray that Joel and Veronica will continue to be the parents to Ryleigh and Raegan that God has called them to be.
  4. Pray for Erin and Matt. Matt is very far from the Lord. But, God continues to show Himself faithful. Pray with us that Matt comes to Christ soon. He and Erin will stay in the Tampa area for a few more years, which will allow us more time with Matt to show Christ to him. Pray for Erin as she still deals with headaches, migraines and a severe wheat allergy, although her health has been better over the past 6 months. She is in need of a full-time job. She has interviewed for a position out of state, but has not made a decision to accept it or not. Pray for wisdom and direction. Continue to pray for God’s perfect will to be manifested in their lives now and the future.

Thank you for lifting my children (and grandchildren) up in prayer!

 

Ministry:

  1. The Worship Orchestra as we are always looking for additional instrumentalists to join with us. We are always in need of string players (violin, viola, cello), but all other instruments are welcome. We are reading through a great devotional book together this year. Pray that it makes an impact on the musicians’ lives. We are not able to meet together to play or worship right now. But, we are able to communicate with each other and still do ministry, even in the midst of COVID-19.
  2. The WILD Student Worship Community, including the WILD Orchestra, as we pray for godly leadership with a thirst for God’s Word. We are always looking for additional instrumentalists. We are especially in need of string and woodwind players (particularly violin, flute and clarinet), but all other instruments are welcome (and needed). Pray that we can capture young musicians to train and to become better worshippers and better worship leaders. We, too, like the adult orchestra, waiting for day we enter the building and lead our church in worship! We are praying that is soon.
  3. The Centre for Music, Worship and the Arts as we begin the spring term. Right now, we are teaching lessons virtually, or online, until such a time as we are cleared to teach in our building. The Centre is always in need of qualified instructors, specifically vocal (male and female), piano and guitar. Pray that we can continue to meet the needs according to the Lord’s plan for us.

 

David Zunz
Minister, Student Worship

Personal:

  1. For my wife Janell as she stays home with our two children.
  2. For our 4 year-old daughter Adele and our 2 year-old son Ezra, for health and safety
  3. For the salvation of our children, that they would accept Christ at an early age
  4. For the future husband of our daughter and future wife of our son, that they would be pure, Christ-like spouses for our children.

Ministry:

  1. For God to give me wisdom in several areas of discipline: Spiritual, personal health, work, finances and family
  2. For wisdom in adapting our ministry to the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Brandon Arnold
Ministry Associate, Music & Worship

Personal:

  1. That I will press in even more on a daily basis in my personal time with the Lord
  2. My family is going through a lot right now, and could really use prayers for peace, guidance, and provision
  3. Wisdom and discernment in some personal decisions
  4. That the Lord would give me new songs in my personal worship to Him
  5. Praying for a godly wife, one who is the right helpmeet for me and the ministry the Lord has entrusted to me.

Ministry:

  1.  Pray for the protection physically, mentally, and spiritually for our congregation, volunteers, and staff
  2. Wisdom & unity for our leadership team as they make big decisions for our church during these unique times
  3. Strength, direction, and peace for Pastor Ken
  4. Peace and faith for our staff and congregants, as many are not only afraid of the virus, but also if they will have a job when this is all eventually over
  5. Praying for revival and a great awakening within the global and local church

 

 

Sheila Goskie
Director, Children’s Music

Personal:

  1. For my husband, Tom and our children Kristin (husband Sean, and son Joel), Kara (husband, Jordan; and daughters Ellison, Kate & newly adopted baby Emery) Caleb (wife, Arielle) – that they would continue to love and follow the Lord and draw closer to Him and to each other.
  2. For daughter, Kaylin – that she would have an impact and follow the Lord as she started teaching recently at Kenley Elementary School-for her decisions about her next step
  3. For my brother that he would respond & follow as God pursues him!
  4. For adoption process for daughter Kara & her family to continue smoothly and Emery to grow and thrive

Ministry:

  1. For Worship Quest to “reach and impact lives of children and family & for WQ leaders to faithfully share His love with the children each Wednesday.
  2. For the session of Tiny Tots that ends the last week of March – that these little ones would come to know the Lord early and their families would grow closer to Him.
  3. For the planning and preparation of the WQ children for their spring presentations – that children would learn & grow from these and that they would invite their friends & family to come
    Sun., May 3 – Grades 2-5 present “Back to the Beginning”
    Wed., May 6 – Preschool & PreK present “Praise Cast” & K&1st Grade present “Mission Possible”
  4. For WQ Grades 2-5 kids as they lead in worship in both AM services with the adults on Sun., 3/1
  5. For the planning of Camp Agape for the summer and SummerSing Worship Arts Camp (July 20-24) – for leaders, classes, and that we would reach many for the Lord.