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

  I realized that I told a little about my grandson’s birth but really the story is my daughter’s to tell. It’s been months now since the event, we were a bit numb from so much emotion. When you hear a...

  When I traveled to England with my daughters to tour Jane Austen movie sites, my youngest daughter was monitoring social media for any "Pop Ups" we might pop in on. This was another fun adventure in the midst of a fun...

Children by Jodie Montgomery   Throughout the world, children are in need of care. Many see children as an inconvenience or they see themselves as incapable of parenting. This is heart wrenching.   His Body through local churches is uniting to increase awareness of...

Speechless by Jodie Montgomery   There are so many topics bombarding my thoughts these days that I really have no idea what to say or where to start. Thoughts swirling include what’s for dinner, why such a number gap between church membership...

More on She Loves Out Loud 2020 By Jodie Montgomery   In all the years I have been doing women’s ministry, I have never had so many women at an event come and tell me how much they wished more had known about...

Perseverance by Jodie Montgomery   I’m reading through the letters to the churches in Revelation Chapters 2 and 3. Do you know that the word “perseverance” is used repeatedly in these letters? God values perseverance. This word does not equate to the...

God First Loved Us By Susan Grace In October, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I could write a long list of things to share on how truly wonderful this baby is to me and my husband! Children are a...

My Experience at She Loves Out Loud By Nicole Brinson   When Jodie told me about She Loves Out Loud, I liked the concept of it but was super confused over the execution of it. A group of women - across the nation...

Loving Words by Jodie Montgomery   Happy Valentine’s Day (or week…)! Valentines are such a reminder to me of the power of encouragement, the power of loving words. John 13:34-35 says that believers will be known by their love for one another....

He’s Here! by Jodie Montgomery   My son-in-law and I had been at my daughter’s bedside in the hospital since 7 am. We had witnessed her induction and then quiet strength as she worked through the early stages of labor and most...

Humbled by Jodie Montgomery   The definition for humble in the Oxford Dictionary online reads to lower someone in dignity or importance, decisively defeat (typically one that was previously thought to be superior), low, lowly. The similar terms for humble are listed...

IBC Women’s Blog January 23, 2020 GOOVI by Jodie Montgomery   It’s the first of the year and I’ve got a new best friend, GOOVI. I have fallen in love with GOOVI. GOOVI does what not many want to do, clean up after...

We are looking forward to seeing you at our She Loves Out Loud event on February 15, 2020! You can register for this event HERE What is She Loves Out Loud? Listen to Diane Strack below! [embed]https://youtu.be/F5Jmctw_D1o[/embed]   What is the cost of this event?  ...

Prayer is an interesting discipline of the Christian faith. It portrays belief in an unseen mighty entity that wondrously values connection to His creation. It is the essence of faith to kneel and cry out to God trusting that He...

  As a Women's Ministry Director, you receive a lot of requests to host events at "your" church. It takes a bit of effort sometimes to process the requests and to keep up with the information so that if you do...

In 2020, the Women’s Ministry will continue to send a group of women to Queens, NYC to serve at the Asian Women’s Center and through outreach in Diversity Plaza. This is a phenomenal missions opportunity as all the world gathers...

While we want to make sure you're "In the Know" on all things 'women's ministry' within our church, we also want to keep you aware of other ministries happenings that may be of interest to you! Our goal is to...

I’m starting this year a little differently than previous New Years by remembering who I am and who I am not. 2019 got away from me. It started with a lot of questioning and ended with a lot of just...

God with Us   Reading: Luke 2:25-38   Simeon and Anna were anticipating Messiah, waiting to behold His beauty. God remembered their longing for His righteousness and blessed them by allowing them to not only behold, but to hold the baby Jesus before they...

Alpha and Omega   Reading: 2 Samuel 7:13; Revelation 21, 22   The Biblical story does not end with Christmas. There is so much more. May we remember Christ’s gift of forgiveness of sin and newness of Life as we proclaim His goodness. May...

Shepherd   Reading: Luke 2:1-20; John 10:1-21   I learned Psalm 23 by memory when as a young child I visited my Grandma Burns. She believed that memorizing the Psalm would be a great comfort to me through the years. She was right. Probably...

Beloved of God   Reading: Micah 5:1-4; Luke 1:26-80; Matthew 1:19-2:12   In today’s reading, I hope you see the many people that have gone before us recognizing the time is now to worship the King. I vaguely remember days in a little Mennonite...

The New Covenant   Reading: Jeremiah 31:10-34; Hebrews 9:15   If you study the covenants in Scripture, you gain a deep understanding of the long-suffering of the Lord God Almighty and His persistent desire to be one with those He created to bear His...

Light of the World   Reading: Isaiah 42:1-7; John 8:12   I love seeing Christmas lights. I enjoy sharing the lights with loved ones and seeing what others have thought up to celebrate His birth. It is no wonder to me that Christ is...

Lord of Hosts   Reading: Isaiah 40:3-5; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:2   In the Hebrew Bible, the name of the Lord frequently is connected with the term for hosts or armies. Some scholars see the term, typically interpreted Lord of Hosts, to...

Healer   Reading: Isaiah 29:18-21; 53:3   The children that were designing the ornaments for this advent celebration had a lot of fun with this ornament on Healer. How would you depict The Healer? Would you draw a crutch with an “x” over...

The Stem of Jesse   Reading: Isaiah 11:1-11   Isaiah was the prophet that spoke impending exile to the Israelites due to their rejection of God. Isaiah had the hard task of rebuking several kings for their unbelief. Specifically, Isaiah spoke the virgin birth...

King of Kings   Reading: Psalm 72:9-10: Matthew 2:1-12   Deference is humble submission and respect. Kings, as great sacrificial leaders in the land, are worthy of deference. To bestow such honor on a little baby seems ludicrous unless the baby is born to...

Messiah   Reading: Psalm 16; Daniel 12:2 (Best read out loud)   John 4:25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.”   Some scholars say that the Old...

Anointed One   Reading: Psalm 2; Acts 4:1-31   I think Psalm 2 speaks the entire Biblical story in its “mere” twelve verses. Acts 4 gives the account of believers, convicted of the truth in Psalm 2, boldly proclaiming how to take refuge in...

Son of David   Reading: 2 Samuel 7; Matthew 1:1; Luke 1:32-33   As I read through 2 Samuel 7, the word “forever” stands out to me. This is a strong word. This is a covenant relationship word.   One of the greatest steps of faith...

He is King   Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13   “1 Samuel 16:7 God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”   The Israelites wanted a king to lead them, a king like the other...

Greater Moses   Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-19; John 6:14; Acts 7:37   My children and I loved playing a game with my Grandma Burns based on her ability to give us clues. Grandma Burns would hide a gift in her house and slips of paper...

Our Sin-Bearer   Reading: Numbers 21:4-9   Today we pause and acknowledge that the Creator of the Universe orchestrated a great redemptive plan in which He would bear the grotesque sin of mankind so that all who believe in His provision of Life would...

Law-Giver   Reading: Exodus 19:1-20:17   I don’t know how you feel about Law-Givers or about the Law, some people really resent Law-Givers and think that no one has the right to “regulate” another, but I greatly value Law-Givers and the Law. I believe...

The Passover Lamb   Reading: Exodus 12:1-51   In delivering Israel out of Egypt, God provides a Passover Lamb that symbolizes the Israelite’s need of God’s miraculous help. The Blood of the Lamb placed over the door of the home provided refuge from the...

The Greater Exodus   Reading: Exodus 2:1-10, 3:1-17   I’ve been watching my new grandson and thinking about babies in the Christmas story. So many miraculous little lives. The survival of a baby is dependent upon adults taking pity on the vulnerable and being...

The Lion of Judah   Reading: Genesis 49:8-11   Matthew 2:6 “And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.”   Timing is so important...

He is Provider   Reading: Genesis 22:1-18   Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Faith in God’s character revealed in His Word, pleases our Maker. As with all convictions, one really cannot know the...