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

Women’s Discipleship Ministry Tea Recap by Teresa Ankrom

Women’s Discipleship Ministry Tea Recap by Teresa Ankrom

The tables were tastefully decorated.  The food was abundant and exquisitely displayed. The teapots alone were enough to make Martha Stewart proud.  However, what was most beautiful in the room were the women and their smiles.  It was a gathering for women who had committed to being the Disciple Makers that Jesus called them to be in Matthew 28:18-20 and the women who desired to learn from them.

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

About 28 women gathered to celebrate the relationships and growth that has taken place through Idlewild’s Women’s Discipleship Ministry.  Many testimonies were given of changed lives and wonderful friendships.  One woman’s marriage was restored.  One was learning how to be a servant leader and was heading to missions with the prayer and support of her disciple maker.  One testified to learning how to deal with her sin and imperfections with honesty and true repentance.  Many disciple makers shared that they were more blessed than the women they were pouring in to.  All that shared agreed that it had been well worth the time invested!

As I listened to testimony after testimony, I praised our great Father who was showing me once again that His ways are so perfect.  This is how He intends for His church to function, grow, and mature.  It works and this celebration was a perfect testament to that truth!

If you would like to join in what God is doing through Discipleship Ministry at Idlewild, please contact Teresa Ankrom at for more information.  We would love to have you.  There is opportunity for being discipled, learning to be a disciple maker, or being connected with someone who needs to be discipled and mentored in the faith!  Maybe next year, YOU will be the one with the testimony to share at our celebration tea!?!