Featured Member of the Week: Michele Bartlett

What’s your name?

Michele Bartlett

Where do you serve, what is your title, and how long have you served there?

Foothills Bible Church, Littleton CO, volunteer, about 18 months off and on.

How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t go to church?

The Communications Director makes sure that the message Christ’s love gets out not only to our members but also to the world at large, in a way that is accessible, understandable and showcases the attributes of the God we love. I help the Communications Director in whatever capacity she asks; a few blogs and sermon pullouts for reposting so far. Independent of being asked, I have been submitting to the church’s FB page weekly YouTube videos of songs that complement the sermon topic, sometimes with commentary that expands on how it fits the topic.

What were some of the things that you experienced that shaped the way you approach your work?

I’m a published writer in both secular and Christian publications but the latter is my passion.

What’s the one thing you wish people knew about your job?

How fulfilling it is when someone comments that a blog, a post, a song, etc. ministered to their heart. I’ve never seen a gold apple in a silver setting, but a word fitly spoken/written is a lovely thing indeed, and fuels the desire to do more, and better.

What is the one tool for your job that you can’t live without, and why?

My laptop. I really despise composing on a phone or tablet.

What is the biggest mistake that you see churches making when it comes to communications and marketing?

I don’t look for mistakes, but I do cringe at the misuse of homophones, and I’ll bet you do too!

Who is someone that you look up to in the church communications world?

The moderators of church Facebook pages, including the worship (a different kind of communication) groups, because they need the wisdom of Solomon (more, actually), the patience of Job’s wife (right?), and the grace of, well, Jesus.

We have quite a great time conversing with you beyond this questionnaire. You are a truly kind-hearted, selfless ministry worker and you deserve to be recognized for that. We hope you can influence more people with your kindness and gratefulness. Thanks for sharing with us a piece of your thoughts.

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