Pastor and family man Scott Neal Bartlow loves helping people find and follow Christ and is passionate about the local church. His entrepreneurial wiring makes him a great ministry starter—he loves strategic development and creating environments that foster innovation. He hopes that such environments lead to an increasingly sending church which rescues the vulnerable and invites people to experience the kingdom.
Scott has experience leading in multiple areas of the church—student ministry, 20-something ministry, adult small groups, baptism services, evangelism, and local and global missions. He’s also worked for both a traditional United Methodist Church and Willow Creek Community Church. Scott’s heart is to build a church which catalyzes transformation, and he is thankful for the diversity of his experience, which equips him to contribute in many different ways. Right now, he serves on the leadership and strategy team of Willow Crystal Lake.
Scott enjoys teaching, and especially thrives when casting vision that inspires others toward action. Sometime he’s teaching from a stage, but often he is developing people either one on one or in teams. A genuine relator, he has a gift for maximizing and multiplying the talents of his team.
Scott is lucky to be married to a beautiful woman, and recently became dad to a beautiful daughter. He loves Starbucks iced chai, a great movie and a good laugh. He’s certainly not afraid to poke fun at himself. As each day ends, he needs to know that he has maximized his gifts, opportunities, and resources to build God’s church and raise a fun, spiritually thriving family. Bounce over to scottbartlow.com or follow him at twitter.com/scottbartlow—he’ll be glad you did.