I believe that knowing and loving God is the ultimate purpose of every human being. As a worship Pastor, my goal is to create a culture in which people are enabled to find out what that means for them. True worship comes in many forms, and I want to encourage authentic expressions both inside and outside the church.
Worship is not just for saved, church-going people; in fact, I believe genuine worship is the absolute best way to reach those who do not know God. Many people I know are saved now because at some point they had a revelation of God as they observed Christians' expressions of love, gratitude, and submission to the Lord. This is confirmed by John 12:32, in which Jesus said, "When I am lifted up, I will draw all people to myself."
I believe the Christian life is meant to be lived in community with other Christians. Music and art are important ways for individuals to express themselves, but also serve as important tools to unify the church as a whole. By singing corporately or engaging in historic and contemporary liturgies, each Christian is connected to the community of faith around the world and throughout time. The hymns we sing reflect the depth and tradition of our faith, and the choruses we write express God's work among us in the present day. Much of my ministry experience to this point has centered around creating and incorporating musical and other liturgies in the worship service as a way of teaching and unifying the church.