I believe worship and music are the heart of the congregation. I am well regarded nationally as a preacher and worship leader. I use a team approach to worship arts, consulting weekly with the music director, other ministers and worship associates to create dynamic and innovative worship experiences. I believe in engaging body, voice and words in each and every worship service and I have integrated those vehicles to great effect. While preaching is my dominant style of worship, I have experimented with animal blessings, healing services and liturgical drama as well. For several years I have incorporated a thematic approach to my worship ministry. Each month the worship team works with me to design a series of worship services devoted to that theme. The resources they provide not only help us educate the congregation about what we are developing (their newsletter is sent out to each of our members) but connects us with other local congregations doing the same work.