We are a community of worshippers seeking to engage the presence of the Lord daily and to release His Kingdom into the world around us. God has grown us from 5 people to over 35, since we began in 2008. He has led us on a journey learning what it means to lead the people of Marietta, GA to His heart. Our desire is do this with authenticity and simplicity. We want to see people, from all walks of life, lay their burdens down before the Only One able to relieve them of that weight, so they can step into the full life of freedom that has been purchased for them.
At StoneBridge, we are committed to seeing our community transformed by God. God has given us four anchors so we don’t drift away from his purpose. We believe that as we grow in these areas, both personally and corporately, we will see our city transformed:
WE ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.(Galatians 5:25) Our desire is to listen to God and do what he says. We want to be people who track with the Spirit every day, in all areas of life.
BECOMING MORE LIKE JESUS
For those God foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son. (Romans 8:29) Our character, attitudes, and outlook should reflect Jesus. We cooperate with the Holy Spirit as he shapes our hearts and molds our lives.
DOING GOOD WORKS GOD HAS PREPARED FOR US
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10) We each have a part to play in God’s larger work in our world. We want to help you discover your calling and begin “doing your deal.”
SERVING WHERE GOD HAS PLANTED US
Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.(Jeremiah 29:7) As a church, God has planted us squarely in the center of Marietta. Individually, you have a “Marietta” as well. We want to help you serve where God has planted you.
Greenhouse Music is a ministry created to cultivate environments for worship leaders to grow healthier so they produce healthier fruit in their lives and ministry. This currently is in its infant stages, but God is pulling worship leaders together around the North Atlanta area to collaborate, encourage and spur one another on to do the good works He created them for. Contact us for more info.
We adore the ONE who deserves adoration. We exalt the ONE seated on high. We invite the ONE who dwells within us to stir us up for HIS glory. As we worship HE inhabits our praises and HIS PRESENCE is manifest.
In this place we are transformed/conformed more into the image of the ONE we behold. JESUS is HIS name and we belong to HIM forever. HIS PRESENCE is HIS KINGDOM and we invite HIS KINGDOM to come advance through us.
We were all made to worship. The focus of our worship determines the purpose of our life. If we worship anything but JESUS, then our eyes are set too low and we are living short of the purpose we were created for. JESUS is the only one worthy of worship. By HIS WORD and HIS SPIRIT we are led in our worship of HIM. The WORD is our safeguard. Without it we would not even know where to begin in our pursuit of HIM. The SPIRIT is the source of our strength. Without the SPIRIT we would not be able to sustain our pursuit of HIM. Therefore, we worship in SPIRIT and TRUTH. We cannot truly worship JESUS independent of either SPIRIT or TRUTH. Without truth we would be in error and without SPIRIT we would be in the flesh, which cannot bring glory to GOD.
Your expression of worship is as unique as you are. You are the only one who can give GOD the unique offering of praise HE created you for. In every season of your life, your offering of praise is flavored uniquely for HIM. Therefore; give HIM praise in the seasons of lack and plenty, joy and mourning, clarity and confusion. Each season of life will be the only time you can give HIM that specific offering of praise. In Heaven, our praise will be given from a place of perfection, but here we can give HIM praise in our brokenness. We get to choose HIM even when everything around us is trying to lead us away from HIM! That is an offering HE surely delights in.
Scripture paints a picture of our posture in worship. From celebratory dancing, clapping, shouting; to the weightiness of bowing, laying prostrate and weeping in HIS presence. We were created by HIS hands. Everything within us is made to receive from and respond to HIM. Take a moment and let that sink in. Again, everything within us is made to receive from and respond to HIM. HE has wired us in such a way as to innately know HIM. Even in our sinful separation we long for more. We have an inner void until HE, our CREATOR, fills it. When we receive HIM as LORD, HE comes and orders the chaos; essentially turning on the lights of our dark existence.
Remember what you were saved from, be thankful in HIS provision, cling to HIS promises and delight in HIS PRESENCE. This is worship! HE is so worthy of all our attention and adoration. Don’t let pride, doubt, disappointment, fear, etc. keep you from giving to GOD what is HIS alone. You.