At StoneBridge, our vision is to see our community transformed by God. We believe that each of us have a part to play in seeing that happen. We believe that as we follow Jesus and become more like Him (Romans 8.29), and are led by the Holy Spirit (Gal 5.25) into the good works He has prepared for us  (Eph 2.10) in the places He has sent us (Jer 29.7) we will see His Kingdom come more fully here on earth as it is in heaven.

Below are the stories of a few of our folks who are doing just that. We hope their testimonies will encourage and inspire you in your journey.

If you would like to share your story please reach out to us at kim@stonebridgemarietta.org

Highlands Church
David Scott had worked in vocational church ministry for 15+ years when God put it in his heart to plant a church. At age 40, he and his family made a dramatic shift, left a secure job, and started Highlands Church. He's got some great advice for people who feel God stirring their hearts but are concerned about making a big life-change to do their deal.

12/16/2020
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 4
Dwell House Church
Russell and Megan Marshall heard God’s call to leave good jobs and a comfortable house in the 'burbs to develop redemptive relationships at an apartment complex in a transitional area of the city. Russell and Megan share the challenges and blessings of doing what all believers are called to do: Listen to God’s call and follow him in obedience – to love our neighbors and make disciples of Jesus wherever we live, work, and play.

12/16/2020
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 3
The Table on Delk
Tina Williford's only qualification for doing her deal was a willingness to say "yes" when the Lord called her to serve sexually exploited women and children on Delk Road near I-75. Her first step was simply to hang out at a gas station and talk to the women there. Now "The Table on Delk" has grown from a once-weekly ministry to five days of offering meals, Bible study, Celebrate Recovery and friendship to souls desperately in need of encouragement, hope and life transformation.

12/16/2020
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 4
Acts 6
Richard Wannall really didn't want anything to do with homeless people, but he needed something to do in retirement. He decided to volunteer at MUST Ministries, a local charity that helps the homeless. One day, a MUST client asked Richard to help him replace a lost birth certificate. Richard had no idea how to do that, but he jumped in anyway and figured out the complicated process. When that birth certificate arrived, the man's excitement told Richard he had found something to do that could transform lives: Birth certificates are required to get the state ID that opens doors to jobs, housing, and a host of other resources. Out of that experience, StoneBridge's Acts 6 ministry was born — and Richard realized that helping the poor and homeless is so scriptural that, if he wanted to call himself a Christian, he had to be helping others rebuild their lives and grow in their relationship with God and others.

12/16/2020
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 5
Women's Ministry
Jennifer Martin endured a heart-breaking divorce and searched in vain for post-divorce ways to connect with church. But as the Lord redeemed her life, he reminded her of the isolation she had felt and drew her toward organizing ministry events that could help women find community and connect with others who were walking paths similar to theirs. Enrolling in StoneBridge's FIT class confirmed her "deal" and helped her step out in faith — to discover her life changed in ways she never thought possible.

12/16/2020
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 4
Go Forth Yoga
At age 18, Norrie Morrison found herself in a place of extreme pain and inability to move. Her physical therapist used yoga poses to help her improve strength and mobility, and Norrie realized her brain was calming down and she could focus better as well. She began to use yoga and Scripture meditation in her time with God. Then the Lord showed her how her painful journey had been preparing her to do her deal: using Christian yoga to enable Christians to have stronger bodies, more aligned hearts, and quieter minds — so they can "go forth" and do their deal.

12/16/2020
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 3
Chosen Vessels
God broke into Bekah Baxter's world with a revelation about his direction for her life when she was a teenager on a short-term mission trip. Bekah was amazed to see that, more than 5,600 miles from Marietta, God was at work in amazing ways through his people. She began interacting with missionaries, asking them how she could help their work. One group rocked her world when they replied, "We're really just hungry for relationship." Out of that was born Bekah's "deal" — Chosen Vessels, a ministry that provides "member care" for missionaries, as well as assists with projects like summer camps for teens, among other things. Her message for us is that God is at work right around us every day, inviting to join him in what he is doing to transform lives and communities for his kingdom.

3/17/21
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 4
High School Bible Study
Nancy Hutchins' teenage daughter was growing up fast, and Nancy's heart was filled with so many things about faith in Jesus that she wanted to pass along, but, like so many teens, the days already were jammed with activities. Nancy wondered when she could find the time to teach her the things she wanted her to know before heading off to college. She was thunderstruck when her daughter agreed to invite her friends over for a weekly breakfast and Bible study before school. Her daughter is out of the house now, but the Bible study continues as the Lord has given Nancy a new group of young hearts each year. Listen to the excitement and passion in Nancy's voice as she shares how fulfilling it is to discover your deal and see God work through it.

8/17/21
Interviewer: Mark Kelly
Series: Doing Your Deal 2020 4