One aspect of ministry that I am passionate about is helping people find their place in life. Too many people wander through life feeling as if they don’t have a place, and they aren’t sure how to find the context that fits for them.
Since August, I’ve had the opportunity to invest in Jonathan Duncan, who leads worship at Stonecreek. Through our discussions in recent days, it became evident to Jonathan, and to me, that Stonecreek was not the best context for Jonathan to fulfill God’s call on his life. Jonathan felt that it was best to no longer serve as worship pastor at Stonecreek, but pursue other options in the Atlanta area to express his calling as a worship leader and artist.
I know the Stonecreek family will pray for Jonathan and his family as the Lord leads him. Jonathan remains a friend and he is passionate about Jesus. I am confident that God will use his passion to create songs for God’s people.
Stonecreek Church will continue to pursue worship that connects with the heart and honors God. I believe in a passionate worship environment that is more than performance, and offers a true heart connection to God. We have a unique opportunity to reach people who don’t know Christ and to grow people who do know Him. As God’s people worship, all people cannot help but take notice.
Join me also in praying for the person God has to lead this aspect of our ministry. During our search for a new worship pastor, we will have guest worship leaders who currently serve in Atlanta and the Southeast. I know you will make each person feel right at home.
God has given us a heartbeat to make a difference locally and globally, and worshipping Him will be central to the impact we will make. Stonecreek has always been known as a grace-filled, welcoming church and it is an honor to be part of what God is doing. Together, we will be a force for change!