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Why Do We Pray

Throughout our lives we may experience love, joy, pain, disappointment, rejection, peace, confusion and sometimes even being overwhelmed, but through it all, the Lord encourages us to keep fellowship with Him, and to pray.  In Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) it reads, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God...

Around The Bend

Jeff Gaura leads high adventure travel tours around the world and coaches and competes on Team USA in the sport of duathlon.  But even professional athletes can’t always predict what’s around the bend.  Gaura was given a second chance to live after plummeting 31 feet over a bridge! On the...

As Happy As You Want to Be

Have you ever wondered, “Will I ever be happy?”  John 15:11 says, “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” We’ve got His joy on the inside of us. It’s not dependent on anything on the outside,...

You Are More Than What You Do

2020 was the hardest year of my life and it had nothing to do with a virus. As we entered our 25th year of marriage, I knew my husband, Chad, was going through some challenges. He had always been a bi-vocational minister but had stepped down from his role as...

The Season To Lead

Leadership is a topic I shied away from for many years, although I’ve held various leadership roles throughout my life. From roles in corporate America to church, I never viewed myself as a “leader”, although I’ve held the position with its responsibilities. I believe my dilemma with accepting the title...

Peace That Sustains

LAX was crowded. There were people everywhere rushing to and fro. I had my 7-month-old baby strapped to my body and all of my earthly possessions were sitting at my feet in 2 checked bags, a carry-on, and a backpack.  I had never been out of the country before. This...

Grow Devotes

Jehovah Ra’ah: The Lord Is My Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 The Hebrew word for shepherd in Psalm 23:1 is “ra’ah” (can also be spelled rohi and is derived from ro’eh). It is used as a noun meaning “shepherd” and as a verb “to shepherd, to pasture, to feed, to...

Jehovah Jireh: The Lord Will Provide

“And Abraham called the name of the place, ‘The Lord Will Provide…” Genesis 22:14 Calling God by one of His names should be a heartfelt approach to the one we put our trust in. When we call Him by one of His names, it can have meaning to our relationship,...

Jehovah Nissi: The Lord Our Banner

“And Moses built an altar and called its name, The Lord Is My Banner.” Exodus 17:15 The Hebrew word nissi means, “something lifted up, a signal to be seen far off.” What was lifted up could be a pole, rod, or banner. In battle, an army would fly their flag...

His Name is El Bethel

“I am the God of Bethel.” Genesis 31:13 Jacob had an encounter with God as he was fleeing from his brother Esau (Genesis 28:10-22). Esau was in pursuit of Jacob because Jacob had deceptively stolen Esau’s birthright and blessing. During this encounter, God spoke to Jacob in a dream, promising...

Jehovah Sabaoth: The Lord of Hosts

“Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory.” Psalm 24:10 Hosea was a prophet to God’s people, a prophet who delivered a passionate message with a plea to return to the Lord. In chapter 12 of Hosea, God is asking His people...

Jehovah Elyon” The Lord Most High

“I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.” Psalm 57:2 David wrote Psalm 57 as a worship song when he fled from King Saul into the cave. The prophet Samuel had already anointed David to be the next king of Israel, but...


July 24

Acts 24 Paul stood before a Roman commander, then the Sanhedrin, and now Felix. The Jews accused Paul, then Felix gave Paul permission to bring a defense. Felix’s wife, Druscilla, was Jewish, and Felix had heard of what was called “The Way,” or Christianity. Felix feared God and was considering...

July 23

Acts 23:12-35 Have you ever had a Christian brother or sister to discourage you from doing what you knew God was telling you to do? Paul did, and he chose to obey God. Has God ever called you to do something that involved facing opposition or difficulty? Would God do...

July 22

Acts 23:1-11 The commander that arrested Paul doesn’t understand what Paul has done wrong. He doesn’t want to interrogate a fellow Roman, so he decides to release Paul to the Sanhedrin. The commander does not leave Paul to the Jewish council, but is watching the proceedings and later rescues him...

July 21

Acts 22 Paul has been arrested, saved from an angry, Jewish mob. He requests to speak to his haters, and the commander gives permission. We find what Paul says in Acts 22, speaking in Hebrew, appealing to his brethren. He identifies with them, recalling how he once persecuted the Christian...

July 20

Acts 21:15-40 It is between 57 AD and 59 AD. From history we know that in just over 10 years from this time the Romans will destroy the temple and the Holy City of Jerusalem. Tension is mounting between Rome and the Jews. Not only is there tension between Israel...

July 19

Acts 21:1-14 In Acts 19:21, Paul gives his itinerary, saying, “after I have been there (Jerusalem), I must also see Rome.” Paul knew by the Spirit of God that God was taking Him to Rome, a city where Jews were told to leave. Along Paul’s journey to Jerusalem, he found...


Teachings by Jerry Stone


Teachings by Melanie Stone

HELPING Church Planters Thrive

with decades of International Church Planting Experience

For almost 20 years, Jerry and Melanie Stone and their team have supported church planters worldwide with practical tools and actionable guidance, resulting in hundreds of successful church plants on almost every continent worldwide.
We have found that success is more likely when church planters have someone to talk to, share their struggles, and feel safe to ask tough questions.

From one-on-one coaching, group training, on-site workshops, and free online resources, we endeavor to meet every need church planters and pastors encounter, all backed by decades of actual, hands-on ministry experience.