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Grow Devotes are daily devotionals to help you grow in your knowledge of the Word of God and to invest in your relationship with Father God.
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Cover-to-Cover

Reading an average of 3 chapters a day results in reading through the entire Bible in one year! Cover-to-Cover is an annual Bible reading plan with commentary on the daily reading.
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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...

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God Wants Your Mess

 “Wilt thou be made whole?” John 5:6 KJV   In John 5 Jesus asked a deformed man, “Do you want to be made whole?” Jesus noticed the imperfection in the man, the part that was causing him disability, and asked if the man wanted wholeness for that part that was...

The Whole Enchilada

“Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:4   What God created not only comes from Him; but it also continues to receive its life from Him. He is the source of all life, including you and me. We are complete...

The Ball Is In Your Court

“…his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.” James 2:20 NLT   There might be an occasion where we think the right thing to do is to wait on God to move, but in actuality, sometimes God is waiting on us to make a move....

Emotional Ups and Downs

“For the Lord God will help me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint…” Isaiah 50:7   When Jesus walked out to the disciples on the sea, Peter said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”...

The Domino Effect

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28   There have been times when it seemed like my life was on hold. Even though God had given me a dream for the...

There’s Purpose in Preparation

“…so He made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.” Jeremiah 18:4   God is faithful to take us into a new season of life, but there are times when preparation is necessary for us to move forward. Seasons of preparation occur throughout...

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April 25

Luke 20:1-26 Jesus goes through questioning the week between the Triumphal Entry and His crucifixion. The hatred from his enemies was only growing. Time was getting close for His death. In the middle of this difficult week, Jesus continued with His mission. His focus remained the same. He taught, healed,...

April 24

Luke 19:28-48 In verse 44, Jesus says, “YOU DID NOT KNOW THE TIME OF YOUR VISITATION.” For this reason, Jerusalem would be destroyed, their precious temple torn down, families separated and dispersed, Jews scattered around the world, and many killed, including children. Why? Because the Jews did not recognize their...

April 23

Luke 19:1-27 In verse 19, Jesus said of Himself, “for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” He spoke this after saving a cheating taxman, Zacchaeus. I’m not sure we get the whole meaning unless we understand that taxmen were Jews that...

April 22

Luke 18:18-43 The rich, young ruler did not follow Christ, but chose to rely on himself and his riches. Jesus said it is hard for wealthy people to enter into the kingdom of God because of the self-sufficiency; however, He said all things are possible with God. It is possible...

April 21

Luke 18:1-17 Verse 8 says, “When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” This parable is concerning the Second Coming of Christ. Faith is a desperate dependency on God that refuses to let go of hope in God. In the last days, will Christ...

April 20

Luke 17:20-37 The Pharisees knew the Scriptures promised a coming Messiah, a king that would rule the nations from Jerusalem. Some said Jesus was the Messiah, but the Pharisees, in general, did not accept Jesus as the fulfillment of the prophecies. In verse 20, these religious leaders question Jesus, asking...

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Teachings by Jerry Stone

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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.