We are passionate about God, the Triune God revealed in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. We want to delight in Him and see the Church and the world drawn into the joyous experience of knowing and being known by our heavenly Father, of loving and being loved by Jesus, walking in the power and fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Because of this, we are passionate about the Gospel, the Church, and Mission. We want to serve the people of God and bring glory to Him by reflecting on and writing about these three crucial issues in all their beauty and facets. Many posts will directly engage with one of these issues (for example, a post on “What is the Gospel?”), while other posts will discuss a practical issue related to these topics (such as a post on “Helping your church engage Unreached People Groups.”) Then again, some posts may only seem to be loosely connected with one of these topics (something like “What is Biblical Manhood?”), but will in fact have much to do with them. And through all of this, we may not be able to stop ourselves (and wouldn’t even if we could) from writing about God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit and the pure delight it is to know them, the perfect goodness that is found in them, and the sheer joy that we have been swept up into their fellowship.
Thanks for joining us in this crucial conversation. Please comment or contact us if we can serve you, your church, or your ministry in any way.
Steven Land is a native resident and church planter in Tulsa, Ok. He grew up in a gospel-centered home where his father, a local pastor, and mother instilled in him a love for Jesus, His church, and His mission. He felt called to church planting in 2009 and has been involved with Acts 29 and his home church Mercyview since 2012. He currently leads a church planting endeavor called “The P61 Mission”. He, along with his wife Angela and their 4 children are currently working together with a small core team to plant a gospel-centered church in the south Peoria area of Tulsa. He has a passion to share the gospel, make disciples, raise up leaders, and see churches planted. His prayer is that the gospel would be known and believed for the glory of God and the joy of all people.
Justin Schell splits his time between working for PIONEERS and the Lausanne Movement. He worked in mobilization with The Traveling Team for 5 years, was a part of a Church Planting team in North Africa, and now does whatever he can to create and catalyze initiatives which help see the Gospel move from where it is to where it is not yet. He teaches regularly for the Perspectives Course on the World Christian Movement and coaches churches to identify their unique role in the Great Commission. He is married to Megan and father of Henry and Evelyn. His life verse is 2 Corinthians 4:15. He loves 80s music, the Arkansas Razorbacks, and the Washington Nationals.