'Mission' seems to be on everyone's lips these days. It's a feel-good word, suggesting purpose, direction and transformative change. Christians talk about mission a great deal and it seems to be integral to every dynamic church agenda. But what does all this mission talk have to do with God and with what Christians actually do?
Foundations for Mission offers insights to all interested in the theology and practice of mission and contains full data analysis for the serious researcher. It also contains useful tools for continuing mission audit and reflection.
Executive Summary (FFM) (PDF)
This book is the result of research conducted to answer the questions posed in the introduction (above). Set up in response to the Foundations for Mission study theme of the 2010 Edinburgh World Mission Conference, this book shows how the relationship of language, theology and praxis in the UK and Ireland is a complicated and messy affair.
Using website analysis, a theological survey and in-depth interviews, the research group asked leaders of churches, agencies and other mission bodies to examine their underlying drivers and purpose for mission. A picture emerges of profound commitment to hospitality, openness, and reconciliation from the Christian community, and the offering of God's love for all, but how that happens, and who exactly should be involved in the process is much less clear.
See the detailed research results,
including pie charts and interactive graphs. More >>
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