Anne Richards updates last week's information about this resource:
Foundations for Mission (Anne Richards et al, 2010) is available from SCM-Canterbury or through the CTBI website price £10, but it isn't a MTAG publication as such, MTAG followed the research and commented on it. The research was done by a CTBI research team convened by Janice Price and written up by me. FFM will also be available as a pay-for download from the CTBI website and all the survey data will also be available.
Anne adds some further info about Foundations for Mission:
Foundations for Mission is the result of research conducted by a CTBI research team as a contribution to Study theme 1 of the Edinburgh 2010 study process.
The team investigated whether the public language of mission has anything to do with advances in mission theology and whether these two have anything to do with what actually goes on in mission practice.
The team found a major disconnection between language, theology and practice, with particular issues around the relationship of mission to justice and difficulties working out how God works in mission and who is really equipped to engage in mission.
What did emerge was that people found talking about the issues with the researchers really helpful and so Foundations for Mission comes with three tools - one for thinking about web design, a survey of theological statements for engaging with mission questions and a template for interview/discussion about mission.
More versions of the survey for other constituencies will be available as downloadable files from the CTBI website later.