Over the last fifteen years or so, the word "mission" has been subject to multiple redefinitions. For a while, it was used almost exclusively to refer to the evangelization of the world. Then it was adopted (and slightly changed) by churches in the "missional movement," who were wrestling with what it means to be God's people in an increasingly non-"christian" culture.
Now, there's a bit of a stalemate between the international missions world, which tends to insist that mission should be narrowly defined within the parameters of global evangelism and church planting, and the missional movement, which makes a strong case that all of God's people are, in some sense, "sent" on God's mission.
For some time now, I've devoted lots of energy to finding people who are taking about mission and working to join that conversation. I've been pleased to find gracious hosts on either side of the "debate," and I've been pleased with the general desire on both sides to be faithful to Scripture. My hope is that this conversation would continue to move forward, and that, by God's grace, we may bridge the divide between "missions" and "missional."