This report is consists of one of the appendices to my PhD thesis.
The document has three sections. The first gives a brief overview of the history of mission agencies and examines some of the contemporary challenges that they face and their capacity to address them. The second section considers some aspects of current mission theology and the capacity of agencies to engage in theological reflection. The final section includes a number of suggestions for concrete steps that agencies could follow in order to navigate the crisis that they are facing.
There is an extensive bibliography at the end of this document for anyone who wants to follow up on the issues raised.