I recently gave a discussion paper on the Mission of God at a conference for people involved in Bible translation. If you are interested in what I had to say, you can read the paper as a pdf here. A word of caution: this public version of the paper has had some discussion material removed and is rather stilted in places as a result – sorry about that. If you don’t want to read the full pdf, here is a short taste:
The Triune God is the instigator of mission and through the sacrifice of the Son and the empowering presence of the Spirit he is also the one who guarantees the success of mission. However, true to his relational nature the Triune God invites us to participate in mission with him.