Any kind of mission activity must be accompanied by a mission spirituality if it is not to degenerate into activism. Mission spirituality is concerned with the spiritual resources from which mission springs: the experience of God that initiates the reading of Scripture that guides, and the prayer life that sustains the missionary or the movement in mission. As spirituality of, or for, mission, mission spirituality draws attention to the motives and attitudes that accompany mission activity. It shifts the focus from the missionary task to the ethos and ethics of mission, the the way in which mission is carried out, to the praxis path or process of mission. Attention to mission spirituality helps to make the means of mission consistent with the Gospel message.
From Joining in with the Spirit: Connecting World Church and Local Mission by Kirsteen Kim