John Pless is the Assistant Professor, Pastoral Ministry and Missions—Director of Field Education at Concordia Theological Seminary...
From his work he has a strong interest in mission and the divine service, and writes from a confessional view point.
Following are some articles/essays that John Pless has written that maybe of interest to you:
Ceremonies For Seekers: Catechesis As A Fundamental Criterion For Worship In The Lutheran Confessions
The Divine Service and the Mission of the Church
Divine Service: Delivering Forgiveness of Sins
Liturgy and Evangelism in Service of the Mysteria Dei
Liturgy and Pietism: Then and Now
The Lord's Service To Us
Taking The Divine Service Into The Week: Liturgy And Vocation
What Your Eating and Drinking at this Altar Confesses
Paper - The Lord's Supper in the Life of the Congregation PDF
if you can suggest other mission oriententated academics I would be delighted to include them on this site.