Using the genetic code as a model, this provocative book will provide you with theological analysis, biblical principles, and practical applications for understanding the structure and mission of today's church and how it can transform the world A superb guide to a biblical and dynamic 'ecology' of worship, community, and witness. -Marva J. Dawn, author of Reaching Out without Dumbing Down The new interest in the missional church has been in need of a practical, hands-on blueprint for action. Here it is! - Robert E. Webber, Myers Professor of Ministry, Northern Seminary Snyder and Runyon help the reader ask tough questions and consider new possibilities that could make a world of difference for tomorrow's communities of faith. - Tom Sine, author of Living on Purpose These two outstanding authors give biblically based theological perspectives on the structure and functions of the church, giving special attention as to how the church should respond to the urgent social concerns of the twenty-first century. -Tony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern University This is an important book that will challenge pastors and professors alike. I highly recommend it. - Vinson Synan, Dean of the School of Divinity, Regent University This is a great resource for introducing church members and students to an examination of the DNA of the church, t only its theological identity but its role in today's world. -Susie Stanley, Professor of Historical Theology, Messiah College Howard A. Snyder is Visiting Director of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre in Manchester, England. He has served as a pastor and as a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary (1996-2006), Tyndale Seminary in Toronto (2007-2012), and elsewhere. His books include The Problem of Wineskins, The Radical Wesley, Models of the Kingdom, and Salvation Means Creation Healed (with Joel Scandrett). Daniel V. Runyon is professor of English at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.