Conflict: Causes and Cures

Conflict: Causes and Cures

by Dr. Mike Smith


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Conflict is serious and needs the church’s serious attention. Every eight hours a pastor is terminated. Every year over a thousand churches disband, often because of conflict. Supported by over thirty years of academic research and based on real-life experiences in ministry, Conflict: Causes and Cures presents practical perspectives, solutions, and resources for dealing with conflicted churches. Dr. Smith shares the top ten causes of conflict in a lively case study format and discusses three necessary approaches to conflict – education, mediation, and restoration. Complete with Scripture references and Biblical applications, Conflict: Causes and Cures is essential reading for those who are concerned about this critical problem that confronts our churches today.

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ISBN-13: 9781948779449
Publisher: Toplink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Dr. Smith pastored churches for 17 years. He served as 2nd Vice Chairman of the IMB for the SBC. Smith was Director of Missions for 21 years before becoming president of Jacksonville College in 2011. Dr. Smith holds various degrees, including an AA degree from Blinn College, a BA from Baylor University, and a M.Div and MRE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He has an earned doctorate from Luther Rice Seminary, as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Smith has taught courses as Adjunct Professor at the BMATS in Jacksonville, and for SWBTS in Fort Worth. He and his wife, Susan Springer Smith, formerly of Terrell, Texas, have been married since 1974 and have two children and five grandchildren. His son, Lance, is a graduate of Jacksonville College.

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