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.