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4 Health Hacks For Ministry Couples

4 Health Hacks For Ministry Couples

A close pastor friend my age recently asked me for advice on staying physically healthy. Unfortunately, many pastors need some help in this area. Jayson Byassee, a former pastor and co-author of Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis, says...

4 COVID Takeaways For Pastors

4 COVID Takeaways For Pastors

We are all understandably eager to look ahead to the post-COVID world we have all been longing for. Oklahoma Baptist Convention, where I serve, met with small groups of pastors in March at about 10 locations around the state to hear how they are doing, as well as what...

What Is A Pastor’s #1 Task?

What Is A Pastor’s #1 Task?

Is the Great Commission really our most important task? I have always heard that it is "the main thing" - but now I am not so sure.  Although both the Great Commission and the Great Commandments are important, according to Jesus they aren’t equally important. A scribe...

4 Reasons Soul Care Is Strategic

4 Reasons Soul Care Is Strategic

Pastors and ministry leaders, you are to be commended for leading your people through the valley of the shadow of COVID for almost a year. At this point in the pandemic, many of you are showing signs of ministry fatigue, which is somewhat inevitable, but also...

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About Mark & Janet Dance

Mark Dance, D.Min. is the Director of Pastoral Development for Oklahoma Baptists, as well as the Executive Director of Care4Pastors. Mark previously served as a senior pastor for 28 years before becoming an associate vice president at LifeWay in 2014. Mark and Janet moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2020 and have two adult children and a son-in-law living in Arkansas.

About Mark & Janet Dance

Mark Dance, D.Min. is the Director of Pastoral Development for Oklahoma Baptists, as well as the Executive Director of Care4Pastors. Mark previously served as a senior pastor for 28 years before becoming an associate vice president at LifeWay in 2014. Mark and Janet moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2020 and have two adult children and a son-in-law living in Arkansas.