Helping Pastors Win

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Helping Pastors Win

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How Can a Pastor Fail Forward?

How Can a Pastor Fail Forward?

Do you ever wonder why God keeps calling morons into the ministry? As I ask this, I’m not looking around the country. I am looking square into the mirror. It is tempting to think only about the high-profile ministry meltdowns. For example, Judas famously betrayed...

Where Can Ministry Couples Get Help?

Where Can Ministry Couples Get Help?

A pastor's ministry will never be stronger than his marriage. This is why I have been looking across the U.S. for the best retreats and intensives for ministry couples. LifeWay considers these ministries as partners, not competitors, in the fight for healthy ministry...

Interview On Finishing Well

Interview On Finishing Well

Every pastor wants to start well, serve well, and finish well. The One who called us to both salvation and ministry promises to complete what He started in us. I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will caryy it on to completion until the day of...

Loving Jesus “with all of my strength” in 2023

Loving Jesus “with all of my strength” in 2023

Why is it so much harder to talk about our physical health than it is our spiritual or emotional health? Perhaps it is because our motives are not always clear. Do we take care of our bodies in order to look better, feel better, or to better honor God? Are these...

Mark’s Books

Start to Finish

About the Book

There has always been a special weight to ministry. As pastors come to lead their churches, they recognize very quickly the task they have been called to comes with very special expectations. And with each passing year, it feels like we now live in a time when pastors and ministry leaders can no longer live up to those expectations. Burnout is rampant. Pastors are stepping down in order to protect the well-being of themselves and their families. Moral failings seem to bring down leaders we once viewed as giants. And amid all of this, upcoming pastors are entering the ministry with the difficult task of finding hope in trying times.

Mark Dance addresses this frustration in his book, Start to Finish. In this book, ministry leaders will find the guidance to finish the race well from start to finish. Whether you are ten years into your ministry or have not even taken the first steps, this book will discuss the important steps to take that will encourage the reader to serve well, lead well, and end well.

Shepherding in the Shadow of Death

Paul W. Powell & Mark Dance

The Struggle is Real

Mark Dance, Contributor

A Message from Mark

About Mark & Janet Dance

Dr. Mark Dance is the Director of Pastoral Wellness for Guidestone Financial Resources. Prior to that he served as a lead pastor for 30 years and Associate Vice President at Lifeway. Dr. Dance also serves as the Executive Director of the Care4Pastors Network.

About Mark & Janet Dance

Dr. Mark Dance is the Director of Pastoral Wellness for Guidestone Financial Resources. Prior to that he served as a lead pastor for 30 years and Associate Vice President at Lifeway. Dr. Dance also serves as the Executive Director of the Care4Pastors Network.