Helping Pastors Win

At Home & Church

Helping Pastors Win

At Home & Church

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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...

Burying a Legend Not a Legacy

Burying a Legend Not a Legacy

This weekend I preached the funeral of a deacon from my home church who was the most influential laymen in my life, apart from my own father. Dr. Kerfoot Walker, MD was responsible for many of my firsts: teaching a SS class; giving my testimony in public; preaching a...

5 Ways to Recharge This Summer

5 Ways to Recharge This Summer

Our phones recharge twice as fast when we put them in airplane mode. Likewise, ministers recharge faster when we unplug. Most pastors I know are tired, exhausted, or burnout. We are not tired of ministry, but we are tired from it. Ministry sprints are common and...

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

Mark and Janet live in Dallas, Texas where he serves as the Director of Pastoral Wellness for Guidestone Financial Resources (SBC). Dance was a lead pastor for 27 years before becoming an associate vice president at LifeWay, and director of pastoral development for Oklahoma Baptists. He is the co-founding leader of the Care4Pastors Network.

About Mark & Janet Dance

Mark and Janet live in Dallas, Texas where he serves as the Director of Pastoral Wellness for Guidestone Financial Resources (SBC). Dance was a lead pastor for 27 years before becoming an associate vice president at LifeWay, and director of pastoral development for Oklahoma Baptists. He is the co-founding leader of the Care4Pastors Network.