A 2022 Lifeway Research study revealed that stress is the number one challenge for over 60 percent of pastors, so how can pastors and congregations help to lessen that burden? Former Pastor Mark Dance experienced a time of depression and burnout and launched the Care4Pastors Network and Lifeway Pastors. Mark has written a guide for pastors on leading a resilient life and ministry in his new book, Start to Finish. Listen in for encouragement on tempering expectations and building balance in life and ministry on Friday's show!
Mark Dance served as a lead pastor/planter for twenty-seven years before launching LifewayPastors, the Care4Pastors Network, and Oklahoma's Ministry Pipeline. He currently serves as the director of pastoral wellness for GuideStone Financial Resources. He speaks at conferences and seminaries and regularly contributes to books, blogs, and magazines. He and his wife Janet have two grown children and live in Dallas, Texas.