In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten are joined by Mark Dance, Director of Pastoral Wellness at Guidestone Financial Resources, and author of “Start to Finish: The Pastor’s Guide to Leading a Resilient Life and Ministry”. Mark shares insights on building resilience in ministry, especially during the pandemic. They also talk about the importance of prioritizing relationships according to the Great Commandment, where loving God, family, and others should be at the forefront. They also aim to guide pastors and ministry leaders on how to lead a resilient life and ministry, grounded in a deep love for God and others.
“This book is not about finances. It’s about the comprehensive nature of the great commandment, heart, soul, mind, strength, as they are never meant to be separated and compartmentalized into separate things.” – Mark Dance
“It’s not how we start but how we finish that matters.” – Mark Dance
“The hardest thing for a pastor to do is to ask somebody for help.” – Mark Dance
“If you want to be a resilient, healthy pastor, you’re going to have to be a Great Commandment Pastor. You got to love the Lord with your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” – Mark Dance
“Our ministries will never be stronger than our marriages. So never feel guilty about investing time in your spouse.” – Mark Dance