Mark Dance

Mark Dance has decades of pastoral experience. He speaks at churches, conferences, and retreats—often with his wife Janet. Mark has contributed to several books and offers encouragement at

6 Church Planting Mistakes I Made

These are the things I wish I could do over.

6 Mistakes I Made as a Young Church Planter

Sometimes our failures help us—and others—to grow.

4 Dangers for Church Planters

Here are the particular dangers I faced as a church planter.

How to Overcome Ministry Fatigue

4 ways to pull back before you burn out

4 Keys for Creating a Pastoral Support Team

Done right, a pastoral support team can help your pastor stay on track.

8 Tangible Ways to Love Your Neighbors

We take Jesus’ command to love our neighbor seriously by taking it literally.

How to Preach the Tough Biblical Texts

Here are some practical guidelines I use for preaching hard biblical passages and topics.

4 Common Pitfalls for Pastors

Take steps to address these common ways pastors mismanage their lives.