Welcome to Season 1, Episode 17 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. In this episode I am excited to have Mark Dance, Associate Vice President of Pastoral Leadership at LifeWay Christian Resources, and my co-host Kristen McCall as we hear from Mark on the importance of vulnerability as a pastor and leader.
In this episode you will learn:
- What the greatest challenge to the health and growth of a church is and how to combat it
- The importance of giving yourself permission to adjust your life course
- Why a season of saying “no” is a good thing
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“There are seasons of life when you have to say no to some things. That’s very difficult for a pastor because he wants to please God, he wants to please his family, he wants to please his members, and he’s having fun. Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing.” — Mark
“Pastor’s are just people, too.” I think we forget that, we expect them to be right under God. That they just are perfect and everything’s always together, but it’s just not true. They are people and I think those of us that are in churches and love churches need to remember that and love on our pastors and pray for them and give them room to be real. — Selma
The pastor’s number one advocate, number one voice of encouragement is his spouse. If you want to see a healthy ministry and you want to see a healthy pastor then there’s going to be a healthy marriage. That’s where it starts. — Mark
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