Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
A study reveals why relational ministry can leave our inner circle empty.
My pastor recently asked me, "Why is it so hard for people to see pastors as friends and not just pastors?" In one respect, the question caught me by surprise. He is part of a large pastoral staff of a big and vibrant church with a reputation for being highly relational. How can someone whose life revolves around forming caring relationships have a lack of friendship? It turns out my pastor is far from alone. continue reading >>