Craig Groeschel has a great post on this topic. Thought I’d link to it. It gives great insight into one of the greatest challenges for all ministers; make sure you read the comments from other pastors too. It may seem self-serving to put it on my own blog, but it isn’t…okay, maybe it is, but I thought it was worth noting. 🙂
I don’t mind ministering to people when they need it, but sometimes you want someone to be your friend for who you are, not what you are. Some of these may not relate to you Ridgers, because you all are a great bunch!