Pastors should befriend their congregation
Pulpit & Pew article: It?s Okay to Go There: The Place of Friendship in Ministry ? I?ve always been an advocate of pastors being friends with their congregation members (parishioners), and here?s research data to support the value of this, and how it is essential for a healthy and quality church..
hey, dj!have you read “in the name of jesus” by henri nouwen? it’s a wonderful example of how church leaders need to see themselves as equals, co-pilgrims on the journey.i agree with you 100%!