After Bob called the Hogs, celebrating the Razorbacks victory, the boys got down to talking friendships among Pastors. Here’s the deal, Pastors often struggle with friendships-especially among themselves. Thanks to Dusty Marshall for the question for this EP.
Here are some stats related to that topic from Pastors Wellness Resources:
- 70% of pastors do not have someone they consider a close friend
- 50% of pastors do not meet regularly with an accountability person or group
- 70% of pastors constantly fight depression
- 90% of pastors say they have not received adequate training to meet the demands of ministry
We hear from Pastors regularly that they feel alone and are isolated-every Pastor needs another Pastor friend, especially locally.
Know the difference between solitude and isolation, we all need solitude but we struggle when isolated.
Stay kingdom minded, partner with other Pastors, partnership is the antidote to competition.
Connect with other Pastors in your town, the local association is a great place to meet other Pastors.
Connect with Pastors who will not only encourage and support you — but also disagree with you. Those who challenge you help you stay sharp and solidify or modify your convictions. We all need those who have a different perspective.
Check out the rest of the insights by giving a listen or reading the show notes below.
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