The topic at our local ministerial meeting was, "Can pastors have friends?" An eight inch snowfall hindered all but six of us who made it. Three of us had over twenty years of serving in the same church. We spoke of the challenges of friendships in the church and in the community. Doing things with a person or couple in your church has made others feel left out or second rate. There are privicy issues and personal issues that limit disclosure to friends in the community.
My wife and I were notified that we needed to leave the school. We were in the school weight room before 6am when we heard there was a threat and the school wold be locked-down. Announcements were made over the intercom and we left. Our daughter was talking to officials because students had come to her with a copy of the threat over social media.
Husband of one, father of five, pastor and friend of many.