In this episode, Brian Croft sits down with his close friend and fellow pastor Rob Gibson to discuss the importance of friendships to a pastor’s life. Over the last three years, Brian and Rob have forged a deep connection that aids their walk before the Lord and their labor as pastors.
They also discuss the practicalities of how they maintain their friendship in the midst of the gritty pastoral lifestyle. In this conversation, pastors can glean:
- What is at stake when a pastor doesn’t have a close friend?
- How can pastors form close friendships?
- Who is well-positioned to care for a pastor’s soul?
- What does a healthy pastoral friendship look like?
“These are the meaningful relationships men need to be the men we are called to be.” – Brian Croft
“We are men who are covered in the blood of Jesus, so we don’t come to one another with judgment.” – Rob Gibson
Resources related to this episode:
Christ Church in Goshen, KY – where Rob Gibson serves as pastor.
Safe and Broken Pastors – Rob Gibson shows how the gospel provides safe relationships for broken sinners.
The pastoral struggle with loneliness – a letter from a lonely pastor.
In loving memory of my dear friend and pastoral mentor – Brian’s blog about losing his close friend Jackson Boyett.