Friendship is a relationship of mutual trust and support. We have all witnessed the powerful effects of true friendship.
Leadership is not always seen this way. Leadership is often seen as a lonely position. We hear the idea expressed, “It’s lonely at the top.”
However, if we are going to fulfill the responsibility of spiritual leadership we must be involved in the lives of others, developing friendships.
Jesus was called “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” (Mt. 11:19). When leaders develop relationships of mutual trust and support, friendships blossom that provide a source of strength and encouragement for life’s challenges.
Most importantly, we help others get to heaven.