For example: "My good friend is another pastor in a different state. I love my parishioners here, but I don't go on vacations with them."
On the other hand, I happen to know a pastor who does in fact go on vacation with good friends from his church. I'd say that is certainly an exception, though. Wouldn't you?
Point is, I don't hear pastors say very often, "I'd like you to meet Joe. Joe heads up our men's ministry at the church. He's my best friend. We have breakfast every Tuesday morning."
So what do you think? Can pastors have very good friends within the church they pastor? Can you effectively pastor your best friends?