As a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, one of the vows I took at my ordination read, in part, “Will you be a friend among your colleagues in ministry?” I’ve been reflecting on that lately and thinking about my friendships with colleagues. And I’ve been reflecting on our ministry here at RevGalBlogPals and how much friendship and support it has brought to my life.

I invite you to reflect on your own friendships with colleagues (if you’re a Rev) or fellow church members (if you’re a Pal) using these questions. You can play at your blog (be sure to post a link–it doesn’t have to be fancy–just copy and paste) or in the comments here.

  1. Who is your longest-term church-related friend?
  2. Who is a friend that inspires you to be a more faithful Christian? How do they do that?
  3. Who is a friend with whom you have significant disagreements?
  4. Who is someone with whom you would like to be better friends?
  5. Who is your newest church-related friend, and what hopes do you have for this friendship?

Feel free to name names, or just a description is fine. I look forward to reading about your friends!


Monica Thompson Smith is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, serving as a pulpit supply preacher in South Central Texas. She is a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit.

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