I know many people (myself included) who thought it would be a great idea to work for or hire a friend. You’ve know each other for a long time and get along great. It has to be a match made in Heaven, right? WRONG! Allow me to share a little bit of my experience with you.
I took a ministry opportunity where I would be working with a friend. It was not that he was a bad pastor or supervisor. He is a great guy. When I stepped down, I was hurt for a little while. Now that I see the bigger picture, I have healed from that and maintain a great friendship with him. He continues to reach out and encourage me. God spared us from a situation that could have had horrible consequences.
The line between profession and friendship must be drawn clearly. When you blend the two, it can be a recipe for disaster. It breeds jealousy in a company because favoritism arises. The rules that apply to one do not apply to all. The end tends to be very bitter. Avoid it at all costs. Keep high standards when it comes to relationship boundaries. Work must be professional. Friendship can be more casual (within reason). Whatever you do, leave emotions out of it. Logic should take precedence at all times. For the believer, always listen to the Holy Spirit. He will always lead you the right way.