Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Why Every Pastor Doesn’t Need A Platform

A few years ago I started getting a particular question lobbed my way again and again. It’s usually, but not exclusively, from young leaders.

The question goes something like this:
I’m a full-time pastor at X church. I’m wondering whether I need a platform. Almost everyone seems to have a blog, podcast, book or platform going. Or even a large social media following. Do you think I need one?
At first, I was actually a little surprised by the question. I didn’t really think of building a platform as something that you would specifically set out to build.

I’m not sure you can really build a platform, at least not a lasting one.

So why do some leaders end up with platforms? Read More

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