Excuses are the enemy of effective ministry.
Yesterday, my wife Shelley and I had the chance to worship in a church that could have offered about as many excuses as any church imaginable. But they’ve refused to do so and have, instead, become one of the most influential churches in the world – London’s Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB). The home of the Alpha program and so many influential books and worship songs.
Here are just a few excuses they could have used (ones that some of us may have heard or used ourselves) but have chosen to rise above.