"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

—Dr. Seuss

An amazing meeting recently took place. Our world, our country, your city and mine all need more amazing meetings or, as Dr. Seuss says, nothing is going to get better. So let's pick the meeting apart to see why it earns such a lofty description—and gather up pieces for use in other settings.

First, a summary to explain what happened:

A group that represented a handful of churches from across the Atlanta area gathered to discuss a shared vision for reaching local at-risk children with life-giving relationships. This mixed cluster of paid staff and avid volunteers agreed to a big next step: to double their size by summer. Their respective positions on org charts meant nothing; their seat at the table meant everything. Through personal connections, networking, or any other reasonable method, they will invite other churches into a fresh and sorely needed movement they hope ...

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