We had a long and intense discussion in a committee meeting tonight at our church. The subject: how can we reach more families and children? My challenge to the group was to lead the church to make a commitment as a congregation to the “what” — reaching families and children. If we make a commitment to “what” we want to do, we can then all work together to figure out the details of “how” we’re going to reach more families and children. The “what” commitment comes before the “how.” Most of the time we get it backwards. We want to talk “how” before we decide “what.” Then, when our “how” fails, we abandon the “what” along with it. Commit to “what” you want to do — the “how” will follow.