SYNC groups can be started and led by anybody. There is no template. You decide which app to use, what size of group, and what guidelines you will set. 


In broad strokes, the goal is to create a safe and natural space for friends to talk to each other in real time about their own experiences with SYNC. Do lift up Christ. Don’t brag or preach. If members' lives are getting more secure and significant because of SYNC, they will want to talk about it.



Tips on starting a group


1. Invite carefully 
Pray about who to invite. Find at least one other person who will actually post to the group. You don't want to be doing all the talking. If that is your plan, do a blog instead of a group. Remember you are getting in SYNC with Jesus, and he was a very good listener.


2. Keep it simple
Explain that the aim is to get more in SYNC with Christ. The goal that unites the group in the current season is, "living in the power of the Holy Spirit, that is, letting Christ's power enable you to do things you could never do by your own power." You do not have to be more specific than that, since each person will choose his/her own methods from the SYNC exercise options


3. Easy on-ramp 
Invite people to try SYNC for one season, and assure them that they may join at any time during the season. No catch-up required. Tell them that Power Season is May 25-August 6 this year (it varies with Easter).


4. Easy off-ramp
The end of the season will be a natural off-ramp if they want one, or they can go on to the next season if they like the SYNC process.

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