What is SYNC about?
1. The big idea -- the huge thing God is doing
SYNC is built on one main idea—something huge and ancient is going on in our world today, though many people are clueless about it. God has master-minded a campaign to connect, heal, and bless the world.
God sent Jesus to earth as the "Messiah," the person appointed to spearhead the campaign. Jesus calls the whole world to join it, like an orchestra conductor tapping his baton on the music stand to get all the musicians' attention. Then he waves the baton to keep them in SYNC.
To be in SYNC, to "See Yourself iN Christ," means to be in SYNC with God's campaign and with Jesus as its Director. People who are clueless about the campaign are not watching Jesus, and they get out of SYNC. This site exists to clue people in so they start taking their cues from Jesus.
It is not our job to force anybody to dance to the campaign rhythms. But Jesus is telling us to encourage everybody to listen to them and decide whether to dance or not.
If the rhythms get into them, they dance, and the world is more connected, more healed, and more blessed. That's what happens when Jesus is in charge and people are in SYNC with him.
2. The whole SYNC process in two words -- "SYNC me!"
Once we get the big idea of God's campaign, we go with it. We sign up for the campaign team by saying to Jesus, "SYNC me."
The purpose of this site is to encourage users to say, "SYNC me". Don't imagine you are trying to comprehend the SYNC framework so you can pass a test on the seven seasons. Knowing the information is not the point.
The point is what you decide to do as you realize that Jesus is leading a campaign and he has a role for you in his campaign team. Do you join him? Do you say, "SYNC me"? Or do you play safe? (Scroll down to the "SYNC me" heading for more.)
3. Two aspects of SYNCing (two life-long questions for all campaign team members)
SYNCing has two parts, one that applies to everyone and another that is personalized differently for each of us.
What general things does every team member need to know and respect about the campaign’s story, goals, and methods? We read the Bible bit by bit to find out. For a quick start on this, see the "Story of the World" tab, which takes you to two-minute overviews of the entire story of God's campaign as the Bible tells it.
What is my personal assignment right now in the campaign team? We stay alert for thoughts that Jesus puts into our minds through his Spirit, especially while we are reading or discussing the Bible.
Two ways to develop the habit of using these two questions:
On your own -- Use "Daily Bible readings" under "Activities".
With two or three friends -- start a "Just Do It Group". (See under "Activities".)
BREAKING: There is no elephant!
God's campaign to transform this world into the world of our dreams is the elephant in the modern world. People say, "I don't see anything. What God? What campaign?"
Or they assume they know God's campaign strategy already--tell people the rules, tell them to be more loving, bless them when they do it, punish them when they don't. That strategy is so simplistic, boring, and ineffective that many people can't stand it. They have no motivation at all to join a campaign with such a lame strategy.
That could all change if they would open up to the campaign's message and pray the prayer of campaign team members.