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.
Of course, when people start hearing the rhythms of God's campaign, they may still opt not to SYNC with them. 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 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.
When people realize what God's campaign is really about--connecting, healing, and blessing the world--and when they start appreciating how complex, surprising, and brilliant his actual campaign strategy is, many want to get on board. They say, "SYNC me."
"SYNC me" means, "OK, King Jesus. I trust you. SYNC me with the rhythm you put into the story of the world. SYNC me with what you intended when you did those game-changing events long ago. Include me in your campaign team and start giving me my campaign assignments."
"SYNC me" is simply a 21st century way of saying exactly what Jesus said in the middle of the pattern prayer he gave to his followers in the 1st century--"As in heaven, so on earth." (Mt. 6.10) Or, "SYNC earth with heaven."
Jesus was announcing a new phase in God's ancient campaign. He was always calling people to "follow him" as the campaign leader. His well-known prayer ("the Lord's Prayer") was one of his tools for recruiting new people for the campaign team and equipping them for campaign work.
The entire SYNC project is about helping people to open up to God by praying that prayer authentically and often. When they do, they welcome heaven to earth and discover a new identity in the process. They are members of a campaign team, caught up in Jesus's mission to connect, heal, and bless the world.
As a campaign team member, say "SYNC me!" to Jesus Christ every chance you get--first thing in the morning, last thing at night, going out the door to work, before any other SYNC activity you may do, with family, friends, team, etc.
Take it as your new mantra, and discover what it means and how it feels to be part of a campaign that is so ancient, so futuristic, and so good.