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 most people are clueless about it. God has master-minded a campaign to connect, heal, and bless the world. Jesus Christ is the spearhead of that campaign, the orchestra conductor directing the whole thing. And he calls the whole world to join it.
To be in SYNC, to "See Yourself iN Christ," means to be in SYNC with that campaign and with Jesus as its Director. Some of the rhythms are intricate and unfamiliar to our ears. People who are clueless about the campaign will be out of SYNC with those rhythms a lot of the time. This site exists to clue people in.
Of course, some people may still opt not to SYNC with the rhythms of God's campaign, and it is not our job to force anybody to dance to them. But Jesus is telling us to let everybody hear the campaign rhythms. 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 rest of the SYNC site helps you unpack those two words. If you ever get lost in the details, come back here. This is it. MORE
3. Two life-long questions for all campaign team members
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 2-minute preview of the whole Bible and the big picture of the campaign, click here.
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.
One way to tackle these two questions is to start a Just Do It Group with 2 or 3 friends.
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 see 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 give me my campaign assignment."
"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." He was starting a campaign, always calling people to "follow him" as the campaign leader. That 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.