These are methods for people to support each other in small peer-to-peer mutual aid groups:
Pods personal-and-professional development in small groups, a new practice in development at Enspiral. (For more on this: listen to the recording of the Crews/Pods session at Enspiral Summer Retreat 2019.)
The Scuttlebutt software community are actively forming crews they call Faerie Rings. Documentation currently focusses on how to do matchmaking to form crews within a congregation. Faerie Rings are mostly "get to know you" spaces for people who are participating in a big distributed project, but don't have many opportunities to connect face to face.
Feelz Circle: 3 processes for sharing emotional care between friends/ comrades/ lovers.
Stewardship peer support system for Partnerships.
Working Out Loud: a guided 12-week process for peer support in small groups: what am I trying to do? who is related to that goal? how can I contribute to them to deepen our relationship?
The Elephants long term personal development for Crews
Ako Groups: peer support within a learning context, e.g. university
If you have more to add to this list, please contribute :)
How is Crew formed? We're not sure. Rich's original proposal suggests the best way to meet your Crew-mates is in a Congregation: a larger gathering of people with some shared values and medium-high trust. The core patterns linked above may help, but there's many experiments to be done.
🔈In this podcast with Daniel Thorson, Ria Baeck suggests the best place to start is at home, with a few guests gathered around a compelling question.
If you have experiences to share, please do!