March 18th, 2019 06:54


Richard D. Bartlett
Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 182

What jobs do you want to do to support the development of crews and congregations?

I hope if we compare our experiences across different communities, we may find common roles.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett March 18th, 2019 07:00

I'm playing a librarian/reporter role. My intention is to digest a lot of information from many different contexts, and make it easily accessible to anyone who shows up.

Ask me about:
* resources: if you are looking for documentation, or you have a process to share but you don't know where to put it, just ping me.
* storytelling: if you have a story you want to tell, I can help you get it out. did you have some growthy experience in your crew? or did something go wrong that others should be careful of?

I don't want to be a "matchmaker" connecting specific people together to form crews; rather I'm more interested in making really accessible pathways for people to self-organise.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett March 18th, 2019 07:02

I would love to hear what other roles there are.

john & Nati seem to be doing something like a 'congregation catalyst' -- working within the boundaries of the Enspiral community, drawing attention to the opportunity to form crews/pods, and gently encouraging people to get started.

Scuttlebutt user Powersource seems to be playing a similar role in that community.

John Gieryn

John Gieryn March 24th, 2019 23:09

Request / Easy role (one-off): This group is limited to 5 threads and 20 people until it gets a Loomio subscription... this group certainly qualified as an 'unfunded community' group in my eyes, so just requires making a quick application; find the link on https://loomio.org/pricing

Ulrich Schur

Ulrich Schur March 25th, 2019 21:13

@richarddbartlett, probably best if you do this, right?

John Gieryn

John Gieryn March 26th, 2019 04:58

I've gone ahead and gotten us approved as an 'unfunded community' group for now, subject to a free plan on Loomio (w00t!)

In the future we may want to reciprocate to Loomio by contributing to a write-up about the purposeful work we're doing using the tool (full disclosure, I work with Loomio :wink:)
cc @richarddbartlett

Melina Chan

Melina Chan April 5th, 2019 01:38

A role I'm just learning exists is called a "participant researcher"; I'm realising I do this naturally to a degree anyway. I'm currently in 3 crews, so happy feed our data and learnings back into this meta crew (with consent). I'm also keen to provide input on the key scaffolding that can support this movement.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez February 20th, 2020 13:48

I'd like to serve as something like an alarm system. I have some interesting karma when it comes to joining groups like this, where I'm magnetized by the vision but very sensitive to misalignment with the vision, and then end up having to leave the group because there isn't a way to work it out. So if we could come up with some agreements for how I can present that discomfort and energy skillfully and with consent of the group, I'd be thrilled to offer that.