CROWDs are a small group of people (2 - 4 people, or two families if you include kids) that gets together to watch the Livestream and discuss what’s raised in it.
CROWDs are different to small groups in that they are smaller, and no real work is needed by the organiser of the group short of hosting. This makes the groups easy to organise and manage, build church in the home, creates connection and is missional in focus.
The people in the pod could be Christians, but ideally - it’s People of Peace.
For example, we would invite our People of Peace round on a Sunday. We would have some cake (so it’s not a big deal to sort), catch up and then watch the Livestream. The Livestream would hit a topic that feeds the Christian but is also presented in such a way as to help our PoP see that Jesus is absolutely lovely. We could pray with our PoP (demonstration) when the opportunity arises and we can discuss the Livestream.
Another example would be someone who is heading off to uni. They could start a CROWD in their halls. They invite a Christian and a PoP around on a Sunday with a view to winning the person of peace and training the Christian to run their own CROWD.
The aim would be to make these totally natural and easy to do with no prep needed for the CROWDs (apart from prayer). It’s organic, church in the home and it enables people to physically meet and connect too.