Adapted for Group Spiritual Companioning
Mutual Invitation is a small group process designed to allow for inclusion and disciplined sharing in culturally diverse settings, especially where there might be a variety of ages, ethnic backgrounds, or personality types present. The process allows for each person in the group to have an opportunity to share, as well as to participate in group dynamics. The process of Mutual Invitation can be adapted for different settings and purposes, e.g. family meal time, small group sharing, and office meetings.
Someone begins the sharing, related to the chosen topic.
After the sharing there is a brief pause to allow the others to reflect upon what has been shared.
In a Group Spiritual Companioning session, the person who is sharing invites the next person after others have responded to him/her.
The invited person may choose to share, to pass for now, or to pass.
The process is repeated until everyone in the group has been invited.
 This process is based on the work of Eric H. F. Law.
For further discussion of Mutual Invitation, see The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb; A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community, St. Louis, Missouri, Chalice Press, 1993, Chapter 9 and Appendix A.