Emerging in Pittsburgh?

This Announcement has been posted at the Emergent-US blog:

Emergent/Postmodern Ministry on the College Campus
WHO: Open to anyone who wants to talk about the emerging church, including those seeking to understand postmodern ministry on the college campus.
RESPOND BY: October 10 (write a comment below).

Bob Robinson, Area Director for Northern Ohio for the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach), has arranged an interaction time with Tony Jones, the National Coordinator for Emergent-U.S, on Sunday night, October 16th at 8:00 PM (note time change!) at the Open Door (801 N. Negley Ave. in the Union Project, Pittsburgh) after the Open Door’s evening worship gathering. Also present for the discussion will be Pittsburgh-based emerging church leaders, including B.J. Woodworth, pastor of the Open Door.

Tony Jones is the National Coordinator for Emergent-US, the leading voice in the emerging church movement exploring how to do Christian ministry in a postmodern culture. He is finishing his Ph.D. in practical theology at Princeton Theological seminary. Previously, he was the Minister to Youth & Young Adults at the Colonial Church of Edina in Minnesota. Educated at Dartmouth College and Fuller Seminary, Tony is the author of Postmodern Youth Ministry (YS/Zondervan, 2001), Soul Shaper (YS/Zondervan, 2003), Read, Think, Pray, Live (NavPress, 2003) Pray (NavPress, 2003), and The Sacred Way (Zondervan, 2005).



Shelby said...

unfortunately i will not be able to attend the tony jones gathering, but was wondering if you could tape it for me... maybe video? i had plans to go away that weekend to the dayton area and will not be able to trek it all the way to pittsburgh, but i am interested in hearing what he has to offer.

thanx for putting this together. i think it's needed!

with delight,

m. shelby black
late night campus director
a ministry of the cco serving kent state university

Byron said...

Guys: Ooooh. Wish I could be at the Tony Jones event.

Would it be useful to have a handful of each of his books? Could send you some on consignment if you want...

Thanks for all you do, and your consideration of us serving you in this way.

in peace, love, reformation--may they emerge

Byron Borger
Hearts & Minds
Dallastown, PA

new BookNotes blog: www.heartsandmindsbooknotes.blogspot.com
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Chris said...

Looking forward to the 16th of October with Tony Jones. Don't know exactly what you have a mind for the 7:30pm conversation on postmodern ministry, but have you touched base with Nicole about him coming out. Thanks for the info.

Chris Cooke
Director of Campus Ministry Resources & Process Improvement

Beth said...

Hey Bob!
Hope you are doing well and your week has started off swimmingly...Just wanted to say that I would love to come to the Emergent meeting on the 16th at Open Door....sounds great.
In Christ,
Beth Herman
Campus Minister, CCO
University of Pittsburgh Graduate Student Ministry

Phil Steiger said...

Bob-sounds fascinating! Very little of this kind of interest happens here in the Rockies. I would be interested in how he in general approaces the role of relevance versus doctrine (or if the two are not to be pitted against each other).

Leslie said...

Bob -
Sarah Landini is a good friend of mine, and passed the info on regarding Tony Jones being @ Open Door in October. My husband and I are both very involved with the emergent church movement, including being a part of Three
Nails (a decidly post-modern church plant!) We're happy to help out, support, promot, etc. as I know a good number of CCO staff and live just up the street from BJ.


Dr. Leslie F. Thyberg

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! I will be there!
We all need to talk more about what we see going on on our campuses.

In His Grace,
Dave Blackwell
Campus Minister
Blue Hens for Christ
U. of Delaware

Vera White said...

I'm looking forward to being part of the conversation on Oct. 16.
Vera White
Pittsburgh Presbytery

jeff said...

i will bring several people from our church plant on the south side of pittsburgh
God's peace

jeff eddings
pastor hot metal bridge faith community

bobbie said...

add 2 for us please

Herb Kolbe said...

I'll be at the Tony Jones event.

Herb Kolbe
Senior Area Director

Matt said...

Bob -

I'm over in Warren, OH working as an emerging pastor in a traditional setting at the First Baptist Church of Warren.

Is this event open to non-Campus Ministry folks?

Whatever the case, I'm just up the road... I'd like to meet you and other emerging types in the NE Ohio area if possible. E-mail me at mmthomas at fbcwarren dot com if you're interested.

::Matt Thomas

Bob Robinson said...


Yes, this is open to both "emerging college campus ministers" as well as "emerging church leaders."

Come one, come all.

bj woodworth said...

Bob I have had at least 10 other Pittsburgh folks say they are coming. If you or others who read this comment are planning to come to the OD gathering as well shoot me an email bj@pghopendoor.org so we can throw up some extra seats!


Tony is stoked to be in the burgh!

Brian said...

Hey Bob,

Wanted to let you know that there will be 4-5 folks coming up for the Open Door extravaganza next week. Looking forward to it and seeing you there!

Brian Shope
West Virginia University

terry said...


looking forward to the conversation. i'll be there with a couple people from our community of faith.

terry timm
christ community church of the south hils

Charnella said...

Seeking to Understand Postmodern Ministry--

RSVP for the Interaction time with Tony Jones on Sunday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Project, Pittsburgh.

Thank you.

Charnella Adams
L.A.A.M.P. Program
Bethany Baptist Church