A Coordinator for Emergent Village

Tony Jones (the other white Jones) was selected to head up the national work of Emergent Village. Lots of discussion on that on the Emergent Village blog and Jay has a good post on why Tony is not the Anti-Christ.

The initial title “Director” did not really fit Tony and will be replaced shortly with “Coordinator”. Emergent really needs a person to pull together the volunteer efforts – plenty of work to do and having a point person take care of it makes sense. Doug Paggit used to be that guy when the group was Young Leaders (although Molly Smallen was doing all the grunt work) and no one complained that there was a Director. I think its fine.

And the other emerging church networks in North America seem to have director (Emerging Church Network has a Director, Underground Railroad has a director) so a Coordinator for Emergent Village might be a good idea.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Tim Bednar says:

    Hey, I’m not trying to be a smart-a**. But WHO exactly are is Emergent-US organizing or leading? There recent moves seem to assume that there is a group “out there” that wants to be organized or led?
    Who are they? Where are they? And how do you know they want to be organized?
    This does not seem apparent to me. If I were assessing this as a “business plan” or a church planting plan–I’d ask the same question.

  • andrew jones says:

    Tony will be coordinating the conventions, assisting with publishing, getting speakers etc. Nobody to organize, but lots of things and projects.

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