The name ECO is not an acronym. It reinforces our passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches. We believe the church is a living organism that needs life-giving resources to help it grow, thrive, and multiply. ECO is committed to cultivating a healthy, diverse, resource-rich ecosystem where pastors and congregations can flourish.
Our full name (ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) speaks to our core commitments:
Covenant – To connect leaders in accountable relationships and encourage collaboration
Evangelical – To advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and plant new missional communities.
Order – To commit to a shared way of life as we unite around a shared theological core.
Presbyterian – To stand with our Reformed heritage and celebrate the life of the mind.
Becoming a Flourishing Church
Mission and Core Values