The mission of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.
"Pastoral Leadership" a word from ECO Synod Executive, Dana Allin
My initial involvement in ECO was as part of the team that was developing ECO's polity. When the team began looking at the part of the polity that would address standards for ordination, there was very rich discussion. All of us were in agreement that we wanted to set a high bar on the quality of person whom we were launching into pastoral leadership. At the same time, we wanted to live into our value of Leadership Velocity. Read More. 

As an outflow of our commitment to equip leaders and provide resources that nurture flourishing ministry, we are providing a special "Coach Training" event in early 2017 in Greenville, SC. Learn More!


ECO is a rapidly-growing Presbyterian denomination that exists to serve the local church and reclaim a sense of covenanted biblical community. We are grateful for our 500+ pastors, 300 churches, and 14 presbyteries. This week, we welcomed Bluewater Presbytery into the ECO family! ECO presbyteries are designed to be flexible and to cultivate connection and community among member churches.


Our desire is to see churches planted that are gospel-centered, healthy, contextualized, and missional. We invite you to visit the new ECO church planting network and resource website.
Through sharing stories from church planters and church planting chairs (in person or media) at presbytery gatherings, and local churches, we seek to create awareness and enthusiasm for church planting.


Discover how our churches can meaningfully engage in global mission at a pre-con event with special guest: Paul Borthwick. In addition, there will be a time of fellowship and special conversation with him on Monday evening, January 23, at 7:30 pm at FPC Greenville. This event is open to all, no matter which Tuesday morning pre-conference event you plan to attend at the 2017 ECO National Gathering.

Outreach Magazine Features ECO Church 

We loved coming across this story about First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida in Outreach magazine. Has your church been featured in a news story or publication?  Let us know!  We want to celebrate with you and share your story with our growing ECO family! Read FPC Jacksonville's Story!
Discipleship Ministry  
Thanks to a clear, biblically based approach, tried and true practices, and willing participants, we've seen God blessing our efforts! We've learned a lot, too. Now we want to bring all we've learned to you and your ministry partners in the form of a new and improved set of discipleship training opportunities. Learn More! 
We are incredibly grateful for our new churches! Please help us welcome:
Tacoma Central Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, WA 
Lenoir Presbyterian Church, Lenoir, NC 
Waldensian Presbyterian Church, Monett, MO 
First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, Columbia, CA
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Enfield, CT
First Presbyterian Church of Towanda, Towanda, PA 

ECO Updates

ECO's Personnel Committee is pleased to announce that we have prayerfully and enthusiastically called Rev. Nate Dreesmann to the role of Executive Director of Ecclesiastical Support.

Thank You!

We want to say a huge thank you to Sarah Van Lant for her time at ECO. She leaves us this week to begin a new career in teaching. We are grateful for all the ways she has blessed our staff, and we know she will continue to bless others in her new role! Thank you Sarah!

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