In the summer of 2010, seven pastors for the Presbyterian Church (USA) spoke of finding new ways to encourage each other in faith, ministry, and mission. They worried that growing denominational disputes over theology and bureaucracy stole focus from their pastoral calling of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and equipping a new generation to lead. These pastors dreamed of reclaiming a sense of covenanted community among leaders from a Presbyterian and Reformed heritage, and to find new ways for churches to connect, grow, and multiply. As a result, in January 2012, at a conference in Orlando with more than 2,200 in attendance, a new denomination was formed: ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.
The mission of ECO is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. To learn more about ECO's core values and priorities visit eco-pres.org.