our denomination: ECO
On April 8th, 2014, Orcutt Presbyterian Church joined a new movement called
ECO: A Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians.
What does ECO mean?
The name ECO is not an acronym. It symbolizes a passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches. ECO believes that 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.
ECO's full name (ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) speaks to our core commitments:
Covenant: To connect leaders in accountable relationships and encourage collaboration.
Order: To commit to a shared way of life as we unite around a shared theological core.
Evangelical: To advance the gospel of Jesus Christ and plant new missional communities.
Presbyterian: To stand within our Reformed heritage and celebrate the life of the mind.
Why did OPC decide to join ECO?
ECO is a new Presbyterian denomination (founded in January of 2012) that embraces the heritage of Presbyterian values with the positioning for more flexible and innovative ministry.. Churches within this denomination are in accountable relationships and order their life around a shared theological core.
To learn more about our denomination, click here