Our DENOMINATION

On April 8th, 2014, Orcutt Presbyterian Church joined a new denomination that seeks to be a 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 with God at the center

                       and celebrate the life of the whole person alive in Christ

                       with shared leadership

OUR MOVEMENT

Why is OPC connected to ECO


ECO is a newer 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. 


ECO's heartbeat is to

plant churches that plant churches

make disciples that make disciples, 

train leaders who train leaders

all while supporting each and every local church

in order that we may thrive in our relationship with God and with one another.


To learn more about our denomination, click here