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