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New Presbyterian denomination joins NAE

National Association of Evangelicals press release. The National Association of Evangelicals is pleased to welcome ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians as its newest denominational member. ECO joins with nearly 40 other denominations, as well as thousands of churches, schools, nonprofits, businesses and individuals who comprise the NAE community. “ECO: A Covenant Order of …

Presbyterians respond to the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage in all states

While one Presbyterian denomination celebrates last Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriages legal in all states, another one grieves, a third states that it does not regard the decision “to be in keeping with God’s intentions for marriage,” and a fourth affirms that marriage is a gift from God between one man and one …

My mixed birth metaphor coming out of the ECO/Fellowship Dallas Gathering

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After the official Synod meeting of the ECO: Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, the Dallas Gathering continued for another two days and included The Fellowship of Presbyterians, which birthed ECO, but which is now conjoined with Presbyterians for Renewal (PFR) as the Fellowship Community.  That admixture made for awkward moments, like when Paul Detterman, who …

ECO executive clears up ‘misconceptions’ and encourages ‘a more gracious tone’

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The Synod Executive of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians has written to the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s middle governing council leadership to “both clear up some misconceptions that were stated in [a recent] letter as well as encourage each of us to adopt a more gracious tone and posture than was conveyed.” “An unkind …

ECO forms new presbyteries

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The newest Presbyterian denomination is expanding its number of presbyteries to accommodate ever-increasing growth. ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians is in the process of transitioning its number of presbyteries from two to nine. The creation of some of those additional presbyteries has taken place, while others remain in their formative stages. Dr. Dana …

Newest Presbyterian denomination experiences continued growth

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In just two years of existence, ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians has experienced substantial growth, already surpassing the 100-congregation membership mark. ECO, started in January 2012 as a conservative denomination that broke off from the Presbyterian Church (USA), added 35 churches in its first year of existence, and more than doubled that number …

Growing gospel-centered missional groups

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By Cindy M. Pirtle The Layman ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians held a Missional Leader Training Conference Nov. 4-5 at Windwood Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. ECO participants and those with the Fellowship of Presbyterians were joined at the conference by attendees from the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Christian Reformed Church and the …

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