• Dana Allin Archives - The Layman Online

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    ECO’s core values: #1 Jesus shaped identity

    By Dana Allin,  Synod Executive for ECO. Over the next several months, in preparation for our national gathering, we will be focusing our Thursday blog posts on ECO’s eight core values. We […]

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

    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, […]

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

    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 […]

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    ECO forms new presbyteries

    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 […]

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    Newest Presbyterian denomination experiences continued growth

    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 […]

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    Growing gospel-centered missional groups

    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 […]

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    ECO goal in church planting to is plant the Gospel

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – “When we talk about church planting, our ultimate goal is not to plant the church, but to plant the Gospel,” said Dr. Dana Allin, synod executive of […]

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    ECO: Be willing to be dangerous for the kingdom of God

    GREENVILLE, S.C – Equip 2013, the Southeast region event of ECO: A Covenant Order of Presbyterians and the Fellowship of Presbyterians, began Thursday morning with devotions led by Dr. Dana […]

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    ECO begins ordinations

    On Sunday, Feb. 24, ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians ordained its first pastor into the denomination, Rev. Jennifer Graffius, the Director of Chapel at Fuller Theological Seminary.  She […]

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    We’re Walking! (Other news from ECO)

    By Dana Allin During the final worship service at our National Gathering a few weeks ago, I mentioned that since Fellowship/ECO was born last January, now a year later this […]