The mission of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.
"Focusing on our Spiritual Vitality"
- A word from ECO Synod Executive, Dana Allin 
I am thrilled with the number of churches who are utilizing the "Becoming a Flourishing Church" series that is available on our website. The feedback has been very positive as many leaders wrestle with the question of what is next for their congregations as they seek to truly flourish...  Read More.
Featured Church Plant:  
David Hancock is the lead planter of The Grove Church in Port St. Lucie, FL. It exists to help build a flourishing city by helping people find their story through the glory, beauty and worth of God, which is discovered through the good news of Jesus echoing in the halls of hearts and resounding in all the nook and crannies of the city. As the gospel is embraced a new story is written. It is a story that brings hope out of despair, love out of indifference, and life out of death.

It's not too early to plan!

January 23-25, 2018

Hilton Americas Hotel
Houston, Texas

When does registration open?
August 1, 2017

How much will it cost?
  • $175 - Seminarians, students, church planters, small church pastors, spouses
  • $195 - Early Bird Registration (Aug 1- Nov 1)
  • $250 - Regular Registration (Nov 1 - Jan 12)
  • $204+ - Fabulous room at the Hilton Americas
  • $25 - Pre-conference add-on
Who is invited?
Anyone who is in ECO interested in ECO, or just wants to grow in faith and ministry. Pastors of churches small and large, staff teams, elders, lay leaders, covenant partners, spouses, anyone!

What can I look forward to?
Challenging and engaging speakers, practical breakout sessions, amazing worship, fellowship time to connect with friends and colleagues, updates on ECO's current and future ministry and vision, networking, big time Texas hospitality, and lots of fun and laughter!

Will we be having a Synod business meeting this year?
Yes!  Voting commissioners and any observers who wish to stay may look forward to the Synod meeting that will likely be held Thursday afternoon, January 25th.

Email Beth Allin - beth@eco-pres.org

Join us at the Hilton Americas Downtown Houston! 
January 23-25, 2018 ECONationalGathering.org


"After Jesus was baptized he was "led up into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil" (Matthew 4:1). During this season of Lent we consider Jesus' temptation, and we ought to be reminded of another temptation by the devil, of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3. The mission of God, when we consider the whole of Scripture, is to prepare a people worthy of ruling with him with his character..."


"Over the past year, I am thankful to have been involved with a couple of initiatives through ECO.  The pilot project of the Discipleship Initiative was a great learning experience on how to develop a disciple-making culture within a church.  Also, I have been actively involved with one of our Mission Affinity Groups which includes four churches who are going through the Elder Leadership Institute (ELI) together..."


"One of the most frequent observations that I hear when facilitating exchanges with Outreach Foundation partners in other countries is how joyous they are despite the often difficult circumstances that they face. I often hear, "Can some of that bliss be brought back home?" ... As we share our lives with other parts of the body of Christ, we get to experience even more of both the enduring and contagious nature of joy."
Shepherd's Heart Ministry: Resources for Pastoral Couples

Shepherd's Heart Ministry has been serving Pastoral Couples since 2004 in one of their many retreat centers around the world, and has partnered with ECO to assist in supporting their Pastoral Couples in Issues such as burnout, conflict in their ministry assignments, marriage issues and moral failure which are just a few of the challenges that face those serving in ministry.  ECO believes strongly in caring for their Pastoral Couples and has set up several resources to help you on your journey.  Read More. 

SAVE THE DATE: October 26-28, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Evelyne A. Reisacher, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Relations, Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies; author of "Joyful Witness in the Muslim World: Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters"

"Connecting Mission Leaders" is Sponsored By:
The Outreach Foundation - The Antioch Partners - Frontier Fellowship

If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please email jen@eco-pres.org.

We are incredibly grateful for our new churches! Please help us welcome:
First Presbyterian Church, Midland, TX
Rocky Creek Presbyterian Church, Jefferson, SC
Austin Korean Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
El Calvario Presbyterian Church, Waco, TX
Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, Waxhaw, NC
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Presbyterian Church of Toccoa, Toccoa, GA 

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