In October of 2018, Worthington Presbyterian Church became a part of ECO and the Rivers of Life Presbytery in Western PA.
ECO is a movement of Reformed churches seeking to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
VisionAs ECO began, our desire was to be a movement that recaptures the best of our Presbyterian and Reformed heritage to saturate our world with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Our NameThe name ECO is not an acronym. It reinforces our passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches. We believe 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. Our full name ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians speaks to our core commitments:
We believe Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.
We believe the Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God, which teaches all that is necessary for faith and life. The prominence of God’s Word over our lives shapes our priorities, and the unrivaled authority of the Bible directs our actions to be in concert with Christ’s very best for our lives.
We believe in theological education, constant learning, and the life of the mind, and celebrate this as one of the treasures of our Reformed heritage.
We believe guidance is a corporate spiritual experience. We want to connect leaders to one another in healthy relationships of accountability, synergy, and care.
We believe in unleashing the ministry gifts of women, men, and every ethnic group.
We believe in living out the whole of the Great Commission – including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion, and redemptive justice – in our communities and around the world.
We believe in calling people to the core of what it means to be followers of Jesus – what “mere Christianity” is and does – and not fixate on the boundaries.
We believe identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.
congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.
To read more about ECO go to: https://www.eco-pres.org/