About ECO

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church was the first ECO church in Michigan.

The mission of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. The denomination was established in 2012 and has over 360 churches and more than 500 pastors already.

The name ECO is not an acronym. It reinforces our passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches. We believe 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: 1) Covenant 2) Evangelical 3) Order and 4) Presbyterian.

To read more about this new Presbyterian denomination, please visit the ECO website or listen to a six part series about the ECO Presbyterian Essential Tenets facilitated by our assistant pastor, Rev. Dr. Laura Smit, below:

Session 1 – Introduction to the Essential Tenets of the ECO Presbyterian Church:

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Session 2 – The Trinity:

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Session 3 – The Incarnation:

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Session 4 – Sin, Salvation, and Predestination

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Session 5 – Covenant Life & the Sacraments

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Session 6 – Stewardship & Obedience

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