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 Evangelical Presbyterians brings an important perspective to the National Association of Evangelicals,” said NAE President Leith Anderson. “We are encouraged by their testimony and commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ and look forward to our partnership together.”
The mission of ECO is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. Founded in 2012, ECO now includes 85,000 members.
ECO Synod Executive Dana Allin said, “I am so thrilled that ECO has been welcomed into the NAE, and am looking forward to partnering with other biblically-centered denominations and networks for the sake of Christ in the world. With the mounting challenges and opportunities we face as orthodox believers in our world today, I believe the NAE gives us the opportunity to support one another and display biblical unity.”
The name ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians reinforces the denomination’s passion for strengthening the ecosystems of local churches and speaks to its core commitments. The denomination seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ (evangelical), connect leaders through accountable relationships and encourage collaboration (covenant), and commit to a shared way of life together (order).
ECO’s four priorities are to lift up the centrality of the gospel, grow with an emerging generation of leaders, prioritize a wave of church innovation, and create an atmosphere of relational accountability.