June 4, 2014 β€” by ECO Communications Team

Lessons In Church Planting: Are You Curious?

When business gets in the way


I’m coming to realize one of the most exciting things about church planting is how it offers us the opportunity to become curious again. In church planting, there’s a renewed focus on listening and learning the stories of the people, neighborhoods, and industries of our cities where we are starting new churches. We get to ask questions like:

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January 6, 2014 β€” by ECO Communications Team

Meet John Terech: A Story of Coming to Faith

john terechWe are pleased to announce John Terech as ECO's new Director of Operations. John is tremendously gifted, bringing more than 20 years of leadership experience in finance, administration, and ministry. In this new role, John will assist Brenda Smith (our COO, who is stepping back to part-time) in financial, legal, and insurance operations. He will also support Dana Allin (Synod Executive) in ecclesiastical operations, including resourcing congregations and presbyteries. But what we love most about John is his heart for ministry and love for Jesus. Here, in John's own words, is some of his story — including how both personal and national tragedy awakened him spiritually. 

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November 26, 2013 β€” by ECO Communications Team

Thanksgiving Hymn

This Thanksgiving Hymn was written by Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons from First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC. Last week while traveling with colleagues in China he penned this hymn to share with his congregation on Thanksgiving weekend. You too are warmly invited to use this hymn this weekend.

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May 5, 2013 β€” by ECO Communications Team

ECO Blog: Coming Soon

The ECO Blog will be a forum to share news, updates, and stories from both ECO leaders and member churches. We look forward to launching the ECO blog in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.

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