Mission Affinity Groups (MAGs) are a joint initiative of ECO and The Fellowship of Presbyterians. This is a story of one Fellowship-only Mission Affinity Group written by Travis Fletcher, the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Junction, CO.
The 19th century Cardinal John Henry Newman once said that the greatest power on earth is the power of personal influence. I can testify that I am a different person because of the personal influence of an elder, Rachel Johnson. My husband, Jim Singleton, affirms the same thing of Rachel’s husband, Bill Johnson, who was also an elder in the church.
Wes Barry and his family are planting a church in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is ECO's very first East Coast plant. Learn how you can partner with this growing community through prayer or by giving to the mission.
We 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.Read more
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.Read more