Our Denomination

Walnut Creek Pres joined the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) in February 2016. ECO's mission is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.

WCPres is affiliated with the ECO Bluewater Presbytery, as one of 16 churches.

ECO Core Values
  • Jesus-shaped Identity

    We believe Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.

  • Biblical Integrity

    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.

  • Thoughtful Theology

    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.

  • Accountable Community

    We believe guidance is a corporate spiritual experience. We want to connect leaders to one another in healthy relationships of accountability, synergy, and care.

  • Egalitarian Ministry

    We believe in unleashing the ministry gifts of women, men, and every ethnic group.

  • Missional Centrality

    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.

  • Center-focused Spirituality

    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.

  • Leadership Velocity

    We believe identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.

  • Kingdom Vitality

    We believe congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.