A church of 4,000 in Colorado Springs has voted to end its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA), according to The Christian Post. Eighty-eight percent of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs voted to cut ties with the mainline denomination. A staff member said “We don’t feel that the PC(USA), the way its structured, is really supporting the local churches in their outreach Kingdom building efforts…What we are trying to do is make an adaptive change that would keep us engaged and relevant as a faith community in today’s culture.”
With the support of the congregation, the church will continue to pursue its separation and will make efforts to join the newly formed Evangelical Covenant Order (ECO), a more conservative group of Presbyterians. The executive presbyter for the church’s regional body commented that the presbytery will accept whatever decision the church makes with regard to the separation.