The Eastside Baptist Church in Sallisaw is considering offering a 2500 sq ft building for associational use. The building was formerly used as a church building. It has a chapel area, educational space, kitchen, fellowship hall, and restrooms. The HVAC and other appliances are in good condition. ECBA will need to provide chairs, tables, desks, and office items.
The building would provide room for Executive Board Mtgs, conferences, Disaster Relief training, and other events. It will save us thousands of dollars by shrinking the size of a Disaster Relief building that is in the planning stage. ECBA would need only to erect a small garage behind the facility to house the equipment.
The building would serve well as an additional ECBA office in Sequoyah County. We could continue our current office in the Keys Baptist Church facilities as well. This would accelerate our long-term vision of multiple ECBA offices. Offices will be staffed as the ECBA work-load demands and budget allows.
On Sunday, Aug 17, our DOM visited with Eastside and shared some ideas concerning a "Users Covenant" or lease. Please pray that the Lord will lead Eastside to approve final details of a lease with ECBA. It will be an item on the agenda at the ECBA board meeting, Tuesday, August 26.