EDMOND'S FIRST

rally for renovation

MEET JANUARY 21, 5:00 PM, Worship Center

We are a Family of Faith Passionately Connecting to Christ, His Church, His Word, and His Mission for His Glory!

RALLY FOR RENOVATION

Pastor Blake Gideon revealed the design for the proposed renovations in the Worship Center at this years Gathering event which took place the evening of Sunday, November 19. Revisit Pastor's presentation video below along with conceptual renderings.

Pray how God is leading you and your family to support the proposed renovations.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions located on this page and submit your questions online here:

SUBMIT QUESTIONS
BUSINESS MEETING

Sunday, January 21 | 5:00 PM | Worship Center
This Business Meeting will include a time of questions and answers and a vote by the church to move forward with the project.

RALLY FOR RENOVATION GIFTS

You can give above the tithe online, by check, cash, or text. Mark your gift to “Building Fund.”

  • Drop off in the Church Office at the Reception Desk during office hours, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Mail to Edmond's First Baptist Church, 1300 E 33rd Street, Edmond, OK 73013.
  • Text to "Give" at 405-276-2151.
GIVE ONLINE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Why renovate the Sanctuary?
A: We do not want our sanctuary in a state of disrepair; we want to honor the Lord with excellence through our house of worship. We have outdated lighting, sound, and other equipment that needs to be replaced.

Q: What will be changing?
A: We will upgrade the lighting system, audio/video systems, seating, flooring, wall coverings, and stage modifications.

Q: How much will the Renovation Cost?
A:
Currently estimate is $4 million.

Q: Who will be doing the work?
A:
Multiple companies were interviewed, but Paragon 360 was selected. Visit PARAGON 360

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, continued

Q: How long will the renovation take to complete?
A:
8 - 10 Months once work begins

Q: Will we be displaced from the sanctuary during the construction?
A:
A minimal amount of displacement should be expected. When we know these dates for certain, we will communicate a plan.

Q: If we are displaced from the sanctuary, will we still meet on Sunday for Worship?
A:
Yes, worship will likely be moved to Fellowship Hall.

Q: How can I give to the renovation?
A:
You can give above the tithe online, by check, cash, or text. Mark your gift to “Building Fund.”

Q: Will we need to borrow money?
A:
Yes, with a vote from the Church (January 14 at 5:00 PM  in the Worship Center), EFBC will borrow necessary funds to complete the project.

Q: How will we pay the debt?
A:
The debt payments will be made with your gifts to “Building Fund”, this will be outside our operating budget.

Q: How long will it take to pay off the debt?
A:
If we give sacrificially, we believe we can pay the debt inside of five years.

Q: Will other church activities be impacted by the renovation?
A:
It is possible, but we believe most activities taking place outside the sanctuary should have little to no disruption.

Q: Who will be making decisions on the details of the renovation?
A:
Church staff leadership will be making these decisions, while corresponding with the properties and stewardship committees.

Q: What if I disagree with the project or a portion of the project?
A:
We recognize in the life of the church that we may have varying opinions or see things differently, and this is healthy. However, we hope that as a member who “belongs” to EFBC you will support church leadership as they make difficult decisions and lead us to serve the Lord with excellence now and in the future.

Select any image below to access a light box to scroll through the renderings.

The Gathering Message
PASTOR BLAKE GIDEON

"THE GATHERING"

On Sunday, November 19, 2023, Pastor Blake Gideon revealed the design for the proposed renovations in the Worship Center.