The Eastern District Mission Society (aka Sage District Extension Society) is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Idaho.
The society provides short-term, low-interest and no-interest loans to churches to aid in building and ministry projects.
Within the past five years, we have made loans to the following churches:
- Trinity (Idaho Falls)
- Boise First (Cathedral) Amity
Loans are configured in two parts: 60% from the Builders Club and 40% from the General Fund. A loan maximum is $30,000 and must be payed off within three years. The Builders Club portion must be paid off first (usually in 18 months). Please view our cover letter under Forms below for more information.
- Builders Club - Interest-free
- General Fund - Low interest
We unfortunately no longer give out grants. This practice ended in 2004.
How The Society is Funded
The Society is funded via four main sources:
- The Annual Asking (main source)
- Interest on Loans
- Interest from the Bank
- Donations to the Builders Club Fund
Representatives & Election
Each church shall elect a representative for the SDES. At our annual meeting (around Easter), these representatives are elected to be members of the Society. From these representatives, a Board of Managers (BOM) is elected. The BOM consists of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and a Treasurer. The District Superintendent is the Executive Secretary.
Members are elected to serve one year, with a limit of re-election up to five times (serves a maximum of six years).
President: David Krekel
Vice-President: Davey Lefler
Recording Secretary: Wendy Mason
Treasurer: James E Anderson