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August 2017
Vol 50, No. 8

Noonday Baptist Association


1348 Canton Road, N.E.     Marietta, GA 30066-6062       (770) 422-3347


Daryl Price, Executive Director                                     David Suddath, Church Development Director

Words from the Executive Director
Could the world be spinning faster?  Life seems to be happening in fast forward mode.  Endless news cycles from around the globe invade our phones from media outlets, relentless requests and responsibilities demanding our duty.  Moral decay and social norms are decomposing in fast forward mode.  What used to be embarrassing and cause for blushing is now blatantly displayed with pride (no pun or picking here).  Maybe there is hope found in the remote control.  Pause and Rewind please!  REWIND, way back, is the key forward!  Since summer is VBS time for many churches, look back at some of the old songs--"The B.I.B.L.E., yes that's the book for me" and "Jesus loves me this I know, for the BIBLE tells me so".
As Christian leaders, we must not get over the GOSPEL.  We must apply the powerful perpetual life changing, dynamic reality to our lives.  The Word of God is "alive and active" and God's promises give us a good filter for this fast forward culture shift.
PAUSE:  A couple of weeks ago Noonday Association hosted a prayer gathering.  We had an incredible group of pastors praying and reflecting on God, His attributes and character as we see revealed in His Word.  It was powerful!  Prayer and the Word go together.
II Corinthians 9:8-15
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;   as it is written, "He scattered abroad, He gave to the poor, His righteousness endures forever."
10  Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;   11  you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.   12  For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.   13  Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,   14  while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. 15  Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

I pray you will excel in every good work. 

  On another note, the Association needs:
  • Volunteers to repaint and rip up old carpet and install carpet squares.  To volunteer contact Michael Goulding.
  • Writers for some cool stories about Noonday churches on mission. 
  • Writers for church strategy manuals.  
  • Social Media Intern.  
  • Storehouse Ministry Interim.  Karen Stevens will be retiring in August.  Resumes are being accepted for part-time service at Storehouse Ministries
  • Volunteer receptionist.  

To volunteer for any of these opportunities, contact Sheryl Dean.

August 19: Noonday Baptist Assoc Annual Meeting
Click HERE for a larger version of this flyer.
2017 Weekday Preschool Conference 

Key Team Meetings
August 1:  Executive Team Meeting
On Tuesday, August 1 the Executive Team will be meeting at the Noonday Baptist Association office. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

August 3:  Community Evangelism Team Meeting
On Thursday, August 3 the Community Evangelism Team will be meeting at the Noonday Baptist Association office.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Storehouse Ministries
As another chapter in the history of Storehouse Ministries comes to a close, Storehouse has been truly blessed by the generous giving from many individuals and from our Noonday Churches to the Bill Rogers' Hunger Fund. Hopefully, this will continue in the future as well, so that our food needs can be met. 

This food ministry has helped so many in our community during the many years it has been opened. It is only possible due to the many great volunteers that have served and are currently serving. As Storehouse enters a transition period, other volunteers must step up to assist as well. 

There is a critical need for phone intake volunteers to receive client reservations for food pickup. Also more packers for food boxes are needed especially during the busy holiday season. Without these needs being met, it may be necessary to reduce services to fewer hours per week. 

Please share these needs with your church. If you can help to meet any of these needs please call Storehouse at (770) 422-3347 to volunteer.
August 22: Retirement Reception for Karen Stevens

Please join us for a reception for
Karen Stevens
upon her retirement after 7 years of dedicated service as 
the Storehouse Ministries Coordinator


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Noonday Baptist Association
1348 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066

Unengaged Unreached People Groups
God's heart is for all people groups to hear the gospel and receive an opportunity to be discipled to obey Jesus.

Did you know?
  • Someone dies every 1.5 seconds in South Asia
  • The 1.7 billion people in South Asian has over 2,035 people groups
  • 1600 are unreached people groups and 600 remain unengaged
From July 31 through August 5 we can learn how churches, business people and families are partnering with Acts-like Multiplying Movements in ways that serve both South Asians and Atlanta through a man named Kumar .

Kumar was raised as a Hindu temple builder.  In 2007, Kumar was radically saved by Jesus and was set on mission to reach his people.  Starting in his home, Kumar as seen hundreds of thousands of disciples and thousands of churches multiply among the unreached.  This movement continues to grow with the help of training teams from IMB, e3 Partners and others.  This evangelistic disciple-making approach is being used in some of Noonday's smallest and largest churches.  It's a great process and would be good for more of our churches to learn.

The following gatherings are where Kumar with be sharing his story and vision for the unreached unengaged people groups:

August 1
7:00 a.m. Businessmen's Breakfast Sandy Springs
August  1 7:00 p.m. Spanish Speaker's Vision Cast Eastside Baptist Church, Marietta
August 3 9:00 a.m. Pastor's Continental Breakfast Noonday Baptist Association, Marietta
August 3 7:00 p.m. Vision Cast with "Men of 300" Woodstock, GA
August 4 6:00 p.m. Vision Cast Galilee Christian Church
August 5
Coaching with NoPlaceLeft Atlanta Team

For more information, please contact Daniel Solid at (706) 614-9558.
August 9: How Do You Pass the Leadership Baton?

WHEN: Wednesday, August 9, 2017  9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
              (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)

COST: $10 (pastries and coffee will be provided)

WHERE:  Rockdale Baptist Church
                 1295 Smyrna Road
                                                                 Conyers, GA 30094

Succession planning is both Biblical and essential. It's an inevitable need in every church. According to the Leadership Network, almost 40,000 pastoral transitions occur every year. This is why it is so important that we learn how to pass the baton well.  

Come hear from two, long-tenured Pastors who led their church to select a successor--Dr. Gary Smith, retired Pastor, Fielder Road Baptist Church, Arlington, and Dr. Stephen Davis, retired Pastor, FBC Russellville, Arkansas.

What will you learn at this event?
  • The most common success paths and potholes on the succession journey.
  • How to develop a successful plan for succession.
  • Insight on the financial implications of transition.
Who should come?

Teams should include the senior pastor and a trusted staff or lay member selected by the pastor, who will be on this journey.  The team should include a potential successor pastor and spouse.

Click HERE to register for this event.
August 10-11: Global Leadership Summit
August 10-11, 2017
West Ridge Church
The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day live telecast event from Willow Creek Church.  At this conference, speakers will deliver a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply.
Click HERE to register and for additional information.  You must use West Ridge as the organization you're registering for and the promo code: PHS17TEAM.  The cost for this event is $119.
Some of the topics include:
2017 Summit Speakers
*  Executing ideas that matter most
Bill Hybels
Sheryl Sandberg
Andy Stanley
Michael, Jr.
Marcus Buckingham
Bryan Stevenson
Juliet Funt
Marcus Lemonis
Sam Adeyemi
Laszlo Bock
Immaculée IIibagiza
Gary Haugen
Angela Duckworth
Fredrik Härén
*  Virtues that accelerate teamwork
*  Navigating effectively through       
    cultural differences
*  Harnessing the power of emotional
*  Ingredients of successful turnabouts
*  Building cultures that value
For a detailed schedule for these two days, click HERE.
August 10: Pastor Prayer Gathering

Missional Partner Update: HopeQuest
Women's Transition House Opening!  Part of HopeQuest's Trek Women's Program

H opeQuest is thrilled to announce the opening of the long awaited Women's Transition House!

For many years, women exiting the Trek residential program relied on sober living homes or other half way house situations if they were not ready to return to their home environment.  As an answer to prayer, God had placed our burden on the heart of a generous donor who donated a house located nearby the HopeQuest main campus.  Through this generosity they were able to open their first women's transition home on April 1, 2017.
The transition home is open to the ladies who have successfully achieved the Women's Trek Residential program and desire to have some structure in place as they take the next step back into real world living.  Women may stay in the transition program up to 6 months.  Currently, the transition home has the capacity to house 4 women plus the house director who resides in the home full time.
Celebrate with HopeQuest on this new and exciting service they are able to extend to their female clientele!
Noonday's Media Ctr Feature: All Things New

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God's church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul's letter is as timely as ever.

Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, 
the new has come .

Call the Noonday Office to reserve it for your next Bible study.

Church Events in August & September
Fall Weekender Is Almost Here.
It's hard to believe this summer is nearly over.  Summer ending means that KSU students will be heading back to campus soon and we want to make sure we're ready to welcome them back to town. You can help by joining us for our fall weekender, which is our version of a weekend mission trip right here in Kennesaw. 

Here's the low down...

Move-In Days, August 11-12. We're serving college students in our community by helping with move-in day at several local student only apartment complexes. We need volunteers to come into town and help us move stuff, hand out bottles of water, invite students to Mercy Hill, and share the gospel. We love being a church that loves and serves students in our area! And we would love for you to join us.

"How do I sign up?" Just click here . Fill out the form and we'll get touch with you to confirm everything. 

Need more information? Click here for all the details. 

Mercy Hill Church is a church plant of the Noonday Baptist Association.  The pastor is Rev. Brandon Nichols.


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Wildwood Baptist Church
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

On Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, Wildwood Baptist Church will be packing 100,000 meals to send to starving children around the world.  This ministry service will take place at:

Wildwood Baptist Church
4801 Wade Green Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Wildwood Baptist Church is asking for churches within the Noonday Association to join them in meeting this need.  Volunteer Registration will begin on August 6.  To register, click HERE.  To find more information about Feed My Starving Children, click HERE.

If you have any questions about this event, contact Pastor Terry Huey.
Community Evangelism Team Invites You...

Please join Cobb County pastors and church leaders for lunch on  Thursday, August 17 at 11:30 a.m.  at Cumberland Community Church.  Our special guest will be  Cobb County Commissioner, Mike Boyce . Come hear Commissioner Boyce speak on how the County and the Church can work together for a better community.

This event is sponsored by Unite! Cobb.  RSVP Nichelle Walker.  For more information contact Lin Harrison at (678) 773-6700.

Click HERE for the flyer.
August 18-19: GO Georgia Conference
Click HERE for a clearer and larger version of this flyer.   Click HERE for a list of the breakout sessions offered during this conference.
Creating Lasting Church/School Partnerships
Watch this short video of an interview with Grant Rivera, Marietta City Schools Superintendent about how lasting partnerships begin with mutually beneficial relationships.

September 25: Kids Ministry Roundtable
Georgia Baptist Mission Board will be having a Kids Ministry Roundtable on Monday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Kennesaw First Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch afterward.

This is an opportunity for Preschool and Children's Leaders to gather to discuss topics that are important to them.  We'll share resources and ideas that work and have an information time networking with one another.  It's a great time to "get-to-know" people in their own neighborhood to share ideas.

To register for this Roundtable, click HERE .
September 27-28: Spark Conference

  Click HERE for a larger version of this flyer.  Click HERE for additional Information.  Click HERE to register.
October 17: Growing Groups Forums

To register for this event, click HERE .
NBA Church Employment Opportunities

Wildwood Baptist  is seeking a part-time Accounts Receivable Financial Assistant who will be responsible for accounts receivable related administrative functions.  Prior Accounts Receivable experience preferred.  Experience in bookkeeping, Quickbooks and Excel preferred.  Please submit your resume to

Wildwood Baptist is seeking a part-time Accounts Payable Financial Assistant with experience in bookkeeping, payroll, bill paying, online transfers and insurance contracts.  Experience in Quickbooks and Excel preferred.  Accounting experience a bonus!  Please submit your resume to

Children :

Sewell Mill Baptist Church  is seeking a part-time Children's Director.  The director will be responsible for the children's Sunday School and Children's Church program as well as our summer Wednesday night program and the AWANA program that meets during the school year.  The Director will also coordinate with our Weekday Preschool and our new K-12 Academy that launches this fall.  For more information, contact Rev. David Watson at (770) 971-2636.

First Baptist Church Dallas  is looking to hire a Youth Minister.  This is a part-time position of 15-20 hours per week on average.  Interested candidates should forward their resume to Al Martinez.

Year-to-Date Financial Summary As of June 30, 2017
Gifts from Churches
Other Receipts & Interest
$  1,435
Total Receipts
Total Ministry Expenditures
Ministry Funds Available 06/30/2017
$ (  802) 

Budget Requirements YTD
$ 412,332
Church Gifts (Under) Budget YTD
($  77,040)
The Association is supported by gifts from member churches to Association Missions and does not receive support from the Cooperative Program gifts given by churches to the Georgia Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention.  Noonday churches that are giving faithfully are encouraged to continue their support.  Churches that have decreased their giving are encouraged to prayerfully reconsider their support for Association Missions.  Churches that are presently not giving are asked to consider contributing some amount to the ministry of strengthening churches and starting new churches as we work together to impact lostness in our mission field and nation.
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Noonday Baptist Association
1348 Canton Road NE
Marietta, GA 30066

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  8:am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-4:30pm
Friday 8am-3pm

(770) 422-3347