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July 2017
Vol 50, No. 7

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

The late Avery Willis, former Vice President of the International Mission Board (IMB),  Master Life developer and reproducing disciple maker helped make MAWL a standard missionary practice. It has been modified and multiplied many times over. MAWL is a leadership pipeline, incubator or process to develop capable leaders for any task.  But the greatest task on the planet is given by the greatest One to ever walk on the planet-- Jesus.  He said, "as you go make disciples."

M :   Model--I do, you watch, we talk.
A:    Assist--you do, I help, we talk.
W:   Watch--you do, I watch, we talk.
L:     Leave--you do, I duplicate, we multiply as team. 
In both the church planting and church revitalization training, my friends and I have used L-- to mean Launch. Launch new groups or new leaders or new churches.  

Intentional leadership begins with internals. One leadership teacher says, "you reproduce what you are, not what you want to be."  One of the hardest people to lead looks at you in the mirror each morning. Intentional leadership begins from within. Thankfully we as Christians have God's promised helper, the Holy Spirit, helping us become more than we can ask, think or imagine.  Personally, I thank God for the opportunities all around us. God is up to something!  I want to be part of it!  How about you?  

Recently, Noonday Builders for Christ leadership team met to get a building update from the local leaders of our summer project; a safe house for women rescued from human trafficking. A month earlier revealed  there was much work needed to be done before receiving inspections required for us to Sheetrock and install exterior siding. The meeting hit a low point when the progress report was given. Everything looked like our trip would have to be postponed. We paused-- we prayed!  I praise the Lord for how He answers prayers and proves faithful. We can testify about His goodness and saw Him at work in a week get months of things done. The night I called the pause and pray, I modeled the conviction that God is in charge!  That night is a fading memory, but as you and I face today-- remember to pause and pray.  He is able to help and cares deeply for you and will use all things to make you and me like Jesus!  

Remember what you are speaks so loud that people have a hard time hearing what you are saying. In other words, intentional leadership begins with you!  John 21:22 ends with Jesus saying basically don't worry about the other guy  "you follow me."  As we celebrate our country's birthday and enjoy true freedom in Christ. Let's be sure our intentional leaderships is based solidly on intentionally following Jesus!
Office Closing

July 3 and 4 the Noonday Baptist Association will be closed.  

We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5 at 9:00 a.m.
Vacation Bible School
The following churches will be having their vacation Bible Schools in the month of July.  Join us in praying for them.  If your church is having a VBS and it is not listed, please let us know by calling (770) 422-3347.

First Baptist Church Smyrna
Fortified Hills Baptist Church New Salem Baptist Church
Piney Grove Baptist Church Primera Iglesia Bautista de Marietta Sandy Plains Baptist Church

The following are pictures of just a few of our churches who had their VBS in June.
West Cobb Church
Towne View Baptist Church

Summit Baptist Church
Roswell Street Baptist Church

Piedmont Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Kennesaw

First Baptist Church Woodstock
First Baptist Church Dallas

Eastside Baptist Church
Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

Macland Baptist Church

Storehouse Ministries

Our Kids Helping Kids  food drive is off to a great start! What a great effort on the part of our kids to help others in the community! Our appreciation goes to Burnt Hickory Baptist, Macland Baptist, Roswell Street Baptist, Second Baptist Smyrna and Sewell Mill Baptist for the tremendous amount of food donated! Storehouse looks forward to having other churches participate as Vacation Bible Schools continue.

Do you have extra time on your hands? Do you need a service project to do a few hours a week?  This ministry is only possible with the volunteer support of our churches and church members. Storehouse needs volunteers to assist with phone intake as well as packing and sorting food.  There are jobs for all ages. Please contact Storehouse Ministries at (770) 428-8410 for more details on times.

If you have extra fresh produce to give away, several of our food distribution churches would love to have fresh produce to give along with the food box.

During the summer months we are helping many more families due to school being out. Your donation of food or money will help us to continue to expand our efforts in the community!
Noonday's Media Ctr Feature: The Leader I Want to Be
The Leader I Want to Be
The Leader I Want to Be by Johnny Hunt is a 9-session, video-based study that helps leaders in serving the Lord and impacting the Kingdom of God in their lifetime.  

With this Bible study kit you now have the option of viewing this at no charge on your smart television, tablet, and phone. To be able to have access to this material through your device, contact Sheryl Dean at (770) 422-3348.

Key Team Meetings
July 10: Nominating Team Meeting
On Monday, July 10 the Nominating Team will be meeting at the Noonday Baptist Association office. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

July 11: Personnel Team Meeting
On Tuesday, July 11 the Personnel Team will be meeting at the Noonday Baptist Association office. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

July 25: Administrative Team Meeting
On Tuesday, July 25 the Administrative Team will be meeting at the Noonday Baptist Association office.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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.

July 13: Pastors Prayer Gathering
We are beginning something that may turn into a movement of God.  Would you like to be a part of this?  Every second Thursday of each month pastors throughout our association will come together to pray.  These men have a desire to seek God's face for their church, this association, the state of Georgia and the world.  

Please feel free to come on Thursday,  July 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to the Noonday Baptist Association office.  Join these pastors as they, like Abram, "fell on his face, and God talked with him" (Genesis 17:3).

Our next two gatherings will be Thursday, August 10th and September 14th.  For more information, call the Association office at (770) 422-3347.
July 20: Go Georgia Pastors Preview Lunch
On Thursday, July 20 there will be a Go Georgia Pastors Preview Lunch at Eastside Baptist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Go Georgia is a major church leadership equipping event for your congregation.  Click HERE for additional information regarding this conference.   The lunch is free for those who register prior to July 15.

To register email  You will learn more about the GO Georgia event coming up at Roswell Street Baptist Church on August 18-19, enjoy fellowship with local pastors and get a complimentary lunch. 

Pastors who attend this meeting will receive a discounted rate for the GO Georgia event.
August 18-19: GO Georgia Conference
Click HERE for a clearer and larger version of this flyer. 
August 19: Noonday Baptist Assoc Annual Meeting
To register for the Annual Meeting 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.
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

Westside Baptist is seeking a part-time Minister of Music and Youth.  This person will be responsible to the pastor for assisting the church in planning, conducting and evaluating a comprehensive music program as well as the student ministry.  For more information on this position contact Rev. Frank Robertson .

Children :

Legacy Church  is now accepting applications for a children's director.  It is a full-time position and applications can be submitted to  Rev. Don Shearin .

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.

Year-to-Date Financial Summary As of May 31, 2017
Gifts from Churches
Other Receipts & Interest
$  1,313
Total Receipts
Total Ministry Expenditures
Ministry Funds Available 05/31/2017
$   1,471 

Budget Requirements YTD
$ 343,610
Church Gifts (Under) Budget YTD
($  57,611)
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