December 2017 ---------------------------------------------------- Vol. 50, No. 12
Noonday Baptist Association
 
1348 Canton Road, N.E.  Marietta, GA 30066-6062     www.noondayba.org     (770) 422-3347
 
Daryl Price, Executive Director  ---------------       David Suddath, Church Development Director
Words from the Executive Director
To God be the Glory, Great things He has done. Our national celebration of Thanksgiving gives way to the "most wonderful time of the year." One of the best parts of this season for us as Christians is the spotlight on the babe in a manger--Jesus the Christ!

Christmas musicals, plays and extra services provide us as Christians the ability to boldly proclaim this most wonderful news. Our world needs it! We need it. The power of the Gospel changes lives and continues to give us power to proclaim.

Jimmy Stewart, in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life," displays the deception and defeat of a good life eclipsed by depression and suicidal thoughts. The hymn, "I will serve Thee," reminds us of the great interception of our Christmas Hope and Humanity's Hurt.

"Heart aches, broken pieces, ruined
lives are why You died on Calvary.
Your touch was what I longed
for; you have given life to me.

I will serve Thee, because I
love Thee; You have given
life to me. I was nothing
before You found me; You
have given life to me."

The beauty and blessing is we get to "Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere; that Jesus Christ is born." People near and far need to hear the Good News.

Across the nation, God is moving! His Gospel is changing lives. I have seen, personally, response to the Good News as a simple prayer opens the door to a Gospel conversation. The Association just hosted a Gospel conversation Training and saw immediate results from people sharing a simple Gospel .

Will you take the Gospel Challenge and let December be a record year of:
  • Invites to church services or special events.
  • Gospel Conversations

The World needs us to be messengers and light. Please pray and fast for Noonday Baptist Association. We have some great days ahead as we follow God's leading for new teams and staff. We want God's people to serve His church and impact lostness in our neighborhoods and nation.

I hope you will be a part of the Retirement Reception for David Suddath, who has served with us for 18 1/2 years and Sue Atwell, who has served with us for 22 1/2 years. God has used them in more ways than we will ever know. We are thankful for their service. I plan to see you on Tuesday, December 5, between 1:00-3:00 p.m. for their reception.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and an opportunity to see new life this season as you share Jesus.

Yours in a Common Cause,

Daryl Price
December 5: Retirement Reception
You are invited to a Drop In Retirement Reception
for David Suddath & Sue Atwell

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

at the

Noonday Baptist Association
1348 Canton Road
Marietta, GA 30066

We want all their friends and family to attend this Reception.

December 3-10: Lottie Moon Offering
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering begins Sunday December 3 and will end on Sunday, December 10. Go to our FaceBook page to see videos of some of our missionaries and the work that they do.
December 14: Pastor Prayer Gathering
On Thursday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. pastors and staff members are invited to come and pray together at our office.
December Events at our Churches
A Night in Bethlehem
"A Night in Bethlehem," a hands-on Holy Land experience, is free for the whole family. Come and see what it might have been like on the night that Jesus was born. Visit shop keepers in the marketplace and learn about their trades. Sample breads and sweets on your journey through the streets of Bethlehem. Follow your guide to the stables and meet Joseph, Mary and newborn baby Jesus. Hear the singing shepherds and pet the animals. 
Enjoy a Night in Bethlehem with us. It is located at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 287 Mt. Calvary Road, Marietta 30064. This experience will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, December 9-11, starting at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, go to  www.mtcbc.net .
The Journey of Christmas
The choir and Orchestra of Summit Baptist Church will be presenting: "The Journey of Christmas" on Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. The Journey of Christmas is a musical/drama that reminds us of the journey Christ took to demonstrate God's love for mankind!
Christine D'Clario
On December 1st at 7:00 p.m. Iglesia Nuevo Horizonte en Woodstock is hosting concert with the most well-known Christian artist in the Hispanic Community. Buy tickets online at www.christinedclario.com. Pastors, you can get a discount code for your congregation by emailing Rev. Alex Cosio.
January 9: Thrive Group Kick Off
Click HERE for more information.
January 12-15: NoPlaceLeft Atlanta Four Day Church Planting Intensive Training
The 4 Fields Intensive Training for Church Planters & Catalysts will equip participants with the Biblical principles and best practice methodologies (North American) to multiply healthy disciples & churches using the 4 Fields of Kingdom Growth. 

Participants will experience a hands-on training that involves instruction, guided Bible discovery & practice in an interactive learning community. Each participant will leave with a clear vision & plan for reaching their area, and a foundational toolset for serving nationals in other cultures with the training and coaching they need to do the same in their areas.

Click HERE to see a video recommendation for this 4 day intensive training from Jacob Via.
Noonday Business Meetings

January 16: Administration Team Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Noonday Baptist Association

January 23: Executive Committee Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Noonday Baptist Association
January 18: 2018 GBACE Annual Meeting
GBACE Conference 2018
January 18th
9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Lakewood Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA
Disciples that are truly following Christ make Him known to a world that needs to know Him. Unfortunately, as Christian educators, we sometimes treat discipleship and evangelism as two separate functions. At the REDEFINE conference, you will be challenged to equip your church to make an impact in the world with the gospel through discipleship.
Our calling, as a disciple, and as a disciple maker, is to continually REDEFINE everything we do with Jesus and His Great Commission as our standard-engaging in discipleship that leads to evangelism that leads to discipleship.
Breakout sessions will equip those involved with the discipleship ministry of your church, including children & student ministry leaders! Make plans to get 2018 started by joining us at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA for this important conference and bring your key leaders with you!

Click HERE to register.
February 28-March 2: MOVE Conference
Early Bird Registration is $79 and ends December 15. For more information on this conference, click HERE .
It has been a very busy month here at Storehouse Ministries. We have packed over 500 boxes for the holiday and regular pickup. I am so thankful for the volunteers who come every week to serve at Storehouse. I know that one of the most important things you can give is your time! The people who come in, give their time willingly. So, I am dedicating this article to them!

Click HERE for a list of our volunteers.

They are the glue that holds Storehouse Ministries together. If they did not give freely of their time, we would not be able to do all we do for the community! I am blessed to have such a wonderful group of people who I can call my friends! I am encouraged by them and all they do.

Blessings!

Office Hours for Christmas
The Noonday Baptist Association office will be closed beginning Thursday, December 21 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2.
NBA Church Employment Opportunities
The following are the current open church staff positions at Noonday Baptist Association churches. If you are interested in a position, please contact the listed representative from the church.
 
Worship :

Westside Baptist   is seeking a part-time Minister of Music-Worship. This person will report to the senior pastor and will be responsible for leading congregational worship, planning, leading and evaluating a comprehensive music program. We are a small but growing church looking for someone interested in taking our music worship program to the next level. Interested candidates should contact  Rev. Frank Robertson   by email or call the church office at (770) 948-0121.

Children :

Sewell Mill Baptist Church  is seeking a part-time Children's Director. The Director will be responsible for the Children's Sunday School, Children's Church program, Wednesday night program and the AWANA program. The Director will also coordinate with our Weekday Preschool and the new K-12 Academy. For more information or to send resumes to  Rev. David Watson   or call (770) 971-2636.

Youth Minister :

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 .

Macland Baptist Church  is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor/Minister to Students. This person will report directly to the Senior Pastor for planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating the education ministry of the church. A key emphasis of this position will focus on the student education ministry. This person should be a seminary graduate with a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religious Education, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies or a Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree or the equivalent. Interested individuals may email a resume to  Ty Mitchell    or call (678) 897-7600. They will receive resumes through September 8, 2017.
Year to Date Financial Summary: October 2017
Gifts from Churches ---------------------------------------------------------------- $547,545
Other Receipts & Interest ----------------------------------------------------------- $ 3,115
Total Receipts ----------------------------------------------------------------------- $550,660

Total Ministry Expenditures ------------------------------------------------------ $554,094

Ministry Funds Available 10/31/2017 ----------------------------------------- ($ 3,434)

Church Gifts (Under) Budget YTD --- ---- ---------------------- -------------- ($139,675)  
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 Mission Board 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.