Noonday's philosophy of missions is to be an Acts 1:8 church, "...and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Our "Jerusalem" is the Metro Atlanta area; "Judea" is anything within a day’s drive; "Samaria" would include any similar culture/language nation; "remotest part of the earth" reaches around the globe. We believe it is not enough to just send money and let others do the work—though financial support through the Cooperative Program is certainly a vital part of missions at Noonday. However, there is something very powerful that happens when someone steps outside of their comfort zone and experiences another culture, another's heartache and need. Their lives are changed and upon returning home their passion for missions burns a little brighter.
One of the ways Noonday seeks to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth is through planting churches. This includes churches of different cultures on our own campus as well as churches in other states and countries. The following churches have been planted over the past 5 1/2 years. During that time, we have seen over 12,200 baptisms in these church plants. We have been able to reach over 250,000 people and presented the gospel in excess of 50,000 times.
Atlanta New Way Baptist Church (Korean) - Marietta, GA
Lighthouse of Faith - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Salt and Light Baptist Church - Cap Haitien, Haiti
Resurrection Church - Besh Cappa, Tajikistan
Church on the Street - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Settler's Bay Community Church - Wasilla, AK
Local Ministry Partners
We also seek to share the love of Christ by helping those in our community who are in need by partnering with local ministries. These partners are equipped to meet the specific needs of those hurting and alone in our community in ways we as a church alone cannot do. Noonday regularly provides opportunities for our members to pray, give and/or go to help these ministries. Some of our local partners are:
Atlanta Mission - visit their website
The HOPE Center - visit their website
Storehouse Ministries - visit their website
MUST Ministries - visit their website
Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief - visit their website
Short Term Trips
Each year we sponsor several short term international mission trips. Groups of church members travel to international locations to minister with our church plants, rescue children, build wells, feed the hungry and in all things share the love of Christ. Below is link to an update page on a recent trip to Haiti.
Haiti Mission Trip
Above all Noonday desires to have programs that reach out to those in our community with the love of Christ. Partnerships with other ministries is essential; however, it is equally important for our church to have a direct impact for Christ in our community. Some of the programs that we regularly offer are:
English As A Second Language Classes
Single Mom's Ministry
Helping Hands Craft Ministry
Seniors / Homebound Cleanup