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  • Church security focus of Texas seminars

    by GuideStone staff, posted Friday, November 10, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- With church security on the minds of many pastors and other church leaders in the wake of the tragedy at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, many churches of every size are re-evaluating their security protocols.

    GuideStone Financial Resources and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company are offering two seminars in November for Texas churches interested in learning about implementing best practices for volunteer church safety and security teams. The events will also include training on protecting kids in the ministry environment ... Read More

  • Protection benefits changes announced by GuideStone

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (23 days ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources has announced changes to protection coverage offered to qualified participants in the Church Retirement Plan, the 403(b)(9) retirement plan offered exclusively to Southern Baptist churches and their staffs.

    The minimum monthly contribution to their retirement account for those eligible for the benefits increases to $50 monthly, effective Jan. 1.

    Disability benefits must begin before age 65 and will be limited to a payout of 60 months. Participants currently receiving benefits will not be affected. Read More

  • GuideStone health plans available amid ACA flux

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (27 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Inaction by Washington on reforms to the Affordable Care Act has led to much uncertainty for those in the health care exchanges created under the 2010 law.

    GuideStone Financial Resources is prepared with options for churches looking to help their pastors and staff members obtain health care coverage for themselves and their families.

    In many counties around the United States, only one option is available on the state Read More

  • Financial tips for churches, ministries in wake of Harvey

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, GuideStone Financial Resources is offering tips for churches and ministries faced with property damage and claims.

    Gaelen Cole, senior manager of risk and compliance for the Southern Baptist entity's Property and Casualty area says churches should consider four main steps: Read More

  • Market volatility: GuideStone offers tips, new fund

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- As the U.S. stock market continues to eclipse all-time highs -- the S&P 500 Index has recorded 43 new all-time highs between November 8 and August 11 -- analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources caution that the markets may be set for a period of extended volatility.

    GuideStone also announced Tuesday (Aug. 15) they have launched a new fund that offers diversification aiming to address increased market volatility. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: GuideStone congratulates Hawkins on 20 years

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Monday, August 14, 2017 (3 months ago)

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) -- Trustees for GuideStone Financial Resources gathered July 31–Aug. 1 in regular session to hear reports from GuideStone executive officers and staff about the board's performance in key lines of business. The Southern Baptist entity also honored O.S. Hawkins for 20 years as its president.

    Hawkins joined the Dallas-based ministry after having served for four years as pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas. He thanked the trustees for honoring him and his wife Susie for their service to Southern Baptists through GuideStone. Read More

  • Mission:Dignity -- The love of a Father

    by Judy A. Bates, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (5 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- A father's love will shape a man's life -- even if it doesn't come from his own dad. Just ask Elvis Durrill.

    Elvis was born in 1933 in the midst of the Great Depression. One of nine children born to Otha Earl and Minnie Durrill, his young life on the farm was hard and filled with manual labor. His father was not a religious man, but taught his children not to lie, steal or cheat. It was from his mother that Elvis learned of God's loving care. Read More

  • GuideStone: resources, wellness & retirement checkups at SBC

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (7 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- GuideStone will make available its popular Wellness Center June 12–14 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. But this year, rather than having participants move from one station to another, the Wellness Center will offer participants one-stop biometric readings. Read More