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  • Market volatility addressed at GuideStone summit

    April 6 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Market volatility addressed at GuideStone summit

    Recent stock market volatility shouldn’t alarm long-term investors, GuideStone Financial Resources Chief Strategic Investment Officer David S. Spika said. The market is healthy, and though the headlines can be unnerving, there is no need to make tactical changes to properly invested and diversified portfolios.

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  • GuideStone, ministries gain win against HHS mandate

    March 28 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press & Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone, ministries gain win against HHS mandate

    GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and the ministries it serves have gained a vital, legal victory against the Obama-era abortion/contraception mandate, marking a seven-year religious liberty battle.

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  • TRUSTEES: GuideStone’s 2018 year of ‘new beginnings’

    March 7 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: GuideStone’s 2018 year of ‘new beginnings’

    This year’s 100th anniversary of the founding of GuideStone Financial Resources will be a time to glance to the past but remain focused on the ministry’s future, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins told trustees during their Feb. 26-27 meeting in Dallas.

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  • GuideStone offers single-staff churches health care options

    February 23 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone offers single-staff churches health care options

    Continued uncertainty in the health care marketplace with the repeal of the individual mandate coming in 2019 and reductions in the number of individuals served by the health care exchanges has some pastors and ministry workers wondering about health care options this year.

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  • Pastors encouraged to participate in compensation survey

    February 15 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Pastors encouraged to participate in compensation survey

    GuideStone Financial Resources, LifeWay Research and Baptist state conventions have teamed up again in 2018 for the biennial SBC Church Compensation Survey. Pastors and church employees are invited to participate in the survey, a resource used by churches of all sizes to determine fair wages and benefits.

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  • GuideStone: Don’t panic over stock market volatility

    February 1 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone: Don’t panic over stock market volatility

    Volatility in 2018 may buffet the financial markets, which have grown feverishly since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, according to retirement account assessments by leaders of GuideStone Financial Services. Such was the case Jan. 30 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.4 percent, or 363 points.

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  • GuideStone announces new location in Dallas

    January 10 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone announces new location in Dallas

    GuideStone Financial Resources plans to relocate in late summer 2018 to 115,000 square feet of new leased offices about 10 miles north of its current facility. The financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention has occupied its current home in Dallas’ Uptown district since 1989.

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  • GuideStone summit to tackle cybersecurity, sexual abuse

    January 5 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone summit to tackle cybersecurity, sexual abuse

    Cybersecurity and sexual abuse in the church will be among the topics discussed by key ministry decision makers, along with human resources professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries, during GuideStone Financial Resources’ second annual Employee Benefits Summit.

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  • GuideStone enters centennial after an eventful 2017

    January 4 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone enters centennial after an eventful 2017

    GuideStone Financial Resources is entering its 2018 centennial following a year marked by continued recognition for its retirement investment performance and record support for retired ministers and their widows facing financial struggles. The Southern Baptist entity also saw court-related advances for the sanctity of life but a new court challenge over the minister’s housing allowance.

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  • Housing allowance order stayed for now; appeals likely

    December 19 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Housing allowance order stayed for now; appeals likely

    A federal district court judge in Wisconsin, as expected, has entered a final order declaring the minister’s housing allowance unconstitutional. The Dec. 13 order, however, has been stayed for 180 days after all appeals are exhausted, meaning it currently does not have any impact.

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  • Daughter joins mother in Mission:Dignity gratitude

    November 28 2017 by Rebekah Hardage, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Daughter joins mother in Mission:Dignity gratitude

    Growing up as a preacher’s daughter, Estela Rangel had only one request of her husband David when they married: “Never become a pastor.” As a child, she had felt pressure to be perfect in the eyes of the church, and she wanted a different life as an adult. “But God had His plans,” Estela said.

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  • Protection benefits changes announced by GuideStone

    October 31 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Protection benefits changes announced by GuideStone

    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.

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  • GuideStone health plans available amid ACA flux

    October 25 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone health plans available amid ACA flux

    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.

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  • ‘Christmas Code’ kindles Advent-oriented evangelism

    September 11 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘Christmas Code’ kindles Advent-oriented evangelism

    GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins had one goal for his new book, “The Christmas Code” – providing pastors and churches a resource with short Advent devotionals as a church-wide evangelism tool during the holiday season. The new book, which released Sept. 5, already has tallied nearly 200,000 in preordered copies.

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  • Financial tips for churches, ministries in wake of Harvey

    September 1 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Financial tips for churches, ministries in wake of Harvey

    To aid churches as they face the daunting tasks of rebuilding after 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.

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