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  • Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    June 16 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    GuideStone Financial Resources’ theme for 2017 is the “Year of Innovation,“ President O.S. Hawkins said in the opening report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention, June 13-14 in Phoenix. The annual theme guides the entity’s work, Hawkins said, noting a difference between imitation and innovation.

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  • Knowing somebody cares buoys retiree

    June 12 2017 by Erich Bridges, GuideStone Financial Services | with 0 comments
    Knowing somebody cares buoys retiree

    Mission:Dignity Sunday is June 25. It’s a day to remember and honor retired ministers, workers and their widows living on low retirement incomes. It’s also a time to give generously to help the nearly 1,800 individuals and couples assisted by the ministry. About $7 million is distributed annually.

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  • GuideStone: resources, wellness & retirement checkups at SBC

    April 25 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone | with 0 comments
    GuideStone: resources, wellness & retirement checkups at SBC

    GuideStone Financial Resources 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.

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  • GuideStone takes long-term view of Fed rate hike

    March 17 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone | with 0 comments
    GuideStone takes long-term view of Fed rate hike

    The Federal Open Market Committee confirmed analyst and market expectations by raising the target Fed Funds rate by 0.25 percent on March 15, bringing it to a range of 0.75 to 1.00 percent. GuideStone Financial Resources expects two more rate hikes to occur in 2017.

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  • Trump’s potential impact on markets sparks discussion

    February 9 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, Guidestone | with 0 comments
    Trump’s potential impact on markets sparks discussion

    As the era of President Trump begins to unfold, his potential impact on financial markets prompted analysis in the first of a new video series released by GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Paul Powell, former Annuity Board president, dies

    January 4 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Paul Powell, former Annuity Board president, dies

    Paul Powell, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Annuity Board, died Dec. 28 following a stroke earlier in the month. He was 83. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Cathy; his children Mike and Lori; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Kent and parents Jodie and Mary.

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  • Retired pastors, widows thankful for Mission:Dignity

    December 29 2016 by John Ambra, Guidestone | with 0 comments
    Retired pastors, widows thankful for Mission:Dignity

    Hard work was nothing new for bivocational pastor L.C. Jones. After decades of laboring in sewing factories, he was accustomed to sweating it out for the sake of his family. “I’ve worked all summer – mowing yards, trying to save enough money to fix my wife’s teeth,” he said. ...

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  • Fed rate hike: long-term view advised by analysts

    December 16 2016 by Roy Hayhurst, Guidestone | with 0 comments
    Fed rate hike: long-term view advised by analysts

    The Federal Open Market Committee's decision on Dec. 14 to raise the target the Federal Reserve's Fed Funds rate will mean little for long-term investors, according to analysts for GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Federal Reserve governors were unanimous in this decision to increase the Fed Funds rate.

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  • Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime protections

    November 23 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime protections

    A U.S. District Court judge has blocked the White House’s plan to extend overtime labor protections that were scheduled to take effect Dec. 1. Judge Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, said President Obama's administration exceeded its authority by raising the overtime eligibility limit and including an automatic updating mechanism.

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  • 2016 study of pastor salaries, benefits available

    September 13 2016 by Martin King, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    2016 study of pastor salaries, benefits available

    Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members has exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past two years. However, health insurance coverage continues to decline, according to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Church Compensation Study. Compensation and congregational data for the biannual study is collected anonymously from Southern Baptist churches and church-type missions.

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  • GuideStone restructures to become more efficient

    August 17 2016 by Timothy E. Head, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone restructures to become more efficient

    GuideStone Financial Resources has restructured its workforce as part of its effort to implement new ways to become more efficient. The restructuring dovetails GuideStone’s update to its long-range plan, GuideStone 100, and flows from the 2015 theme “Year of Efficiency,” when the Southern Baptist Convention entity sought new efficiencies in people, processes and policies.

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  • Baptist institutions stand, wait on mandate solution

    August 11 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist institutions stand, wait on mandate solution

    Southern Baptist-affiliated institutions are maintaining their stand against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate while they continue to wait for a resolution. GuideStone Financial Resources and four Baptist universities are among 92 nonprofit religious organizations awaiting what they hope will be an agreement with the federal government that protects their freedom of conscience.

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  • Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

    August 10 2016 by John Ambra, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

    Sandra McGill never dreamed she’d be a pastor’s wife. When she and Joe married in 1954, he hadn’t told her about his call to preach while operating a plow on his family’s farm. His revelation several years later would be the beginning of more than three decades cultivating fields of a different kind.

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  • GuideStone reports during ‘Year of Influence’

    August 8 2016 by Timothy E. Head, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone reports during ‘Year of Influence’

    Citing gratefulness to the Lord for the privilege to serve those who serve Him, GuideStone executive officers and staff provided updates on key lines of business during the entity’s summer trustee meeting. GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins addressed trustees about the ministry’s 2016 theme “Year of Influence.”

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  • ‘Brexit’ vote draws response from Baptist analysts

    June 28 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Brexit’ vote draws response from Baptist analysts

    Though the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union took many political observers by surprise, leaders at GuideStone Financial Resources and the Southern Baptist Foundation say they’ve had the referendum in view for months and have taken steps to protect Southern Baptist investors from the resultant market volatility.

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