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  • Mission:Dignity affirms couple's trust in God's care

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (4 days ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- No matter how little they appeared to have, Roy and Janice Southern understood one undeniable truth: You can't out-give the Lord.

    Whether it was selling his gun to help a fellow seminary student at Criswell College pay for his textbooks or giving $100 from their Mission:Dignity gift to a widow they knew couldn't afford her medicine, the Southerns have been faithful throughout their lives to share what they had with others.

    "God promised us that He would take care of us if we were obedient to Him," ... Read More

  • GuideStone to launch lower-cost Secure Health plan

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (10 days ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Churches and pastors looking for budget-minded health care coverage as well as protection for their employees and their families have another option to consider coming this summer.

    GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, will roll out its new GuideStone Secure Health plan during the June 12-13 SBC annual meeting in Dallas, with enrollment to begin July 1. Read More

  • GuideStone, ERLC defend ministerial housing allowance

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, April 30, 2018 (26 days ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Two Southern Baptist entities have urged a federal appeals court to uphold the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance.

    GuideStone Financial Resources and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief filed April 26 that asks the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to reverse a lower court decision invalidating the exemption. Read More

  • GuideStone to mark 100th anniversary at SBC

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- One hundred years ago, messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention in Hot Springs, Ark., created a Board of Ministerial Relief and Annuities, which today has become a $15 billion financial services organization known as GuideStone Financial Resources.

    At this year's SBC annual meeting in Dallas, GuideStone will give thanks to the Lord for its first century of service and look forward to the opportunities of its second century, continuing to maintain its founder's vision of coming alongside retired pastors and their widows in need in their declining years, which it does through Mission:Dignity. Read More

  • Market volatility addressed at GuideStone summit

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Recent stock market volatility shouldn't alarm long-term investors, GuideStone Financial Resources Chief Strategic Investment Officer David S. Spika said.

    The market -- which has seen more than half of this year experience moves of 1 percent or more -- is healthy, and though the headlines can be unnerving, there is no need to make tactical changes to properly invested and diversified portfolios.

    Spika's comments came during the second annual GuideStone Employee Benefits Summit, a gathering of key ministry decision makers, human resources professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries. The meeting was held March 26–28 in Dallas. This year's event brought 200 attendees from around the country. Read More

  • GuideStone, ministries gain win against HHS mandate

    by Tom Strode and Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- 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.

    A federal court in Oklahoma issued a permanent injunction March 15 that bars the U.S. government from enforcing a 2011 rule that helped implement a controversial health care law enacted the previous year. The regulation by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires employers to provide their workers ... Read More

  • TRUSTEES: GuideStone's 2018 year of 'new beginnings'

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- 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.

    Each year Hawkins frames the upcoming 12 months with a verse of Scripture and a theme, with 2018 being the Year of New Beginnings, drawn from Ruth 1:16–17.

    In addition to the annual theme, trustees elected a new board chair and vice chair and heard reports from the Southern Baptist entity's various ministry areas. Trustees also toured the location of GuideStone's new offices, to which the ministry will relocate in late summer. Read More

  • GuideStone: Don't panic over stock market volatility

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- 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.

    During 2017, however, all three major equity market indices -- the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ -- set record highs more than 60 times. The Dow climbed 28.11 percent; the S&P 500 climbed 21.83 percent; and the NASDAQ climbed 29.64 percent. Read More

  • GuideStone announces new location in Dallas

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, January 09, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- 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. GuideStone's headquarters building has been sold, but will be leased back until the move can be completed.

    GuideStone trustees have worked closely with staff as the entity undertook a study in early 2017 to assess its facilities needs in light of its long-range goals. The move to Pinnacle Tower in the North Dallas area will occur as GuideStone celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018. It has been based in Dallas since its founding in 1918. Read More