The Organization Manual of the Southern Baptist
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Southern Baptist Convention
GuideStone Financial Resources
exists to assist the churches, denominational entities,
and other evangelical ministry organizations by
making available retirement plan services, life and
health coverage, risk management programs and personal
and institutional investment programs.
1. Assist churches, denominational entities,
and other evangelical ministry organizations
by making available retirement plan programs
for their ministers and employees.
available retirement plan programs and related services
for ministers and denominational employees.
2. Assist churches, denominational entities,
other evangelical ministry organizations, and like-minded individuals,
by making available life and health coverage
and risk management programs.
available medical, life, and disability programs
and other risk management programs to respond to
the needs of churches, denominational entities,
other evangelical ministry organizations, and like-minded individuals.
3. Assist churches and denominational
entities through relief to Southern Baptist
ministers and Southern Baptist denominational
available a channel through which Southern Baptists
can extend systematic financial help to Southern
Baptist ministers and denominational employees and
their widows who are in need and to interpret the
channel to Southern Baptists for the purpose of eliciting
Assist churches, denominational entities,
other evangelical ministry organizations, and like-minded investors,
by making available a personal investment program
to their ministers and employees and their spouses, and to like-minded investors.
available personal investment program and related
services to further enhance the financial security
of ministers and other employees and their spouses.
5. Assist churches and denominational
entities by making available institutional
investment services through cooperative agreements
with state Baptist foundations (or state
Baptist conventions where no foundation exists)
and the Southern Baptist Foundation. Assist
other evangelical ministry organizations
by making available institutional investment
mutually beneficial relationships with the state
Baptist conventions and foundations and the Southern
Baptist Foundation to assist Southern Baptist institutions
in the states and the Southern Baptist Convention
entities with their institutional investment needs.
Develop relationships with other organizations that
will enhance investment opportunities.
GuideStone Financial Resources will work within
the Southern Baptist Convention entity relationship
guidelines approved by the Great Commission Council
and the Executive Committee and printed in the Organization
Manual of the Southern Baptist Convention.
First program statement approved by the Southern
Baptist Convention May 8, 1963. See SBC Annual 1963, pp.55-56.
Amended May 25, 1966. See SBC Annual 1966, pp. 56-57
Finally approved May 31, 1967. See SBC Annual 1967, pp.
Amended June 14, 1988. See SBC Annual 1988, pp. 52-53.
First ministry statement approved by the Southern Baptist Convention
June 20, 1995. See SBC Annual 1995, p. 46 and pp. 165-173.
Amended June 13, 2000. See SBC Annual 2000, pp. 66-67.
Amended June 12, 2007. See SBC Annual 2007, pp. 74-75.
Amended June 11, 2013. See SBC Annual 2013, pp. 64-66.