MISSION

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.

MINISTRIES

  1. Assist churches, denominational entities, and other evangelical ministry organizations by making available retirement plan programs for their ministers and employees.

    Make 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.

    Make 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 employees.

    Make 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 support.

  4. 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.

    Make 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 services.

    Develop 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.

RELATIONSHIPS

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. 61, 118-119.
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.