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2015 News Releases

December 23, 2015

2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey kicks off January 1

GuideStone Financial Resources, along with LifeWay Research and Baptist state conventions, will open the biennial SBC Church Compensation Survey in 2016. ...
December 17, 2015

Fed’s long-awaited decision to raise rates shouldn’t affect long-term investors

DALLAS — Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee announced its long-expected decision to make an incremental increase in the target Fed Funds rate by 0.25 ...
November 19, 2015

"God's got it."

Kathie Mansell needed a side dish to go with her meatloaf. Her father, a missionary pilot from Brazil, was in town and coming for dinner with a friend, but the ...
November 6, 2015

Supreme Court decides to hear GuideStone appeal in contraceptive case

DALLAS — The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear appeals by several ministries, including GuideStone, to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mand...
September 18, 2015

Federal Reserve decision to leave rates unchanged indicates need for further improvement in labor market

DALLAS — The Federal Open Market Committee's decision to leave the Federal Reserve's target Fed Funds range unchanged means continued uncertainty for institutio...
September 8, 2015

Rare action by federal judges emphasizes need for Supreme Court review of HHS Mandate

DALLAS — Today, five judges on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals sharply criticized the court decision that ruled against GuideStone earlier this summer....
September 3, 2015

GuideStone provides video explaining current market volatility

DALLAS — GuideStone has produced a video outlining the nation's current market volatility and responses that long-term investors should consider, including rema...
August 24, 2015

GuideStone welcomes friend-of-court briefs from cross-section of Americans

DALLAS — Today GuideStone learned that amicus briefs were filed on behalf of it and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Roman Catholic order, asking the U.S. Supr...
August 24, 2015

Long-term investors should focus on objectives during market volatility

DALLAS — Monday's stock market drop, on the heels of disappointing performance over the last few days, led to headlines and some investor concerns, but long-ter...
August 21, 2015

Injunction in contraceptive case extended while awaiting Supreme Court ruling on appeal

DALLAS — The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that it would keep in place the preliminary injunction won by GuideStone earlier at the District Court l...
August 6, 2015

GuideStone trustees hear positive reports, progress toward strategic plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Continued growth of assets and business punctuated reports from GuideStone executive officers to trustees during their summer meeting. Truste...
July 23, 2015

GuideStone appeals reversal of injunction to U.S. Supreme Court

DALLAS — GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in its case against the government's co...
July 14, 2015

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rules against GuideStone in HHS mandate litigation

DALLAS — The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled today that GuideStone Financial Resources and the ministries it serves in its health plans must comp...
June 26, 2015

GuideStone statement regarding Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide

GuideStone Financial Resources is studying the Supreme Court's decision that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. We join with the vast majority of Sou...
May 19, 2015

Mission:Dignity Sunday reminds retired pastors, widows they're not alone

DALLAS — Virginia Pangle summed up what Mission:Dignity means to a pastor's widow like herself....
May 5, 2015

July 1 deadline looms for some churches

DALLAS — Churches and ministries that reimburse their employees for individual health coverage may soon find themselves facing stiff penalties of up to $36,500 ...
April 1, 2015

GuideStone Funds recognized for fourth consecutive year by Lipper with No. 1 fund award

DALLAS — At a dinner March 31 hosted by The Wall Street Journal and Investment News, GuideStone Funds for the fourth year in a row received a prestigious Lipper...
March 17, 2015

GuideStone trustees receive updates

DALLAS — Drawing from Joshua 6:1–20, which tells of the Israelites’ conquest of Jericho, GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins told trustees, “W...
March 11, 2015

Updated - Anthem breach information

GuideStone is aware of the data breach that occurred with Anthem BCBS and has remained in regular communication with Highmark BCBS, which administers GuideStone...
March 2, 2015

GuideStone health plans not impacted by IRS Notice on taxability of individual medical policy employer payment plans

DALLAS — GuideStone health plan participants should notice no impact as a result of a February 18 IRS Notice relating to certain employers maintaining employer ...
February 18, 2015

Southern Baptist Business Officers Conference returns to GuideStone March 16–18

DALLAS — Business officers from Southern Baptist churches and ministries are invited to attend the annual Southern Baptist Business Officers Conference, March 1...
February 17, 2015

Anthem breach information

GuideStone is aware of the data breach that occurred with Anthem BCBS. GuideStone’s plans are administered by Highmark BCBS, an independent Blue Cross Blue Shie...
January 22, 2015

GuideStone announces release of its Ministers’ Tax Guide

DALLAS — The 2015 edition of GuideStone’s annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is now available. In ...