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2017 News Releases

November 9, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone offers two seminars on church security in Texas; tips to ensure your church is ready

With church security front-of-mind for pastors and other church leaders in the wake of the tragedy at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, many ch...
October 31, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Good news: Tenth Circuit dismisses government appeal of injunction in contraceptive mandate lawsuit

The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal October 23 filed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration...
October 25, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Protection section benefits changing, effective January 1

GuideStone Financial Resources has announced changes to the Protection Section Benefits offered to qualified participants in the Church Retirement Plan, the 403...
October 23, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

As churches look at health care options, GuideStone offers solutions

Inaction by Washington on reforms to the Affordable Care Act has led to much uncertainty for those in the health care exchanges created under the 2010 law’s aut...
October 9, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone vows to continue advocating for minister’s housing allowance

A federal district court judge ruled Friday that the minister’s housing allowance, which allows churches to designate part of eligible ministers’ income as a ta...
October 6, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone welcomes contraceptive mandate progress; Trump Administration rescinds Obama-era rule that led to Supreme Court case

GuideStone is pleased to see today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of its publication of a new interim final rule affecting t...
September 14, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone offers tips for churches, ministries damaged in wake of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma's landfall in the Florida Keys wreaked destruction up and down the Sunshine State and took the lives of at least 47 people in the Caribbean, Flor...
September 5, 2017

California church embraces The Christmas Code and statewide evangelism

GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins had one goal for his new book, The Christmas Code: providing a tool to pastors and churches that could use...
August 31, 2017

GuideStone offers tips for churches, ministries damaged in wake of Hurricane Harvey

While the winds and rains from Hurricane Harvey have finally begun to taper off for residents along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines, the cleanup effort will ...
August 14, 2017

GuideStone Experts See Rising Volatility, Discuss Steps Investors Should Consider

As the U.S. stock market continues to eclipse all-time highs — the S&P 500 Index has recorded 43 new all-time highs between November 8 and August 11 — GuideSton...
August 14, 2017

GuideStone Launches New Fund That Offers Diversification Aiming to Address Increased Market Volatility

GuideStone Funds™ launched its new Strategic Alternatives Fund last month. The fund is available to retirement plan participants in GuideStone’s employer-sponso...
August 10, 2017

GuideStone Trustees Hear Reports During Year of Innovation, Congratulate Hawkins on 20 Years of Service

Trustees for GuideStone Financial Resources® gathered July 31–August 1 in regular session to hear reports from GuideStone® executive officers and staff about th...
July 20, 2017

GuideStone Funds Launches Strategic Alternatives Fund

New Fund Offers Diversification to Address Increased Volatility in the Market...
June 20, 2017

The Love of a Father

A father’s love will shape a man’s life—even if it doesn’t come from his own dad. Just ask Elvis Durrill....
June 6, 2017

A Common Thread

Doris Jackson's hands moved quickly over the piano keys as she played the traditional version of Amazing Grace. As she wrapped up the song, Doris glanced over h...
May 16, 2017

Knowing Somebody Cares

Robert Baker has learned a few things during 91 years of life and more than half a century in ministry:...
May 4, 2017

GuideStone Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty

GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins expressed gratitude to President Donald J. Trump for his executive order promoting religious liberty for all Americans, includ...
March 29, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone Defensive Market Strategies Fund named top fund by Lipper for 3-, 5-year periods

The GuideStone Funds™ Defensive Market Strategies Fund-Institutional Share Class was named by Lipper best out of 425 similar funds in the 3-year period and best...
March 16, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Third Fed rate hike since 2015 signals continuing strengthening economy; long-term investors should continue to focus on objectives

On Wednesday (March 15), the Federal Open Market Committee confirmed analyst and market expectations and voted to raise the target Fed Funds rate by 0.25% perce...
March 6, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone trustees hear reports, mark Year of Innovation

GuideStone Financial Resources launched a new video series in late January, Conversations with GuideStone, offering insights for investors about current events....
February 8, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone expert discusses impact of Trump administration on financial markets

GuideStone Financial Resources launched a new video series in late January, Conversations with GuideStone, offering insights for investors about current events....
January 13, 2017
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Employee Benefits Summit slated for March 27–29

Key ministry decision makers, along with human resource professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries are invited to register for the first Em...