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2018 News Releases

August 21, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone launches new era at Pinnacle Tower

Reflecting on the number of days GuideStone® has served hundreds of thousands of participants, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins noted that August 20, 2018 — th...
August 9, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone trustees mark centennial anniversary, hear reports

GuideStone Financial Resources® trustees gathered July 30–31 in regular session to hear reports from the Guidestone® executive leadership team and staff about t...
August 8, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Final judgment entered in GuideStone litigation that went to Supreme Court

A final judgment was entered in favor of GuideStone® last month in the litigation over the Obama-era contraceptive mandate that would have required certain mini...
August 8, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone marks start of its second century

In early August of 1918, William Lunsford, the founding chief executive of what today is GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention®, rec...
July 12, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Tariff concerns garner headlines; long-term investors should focus on objectives

Talk of tariffs and a trade dispute have added volatility to the financial markets due to the uncertainty it creates but will likely have little impact on long-...
May 29, 2018
By Guest Author,

Small but Powerful

When the South Gate Baptist Church Girls in Action (GA) group decided to focus on Mission:Dignity® for their Christmas in August project, most of the members ha...
May 29, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Mission:Dignity seeks out eligible recipients.

Be intentional. That’s the message John Ambra, director of development for Mission:Dignity®, wants Southern Baptists to hear. The GuideStone® ministry is search...
May 21, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Trusting in His provision

No matter how little they might have appeared to have, Roy and Janice Southern understood one undeniable truth: You can’t outgive the Lord. So whether it was se...
May 14, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone announces launch of new lower-cost Secure Health plan.

Churches and pastors looking for budget-minded health care coverage as well as protection for themselves, their employees and their families have another option...
March 21, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone, ministries it serves, receive permanent injunction, protecting from contraceptive mandate, penalties

An Oklahoma federal court issued a permanent injunction Thursday (March 15), prohibiting the federal government from enforcing the contraceptive mandate issued ...
March 5, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone trustees elect new chair, vice chair, hear ministry reports during winter meeting

GuideStone Financial Resources® President O.S. Hawkins told trustees that 2018 — the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ministry — was a year that GuideSt...
February 12, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Pastors encouraged to participate in biennial church compensation survey

GuideStone Financial Resources, LifeWay Research and Baptist state conventions have teamed up again in 2018 for the biennial SBC Church Compensation Survey. Pas...
February 8, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone offers single-staff churches solutions in the health care marketplace

Continued uncertainty in the health care marketplace with the repeal of the individual mandate coming in 2019 and reductions in the number of individuals served...
January 29, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Stock market highs may be followed by volatility in coming months

As stock markets continue their record-setting ways, it’s important to remember, as Wall Street wisdom reminds: “Trees don’t grow to the sky.”...
January 9, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone announces relocation to new office space in Dallas; current headquarters building sold

GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention® will relocate in late summer 2018 to 115,000 square feet of new leased offices at Pinnacle To...
January 3, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone’s 2nd Annual Employee Benefits Summit Slated for March 26–28

Key ministry decision makers, along with human resources professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries, are invited to register for the second...
January 2, 2018
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

2017 in review

Guidestone reflects on first century of ministry, looks forward with expectancy to second century of service....