Mission:Dignity recipients in Texas to receive 13th Check in 2023


Mission:Dignity® recipients in Texas will receive an extra check — a 13th check — in 2023, thanks to efforts from churches affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.

This marks the second consecutive year Mission:Dignity recipients in Texas will receive extra honoraria.

“The SBTC is honored to walk alongside those who have been faithful ministers of the gospel,” said Nathan Lorick, Executive Director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. “It is our joy to be able to give a 13th check to all those in Texas who have given so much of their lives for the sake of the gospel. We want each retired pastor and widow in Texas to know they are valued and this is our way of saying thank you for their service to the Lord.”

In 2022, Mission:Dignity helped more than 2,800 individuals with extra money needed for housing, food and vital medications. It also ensures a well-deserved dignity, independence and, often, the ability to continue serving the Lord. This year, the 295 Texas recipients will receive the extra checks — each equal to a normal monthly honorarium. Texas is home to more Mission:Dignity recipients than any other state.

GuideStone President Hance Dilbeck expressed his personal thanks for the generosity of SBTC churches.

“We are truly thankful for the generosity of the people and churches in Texas,” Dilbeck said. “Providing financial relief and resilience to our pastors is the very heartbeat of GuideStone and I am thankful Southern Baptists continue to catch that vision every day. We appreciate the diligent efforts of Nathan Lorick and the entire SBTC in these efforts”

Mission:Dignity expressed its thankfulness for the efforts of SBTC churches.

“Retired ministers, denominational workers and their widows who served well truly deserve a double honor,” Mission:Dignity Director Aaron Meraz said. “These churches and their members are ensuring that Mission:Dignity recipients across the Lone Star State know they are not forgotten and are well cared for and loved by their larger family of believers.”

For more information on Mission:Dignity, to give, to apply for assistance or to refer someone in need, visit MissionDignity.org.


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