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2019 News Releases

October 28, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Secure Health marks second year of re-enrollment

January 2020 marks the second full year GuideStone® participants can select Secure Health® 3000 as their health plan. The plan, introduced in 2018, offers true ...
September 30, 2019
By Shelly Moon, Senior Content Strategist

Annual Employee Benefits Summit covers wide-ranging topics for behind-the-scenes church, ministry employees

Look around the ministry landscape today, and you will likely see a lot of new — and younger — faces. That’s a good thing for churches and ministries with a vis...
September 12, 2019
By Guest Author,

The Johnson Ferry Legacy Tree is a gift to Mission:Dignity recipients

It can be frustrating to purchase a Christmas gift for someone who has everything. But have you tried purchasing a gift for someone who has less than enough to ...
September 5, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone highlights compensation planning resources

As many churches enter budget season, they are seeking ways to stretch limited budget dollars to cover a myriad of good and God-honoring goals, including Cooper...
August 1, 2019
By Timothy E. Head, Executive Officer, Denominational & Public Relations Services

GuideStone trustees celebrate Year of Harvest, respond to motion from SBC

GuideStone Financial Resources® trustees met in regular session July 29–30 to hear reports from the GuideStone® executive leadership team and staff about the mi...
July 18, 2019
By Guest Author,

July 2019 Affordable Care Act Updates

As your ministry partner, GuideStone® monitors and advocates on your behalf in the church benefit plan regulatory environment. We want to update you on recent l...
June 24, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Stock market highs time to look at portfolio, ensure proper diversification

Markets continued their record-setting ways, setting new, all-time highs again in June. Stocks are generally buoyed by strong economic reports in relation to em...
June 20, 2019
By Susan Ervien, Marketing Strategist

Blessed to Serve, Inspired to Give Back

Bethel Baptist Church in Yorktown, Virginia, has long been missions-oriented, but a trip to the 2017 SBC Annual Meeting in Phoenix put Mission:Dignity® on their...
June 18, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Minister’s Housing Allowance Case Over for Now; Remains Constitutional

Litigation challenging the constitutionality of the minister’s housing allowance has formally ended after the Freedom From Religion Foundation chose not to appe...
April 9, 2019
By John Ambra, Director, Mission Dignity

One Day and One Dollar at a Time

Rick and Betty Hall, who live in a modest mobile home in central Alabama, have a multitude of stories about the small churches they served throughout the easter...
March 18, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Good news: Seventh Circuit panel rules unanimously to uphold constitutionality of minister’s housing allowance

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled that the minister’s housing allowance is constitutional under two landmark legal pr...
March 15, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Code book series surpasses one million sold with all author royalties benefitting Mission:Dignity.

The Code book series by GuideStone® President O.S. Hawkins has officially sold more than one million copies since the publication of The Joshua Code: 52 Scriptu...
March 14, 2019
By Timothy E. Head, Executive Officer, Denominational & Public Relations Services

GuideStone webcast focuses on protecting children, responding to reports of abuse.

Protecting children, youth and other vulnerable populations — as well as responding well to reports from victims of abuse in churches and ministry organizations...
March 11, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Refinitiv Lipper Award for Best Overall Fund Family for 2019 goes to GuideStone Funds

GuideStone Funds® was awarded the Lipper Fund Award from Refinitiv – formerly presented by Thomson Reuters – as the Best Overall Small Fund Family for 2019 on T...
March 7, 2019
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone trustees hear reports during winter meeting

After marking the GuideStone Financial Resources® centennial anniversary in 2018 and executing a successful move to new leased office space, the ministry contin...
January 31, 2019
By Holly Taylor, Content Strategist

GuideStone announces release of its Ministers’ Tax Guide.

GuideStone has released its most popular annual publication, the 2019 Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2018 Returns, available now for GuideStone participants at GuideS...