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2020 News Releases

August 10, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

New language, same biblical truth: best-selling The Joshua Code now available in Spanish

The decline of Scripture memory among Christians burdened Hawkins and led to the publishing in 2012 of The Joshua Code: 52 Scripture Verses Every Believer Shoul...
July 1, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Ensuring Diversity, Quality Key Goal for GuideStone

Kasan Boyd is no stranger to GuideStone’s employees and leadership. A 14-year veteran of GuideStone®, Boyd knows the organization’s needs thoroughly....
June 17, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

As churches reopen, GuideStone makes resources available to help with a safe return

As churches begin reopening across the country, they are working to find the best ways to address a new challenge: how to maintain social distance while bringin...
June 16, 2020
By O.S. Hawkins, President and CEO

GuideStone Statement on Racial Justice

As an organization, GuideStone® anchors to the Bible, God’s infallible Word, and turns to it for guidance. The Bible speaks of matters of justice and human dign...
June 10, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone announces new chief insurance officer

Dr. Chu Soh, a long-time health care industry executive and retired Air Force officer, has joined GuideStone® as chief insurance officer. In the role, Soh will ...
June 8, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

President Trump signs bill authorizing flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program

President Donald J. Trump signed a bill Friday, June 5 that will offer small businesses — including churches and ministries — that received Paycheck Protection ...
May 12, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

As churches begin to reopen, steps to address or consider before you gather

While the vast majority of churches quickly closed their doors through March, April and early May, the startup for churches may be a bit slower....
April 30, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone Vision 20/20 efforts helped prepare for economic downturn

“Our Capital Management team had been preparing for a number of years for an economic downturn,” GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. “Given the length of th...
April 29, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Mission:Dignity Sunday moving to August 30

Mission:Dignity® Sunday, set each year by the Southern Baptist Convention for the fourth Sunday in June, is moving for 2020 only to the last Sunday in August du...
April 24, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Congress adds funding to Paycheck Protection Program, other relief efforts

President Trump signed legislation that provides additional funding for the popular Paycheck Protection Program, which provides small businesses — including chu...
April 15, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone invites pastors, church leaders for a COVID-19 webcast.

With the COVID-19 crisis impacting the global economy, and with it the budgets of churches and ministries, GuideStone® will host a webcast on Tuesday, April 21,...
April 7, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone will cover in-network, inpatient hospital care for COVID-19 treatment at no cost for claims through May 31

Participants in GuideStone’s U.S.-based Highmark BCBS health plans will be able to receive physician-ordered, in-network, inpatient hospital care for COVID-19 t...
April 1, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone to offer one-time option to change health coverage during 2020

With many churches reporting strained budgets as a result of not meeting due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, GuideStone® is offering a one-time oppor...
April 1, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Disaster Loan Assistance loans from Small Business Administration available to churches

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans will be available to churches and ministries. The loans provide another categor...
March 31, 2020
By O.S. Hawkins, President and CEO

History has its own way of often repeating itself

Since beginning our stewardship of the GuideStone® ministry in 1997, we have seen some tremendous gains in the stock market — and some incredible challenges, as...
March 30, 2020
By Susan Ervien, Marketing Strategist

How to Care for Those Most At-Risk Right Now

At this point, there is no running from it. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is here and having a particularly destructive impact on vulnerable populations....
March 27, 2020

COVID Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package makes churches eligible for relief

The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package signed into law today by President Trump will provide potential relief for churches and pastors, thanks to effo...
March 19, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone waives telemedicine co-pays for 90 days for members in health plans.

Telemedicine has proven to be an effective way to seek medical attention during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. In response, GuideStone® participants in a ...
March 11, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone statement on COVID-19

GuideStone Financial Resources® continues to monitor the developments around the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19....
March 9, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone statement on market volatility

Worldwide markets have remained highly volatile in March as the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has continued its spread through Asia, Europe and the...
March 3, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

GuideStone trustees elect first African-American woman trustee chair; hear reports during winter meeting

For the first time in the 175-year history of the Southern Baptist Convention, one of its historic boards will have an African-American woman trustee chair. Ren...
February 25, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

Despite market volatility, GuideStone recommends retirement investors focus on long-term objectives

While the market moves and minute-by-minute headlines on cable news and social media can be alarming, David Spika, chief strategic investment officer of GuideSt...
January 29, 2020
By Holly Taylor, Content Strategist

GuideStone announces release of its Ministers’ Tax Guide

GuideStone® has released its most popular annual publication, the 2020 Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2019 Returns, available now for GuideStone participants at .......
January 22, 2020
By Roy Hayhurst, Director, Denominational and Public Relations Services

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

Markets continued their winning ways last week, closing at or near record highs. While the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 29,000 mark ......