The Church Retirement Plan
Prepare for your retirement years with our Southern Baptist retirement plan designed for ministers and any employee receiving W-2 taxable income.
The plan is open to anyone who receives W-2 taxable income from a Southern Baptist church, church-related school or association, including full- or part-time ministers, office personnel, musicians, church-school teachers or any other staff member.
All earnings on contributions and rollovers are tax-deferred. Below are additional tax benefits that may be available to you:
When you enroll, you may be eligible for additional benefits at no cost from your Baptist state convention and GuideStone:
Benefits may vary depending on the convention. Convention benefits are evaluated on an annual basis by your State Convention. Please note that:
*Eligible participants earn 1/12 of the value of these benefits for each month of participation in the Church Retirement Plan in the 12 months immediately preceding your death or disability.
To see what you’re eligible for, please contact us by calling 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.
After enrollment, if you wish to adjust your monthly contribution amount, complete a Retirement Contribution Agreement and return it to your church administrator to update your savings amount.