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On Mission with You Even in Uncertain Days

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the market volatility we are experiencing, we know that your normal routine and ministry operations have experienced major disruptions.

In response, our commitment to be on mission with you continues during these days, as we would like to offer you both the most recent updates and free retirement resources to help you respond to the questions and concerns of your plan participants:

Recent Updates

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GuideStone stones logo COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package

The COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package provides potential relief for churches and pastors. This outcome is thanks to efforts by the Church Alliance - a national coalition of large and historic church benefit boards (including GuideStone) - and Southern Baptist partners who worked to ensure churches and pastors have the same options as small businesses and self-employed individuals attempting to financially weather the economic turmoil wrought by COVID-19. GuideStone’s Legal team has prepared a lengthy Q&A for churches and pastors looking for answers to how this stimulus package may impact them. logo svg logo svg Relief for Taxpayers Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

IRS Tax Filing and IRA Contributions Deadline Postponed

To help provide some relief to all Americans who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS has postponed both federal income tax filings and payments from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

  • Taxpayers can postpone payments up to $1,000,000 if filing as a single individual or as married individuals on a joint return.
  • This relief is available only for federal income tax payments (including payments of tax on self-employment income) due on April 15, 2020, for the taxpayer’s 2019 tax year.
  • Any interest or penalties on the postponed tax filings and payments will begin to accrue on July 16, 2020.

For further information, see IRS Notice 2020-17 and Notice 2020-18.

Free Retirement Plan Resources

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Icon of paper document Latest Market Insights and Commentary

From our Weekly Macro Minute to Monthly Market Perspective and quarterly Financial Market Review, stay up-to-date on the most recent insights and commentaries from GuideStone Funds®.

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Icon of question mark Managing Your Retirement Through Market Volatility: FAQs & Additional Resources

Many retirement plan participants are asking questions about how best to manage their retirement account and strategy through recent market volatility. We've compiled the top FAQs to help answer these questions.

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Icon of chart showing arrow moving upwards and to the right. Market Conversation Between Baptist Press and GuideStone Capital Management

In mid-March, David Spika, president of GuideStone Capital Management, sat down for a Facebook Live interview with Jonathan Howe of Baptist Press to provide insight on the effects of unexpected events like the coronavirus and how to respond.

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Icon of computer monitor Benefits of Escalating Contributions

Saving for retirement is one thing. Saving strategically — that’s quite another. It’s important for participants not only to contribute but also to regularly evaluate and increase the percentage of contributions — at least on an annual basis. Check out these 4 saver personalities and see the different financial places their choices took them to help participants make the right decision for themselves during this time.

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Icon of handheld calculator Personalized Retirement Planner

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. Have participants enter their financials, and the calculator generates projections to see if they are on the right track. Participants can rerun numbers as needed to see alternative outcomes.

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Icon of arrow in the bullseye of a target. Target Date Funds v. Target Risk Funds

Investors looking for a one-fund solution often turn to a Target Date Fund or a Target Risk Fund. Each type of fund is based on factors unique to the investor. But how are they different? How are they the same? And which one is right for your participants?