Customized Retirement Solutions

Retirement plans for ministries are different. We know ministry. And we know retirement plans. So, you’ll experience the GuideStone® difference in everything we do.

Icon of a pie chart Let’s break down the four major areas where we set ourselves apart:
Impactful Retirement Plan Design
Flexible Investment Options
Employer and Employee Education
Trusted Technology and Plan Management

Impactful Retirement Plan Design

Enhance your experience with our church plan specialists. We will work with you to identify plan goals and objectives specific to your organization that will engage your employees and drive participant outcomes.

But don’t just take our word for it! Hear from two different employers who benefited when we stepped in to help them design an engaging retirement plan.

Case Studies

Impact of Matching Contributions
Impact of Automatic Enrollment
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Icon of conjoined hands, one pulling up the other Together, we helped a university define their plan goal:

Increase employee participation while lowering the cost to the university

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Icon of paper document Next, we evaluated their initial plan design:

The university was providing a 6% non-matching contribution with 1.5% matching contribution with 216 employees contributing.

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Icon of question bubbles Then, we recommended and implemented plan design modifications:

  • Increase matching contribution to 7.5%
  • Eliminate non-matching contribution
  • Implement automatic enrollment at 1.5% with annual auto-escalation to 7.5%

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Icon dollar sign and clock What is the plan design outcome?

  • Employee participation rate increased from 77% to 98%
  • Average employee contributions increased by 35%
  • The university’s contribution costs decreased 21%

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Icon of conjoined hands, one pulling up the other Together, we helped a church define their plan goal:

Increase employee participation at a benefit-neutral cost to church

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Icon of paper document Next, we evaluated their initial plan design:

The church was providing a 10% employer contribution for ministers and a 3% non-match and up to 5% matching contribution for non-ministers with 91 employees contributing.

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Icon of question bubbles Then, we recommended and implemented plan design modifications:

Implement automatic enrollment at 5%

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Icon dollar sign and clock What is the plan design outcome?

  • Employee participation rate increased by over 41%
  • 39% increase in employee contributions with minimal impact to employer contributions
  • More than 10% increase in total contributions

Flexible Investment Options

We understand that your participants’ investment knowledge and interest vary greatly from person to person. That’s why we walk alongside you to determine the best investment framework to meet the needs of you and your participants. Proudly featuring GuideStone Funds®, our comprehensive, tiered investment menu allows participants to easily identify an investment approach that works best with their time, interest and investment knowledge.

Employer and Employee Education

GuideStone partners with you to deliver a retirement plan that supports both your organization and employees alike. We provide strong plan support and retirement guidance from our team of highly trained professionals, as well as educational tools and resources.

Below are a few examples of resources GuideStone provides to enhance both your organization and your plan participants along the retirement journey:

  • Compensation planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Saving and budgeting
  • Minister resources
  • Webinars
  • Calculators

Trusted Technology and Plan Management

Recordkeeping no longer means an overflowing filing cabinet. From our mobile app to the traditional desktop experience, our technology delivers simplified service and seamless recordkeeping.

We utilize Omni, a leading provider of recordkeeping software for retirement plans of all sizes. We also provide an online employer portal, GuideStone Employer Access® Program (EAP), to help administer retirement plans effectively.

Plus, our MyGuideStone® employee portal is available via desktop or at your fingertips through the MyGuideStone app.

But the best part is that you’ll be working with an organization committed to treating you right. Our 98% satisfaction rate is more than just a number — it’s our reputation and our honor. Our participants consistently call us trustworthy, helpful and reliable, and we work diligently every day to prove them right.

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