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TRUSTEES: GuideStone’s president, O.S. Hawkins, calls 2011 a year of ‘opportunity’

DALLAS (BP)--Speaking from an Old Testament passage, GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins told trustees, "We are challenging our employees to make every effort this year to 'see the glass half-full' as we seize opportunities to enhance the financial security of our participants."

GuideStone bond fund garners No. 1 rating

DALLAS (BP)–GuideStone Funds’ Extended-Duration Bond Fund was ranked No. 1 among 123 other nationwide mutual funds in the GS2 class for the five-year period ending Dec. 31, according to Lipper, a global leader in fund information and ratings. The same fund ranked No. 2 among 130 funds in the three-year period and No. 3 among […]

TRUSTEES: GuideStone trustees receives long-term plan update

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–During its recent summer meeting GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins updated trustees on GuideStone’s progress in completing strategic objectives related to its long-range plan, GuideStone 100. Trustees also received a report on GuideStone’s operations from chief operating officer John R. Jones. Trustees met in regular session July 26-27. “GuideStone’s priorities and […]

Mission:Dignity shows widows they’re not forgotten

DALLAS (BP)--Sixty percent of Mission:Dignity recipients are widows. One of four recipients is a pastor's widow age 85 or older.       Through its Mission:Dignity ministry, GuideStone Financial Resources assists retired Southern Baptist ministers and their wives who have significant financial needs.       Lenora Day is one of the women assisted by Mission:Dignity. Married for 54 years, her husband died in 2001. Her son and daughter also died soon after.       After 44 years in ministry with her husband, Day was trying to make it on $721 a month from Social Security.       "I guess I'm what they call a widow indeed because I don't have a soul that can look after me," Day said. After learning of the Mission:Dignity ministry, she applied and was quickly approved.

GuideStone health plans in sync with parts of new health care law

DALLAS (BP)–While many questions remain about the impact of the new health care legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama, GuideStone Financial Resources’ plans already meet several elements of the new law. Participants in GuideStone’s health plans can already have these benefits: — All but one of GuideStone’s health plans provide unlimited annual and […]

GuideStone Funds rebound after market low

DALLAS (BP)–March 9 marked the one-year anniversary since the U.S. stock market’s low point during the tumultuous 2008-09 financial crisis. One year prior, investors already fatigued from unprecedented volatility looked on as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at 6,547 and the S&P 500 closed at 676 — 12-year lows for both indices. Financial recovery […]

TRUSTEES: GuideStone Financial Resources funds yield positive returns

DALLAS (BP)–GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins told trustees the theme that will direct the entity’s work for 2010 is “The Year of Initiative.” GuideStone trustees, meeting March 1-2 in Dallas, also received a financial status report from Chief Operating Officer John R. Jones. “We are challenging our employees to make every effort this year […]

Retirement contributions may rebound

DALLAS (BP)--With recent signs of economic recovery, many employers plan to resume matching retirement contributions in 2010. A recent survey by a human resources consulting firm found that 80 percent of for-profit employers intend to restore their matches to employer-sponsored ...

GuideStone Funds earn ’09 Lipper rankings

DALLAS (BP)–Eight of 11 GuideStone Select Funds in its GS4 class exceeded their respective mutual fund peer universe median as measured by Lipper Inc. over the one-year period ending Dec. 31. The news was even better for GuideStone Select Funds in its GS2 class, with seven of nine funds exceeding their peer universe median over […]

TRUSTEES: GuideStone up 31% March-Sept.

DALLAS (BP)–GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins updated trustees on the first three quarters of 2009, including how the GuideStone staff has demonstrated perspective amid one of the greatest economic crises in the nation’s history. GuideStone trustees, meeting Nov. 2-3 in Dallas, also received a financial status report from Chief Operating Officer John R. Jones […]