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Southern Baptists walk for wellness

SAN ANTONIO (BP)–GuideStone Financial Resources hosted its annual Wellness Walk/Run in San Antonio June 12, with nearly 600 messengers and their family members attending. The purpose of the walk, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said, is to “demonstrate the entity’s ongoing commitment to wellness,” GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. “[The body is] the temple of the […]

Obesity in the Body of Christ

On any Sunday, you could walk into almost any Southern Baptist church in America and enjoy doughnuts and coffee before Sunday School, a potluck dinner on the grounds after the morning worship service, or an ice cream social in the evening. Many of our church activities are centered on food. Food is a gift provided […]

Free health screenings help messengers see health risks

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Nearly 1,500 messengers attending the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Greensboro, N.C., took advantage of a free health screening provided by GuideStone Financial Resources and LifeWay’s LeaderCare Ministry.

Young widow tells of financial security from GuideStone

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Pastor’s widow Haven Bailey, surrounded by her children (clockwise from upper left) Christopher, Caitlyn, William and Dylan, found financial security with help from GuideStone Financial Resources.
DALLAS (BP)--When Haven Bailey learned that her 34-year-old husband Tim had died while saving their son from drowning, her fears threatened to overwhelm her.
      “Panic. Where am I going to live? How am I going to support the children? How am I going to do this on my own?” These were the thoughts that flooded Haven’s mind.
      Almost a year later, Haven sits in the living room of the parsonage of Calvary Baptist Church in Donalds, S.C., where Tim served as pastor from February 2005 until his death on May 26 of the same year. The church has been gracious to allow Haven and the children to stay in the parsonage as long as they need to, but with the school year coming to an end, the Baileys are preparing to move to their new home in nearby Greenwood to be close to Haven’s parents.

GuideStone & LifeWay lead walk for wellness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--GuideStone Financial Resources sponsored its third annual Living@YourBest wellness walk/run June 21 in downtown Nashville, Tenn. More than 700 messengers in town for the first of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting and employees of Southern Baptist organizations in the Nashville area registered to walk or run the one-mile or 5K course.

Grateful widows reciprocate to Adopt An Annuitant support

DALLAS (BP)--GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (Annuity Board) has been providing a way for Southern Baptists to help widows in need for more than 20 years and, in return, many of these widows are giving back in intangible ways.

GuideStone: New healthcare options holding down costs

DALLAS (BP)--The majority of participants in GuideStone Personal Plans health insurance “will see no rate increase for 2005,” and many participants “will actually see a rate decrease due to changes in the rating structure,” GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (Annuity Board) announced in a Sept. 10 news release.

Affordable health screenings available to Southern Baptists

DALLAS (BP)--GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (formerly the Annuity Board) has joined with Life Line Screening (LLS) to make high-quality screenings conveniently available to Southern Baptists at an affordable rate.

Walk for wellness draws registrants age 3 to 84

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--The Annuity Board sponsored its second annual Living@YourBest Wellness Walk the morning of June 14, registering more than 600 messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention to walk or run for wellness at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis.

Disaster recovery plan checked at Annuity Board by walk-through

DALLAS (BP)--Whether a fire, a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, a disaster recovery plan is in place at the Annuity Board to allow the board to recover quickly and operate effectively through a disruption.