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EVANGELICAL CHURCH PLANS
GuideStone's faith-based Funds are a top choice for ministry organizations.
Retirement plans for ministries are different. We know ministry. And we know retirement plans.
Follow our lead on church retirement plan responsibilities and requirements. We’ll make you the hero.
Church retirement plans are not merely nonprofit versions of a 401(k) retirement plan. Church plans have their own complexities, compliance is critical and expertise is essential. With over a century serving ministries, GuideStone® is the choice of more than 38,000 churches and 600 ministry organizations.
For several decades, GuideStone has specialized in the intricacies of church retirement plans: properly and proactively designating housing allowance, developing the pre-eminent tax guide for pastors and their ministries, and coming alongside ministry leaders and their staff with advice in planning their future ministry during their retirement years.
The flexibility and choice your ministry staff expects.
GuideStone offers a flexible investment menu that ranges from conservative to aggressive. Participants can therefore choose to invest in our lineup of Christian-screened Funds, all the way to a custom option that includes GuideStone's Target Date Funds combined with open access to up to 20,000 non-screened asset class funds.
Our tiered-investment menu also allows plan participants to select a diversified portfolio strategy based on their time, interest or knowledge of investments. We offer three different investment approaches — Do It For Me, Do It Myself or Do It Together — allowing a range of investors, from novice to experienced, to meet their unique savings objectives.
GuideStone provides education and support specially designed for ministry.
Implementing your church retirement plan is only one short step in the overall process. The church plan you choose today will be the plan on which your pastors and staff rely for decades to come. Employees are just one call or email away from a one-on-one conversation with a specialist who will provide professional retirement planning assistance. When you choose GuideStone, you’ll gain strong plan support and retirement guidance from our team of highly trained ministry-minded professionals, an array of educational tools and resources, and timely communication.
Knowledgeable customer solutions specialists
Each specialist has a ministry-oriented background and is trained in topics such as retirement income estimates, retirement withdrawal strategies, minister’s housing allowance, investment education, and loan models and requests.
Our team offers comprehensive resources to help your organization and employees receive vital plan information based on their life stage.
Plan information and market updates
GuideStone provides timely communications regarding market outlooks and relevant retirement plan information.
Financial and retirement planning calculators
For those who like to analyze their financial situation, we provide an extensive number of calculators and tools.
Retirement portfolio models
For those who like to dive deep, these hypothetical models are offered as general examples for investors' reference.
Webcast series and archives
In addition to email and phone support, your plan participants can attend a full schedule of webcasts and will have access to our archives.
Personal financial advisors
Whether you receive one-time advice or engage in our managed account approach through GuideStone Personal Advisory Services, our professionals will provide investment insights customized to a participant’s time horizon, risk objectives and retirement savings goals.
GuideStone supports your organization in effectively communicating important information and providing educational resources to help your pastors and staff make the most of their retirement plan.Learn More About Our Educational Resources and Personal Advisory Services >>
Do well. Do right. Do MORE.
GuideStone is a leading church retirement plan provider.
GuideStone was founded more than 100 years ago as a relief board, helping meet the basic needs of elderly pastors and their wives. Today we help 200,000 participants prepare for the future by offering retirement plans, housing allowance designations and faith-based investing.
We offer a comprehensive menu of retirement funds.
GuideStone offers a broad range of socially responsible target date, asset allocation, equity, fixed income, real asset and alternative/specialty mutual funds. Our flexible investment lineup provides both active and passive investment options, as well as tiered participant guidance. Our Target Date Funds can be combined with more than 20,000 asset class funds for a fully customized investment lineup.
Our Christian values are the heart of our retirement plans.
Just as church plans are different from other retirement plans, faith-based investors differ when making their financial decisions. GuideStone understands Christian commitment because we share that commitment. We take a stand for life, family, stewardship, health and safety by offering faith-based Funds.
We're also proud to announce the entire GuideStone Funds® family won the Lipper Fund Award for the 2019 Best Overall Small Fund Family — further supporting that investors don't have to choose between award-winning performance or investing according to their values; they can have both!See the GuideStone Difference with Faith-based Investing >>
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Preparing Employees Today for Retirement Tomorrow
GuideStone shares your mission and offers comprehensive retirement plans designed to accomplish your goals. Talk to a church plan expert about our investment flexibility, competitive pricing and exceptional service: