The Church Retirement Plan is the best retirement plan for paid staff of Southern Baptist churches.

This 403(b)(9) retirement plan has been uniquely developed for individuals in paid ministerial or non-ministerial employment within a church or an association recognized by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Plan contributions may come from the employing church and/or the employee through a salary reduction agreement.

The Church Retirement Plan
For a detailed summary of the plan, click here. A complete copy of the full retirement plan document can be obtained through the church’s Employer Access Program (EAP) portal or by contacting GuideStone Financial Resources.

Volume Submitter Plan (VSP)
GuideStone’s 403(b) plan document has been pre-approved by the IRS. Adopt GuideStone’s pre-approved plan by completing the VSP, found in your church’s EAP.

N.C. Church Protection Benefits Eligibility and Summary
Churches are expected to contribute to the Cooperative Program for plan participants to receive state convention benefits of disability and survivor protection benefits.

Employer-Sponsored GuideStone Enrollment For SBC Churches
A form for those who wish to make or update a contribution to the Church Retirement Plan. Contact Davis Blount for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

GuideStone Financial Resources
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Dallas, TX 75244
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