Church Retirement Plan

is the best retirement plan on the market today for paid staff of Southern Baptist churches. Our plan is jointly administered by the BSCNC and GuideStone Financial Resources of the SBC.

This 403(b)(9) retirement plan has been uniquely developed for persons in paid ministerial or non-ministerial employment with 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, and matching dollars from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

The Church Retirement Plan - brief explanation of the plan, including participant eligibility, types of contributions, potential tax advantages and ways to enroll.  For a more complete summary of the plan, click here.

NC 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.

Mission/Church Assistance Fund - A special provision of the Church Retirement Plan for those paid staff who serve a church with an annual budget/receipts less than $75,000.

Mission/Church Assistance Fund Application Form - An enrollment form for those who serve churches with an annual budget/receipts less than $75,000.

GuideStone Church Enrollment Form - Form for those who wish to make an contribution to the Church Retirement Plan.

Beneficiary Designation Form - You may go to your GuideStone account and designate beneficiaries. Form for retirement plan participants to identify primary and secondary beneficiaries in case of participant’s death is also on the GuideStone web site.

Frequently Asked Questions - Common questions related to the Church Retirement Plan.

GuideStone Financial Resources
2401 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, Texas 75201-1498
1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433)