Church Retirement Plan

is the best retirement plan on the market today for paid staff of Southern Baptist churches. 

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.

The Church Retirement Plan - For a more summary of the Plan document, click here. A complete copy of the full Plan document can be obtained through the church's Employer Access Program (EAP) portal or 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.

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 ministers who serve a church with an annual budget/receipts less than $75,000.

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

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

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)

More Information

Davis Blount  /  [email protected]  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5604
Mary Landis  /  [email protected]  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5637