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Church Staff Benefits Office

The Church Staff Benefits office assists ministers and their families in making long-range plans for retirement, and assists church committees in planning compensation and benefits for church staffs. 

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800-226-8584, ext. 3022
Gail Revels, ext. 3022

Assisting ministers and their families in making long-range plans for retirement is the primary task of this ministry. A major objective is to enroll pastors and other church staff in programs that provide retirement annuities, as well as making provision for current life and medical insurance coverage. Counsel and resources are available to assist church committees in planning compensation and benefit programs for church staffs.
  • Tax Update Conferences

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               IRS changes the “use it or lose it” definition for Flex Spending Accounts (FSA’s)?

               Ministers’ Housing Allowance ruled unconstitutional but ruling is stayed on appeal.

  • Church Retirement/Insurance Update Conference

  • Retirement Planning Seminars

  • Compensation Planning Seminars

  • Click here for the list of 2014 Conferences coming to an Association near YOU!


  • For church/association 403 (b) Regulation Compliance, click here and follow prompts.

  • 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Compensation Study 

    2014 SBC Church Compensation Study


GuideStone has new guidelines for enrollment in its medical Personal Plans, effective July 1. Churches and ministries eligible to offer GuideStone's medical Personal Plans will be able to add new employees and their families to the Personal Plans within 60 days of employment.

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They call it Dignity. We call it Mission.

Mission Dignity currently helps more than 2,000 people with extra money needed for housing, food and vital medications. It has also ensured a well-deserved dignity, independence and, often, the ability to continue to serving.


Otorgue a su ministerio un plan de jubilación diseñado para ministerios

El plan de jubilación de GuideStone ofrece una manera de invertir en jubilación a los ministros y al personal que sirven en iglesias bautistas hispanas y en asociaciones y escuelas relacionadas con las iglesias. Con los planes de jubilación de GuideStone, especialmente creados para los ministerios, su organización puede estar segura de que cualquier plan que usted elija está diseñado para aquéllos que sirven al Señor.

For more information on church staff benefits, call 1-800-226-8584, ext. 3022, or email, Church Staff Benefits.


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