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  • Centennial, Mission:Dignity atop GuideStone report

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- O.S. Hawkins brought the 100th report of GuideStone Financial Resources on Tuesday morning to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention during their June 12–13 in Dallas.

    Hawkins noted the privilege GuideStone has had of living out its founder's vision.

    "A century ago, our founder, William Lunsford, stood before the Southern Baptist Convention in Hot Springs, Ark., and told pastors, 'Give yourselves wholeheartedly to the work. We will stand back of you. If you fall in the work, we will care for you. If you die, we will not allow your family to suffer. If you grow old in the work, we will comfort you in your declining years,'" Hawkins recounted. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: GuideStone's 2018 year of 'new beginnings'

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- This year's 100th anniversary of the founding of GuideStone Financial Resources will be a time to glance to the past but remain focused on the ministry's future, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins told trustees during their Feb. 26-27 meeting in Dallas.

    Each year Hawkins frames the upcoming 12 months with a verse of Scripture and a theme, with 2018 being the Year of New Beginnings, drawn from Ruth 1:16–17.

    In addition to the annual theme, trustees elected a new board chair and vice chair and heard reports from the Southern Baptist entity's various ministry areas. Trustees also toured the location of GuideStone's new offices, to which the ministry will relocate in late summer. Read More

  • 'Christmas Code' kindles Advent-oriented evangelism

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, September 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins had one goal for his new book, "The Christmas Code" -- providing pastors and churches a resource with short Advent devotionals as a church-wide evangelism tool during the holiday season.

    The new book, which released Sept. 5, already has tallied nearly 200,000 in preordered copies.

    Rob Zinn, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, Calif., part of the fast-growing Inland Empire region, was stirred when he read the book while returning from a GuideStone trustee meeting.

    Like all of Hawkins' books, author royalties and proceeds benefit Mission:Dignity, GuideStone's ministry to retired Southern Baptist pastors and their widows in financial need. Read More

  • 5 dead in airport shooting; Hawkins had just left

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (BP) -- At least five people are dead and eight wounded after a gunman allegedly opened fire today (Jan. 6) in a baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Among air travelers to narrowly miss the shooting were GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins and his wife Susie.

    The shooting occurred in the baggage claim area of Terminal 2, according to media reports. Read More

  • In new book, Hawkins redefines 'VIP'

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins, a golfer since boyhood, says his favorite holes to play are the par threes. "It only takes one really good shot out of three to make par," Hawkins noted.

    But while one good shot out of three can lead to success on a golf course par three, it doesn't lead to success for influential people, he acknowledged. It takes all three factors -- vision, integrity and purpose -- to be men and women of influence. That's the thesis behind Hawkins' newest book, "VIP: How to Influence with Vision, Integrity, and Purpose." Hawkins said influential people must possess a clear vision, high integrity and a God-given purpose that drives them each and every day. Read More

  • Putting feet to faith: O.S. Hawkins' 'James Code'

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Monday, January 04, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- When you get down to it, there are really only three relationships in life, GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins says: an upward relationship between man and God; an inward relationship with oneself; and an outward relationship between man and the world around him.

    Those three relationships exist regardless of time or place -- a lesson Hawkins learned throughout 25 years as a pastor, from wheat-farming country in Oklahoma to cosmopolitan and business centers in Fort Lauderdale and Dallas. They spurred the creation of a now ... Read More

  • GuideStone reports on 'Year of Efficiency'

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Monday, June 22, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Calling 2015 the "Year of Efficiency" at GuideStone Financial Resources, O.S. Hawkins, president, shared positive reports from each of the ministry areas at GuideStone.

    Hawkins praised GuideStone's staff for the various ways they have sought to make the organization more efficient for the benefit of GuideStone's 220,000 participants. Read More

  • GuideStone rooted in Cooperative Program

    by O.S. Hawkins, posted Wednesday, October 08, 2014 (3 years ago)

    ]O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, underscores the significance of the Cooperative Program to the viability of the SBC's financial services entity. Read More