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  • Protection benefits changes announced by GuideStone

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, October 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources has announced changes to protection coverage offered to qualified participants in the Church Retirement Plan, the 403(b)(9) retirement plan offered exclusively to Southern Baptist churches and their staffs.

    The minimum monthly contribution to their retirement account for those eligible for the benefits increases to $50 monthly, effective Jan. 1.

    Disability benefits must begin before age 65 and will be limited to a payout of 60 months. Participants currently receiving benefits will not be affected. Read More

  • 'Go find someone hurting,' Tada tells SBTS audiences

    by Charissa Crotts, posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "Go find someone hurting worse than you and help them," Joni Eareckson Tada said during a two-day visit to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

    Tada, a quadriplegic speaker and author, told her personal story and focused on practical ministry to the disabled by local churches in a talk to 350 Southern Seminary students and their families for a Student Life Conference on Feb. 10. Read More

  • Paralysis stirs Patti & her husband to compassion

    by Kevin Parker, posted Monday, March 28, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ALBUQUERQUE (BP) -- A message about compassion resonated with David and Patti Waterman at New Mexico Baptists' 2016 State Evangelism Conference.

    The speaker, Sonny Tucker of Arkansas, had no idea the Watermans were in the audience as he told story after story of reaching out to people who many Christians avoid.

    Patti is a wheelchair-bound paralytic. Read More