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Employer-sponsored retirement plans

GuideStone’s employer-sponsored 403(b)(9) retirement plans are specifically designed for the unique needs of those who serve in ministry-related organizations, institutions and churches.


In most cases, all employees who receive W-2 income from a participating employer may make personal contributions.

Start now.

Immediate benefits

  • Tax-sheltered contributions reduce current taxable income.
  • Invest retirement plan contributions in the nation’s largest Christian-screened mutual fund family.
  • Access to numerous resources, customized retirement planning tools and 24-hour personal online account management.
  • Employees at SBC churches, schools and associations may be eligible for exclusive protection benefits provided by GuideStone and your Baptist state convention.

Additional advantages

  • GuideStone has been faithfully serving our participants for nearly a century.
  • No profit motive. It is our commitment to enhance your bottom line, not ours.
  • Ministers for Tax Purposes may have retirement benefits designated as a tax-free housing allowance within legal limits.
  • Many plans also allow Roth elective deferrals. Earnings on Roth contributions can be withdrawn tax-free if certain conditions are met. 
  • Employers may choose to make matching, non-matching or discretionary contributions (based on plan provisions).

Starting now can greatly increase your chances of having adequate income for retirement.

Enroll now