What benefits do I get from the State Convention for my Church Retirement Plan?

State Conventions of the SBC provide certain protection and matching contributions for eligible participants in the Church Retirement Plan.

These benefits may include:

  • A Disability Income Benefit (up to $500 per month)
  • A Survivor Protection Benefit (up to $100,000)
  • A Matching Retirement contribution (up to $210 annually)


To receive credit for the protection benefits, the church or the employee must contribute a minimum retirement contribution of $50 per month. After retirement, severance, or termination from employment (except in the case of disability), an employee will stop receiving credit for the protection benefits.

If you are a participant in the Church Retirement Plan, you can check your own eligibility for these benefits at GuideStone.Org/SBCChurchBenefits.

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