GuideStone planning its first-ever Employee Benefits Summit

Key ministry decision-makers, along with human resource professionals and financial officers of churches and ministries, are invited to register for the first Employee Benefits Summit presented by GuideStone Financial Resources, March 27–29 in Dallas.

The Employee Benefits Summit, a combination of GuideStone's popular Southern Baptist Business Officers' Conference held each spring and the Benefits Forum held in the fall, will provide an expanded menu of networking and training opportunities in one annual conference.

Registration is $199. An additional $50 per person dinner and tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on the nearby SMU campus also is available.

Speakers at this year's conference will include Richard Hammar, a noted expert in the area of ministerial taxes; David S. Spika, GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, president who has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business Network, The Wall Street Journal and other publications; Danny Miller, a lawyer and expert on church and ministry retirement plans; Greg Baylor, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a noted legal group that fights for religious freedom in the courts; and Mark Rienzi, senior counsel for the Becket Fund, which has argued many cases dealing with religious liberty before the U.S. Supreme Court.

"The Employee Benefits Summit brings together leading experts to provide the latest news and actionable insight for personnel leaders in churches and ministry organizations," GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. "Any church or ministry leader who is responsible for employee benefits needs to mark their calendar and make plans to attend."

Registration for the Employee Benefits Summit is available by visiting

Roy Hayhurst is director of denominational and public relations services for GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

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