Since 1918, GuideStone Financial Resources has been on a “Mission” to provide “Dignity” to retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers or their widows. These are men and women who have faithfully served God’s people and now find themselves struggling to meet even basic needs. Many served small, rural churches that paid only modest salaries and couldn’t afford to contribute to their pastors’ retirement. Often, these loyal soldiers of the cross had to work extra jobs just to make ends meet.
God’s promise to provide for His faithful servants, and our opportunity to act on that promise, are at the heart of the Mission:Dignity ministry. Join us in extending God’s care and compassion to His faithful servants — providing the comfort and dignity they deserve.
Mission:Dignity currently helps almost 2,000 retired SBC ministers, workers or their widows by providing monthly income to qualified recipients and pays out more than $6.5 million annually in assistance. The majority of the funding for this ministry comes from the direct gifts of individuals, groups and churches in our Southern Baptist family to the Mission:Dignity ministry.
Some would say, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled.”
As you read this, almost 2,000 retired Southern Baptist pastors or widows are living close to poverty. They served smaller churches with little or no retirement contribution and now struggle to pay for food, utilities, prescriptions or medical care.
Whose responsibility are they?
James tells us that God’s people are to care for them. And that means you and me, your church family and mine.
Mission:Dignity Sunday is June 22 on the SBC calendar.
Help Mission:Dignity spread the word by encouraging your church, Sunday school class or mission organization to participate in this special day!
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? (James 2:15-17 NASB)
What will you say? What will you do?
You can help make life better for God’s retired servants by supporting this ministry right now — donate online.