What is Financial Peace University?
Financial Peace University is a 9 week, small group study of financial principles designed to help families and individuals understand how to handle money responsibly. It teaches how to dump your debt, get control of your money, and construct a plan to walk in Financial Peace. Because money management is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge, FPU helps you build that behavior through commitment and accountability. In short, it’s a great way to get your finances on track and make sure you stay there. While based on Christian principles, people of all faiths are welcome to attend and can apply the lessons to their lives.
Why is Christ Community Church sponsoring FPU?
This course is not just about money. It’s about people. It’s about relationships. It’s about responsibility and taking control of your financial future. It is not about greed. It is about good stewardship. Our pastor and our elder board are in support of our learning the proper way to handle our finances in a small group setting, for us to help support and pray for our financial concerns. Here are a few facts to consider:
- The number one cause of divorce and marital stress is money.
- There are more than 800 scriptural references to finances in the Bible.
- The average family holds about 11 credit cards and a debt of about $7500-$8000.
- Approximately only 3% of Christian households give a full tithe (10% of their earnings).
The importance of good stewardship is evident in scripture and should not be ignored. This class teaches us to be debt free, except for your mortgage and to work together as a couple and family towards financial peace.
We try to have ongoing FPU classes each spring and fall, so watch for dates. Should you have any further questions, please contact Lynda Benevides at LyndaB_FPU@yahoo.com for further information.