Statistics show that for those families who have this kind of debt, U.S. families have $50,868 in student loans, $29,058 in auto loans, and $16,425 in consumer credit cards. If what the Bible says in Proverbs 22:7 is true, “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender” (NIV), then many of God’s children are not free but in bondage. It is difficult for those in bondage embrace mission. In order to help families, churches, and individuals become more stable and experience financial freedom, the
Central California Conference (CCC) is launching an initiative to help members conference-wide become fiscally responsible and financially free. In 2018, the Conference’s stewardship department is unrolling Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and making this learning resource available to all CCC members.
This course, based on biblical principles, features small-group formats, books, and exercises for churches to learn the fundamentals of Christian finance. Participants learn to reach baby steps of getting out of debt, having a savings, and working from a budget. This non-denominational program has proven to create great stewardship programs within the Christian community at large. After completing the FPU course, statistics show that within 90 days, families have on average paid off $5,300 in personal debt and have a savings of over $2,700.
The Conference will kick off this initiative with an orientation for prospective leaders, students, or anyone who just wants to learn about financial preparedness, on Sunday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m., at the Central California Conference office at 2829 Willow Ave., Clovis, CA, 93612.
Additionally, the Conference is subsidizing the cost of FPU materials. The workbook, originally $99 per couple/single will be reduced to $65 for the first 200 sets, and $75 after. There is also special pricing on leadership packets. Spanish language materials are also available. Contact us for more information.
A free lunch will be provided at the orientation. For questions contact Bob Clayton by emailing email@example.com or calling 559-347-3122.