I stopped in my local bank the other day for my once a month cash disbursement. As the teller was counting out my money, I commented that I do this every month to fill up my envelopes that help me with my home budgeting. She said, “I’ve heard of that! …Does it work?” “Yes” I said, “I was really struggling to keep track of our finances and this method really helps me stay in budget, save and pay things off.” “Oh man,” she said. “I need that. My credit cards are killing me!”
“What,” I said (probably too loud)… “But you work in a bank!?!” “I know,” she whispered with some shame.
Solomon, the richest man alive at the time, pondered, “Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins!” (Ecc 7.20) And he’s still right—especially in the area of personal finances. The struggle is all too real for many of us trying to make it these days.
Do you struggle to make ends meet?
Are you one disaster away from being in serious financial trouble?
Do you and your spouse ever argue or cry out over money?
Have you ever not answered the phone because a creditor is calling?
Have you ever been embarrassed because you swiped your card and it was denied?
Were you ever convinced that taking on more debt was a good thing?
Do you owe money on more than one credit card?
Have you ever had a financial crisis and wondered, “Why me…AGAIN?”
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
Restoration believes that we are called to Live Out of God’s Story of restoration in the community of good friends, rather than suffer alone. Money, along with marriage and relationships, are one of our main areas where discipleship is needed.
Please join us for Financial Peace starting Thursdays, October 29th.
Group will meet from 6:30-8p. Childcare may be provided.