We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of Be Rich, when our entire church will walk through Financial Peace University together. For nine weeks, our dinner groups will become FPU groups as we explore how God wants us to interact with our finances. That all starts September 9th.
In the meantime, here are a few things you might be wondering.
Why are we doing this?
Most of us want to impact the world around us — we want to be able to help our friend when they’re in need, or to give more freely to certain causes. But very few of us are positioned for impact. We have the greatest of intentions, but because of the way we interact with money, we’re not positioned to do this well.
Who is FPU best suited for?
No matter where you are in your finances, FPU is for you. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing stories about people in different places with their finances. For some of them it’s about getting out of debt. For others, it’s about planning for the future, or managing the tension between saving and giving. Some might already be on the right track and this a way to share that knowledge with your community. Plus, it’s great to learn what the Bible actually says about money. Wherever you are, there’s something to gain by taking FPU. And it’s a course for everyone — not just those who consider themselves “numbers people.”
Will dinner groups continue during FPU?
FPU groups will replace all dinner groups this fall. Dinner groups will relaunch in January, as they do every year.
How much will I need to share about my finances?
Only what you’re comfortable with. While there is a discussion component each week, that part of the class serves simply as a way to dive deeper into the lesson. You’ll never be asked to present your budget or divulge other personal details about your finances to the group.
Why are we calling it “Be Rich”?
The name “Be Rich” comes from 1 Timothy 6:17:
“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so unreliable, but their trust should be in God, who richly gives us everything we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need.”
What if I have more questions?
Great! We’re doing a Facebook Live this Tuesday at noon to answer any additional questions you may have. To submit a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up for FPU today!