The Lee’s Summit Church recently hosted Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.
The 9-week training course teaches attendees biblical principles for managing finances, eliminating debt and saving for the future. Participants created their own budgets, cut up credit cards, saved money for emergencies, and worked toward the seven “baby steps” toward financial peace. It was fun to watch the excitement grow as the participants came to see the impact of these financial principles in their own families.
Pastor Alan Harvey had the opportunity to give the participants the “Seminar Interest Inventory” in which class members could indicate their interest in a variety of topics for upcoming seminars. The class members also received an invitation to our upcoming Church Community Picnic and Vacation Bible School.
Along with the seven baby steps the participants heard presentations on tips for real estate purchasing, retirement planning and a superb presentation on charitable giving! “Live like no one else so you can give like no one else!”
On the last night, graduation certificates were presented to class members. The final financial snapshot totals for the 9-week class showed $2,900 of debt paid off, $1,400 saved, and more than 14 credit cards cut up and accounts canceled!