Powerful things are happening at Financial Peace University. Our Birmingham, Orion, and Troy Campuses recently graduated their Winter 2015 Classes. KCC also had a partnership with Evangel Church in Detroit and will be graduating their first FPU class this week. I wanted to share a few of the victory stories with you. They are stories of life change, marriages restored, learnings for the first time, re-learning and breaking of bad habits. Many of these stories were told through tears. These classes get real and it's amazing to see people restored and transformed right before your eyes through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Biblical truths about how to handle money.
This story is about a newly married couple who wanted a house and a baby and were living in an apartment and excited to step into homeownership. The number one reason young couples I meet with are struggling is student loan debt and not paying them off and buying a house, having kids, and not following the Baby Steps. This couple shared at graduation that they were committed to paying of their mid 6 figure student loans before buying a house. They calculated they would be totally debt free in 18 months including the loans. They were bright eyed and excited to be on mission together as a young married couple. They are building a solid foundation for their young family and will be in a responsive position not constrained by debt to respond the Lords call.
There is another story of a participant who attended most of the classes, came early and stayed late and asked great questions. At graduation, through tears, he shared that things had been tough recently at home and his marriage was in trouble. Being a part of FPU for the last 9 weeks had given them new Hope and things were looking brighter at home. #wowsocool
A family came to our Clinton Twp classes and brought their twin 19 year old boys. The boys I understand weren't thrilled to be coming to church or a finance class. The boys now are serving on the audio/video teams and Clinton Twp Campus and connected to the Full Throttle Ministry. WOW.
I could go on but the point is this stuff matters and it's so needed in this upside down world we live in. It debunks the lie our society propagates that stuff = happiness and contentment. Lie, Lie, Lie. Living with a plan in community, externally focused with margin is the way to a life well lived financially. I'm so grateful to all the men and women who make this ministry possible. From the facility team that helps get our rooms ready, to the tech staff who make sure we have the AV equipment we need, to our amazing reception team that fields calls and posts signage around our buildings. Sharon for scheduling the rooms for us and juggling all the changes, she is amazing, yup. Our volunteers and FPU champions all through the KCC community are amazing folks. Thank you for all you do to make this happen.
We have a few spring FPU classes starting as well as a few YNAB workshops. More info here
Dave Smith is part of the KCC finance staff and a Dave Ramsey Certified Coach.