To bring people from the community into your church, you have to talk about issues that matter to them. If church isn’t important to someone, they probably won’t care much about your weekly Bible study on Revelation. Likewise, a single guy probably isn’t going to be interested in a marriage conference.
But there’s one thing that matters to everyone: finances. Whether churched, unchurched, married or single, money is a universal issue.
Think about all the people in your community—the newlywed couple in over their heads with a newly leased car, interest-only mortgage, and financed furniture; the single mom with two jobs who is struggling to keep her family fed; the empty-nesters with an empty 401(k) and a puny Social Security check—these are the people who could benefit from effective community outreach.
Financial Peace University (FPU) will help your community—and your church—connect to God through money. FPU is more than just a personal finance course; it’s a tool to help people learn how to manage money God’s way. Most importantly, the course teaches that you can’t truly succeed financially until you learn how to give. As Golda Meir says, “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”
Dave Ramsey has spent two decades teaching the biblical principles of money management, reaching millions of people—from the financially secure to the financially distressed. Thousands of churches have implemented this program to reach their community.
So whether your current outreach efforts are faltering, or whether you’re just looking for a new plan, Financial Peace University is a proven tool to reach your community. You can’t solve their financial problems, but you can provide them with a biblically based solution to change the way they think about money.
In the current economic climate, personal finance is as important as ever. Consider how Financial Peace University can fit into your community outreach efforts.