As a teenager, it's hard to imagine making thousands of dollars a year, let alone spending thousands on a car or college. It taught me how to budget my money so that I have enough for each category of things that I need or want. For example, if I want a new cell phone, I can save my money and buy one. I'm content with the one I have because there are other things more important to me. For some teenagers, their cell phone is a status symbol. For me it's merely a tool. The class also showed me that it's possible to live a life free of credit cards, car loans, and even student loans. It's all about planning, budgeting and learning what is really important in life.
Financial Peace University holds a strong connection to the church. The whole point of Financial Peace is to get you into a position where your life is in order so you can give generously to your church and community. You can easily do that if you have no loans to pay or credit cards to pay off every month. Since my parents went through FPU, I knew when COVID-19 hit, they had an emergency fund in place in case they needed it. We were not concerned about our financial health, but rather how we could help those around us who were struggling. I think Financial Peace University is very important and something everyone should take, adults and kids alike.
Peace, Tommy Denesen
2019 St. Luke Confirmation Student
St. Luke's is committed to helping people to be wise with money so they can live generous lives. The Bible shares much wisdom concerning finances. From the widow's mite (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4) to money being the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10 and Ecclesiastes 5:10...). What is your relationship with money?
Last week Andy Hayden shared his financial story going through Thrivent's BalanceWorks. He is willing to share what he has learned with those interested Wednesday, July 22 and 29. The time will be determined by those who are interested. If you are interested in participating, contact the church office 952-881-5801 ext. 103 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Peace University is a nine week course. St. Luke's hosted one last Fall and will do so again if there is interest. Again, contact the office.