Do you want to "break out" in 2019 like the March FPU graduates that paid off $60K in non-mortgage debt and saved over $95k during the 9 week class? Find out how they did it by joining Financial Peace University. Class sizes will be limited and registration will begin in mid-August.

Stafford Crossing will begin Financial Peace University (FPU) classes on our campus starting on Sunday, September 15. We will offer two classes on Sunday afternoons, at 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Childcare will be offered for a fee at the 3:45 p.m. class only. This nine week course helps individuals/families plan for their money by teaching God’s way of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

The cost per family/individual taking FPU is $100 for the textbook and one year online access to all FPU videos and financial tools. Class sizes will be limited.

Childcare will be offered at a nominal cost of $5 per child per week, with a maximum of $13 per family per week. To reduce the weekly administrative tasks, if possible, parents are asked to pay for either four weeks or the entire nine weeks upfront.  However, in no case do we want childcare costs to keep anyone from taking FPU.

View this brief video about Financial Peace University and what the Bible says about money.
FPU classes meet for around 1 3/4 hour each week for nine weeks. See the full nine-week lesson plan.

Everyone can benefit from this program, regardless of age (whether you are 21 or 61), income (whether you make $12,000 or $100,000 per year), and marital status. Everyone benefits from FPU! Over 240 families/individuals from Stafford Crossing have taken FPU over the last 10 years and their results closely mirror those of millions across the US that have taken FPU. That is, over a 90 day period, families have reduced their debt by $5,300 and increased savings by $2,700.

Benefits of the program:
  • 70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
  • Financial stress begins to dissipate throughout this program.
  • The church congregation begins to reap the benefits of congregation members walking with the Prince of Peace.
  • Statistics show 37% (highest rate) of marital problems derive from financial situations.
  • With the burden of debt lifted, families are able to give more to support worthy ministries and building programs.
  • Participants are freed up financially and emotionally so they can become the givers God designed them to be - both with their finances and their time.
  • Teaches people how to handle God’s money God’s way.
  • Marriages are enriched as husbands and wives begin communicating instead of fighting about money; children learn God’s ways of handling money from their parents; and singles find needed support to make wise financial decisions.
  • Far too many people are living out of balance spiritually because they are so consumed trying to keep up with the rat race. They are "choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life." Even though many are not willing to admit it - Money is Controlling Their Lives!!! Many are finding themselves slaves to their lifestyle in debt.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is FPU membership?
When you purchase a Financial Peace University (FPU) membership, you receive all the class materials and access to the FPU online resources you need to succeed. Spouses and engaged couples can attend together with a single membership, and teens living at home are welcome to attend with their parents.

How often do the classes meet?
Classes are typically held once per week for nine consecutive weeks.

How is each class structured?
Each class session lasts approximately an hour and 45 minutes. For the first half of the class, Dave Ramsey, and/or one of his team members,  teaches on DVD. During the second half, class members come together for a small-group discussion and hands-on activities. Group members support and encourage each other as they work to change their financial futures.

What is the average size of the class?
The average class size is between 8–12 families/individuals (12–24 people).

What happens if I miss one class? Can I make it up?
As part of your membership to FPU, you  receive online access to view all nine lessons. If you miss a class, you can view it online.

How many classes do I need to attend in order to graduate?
You must attend eight of the nine classes to qualify for a graduation certificate.

What are the subjects covered in each lesson?
Find out about each lesson on the Class Preview page.

Will I be asked to provide any personal financial information?
A couple of times throughout the nine lessons, we will collect financial data to get a cumulative financial view of the class. This data is strictly confidential and will not be tied to any personally identifiable information.

Who benefits from this program?

Everyone can benefit from this program, regardless of age (whether you are 21 or 61), income (whether you make $12,000 or $100,000 per year) and marital status. 

Everyone benefits from FPU!