First Sunday Welcome Party
December 4, 2022
Money, and the lack of it, affects every aspect of our world: where we live, what we eat, how we work, our relationships, our spiritual lives, and the list goes on. We are taught about money, explicitly or by example, through our families, our friends, our community, our culture, and possibly in our schools. But what are we learning? And does it line up with what does God tells us about it? Does he even have anything to say on the issue?
We believe in equipping and encouraging the body to practice generosity, a core value of the early church, by releasing them from financial bondage and teaching contentment and biblical money management principles. To do so, we run two classes: one that emphasizes Practical Principles to biblically manage our money, while the other emphasizes Generosity Principles.
to manage finances biblically.
FCC uses the Financial Peace University curriculum to teach Practical Principles to biblically manage money. “FPU” speaks on the subjects of saving, giving, spending, investing, and debt. We believe that the concepts and skills taught in the class align with Biblical principles, while realizing that they are not a substitute for God’s word and Spirit.
Financial Peace is a 9-week, video-based course, which typically meets in the evening, either in one of our church buildings or in a home. We usually run two sessions: one that begins in September, and one beginning in January. The cost for a 3 month Financial Peace membership is $59.99, after a 14-day free trial. Only one membership is necessary per household.
If you’ve already taken FPU before you may retake the class for free!
to take hold of the life that is truly life.
We ran our first 4-week book-based class focusing on the topic of generosity in the spring of 2019, using Andy Stanley’s book, How to Be Rich. In the spring of 2020, we read Randy Alcorn’s book, The Treasure Principle.
To teach Generosity Principles, we alternate studying one of two books: one from Andy Stanley and the other from Randy Alcorn. This class is part book-study, part video lesson, and part discussion. We will dive deeper what generosity looks like and what part it plays in the Christian life. We will read the assigned chapters from How to Be Rich, by Andy Stanley, and The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn. Then, will meet together to watch the accompanying Right Now Media video lessons, followed by a group discussion.
Stanley and Alcorn bring to our attention different ways to think about what it means to be generous. Both authors offer challenging, but hopeful, insights into generosity.
The Panters have experienced personal transformation through the Financial Peace program and gained a deep passion for encouraging others to pursue lives of generousity.Contact the Panters