“We have all learned something every lesson that has been worth the price for the class,” said Clark Palmer, pastor of Faith Bapitst here, abut Financial Peace University.
TIOGA – “We have all learned something every lesson that has
been worth the price of the class,” said Clark Palmer, pastor of Faith
Baptist here, about Financial Peace University.
Faith Tioga members are in week 8 of the 13-week study.
“There’s not been a dull session; there’s not been an irrelevant
session,” Palmer said. “Maintaining attendance at the class has not
been a problem – pastors will know what I mean by that. Nobody misses
unless they have to.”
Palmer, looking for a new and interesting discipleship type of Sunday
evening study, stumbled across the Financial Peace University materials
on what he understood was the final day of a sale, the pastor said.
With the purchase of 10 student books for $90 each, the leader’s kit
that included a set of DVDs was free. The DVDs include one session a
week, varying in length from 50 to 75 minutes; class discussion is to
“Each student kit also contains a set of CDs that are audio recordings
of every session,” Palmer said. “I think that’s invaluable because you
get to hear it over and over. You also get a copy of the revised
version of the book Financial Peace.” Dave Ramsey, a Christian personal
financial adviser, founded Financial Peace University in 1988. He wrote
Financial Peace and, more recently, the widely-touted Total Money
Makeover. Both books and a number of similar resources are available at
“I would say everybody in the class is applying some of the principles
and information, and some have taken some radical steps – starting to
sell things that are extra, scrutinizing every purchase much more
closely than they ever did before, and I know a number of folks are
going to revise their insurance so they are not buying needlessly,”
Palmer said. “We are all going to scrutinize our investment planning.”