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Financial Peace University


Financial Peace University 

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a 9 lesson, money-management course taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. This course is moderated by WestGate Church leaders who will help you learn Biblical wisdom about money and finances, including:

  1. The Seven Baby-steps that anyone can take to seize control of their finances.
  2. Dave's "Debt Snowball" method to quickly pay down debt - a proven plan to help you walk out of debt successfully.
  3. How to talk honestly with your spouse about the emotionally-charged topic of money and work toward success together.
  4. Practical general advice about investing.
  5. How to plan for retirement (and college, if you have kids)
  6. The power of generosity

Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. 

Q&A about Financial Peace University

Who is this class for?
We believe that everyone should have a plan to manage and steward their money, and that the Bible has much to say to help us with that.  While people who are at their wits end over financial matters will realize the importance of dedication to the class, everyone can benefit from the instruction and application steps.  The class is helpful for singles, married couples and couples planning on getting married.

Is this in addition to our regular life group or instead of it?
Course participants are encouraged to continue attending their life groups as well as the FPU class.

What are the dates and location:
The class is comprised of nine (9) weekly lessons, offered either on Sunday nights (5-6:30pm) at our Saratoga Campus OR on Thursday nights 7-8:30pm at our South Hills campus.

Is there an option for childcare:?
Yes.  Childcare is available via prepayment covering all 9 weeks for $35 per child or $70 max per family.

So what is the format of the class?  
Instructor led discussions surrounding Dave Ramsey FPU video lessons and workbook with some homework.   You can see a sample preview here.

What is the cost?  
The nonrefundable course fee (covering the cost of materials) is $95. Pre-register and pay via cash or check to WestGate Church, or via credit card in between weekend services up thru 9/17/17.

What do I get from that registration fee?
The nonrefundable course fee covers the cost of a FPU membership kit including FPU class Workbook, Complete Guide to Money book, FPU envelope system, Budgeting Forms and online access to FPU membership tools and resources.  Couples can share the FPU kit.

Who will be teaching the class?
Frank Teruel will be leading Saratoga Campus FPU sessions.  Frank has a background as a corporate financial professional and as a part-time professor at Santa Clara University, allowing him to bring special insights and assistance in areas most relevant to our Silicon Valley challenges, going beyond the theories and getting into clear applications.

Scott Pearring will be leading the South Hills Campus FPU sessions. Having been involved in dozens of FPU classes across California, Scott has a deep heart for helping people progress along the Baby Steps. The most rewarding part of the experience for him is seeing families increase their generosity as they progress into Biblical stewardship.  Scott owns a small business in Campbell. 

Saratoga Campus

Sunday Nights
Sept. 17 - Nov. 12

South Hills

Thursday Nights
Sept. 21 - Nov. 16

Earlier Event: August 27
Beach Baptisms
Later Event: October 13
Women's Retreat