financial peace university

Preview Night - Tuesday, June 3 at 6:30pm

Classes - Tuesday June 17 to August 12


On average, FPU graduates pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in only the first 90 days!

Want to learn more about Financial Peace University (FPU)? This is the place. Take a step toward real financial freedom.

There are lots of programs out there to help you get out of debt and secure your financial future. There’s no one who does it better than Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University program, a nine week course designed to help you break free from the financial barriers that get in the way of your financial health and sense of peace.

Most people struggle to make ends meet. They just have too much month left at the end of their money. If you have made mistakes and feel like your money vanishes each month, you are not alone. In fact, 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of income.

In Financial Peace University, the average family eliminates $5,300 in debt, while saving $2,700. During this life-changing class, you will learn how to:

  • Get in control of your money
  • Stop struggling to make ends meet
  • Tell your money what to do
  • Change your family’s future

We’re offering a special nine-week course starting June 17. This class is big deal, a life-changing one, and we really hope that you’ll make this investment in your financial future. Read on to get more information about Financial Peace University and find out how to break the cycle of financial turmoil.

Financial Peace University Preview

Millions of people have gone through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU). They’ve worked a plan, rewritten their stories, and changed their futures. This class meets for nine weeks, once a week. It incorporates small-group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. FPU teaches members how to handle money God’s ways, and His ways work!

Want to find out about this course toward financial freedom? Come to the Preview on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30pm at Istrouma Baptist Church, Baton Rouge campus. We will meet in H-201, which is in the Hope building.

What Will You Learn?

Take a look at some of the key principles that are going to help propel you into the financial future you hope for.

Lesson 1

Super Saving: Common Sense for your Dollars and Cents

Dave explains the seven Baby Steps that will guide you throughout Financial Peace University. You will also learn the three key reasons why you should save money, and why you must start now!

Lesson 2

Relating With Money: Nerds and Free Spirits Unite!

Learn why it’s important for spouses to communicate and work together toward success. Also, singles will learn the importance of accountability, and parents will find out how to teach their kids about money.

Lesson 3

Cash Flow Planning: The Nuts and Bolts of Budgeting

Learning how to take control of your money starts with a budget. Unlock the secret of developing a monthly spending plan that really works.

Lesson 4

Dumping Debt: Breaking the Chains of Debt

It’s time to debunk some common debt myths! Dave reveals the truth about credit lies and gives you a plan to walk out of debt with confidence.

Lesson 5

Buyer Beware: The Power of Marketing on Your Buying Decisions

Dave draws on decades of experience to reveal the power and influence that marketing has on your everyday buying decisions.

Lesson 6

The Role of Insurance: Protecting Your Health, Family and Finances

In this lesson, Dave walks you through the world of insurance, carefully explaining what you need—and what you need to avoid.

Lesson 7

Retirement and College Planning: Mastering the Alphabet Soup of Investing

Dave walks you through the maze of retirement options and helps you figure out your best retirement plan. You will also learn how to plan for college so your kids can graduate debt free!

Lesson 8

Real Estate and Mortgages: Keeping the American Dream From Becoming a Nightmare

Dave draws on more than 20 years of real estate experience to teach you the ins and outs of mortgages and how to win when buying or selling your home.

Lesson 9

The Great Misunderstanding: Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving

Learn how generous giving can completely revolutionize your attitude and improve your finances, business and relationships.

Getting Your Course Materials

Getting the most out of this course requires a kit of materials that will guide you through the FPU coursework. If you already have a kit, great; just show up to one of the classes. If you don’t have a kit, you’ll need one and you can get them from us for a discounted rate of $100 (per household).

So, you’re ready to go and ready to take control of your financial health. Let’s get started. Come to the preview class and register. If you cannot attend, then contact Diane Friley by calling the Istrouma offices at 225.295.0775 or by email at to register for the main classes beginning June 17.