How Do You Feel About Your Finances?2 min read

As summer comes to an end and the colors of fall make their appearance, often our attention shifts from vacations to more routine endeavors like schedules, work, and budgets. Ugh … there it is, that word: “budget.”

If you’re a professional church worker here in our Michigan District, I want to know how your finances are going. Are you on a budget? Did you maybe spend too much on that summer vacation? Do you and your spouse agree on financial matters, or is it a point of contention? Does concern over finances impact your ministry?

The Commission  on Ministerial Growth and Support wants to help. Our task is “to enrich the whole person health- emotional-spiritual-physical-financial-relational- of Professional Church Workers through promotion, education, referral assistance and advocacy.”

In order to enrich the financial health of our Professional Church Workers we have passed the motion to offer $50 toward the purchase of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.  Plus, if you choose to attend a local class you can receive an extra $10 off by making your purchase through Erwin Gunnells ( and mentioning the “Michigan District discount.”

Financial Peace University (FPU) teaches God’s ways 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! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. You can purchase the home study version, attend an on-line course, or attend a local class. You can find out more about this course at:

To receive your $50, simply submit your proof of purchase to the Commission on Ministerial Growth and Support at the District Office. The address is:

3773 Geddes Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105-3098

If you are part of a congregation that would like to offer a FPU class, we can offer you a free Leader’s Guide if you can commit to ten or more participants. Simply make your purchase through Erwin Gunnells ( and mention the “Michigan District.”

Further questions can be addressed to Greg Arnett at:

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About the Author

Greg Arnett is a 25+ year veteran in DCE ministry. He currently serves St. Paul, Caro. Besides youth ministry, contemporary worship, and educational ministries, he is also a husband, father of three, and enjoys many hobbies like woodworking, hunting, and competing in triathlons.

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