Church class aims to help people get their finances under control

Staff Report

Broadway Covenant Church this month will start a class to help participants from Rockford and surrounding communities learn practical ways to handle personal and family finances.

“When we heard that seven out of 10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck, we knew we had to do something,” said Derek Melin, youth pastor at Broadway.

The church, at 3525 Broadway, Rockford, will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class starting at 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18.

“It’s the most practical stuff out there, and the most fun you’ll ever have learning about money,” said Melin.

Each of the 13 weekly Sunday morning sessions will start with a video presentation from financial coach Dave Ramsey, followed by discussion among class members.

“If you’re struggling with finances, you’ll learn that you are definitely not alone,” said Melin. The course teaches participants how to get out of debt, start saving money, and gain financial peace.

For more information about the Financial Peace class at Broadway Covenant Church, call Derek Melin at (815) 399-9296, ext. 12. More information about Dave Ramsey and the class is available at

From the Sept. 14-20, 2011, issue

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