The Financial Peace University is another component of Stewardship. The Financial Peace University (FPU) course was initiated in October 2009. We are currently hosting the 8th class since its inception. The goal of the FPU is to teach members to manage their finances better by reducing their indebtedness thereby enhancing their ability to pledge. The training is spiritually-based. Since its inception the FPU has graduated 135 people and has reduced debt by just under $200,000. The Stewardship Committee works closely with the Clergy, the Vestry, the Treasurer, and the Finance Committee on the importance of Stewardship.