Financial Peace University

FPU gives practical steps for freedom from debt & REAL financial peace.


Financial Counseling Ministry

Keiko Torgersen, Counselor (certified Dave Ramsey Financial Counselor)

Meeting by appointment only. Call the office at 907.688.3222 or email to schedule.

Proverbs 22:7 "The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender."

Class Information For Fall 2019:

***Next FPU September 8 - November 3rd***

***Next Legacy Journey November 10th - December 22nd***

Want to escape from the circle of debt? Want to handle your finances and God's money better? Want to live today like no one else so that you can live & GIVE tomorrow like no one else? If you do then sign up for our next Financial Peace University class.  Class is held in Room 217 from 11:00a to 12:30p. Childcare is provided. Cost is $100/family. Can't wait to see you be DEBT FREE! It can happen!

Located at theCrossing

We help people understand God's principles for managing the money He gives us. We help people prepare a budget, and learn to live within their means. Then by using Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps, we teach them to give, plan, save, and invest for their future. Here are the Baby Steps:

1. Establish a small emergency fund ($1000)

2. Pay off all consumer debt except your home

3. Increase emergency fund to 3-6 months of expenses ($15k -20k)

4. Put 15% of your gross income into tax deferred retirement ( IRAs, 401k, TSP)

5. Start saving for your kid's college

6. Pay off your house early

7. Maximize savings and give generously

Why is this important?  When God's people are living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about where the next dollar is coming from, they are not concentrating on the things of God. If all of God's people were Debt Free, they could use their incomes to build up God's Kingdom, they would give generously to missions they would give generously to those in need, They would have happier lives and happier marriages. The #1 cause of divorce in America is money fights and money problems. If we can make that better, it saves marriages.

Keiko Torgersen began teaching Financial Peace University at theCrossing in Feb 2006. Since then we have had over 30 classes and have taught hundreds of families from theCrossing and the community. In Dec 2007, Keiko traveled to Brentwood, TN and attended the Counselor training course at Financial Peace Plaza.

How can you volunteer? We can really use some accountability partners for some of our counselees. If you have completed Financial Peace University and have used the plan to become debt free except for your house, and you are willing to help, then we can use you.

Throughout the year we also teach other Financial Peace courses: 

  • The Legacy Journey
  • Smart Money Smart Kids

Questions? Call Keiko Torgersen at 688-0425 or submit below.