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  • Dave Ramsey partners with 16 state conventions

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, December 19, 2018 (27 days ago)

    BP file photo by Kathleen Murray
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP) -- At an average of $8,300 per family, New Mexico leads the nation in credit card debt, according to media reports this month. New Mexico also has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., with 1 in 5 people living below the poverty line.

    Those realities are among factors that provoked Joseph Bunce, executive director of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, to forge a partnership with Ramsey Solutions, an organization led by personal finance author and speaker Dave Ramsey. The BCNM is among 16 Baptist state conventions to launch such partnerships with Ramsey Solutions this year in an effort to help believers learn to manage their money. Additional state convention partnerships are in the works, according to Ramsey Solutions.

    From Arizona to Pennsylvania-South Jersey, state convention meetings this fall highlighted the partnerships. Read More

  • Dave Ramsey's love for pastors fuels mission

    by Shawn Hendricks, posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (2 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- For Dave Ramsey, pastors have a special place in his heart.

    This summer at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, the CEO of Ramsey Solutions and author of "Financial Peace University" (FPU) spoke to pastors and other Baptist leaders about stewardship and what the Bible teaches about debt. He offered FPU -- a 12-week financial planning program -- for free to pastors who attended the SBC meeting and offered the accompanying leader guides at a discounted rate. This fall, more than 15 state conventions are featuring the program at their fall annual meetings.

    In his Nashville-area radio studio, Ramsey sat down with Baptist Press to talk about helping pastors and their congregations navigate the daily financial challenges they face. Read More

  • Dave Ramsey urges pastors to lead people out of debt

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray
    DALLAS (BP) -- Personal finance speaker and author Dave Ramsey, addressing the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12, urged pastors to lead people out of debt by teaching them what the Bible says about money.

    "When you stand up in front of your congregation, you're looking at a large number of people who do not have the ability to handle their money," Ramsey, CEO of Ramsey Solutions and author of "Financial Peace University," told messengers. Read More