Financial Education

Faith & Financesfaith and finances

FAF is a 12-week course specifically designed for those who feel trapped financially and want to learn practical steps to freedom.

We focus on being a community of learning about:  money management skills, overcoming financial obstacles, setting savings goals, managing debt, how, living by a budget, establishing credit, basic banking skills. 

God has uniquely designed us with skills and abilities, and that we are all loved by God. He wants to give us peace, healing, and freedom in our relationship with Him, with others, with ourselves, and with our money.

Interested in Taking Faith & Finances?

COST:  $15 (can be paid with financial resources or earned credit)

DATES:  Tuesdays – May 7 to July 23, 2019

TIME: 1-3pm

LOCATION: S&L Urbana in Classroom 2



Faith & Finances Express

FAF Express is a 5-week course designed to give us an understanding of the roots of poverty, practical life habits to build financial wellness, and grow in God’s purpose for our lives.


DATES: Wednesdays – May 1 to May 29, 2019

TIMES: 1-3pm

LOCATION: S&L Champaign



Financial Peace Universityfinancial peace university

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! This course 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 manage and spend your money and save wisely.  FPU is taught by financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, and planning for the future. 

​Interested in Taking Financial Peace?

Payment must be received before admission into FPU.  You may pay at our Urbana location or online.  FPU is a 9-week course. 

COST:  $50 (can be paid with financial resources or earned credit)

DATES: May 2 to May 30, 2019

DAY/TIME: Thursdays, 3:30-5pm

LOCATION:  Salt & Light Urbana (Classroom 1)

Register HERE


Basic Financial  Advising

We can help individuals and families who have debt establish a sound monthly budget, plan for paying off debt and address specific issues surrounding individual needs. This includes creditors, judgments, foreclosures, bankruptcy, extra jobs, marital issues, and more.

Basic advising consists of an initial consultation and follow-up sessions depending on each participant’s needs. Currently, advising is available on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm at our Urbana location only.  Alternate appointments might be possible depending on availability.

To schedule an appointment, call 217-355-5654 or email Terry Austria. Please note that Salt & Light does not provide financial assistance to help with bills of any kind.