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Faithtulness In All Things.

FIAT

Every Young Adult participant [Fellow] in a TBP Immersion creates a FIAT. It's an action plan for how to take TBP to heart—and back home after the TBP Immersion in Rome.

People transform when they learn how to intentionally live the faith with courage and joy, and when they discover their Christian roots and identity in the living classroom of Rome. 

The FIAT plan encourages each Fellow to ask: How will I allow the Christian legacy of faith, truth, and beauty to change me? How can I contribute to that legacy in my own way?

What is FIAT?

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The FIAT program was developed in light of the parable of the sower in Luke 8:6-16. We want to make sure the good seeds sown in Rome aren't “choked by the anxieties and challenges of the world ,” but to be deeply rooted in rich soil and  “bear fruit [100-fold] to be shining lights. “

The FIAT plan has 2 components:

1. a plan for the Fellow's continued personal growth in virtue and pursuing excellence in all things

2. a project to spread the ripple effect of joy and virtue in Christian living to others back home

The aim of the FIAT project is to think creatively about an opportunity to bring a little more truth and beauty into one's life, neighborhood, work, school, or society. While in Rome, we help the Fellows shape the FIAT plan.

why? 

Our goal for a TBP Immersion in Rome is lifelong transformation. The Young Adults we accept for an Immersion are seeking this transformation and are ready to take what they gain in Rome and pay it forward. The Truth & Beauty experience is not meant to stay in Rome, but to go out, as the faith did—to the ends of the earth. A person who experiences this transformation then can become a beacon in his or her own community, family, place of work or study, or church. The FIAT plan is a concrete and guided way to make that happen. 

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Sample Fiat Projects 

  • plan a regular monthly get-together with friends on topics that promote virtuous living 

  • design a lesson plan or lecture series for a local school on courageous intentional living

  • create a work of art or a series of art projects that demonstrate the beauty of Scripture 

  • put your Rome photos to good use and offer to give a talk to your local parish about your Truth & Beauty Project Immersion experience in Rome

  • create and share a video that celebrates the beauty of God's creation

  • write articles to publish about how you're making your life a Masterpiece 

  • teach others a skill you have that builds leadership skills

  • create a social media campaign to share the beauty of Truth

  • intentionally create occasions to offer hospitality to others 

  • Post or blog about using your senses to detect the movements of the Spirit in your life

Who are TBP Mentors?

Dedicated mentors support the Truth & Beauty Project Fellows to continue the transformation and growth they began in Rome (1 Thess 4:1-2) and to spread the ripple effect to others through the FIAT project.

 

Mentors are professionals who want to pay it forward. They assist Fellows in planning and executing the steps of the FIAT project and also provide a sounding board, guidance, encouragement, and prayer for a 6-month period, after the Immersion.

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What TBP mentors commit

Our TBP Mentors commit at least 30 minutes of online mentorship per month, for a period of 6 months after the Immersion. Mentors help TBP Fellows in their personal goals for growth, to shape their project plans, assess their progress, keep aligned with the TBP mission, and work through challenges. 

Click here for a link to commonly asked questions about TBP Mentorship. 

What tbp fellows commit

TBP Fellows commit to at least 30 minutes of online mentorship per month, for a period of 6 months after the Immersion. They also commit to preparing for the sessions by providing any questions and points of discussion in advance. 

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Paying it Forward

The FIAT plan is a concrete way TBP Fellows pay forward the faith transformation they've received during their TBP Immersion in Rome. 

This is the Truth & Beauty Project ripple effect that is now changing the culture!

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