Faithtulness In All Things.
Your FIAT is an action plan for how you will take TBP to heart—and back home with you.
People transform when they discover how to intentionally live the faith with courage and joy, and their Christian roots and identity in Rome. The Eternal City is a living classroom and the people who have gone before us have left a legacy of faith, Truth, and Beauty.
How will you allow that legacy to change you?
How can you contribute to that legacy in your own way?
What is FIAT?
Your FIAT is a working plan which you create to share the virtues of Truth and Beauty back home after the experience. Your plan will help give your Young Adult Immersion a special focus that is important to you. Your FIAT can be very personal and add to the long-term value of your investment of time and heart in a TBP YA Immersion.
The aim of your FIAT is to think creatively about where you see a gap or an opportunity to bring a little more Truth and Beauty into your life, neighborhood, work, school, or society. While in Rome, we will help you shape your FIAT plan.
Our goal for your week in Rome is transformation that continues throughout your life. This is another thing that makes TBP special. We are looking for young adults who are seeking that transformation, who want to be equipped to take what they gain in Rome and carry it forward. The Truth & Beauty experience is not meant to stay in Rome, but to go out, as the faith originally 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.
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 and display or share it
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 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
Dedicated mentors help the Truth & Beauty Project Fellows develop the FIAT and also provide a sounding board, guidance, encouragement, and prayer.
What TBP mentors provide
They commit 30 minutes of online mentorship per month for a period of one year. Mentors help TBP Fellows shape their 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 our fellows provide
They commit to preparing for their monthly session with their mentor by providing questions and highlights in advance.
Paying it Forward
FIAT is a concrete way TBP Fellows pay forward the faith transformation they've received.
This is the Truth & Beauty Project ripple effect that is now changing the culture!