faith, virtue, and knowledge
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I obtain the Journals?
- At what age should one start working on his/her journals?
- May I work on all three journals at the same time?
- How do I receive recognition for completion of journals?
- What is the best way to send in the journal?
- What is the best way to write the Insights and Applications of Faith in the Faith Journal?
- To whom should I send my journal(s) when completed?
- What is a Father’s Review Sheet, and how can I obtain one?
Q: How can I obtain the Journals?
A: Families not enrolled in ATI may order the Faith Journal, and enrolled ATI families may order the Faith, Virtue, or Knowledge Journals. All Journals may be obtained for $5 each by calling the IBLP Publication Orders at 800-398-1290. Journals are automatically sent to ATI families who have students who are 14 or older.
Q: At what age should one start working on his/her journals?
A: Generally we recommend that they start at age 13. This recommendation is very flexible though, as some students will be ready earlier and some later. For successful completion, we recommend skills in the following areas: forming well-written paragraphs with correct spelling and punctuation, comprehending material and writing it in one’s own words, conducting accurate and thorough research on a given topic or question, and writing a well-formed essay.
It is highly recommended that parents start their children on the Journal of Knowledge as soon as possible. The Knowledge Journal requires life application summaries from each Wisdom Booklet. It is much easier to do this as the child goes through each Wisdom Booklet, rather than having to go back and recall applications from years ago.
Q: May I work on all three journals at the same time?
A: Sure! However, keep in mind that the journals must be submitted to ATI in the order of Faith, Virtue, and Knowledge, or they must be submitted all together at one time.
Q: May I receive recognition for completion of journals?
A: Students who complete their journals may be recognized at an annual ATI Regional Conferences or a certificate of completion will be mailed to you.
Q: What is the best way to send in the journal?
A: Journals can be submitted in different ways. You may submit them in written form by filling in the blanks in the journal in legible handwriting. You may also type it out on the computer (as long as it is in the same format as the actual journal) and send in the printed copy. It is also acceptable to type out the information, print it, and then paste your answers into the journal.
Q: What is the best way to write the Insights and Applications of Faith in the Faith Journal?
A: Answers may be written in paragraph or bullet form. If written in paragraph form, be sure to write complete sentences. If using bullets, convey complete thoughts.
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Q: To whom should I send my journal(s) when completed?
A: Copies of completed journals may be sent to the following address:
ATI Journal Review
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3001
Remember to include a Father’s Review Sheet when submitting a Journal of Faith.
Q: What is a Father’s Review Sheet, and how may I obtain one?
A: The Father’s Review Sheet gives a father the opportunity to review and evaluate his child’s work in the Journal of Faith. If the father is not in the home, this sheet may be completed the head of the household.
Students completing the first edition of the Journal of Faith may download a PDF of the Father’s Review Sheet. Students working through the second edition will find this review sheet on pages 68–71 of the journal.