Summit Ministries and Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
The fact is higher education is a terrific asset, but only if students know how to own their own education and not just merely jump through the hoops laid out for them. The fact is higher education can strengthen a students understanding of the world and even their faith, but only if students are clear about what is true about the world and how they can know it. The leadership of Impact 360 understands this, and their team prepares students for success in owning their faith and their future. This is a program worthy of consideration.
Founder and Chairman of Chick-fil-A, Inc.
I am proud that John and Trudy have started the IMPACT 360 program, because the students who attend are going to leave with a better understanding of God's plan for their lives. They will be prepared to take a stand for Christ, not only during their university years, but also as they pursue careers in the marketplace.
President, Union University
Union University considers it a real honor to partner with IMPACT 360 and we congratulate those involved in shaping this kingdom-advancing project. Our involvement is a natural overflow of our prioritization of Christian worldview that combines the Christian intellectual tradition and the idea of service. Students who participate in IMPACT 360 will be well-equipped to move into their university studies with confidence.
The Truth Project
I'm excited about the future. You meet with these young folks and their love for the Lord and their desire to learn. The things that are going on here at IMPACT 360 will have a major effect on their life...and I'm thankful to be a part of it.
Founder, Passion Movement/Conferences
I can't think of anything better between high school and the college years than to set aside time to discover God, explore the world and fine-tune your vision for the rest of your life. That's what IMPACT 360 is all about, combining great teaching with practical experience preparing your role in God's amazing story.
Christian Author and Radio Host
It is no longer someone else's job to worry about the next generation and what kind of leaders they will be. It is our responsibility as Christian leaders to work to produce young people who are grounded in Truth and who are willing to influence the world by living Christ-focused lives. IMPACT 360 offers a program designed to meet this challenge, and believe me, the next generation of leaders will be better because of it.
Professor of Student Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Western culture is dying. Some adults are content to just watch the funeral procession. But select teenagers want the power and wisdom of God so they can rise up to confront the culture and expand the kingdom. Those young warriors can do no better during a gap year between high school and college than to experience IMPACT 360. They will complete the year with a lifetime biblical worldview, an understanding of ways to use their vocation for the kingdom, and an unforgettable international missions experience. I give this effort my strongest endorsement.
President and Founder, Teen Mania Ministries
Imagine a world where the emerging generation is passionately living the truth of the Gospel without compromise. What would it take for that to happen? Preparation, intention, and commitment. IMPACT 360 is a place of preparation where students spend nine months in an intentional living/learning environment, engaged in a community where the students commit to growing closer to God while discovering His vision for their lives. IMPACT 360 is making sure that our world will never be the same.
President, South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools
I am impressed with the caliber of godly leadership which is in place for IMPACT 360. I am also excited about the difference this gap-year opportunity could make in shaping the futures of participating students, helping them to delve deeply into the foundation of Christianity, bolstering their faith and equipping them for future challenges. I commend IMPACT 360 for teaming with Union University so that students also earn 15 transferable credit hours-a great start on a college degree.
IMPACT 360, Class of 2007
What am I applying that I learned at IMPACT 360? Short answer – everything! I have had countless discussions with people on my campus (GA Tech), where we enter into a conversation based off of one subject, but by the time we’re done an hour and a half later, we’ve touched on literally everything we learned at IMPACT 360. My perspective has been emboldened...and now, having thought through the issues myself, I can articulate them to other people.
IMPACT 360, Class of 2009
I knew that if I went off to college [after high school], I would never figure out who I was in Christ. This program has given me identity; it’s put a face to who I am in Christ and taught me not only how to embrace my faith, but how to advance it and present it as truth.
IMPACT 360, Class of 2011
People may question you at first, for doing something nontraditional, but the unique life experiences you come away with will make you a fuller and more cultivated person as you walk into college. This is not a year of waiting. It is an exercise in intention.
“What am I applying that I learned at IMPACT 360? Short answer – everything! I have had countless discussions with people on my campus (GA Tech), where we enter into a conversation based off of one subject, but by the time we’re done an hour and a half later, we’ve...”