2007 Alum, Jonathan, speaks to current students about his experiences since leaving IMPACT 360.
John and Trudy Cathy White present certificates at the 2011 Commissioning Service.
After 20 years in international missions, and driven by the concern that Christian young people were leaving for college unprepared to face the challenges of the world, John and Trudy Cathy White began the Lifeshape Foundation.
Aware that many people choose to abandon their faith when unable to explain or defend it against advocates of secular humanism and other misguided worldviews, the Whites began searching for ways to combat this critical shift in ideas and lifestyle occurring amongst college age students.
In September of 2006, IMPACT 360 was born.
The inaugural class of 18 students became pioneers in the world of academic gap-year programs, studying Christian Worldview, living in community, and practicing servant-leadership amongst their peers locally and internationally.
By the fifth year of the program, in May 2011, IMPACT 360 had more than 105 graduates from 23 different states, four countries, and various educational backgrounds, creating a web of motivated “changers” on college campuses across the US, and in the world marketplace.
In fields ranging from fashion, politics, and theater, to ministry and social work, our students are connected by a thread of community that only comes from being an IMPACT 360 Alum.
To equip young adults to become Christ-centered, servant leaders.
“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...”