With the help and direction of some of the world’s most respected teachers and leaders, IMPACT 360 is creating environments where students from all walks of life are encouraged to think deeply and critically about what is being taught and then to apply those things to their lives… No matter where God might lead. We're excited to share this exclusive interview with Os Guiness discussing the Christian notion of "Calling" and hope that you'll explore the rest of our site to find out if IMPACT 360 could be right for you.
An interview with Dr. Os Guinness
Educated in England, Os Guinness did his undergraduate study at the University London and postgraduate study at University of Oxford where he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree. He has written more than 25 books including The Call: Find and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of your Life which he recently shared with IMPACT 360 students. He is an independent writer and speaker having spoken to political groups and at numerous universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Standford, and The University of Virginia. Dr. Guinness will also discuss apologetics, leadership, and the life of the Christian mind in this addition of IMPACT 360 audio.
The Christian notion of Calling
Listen to this special interview as Dr. John Basie, Director of IMPACT 360 discusses Calling with Os Guinness.
IMPACT 360 is an academic gap-year experience with the mission of equipping members of future generations to become Christ-centered servant leaders.
Our 18-20 year-old students spend nine months at our Pine Mountain, Ga., campus focused on apologetics and worldview studies, leadership training at corporate Chick-fil-A, and weekly local service projects. The program includes a month-long international mission trip to Brazil, 15 hours of college credit from Union University, and the unique opportunity to live in ultimate community with other like-minded young adults.
Each school year, up to 31 students from across the nation are selected based on leadership and the desire to grow in faith and understanding of God’s purpose for their life. Our wish is to change the way our students view the world; to send IMPACT 360 graduates into college or the marketplace with a faith they can claim with confidence, no matter where life leads.
Some of our esteemed lecturers from 2011-12 included:
World and Life View
J.P. Moreland, Ph.D.; Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Evidence for God’s Existence
Norman Geisler, Ph.D. Nationally-recognized apologist and author
Christianity and Culture
John Stonestreet, ; Summit Ministries
God’s Design for Social Order
Del Tackett, D.M.; Co-host of Cross Examine from Coral Ridge Ministries
Gene Fant, Ph.D.; Union University
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.
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.
“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...”